Critical prefaces of the French Renaissance

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JACQUES PELETIER DU MANS PREFACES TO HORACE'S Ars Poetica 1545

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L'Art poetiqve d'Horace, traduit en Vers Francois par Iacques Peletier du Mans, recongnu par l'auteur depuis la premiere impression. Moins& meilleur. Imprimé a Paris par Michel de Vascosan, au mois d'Aoust. Auec priuilege de la Court. M. D. XLV. [B. N., Paris.] [Cf. Graesse, III, 368; Tchemerzine, IX, 146.]

In 1932, when André Boulanger published his edition of Peletier's Art poëtique, he knew only the 1545 edition of the same author's Horace; an edition of 1544, referred to by La Croix du Maine, had never been discovered. But many years earlier Graesse had listed the first edition of 1541, and in 1933 Tchemerzine published a description and a title page of that edition, "Paris en la rue des Carmes a l'enseigne de l'homme Sauluage" ( Tchemerzine, IX, 146). No location is given for this volume, which is listed as "Très rare." It is apparently this edition to which Peletier refers on the title page of the second edition, 1545. Tchemerzine gives no indication as to whether the two prefaces to the Horace, printed below, were included in the 1541 edition, except the negative evidence contained in the fact that he mentions the dedication to Perot in the 1545 edition and does not mention it in connection with the 1541 edition. The Horace was again printed in 1584 with corrections by Luc de la Porte. On Peletier's life and works, see the Boulanger edition of the Art poëtique ( Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1932, pp. 7-35), which also prints the dedication to Perot (pp. 227-30), as does the Abbé Clément Jugé in his Jacques Peletier du Mans ( Paris: Lemerre, 1907, pp. 423-27); see also Ph. Aug. Becker, Aus Frankreichs Frührenaissance ( Munich, 1927), pp. 177-206.


[A ij] AU LECTEUR

Lecteur, tu trouveras en ce livret l'orthographe Françoise aucunement diverse de celle qui est vulgairement prattiquée. A cette cause t'a eté premis ce petit avertissement, pour en passant te declairer les principalles raisons de l'auteur. L'une est que tout ainsi que la parolle est significative de la pensée, semblablement l'orthographe de la parolle, à laquelle elle doit obeir fidelement; de sorte que ecrire autrement qu'on ne prononce est comme si on parloit autrement qu'on ne pense. L'autre raison, qui depend de la premiere, est pour eviter superfluité, laquelle sans ce qu'en toutes choses est reprenable tient nostre langue Françoise en subgetion, si bien qu'elle la garde de passer aux nations etranges, qui pour le grand entasse-

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