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Boccage, Marie Anne Figuet du, was born at Rouen in 1710, her maiden name being Le Page, and married in her childhood a French employe at Dieppe, who soon left her a widow. Migrating to Paris, she was welcomed there both for her literary tastes and her agreeable person. Her chief works were La Colombiade, a quasi-epic, in ten cantos, Les Amazones, a tragedy, Le Paradis Perdu, a feeble imitation of Milton, and La Mort d'Abel, a no less dull reflection of Gesner. Her Letters are interesting, as she lived in a society of which Fontenelle and Voltaire were the leaders. She died in 1802.