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Antoine Jay (1770–1854)

Jay, Antoine (zhā). A French critic, essayist, and biographer; born in Guîtres, Gironde, Oct. 20, 1770; died at Lagorce, April 9, 1854. His early essays on literature won prizes from the French Academy, the reputation thus obtained being fully borne out by his work as an editor on the Journal de Paris; by the ‘History of Cardinal Richelieu’s Ministry’; and the ‘Biographies of Contemporaries,’ to which he contributed numerous articles. His ‘Eulogy of Corneille’ and ‘Hermits in Prison’ are much quoted.