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Jean Toussaint Merle (1785–1852)

Merle, Jean Toussaint (mãrl). A French dramatist, publicist, and critic; born at Montpellier, 1785; died in Paris, 1852. A prolific writer, he collaborated with Ourry, Brazier, Carmouche, etc., on the dramas ‘The Old Young-Man’ (1812); ‘The New-Market Races’ (1818); ‘The Monster and the Magician’ (1826); etc.: and wrote ‘Memoirs, Historic, Literary, and Critical, of Bachaumont’ (3 vols., 1808–9); ‘The English Spy’ (1809); ‘Of the Opera’ (1827); ‘Anecdotes, Historical and Political, for a History of the Conquest of Algiers’ (1831–32); ‘Chambord’ (1832); etc.