"He knew [ancient] Greek, Latin, Italian, English and Spanish perfectly. He was an excellent man, but by character a worrier. This fault made him the butt of a pleasant nickname: whilst some of our brothers of the Académie were cardinals, ministers and bishops and [thus] were called His Eminence, His Excellency, His Greatness, we called [Tallement] His Worriedness (Son Inquiétude).
His other works are six discourses he made in the Académie. In one of these he declares:
How sweet it is to mix with the elite of the best minds in the world! How useful it is to profit from study and from the application of the most skilled in all kinds of literature! After all, Gentlemen, one can only excel in one thing. Poetry alone, you know, divided herself between several different people, but the society of an academy makes useful to each [member] all the diverse talents of those of whom it is composed, by those knowledgeable and ingenious conversations in which each brings his particular fount [of knowledge] and speaks according to the genius that nature has given him and which he has cultivated by study.