Collection of 18th-century French poems, including sonnets, madrigals, epigrams, epitaphs, odes, cantates, fables, and elegies.
About one-third of the contents is the work of the former Jesuit Jean Baptiste Louis Gresset, including "Le Lutrin vivant,"
"Ver-Vert," "Le Carême impromptu," and three of his verse epistles, "La Chartreuse," "Les Ombres," and "Á ma muse." Items
in the collection not attributed to Gresset include epitaphs for the duc de Villars (p. 124) and Molière (p. 126) , and an
ode to Voltaire (p. 182). A table of contents lists the poems at the end.