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SALES, Francis, educator, born in Roussillon, France, in 1771: died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 16 February, 1854. He emigrated to the United States during one of the political convulsions of France, and was instructor at Harvard in French and Spanish from 1816 till 1839 and afterward in Spanish alone till the year of his death. He edited and enlarged Augustin E. Josse's "Grammar of the Spanish Language" (Boston, 1822), and published critical and annotated editions of the Spanish dramatists, " Don Quixote" (1836), and other Spanish classics, the "Fables" of Fontaine, with notes, and treatises on the French and Spanish languages.
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