Painter of Nature

Remi Belleau, author of Loves and Transformations of the Precious Stones. One of the Pleiad poets is so called, and well deserves the compliment. The Shepherd's Calendar of Spenser is largely borrowed from Belleau's Song on April. (1528-1577.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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