simple and familiar fashion

According to the keys, a reference to the abbé Le Tourueux, author of L'Année chrétienne. The story ran that Louis XIV asked Boileau: `Who is this preacher Le Tourneux, who's said to be so popular? Is he very clever?' to which Boileau replied: `Sire, novelty is always popular; he preaches the Gospel.'

Note from Of The Pulpit, the fifteenth chapter of 'Characters' by Jean De La Bruyère (1688)

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