Dutems, Monsieur

Hannah More to Marianne Thornton, 21st November [in or after 1817]

of its grossest corruptions. I own I think meanly of French poetry, but by no means undervalue many of the writers of it, it is of the poverty of the materials which the French language furnishes /for poetry/ of which I complain. For many other species of composition I am fond of the language I once, I forget where, wrote something against the character of French Versification2 and had immediately sent me by Monsr. Dutems* work vols. of the Poetry of Jean Baptiste Rousseau, in which are some fine Religious Odes.*