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Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.

Vincent Voiture

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His prose letters are full of lively wit and in some cases as in the letter on Richelieu's policy (Letter LXXIV) show considerable political penetration. He also received appointments and pensions from Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. He had been early introduced to the Hôtel de Rambouillet where he was the especial friend of Julie d'Angennes who called him her "dwarf king.

He publiVincent Voitured nothing in book form but his verses and his prose letters were the delight of the coteries and were copied handed about and admired more perhaps than the work of any contemporary. When at the desire of the duc de Montausier nineteen poets contributed to the Guirlande de Julie which was to decide the much-fêted Julie in favour of his suit Voiture refused to take part. Another famous piece of his of the same kind La Belle Matineuse is less exquisite but still admirable and Voiture stands in the highest rank of writers of vers de société.

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