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  • --. Complete Poetical Works; including many poems now first collected. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. Internet Archive
Biography

Marc-Antoine Girard, Sieur de Saint-Amant (1594-1661) was an adventurer and bon vivant. As an officer and diplomat, he served in Spain, Italy, England, and Poland. His poetry is extremely varied in style, ranging all the way from the tenderly lyrical to fierce burlesque.

  • "Saint-Amant." Representative French Poetry, ed. Victor E. Graham. 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965. 17-19.
  • Saint-Amant. Oeuvres. Ed. Jacques Bailb√©. 5 vols. Paris: Librairie M. Didier, 1967.