jean de meung had to build, so to speak, the walls of his own museum.
It is unlikely that it was this consideration which determined jean de meung to adopt a different style.
jean de meung was satirically disposed, was accomplished in all the learning of his day, and had strong political opinions.
But so far as we have been able to discover, jean de meung gave it new life.
jean de meung answered the questions of the times with a clearness and accuracy which satisfied if it did not entirely explain.
The one thing insisted on by jean de meung is the absolute necessity of a pure life.
We may compare, too, the attacks made by jean de meung's contemporaries and immediate successors.
jean de meung's old woman is no more reformed than her successors.
jean de meung was the man with the muck-rake who sometimes looked upwards.
After six hundred years, the same questions exercise us which exercised jean de meung.