The supposed allusions to the Pleiade date from a time when Ronsard was a small boy, and are mainly borrowed from an earlier writer still, Geoffroy Tory.
Du Bellay is Ouvres francaises (2 vols., 1866-1867), edited with introduction and notes by C. Marty-Laveaux in his Pleiade francaise.
Wyndham, Ronsard and La Pleiade (1906); H.
There too he probably met Jacques Peletier du Mans, who had published a translation of the Ars poetica of Horace, with a preface in which much of the programme advocated later by the Pleiade is to be found in outline.
This book was the expression of the literary principles of the Pleiade as a whole, but although Ronsard was the chosen leader, its redaction was entrusted to du Bellay.