POEM OF THE XVIE CENTURY. Simon NICOLAS,... - Lot 347 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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POEM OF THE XVIE CENTURY. Simon NICOLAS,... - Lot 347 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
POEM OF THE XVIE CENTURY. Simon NICOLAS, secretary to the King, friend of Ronsard and Aubigné, who was a whimsical character. Manuscript (autograph?) "To the King", from the second half of the sixteenth century on double watermarked leaves, attributed to Simon Nicolas. 2 pp. ¼ in-folio. Old mention " De Nicolas secrétaire du Roy ". Preserved in a large folder with a handwritten (unfortunately) apocryphal mention : " Epitre de Clément Marot au Roi François 1er ". An 18th century transcription is attached. Simon Nicolas left nothing but a few quatrains, but was known to be a light poet -imitating the Marotic manner- and with a strong personality. The poem "Au Roy" is typical of a genre indeed practiced by Marot, the familiar epistle addressed by a court poet to his sovereign to obtain an advantage. It seems to be the only poem preserved by this author. "Sire, since the day I did not see you / I have been grievously detained in this place [...]". 66 verses.
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