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Adrien Rouquette (1813–1887)

Rouquette, Adrien Emmanuel (rō-ket’). An American poet; born at New Orleans, LA, Feb. 13, 1813; died there, July 15, 1887. He was chaplain to the Roman Catholic Seminary at New Orleans, and known as the Abbé Roquette. His principal works include: ‘Les Savannes: American Poems’ (1841), in which the ‘Souvenir of Kentucky’ is best known; ‘Wild Flowers: Sacred Poetry’ (1848); ‘Deep Solitude in America’ (1852); ‘L’Antoniade; or, Solitude with God’ (1860); ‘Patriotic Poems’ (1860); and ‘Catherine Tehgahkwita’ (1873). He wrote with equal ease and grace in English and French.