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Joseph-Alphonse Esménard (1770–1811)

Esménard, Joseph-Alphonse (ās-mā-när’). A French poet (1770–1811). Napoleon made him theatrical censor. His best work is a didactic poem, ‘Navigation’ (1805); others are: an ode, ‘The Oracle of the Janiculum,’ in honor of Napoleon’s marriage; a collection of Bonapartist poems and ballads, ‘Napoleon’s Poetic Crown’; two operas, ‘The Triumph of Trajan’ and ‘Hernan Cortés.’