Trophime

The keys identify Trophime with Le Camus, bishop of Grenoble, whom the Pope appointed cardinal against the wishes of Louis XIV. But the 1699 (posthumous) and subsequent edition replace the name Trophime by Bénigne, thus suggesting an identification with Bossuet, whose name this was.

Note from Of Personal Merit, the second chapter of 'Characters' by Jean De La Bruyère (1688)

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