After his elevation to the bishopric he ceased to produce the light verse in which he excelled, though his scruples[disambiguation needed] did not prevent him from preparing a new edition of his Recueil de quelques vers amoureux (1602) in 1606. The serious poems in which he celebrated the public events of his later years are dull and lifeless. Bertaut died at Sées on the 8th of June 1611. His works were edited by M. Ad. Cheneviêres in 1891.