Trublet, Nicholas C J

Trublet, Nicholas C. J.

a French abbé, of temporary fame, was born at St. Malo, in December, 1697. There are no memoirs of his education or early progress, but it appears that he was treasurer of the Church of Nantes, and afterwards archdeacon and canon of St. Malo. His irreproachable conduct and agreeable manners procured him very general esteem as a man, but as a writer he never ranked high in public opinion, and though ambitious of a seat in the French Academy, did not' secure that honor until 1761. He died in March, 1770, at his native place. His principal works are, E'ssais de Literature et de Morale (4 vols. 12mo): —Panegyriques des Saints: — Megmoires pour servir a l'Histoire de Messieurs de la Motte et de Fontenelle (Amst. 17.61). He was also a contributor to the Journal des Savans and Journal Chretien. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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