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La Dixmerie, Nicolas Bricaire De

LA DIXMERIE, NICOLAS BRICAIRE DE (c. 1730-1791), French man of letters, was born at Lamothe (Haute-Marne). While still young he removed to Paris, where the rest of his life was spent in literary activity. He died on the 26th of November 1791. His numerous works include Contes philosophiques et moraux (1765), Les Deux Ages du gout et du genie sous Louis XI V. et sous Louis X V. (1769), a parallel and contrast, in which the decision is given in favour of the latter; L'Espagne litter aire (1774) ; loge de Voltaire (1779) and Eloge de Montaigne (1781).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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