A few days before his death, Etienne Jodelle (1532–73), a notoriously unrecognized poet, dedicated this sonnet to Maréchale Claude-Catherine de Retz:
Of stars, forests, and Acheron honour,
Diana, on high, middle and lower World presides,
And her horses, her dogs, her Eumenides guides,
To enlighten, hunt, cast death and horror.
So great is the brilliance, the hunt, the consternation
One feels under your beauty bright, fleet and deadly,
That lofty Jupiter, Phoebus, and Pluto readily
Deem diminished, lightning, bow and terror.
Your beauty through its rays, snares, and frights
Enchants the soul, captures, grips, and torments:
Make me glow,...