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EMMANUEL ADOLPHE DES ESSARTS (1839– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 93 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EMMANUEL ADOLPHE DES ESSARTS (1839– ), French poet and man of letters, was born at Paris on the 5th of February 1839. His father, Alfred Stanislas Langlois des Essarts (d. 1893), was a poet and novelist of considerable reputation. The son was educated at the flcole Normale Superieure, and became a teacher of rhetoric and finally professor of literature at Dijon and at Clermont. His works are: Poesies parisiennes (1862), a volume of light verse on trifling subjects ; Les Elevations (1864), philosophical poems; Origines de la poesie lyrique en France au X Vie siecle (1873) ; Du genie de Chateaubriand (1876) ; Poemes de la Revolution (1879); Pallas Athene (1887); Portraits de maitres (1888), &c.
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