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Lafontaine

Lafontaine, Jean de (1621-1695), passed a very uneventful life at Paris. His great works, the Contes et Nouvelles en Vers, and the Fables appeared in 1665 and 1668. In 1684 he was elected to the Academy. His work is thought very highly of by his countrymen, and takes a high place in the world's literature.

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