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DUMANJUG

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 654 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DUMANJUG, a town of the province of Celli, island of Celli, Philippine Islands, on the W. coast, at the mouth of the Duman-jug river, about 4o m. S.W. of the town of Cebfi. Pop. (1903) 22,203. In 1903, after the census had been taken, the adjacent town of Ronda (pop. 9662) was annexed to Dumanjug. Duman-jug is in communication with the town of Sibonga, on the opposite shore of one of the few passes through the mountains of the interior. Indian corn and sugar-cane are grown successfully in the neighbouring country, and the town has an important coast trade. DU MARSAIS, CESAR CHESNEAU, SIEUR (1676-1756), French philologist, was born at Marseilles on the 17th of July 1676. He was educated in his native town by the Fathers of the Oratory, into whose congregation he entered; but he left it at the age of twenty-five and went to Paris, where he marriedand was admitted an advocate (1704). He was tutor to the sons successively of the president de Maisons, of John Law, the projector, and of the marquis de Bauffremont. He then opened a boarding school in the faubourg St Victor, which scarcely afforded him the means of subsistence. He made contributions of great value on philological and philosophical subjects to the Encyclopedic, and after vain attempts to secure a competence from the court he was insured against want by the generosity of a private patron. He died in Paris on the I Ith of June 1756. The researches of Du Marsais are distinguished by considerable individuality. He held sensible views on education and elaborated a system of teaching Latin, which, although open to grave criticism,wasauseful protest against current methods of teaching. His best works are his Principes de grammaire and his Des tropes, ou des diferents sens clans lesquels on pent prendre un mot (1730). An edition of his works (7 vols.) was collected by Duchosal and Millon, and was'published with an eloge on Du Marsais by D'Alembert at Paris in 1797. _
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There are typographical errors. Dumanjug is on the island of CEBU and is a province of CEBU in the Philippines
It is not Celli, it is Cebu. That is an island in the Visayan Philippines.
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