The pamphlet itself takes up the arguments of du Bellay step by step, and refutes them.
The sonnets from and after du Bellay and others are more interesting.
It is no accident that Ronsard, that du Bellay, were churchmen.
du Bellay also gave some details of his own conversations with Clement.
It was published a year before the Dfense of du Bellay, and discusses many of the new genres which the latter advocates.
In 1549 du Bellay's Dfense, the manifesto of the new school, appeared.
On the 18th June, du Bellay writes that it had made its appearance within these four days.
Shortly afterwards he went to Italy with the Cardinal du Bellay, a proceeding which did not bring him good luck.
Four months had not elapsed since the unsuccessful issue of his first mission, before du Bellay was again in Germany.
It is true that it came originally from du Bellay in one of his satirical veins.