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GIRARDIN, Louis Hue, educator. He was appointed professor of modern languages in William and Mary in 1803, and conducted a select school for girls in Richmond, Virginia, for several years. He completed vol. iv. of Burk's "History of Virginia," and in 1805 issued the prospectus of a monthly magazine entitled " Amoenitates Oraphicae, an Instructive and Amusing Collection of Vines, Animals, Plants, Flowers, Minerals, Antiquities, Customs, and Other Interesting Objects. Selected and engraved from Drawings after Nature with Descriptive and Explanatory Sketches in English and French. The Text by L. H. Girardin, Professor of Modern Languages, History, and Geography in William and Mary College. The Engravings by Frederick Bosler." The first number (the only one issued) contained six fine plates, colored by hand. In 1809 he published a long Latin poem, entitled " Maiomachia, sire Duello," in "The Visitor," a Richmond periodical.
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