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DUGUE, Charles Oscar, poet, born in New Orleans, La., 1 May 1821. His parents were Americans of French descent. He was educated in Auvergne, and at the College of St. Louis, in Paris, and while a student wrote verses that Chateaubriand commended for their "noble and natural expression, without affectation or extravagance." In 1852 he became editor of a daily paper in New Orleans. "L'Orldanais," and afterward was a member of the bar. He has published "Essais poetiques" (1847), consisting of descriptions of southern scenery, and occasional poems; two dramatic works on subjects drawn from the romantic legends of Louisiana, "Mila ou La Mort de La Salle" and "Le Cygne, ou Mingo "; an Indian plot, in which Tecumseh is one of the characters (1852); and "Philosophic morale," which was published in French and English.
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