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A French historical and literary critic; born in Mainvilliers, near Chartres, Oct. 8, 1798; died in Venice, July 18, 1873. The son of a Jacobin, and educated according to Rousseau, he acquired the point of view which, enlarged by life abroad, makes his essays so unique and instructive. He has written in every imaginable prose form, from a romance to a riddle: but his enduring work is contained in "French Language and Literature from the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to 1610" (1828); "Studies of Antiquity" (1847); "Studies of the Sixteenth Century in France" (1848); "Journeys of a Critic through Life and Books" (2d series, 2d ed. 1866-68); and "Memoirs" (1876-78).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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