Missy, Cesar De

Missy, Cesar De a writer of French parentage, was born June 2, 1703, at Berlin, and studied theology at Frankfort-on-the-Oder; but for his persistent refusal to sign the official formula of creed he was excluded from the ministry in Prussia. He went to Holland, where he allied with his duties of a minister the pursuits of a literary critic and poet. In 1731 he was appointed minister at the church of Savoy, London; in 1762, at St. James's Chapel. He died at London, August 10, 1775. His judgment was very good, his taste refined, and his love of study passionate. He numbered among his friends several distinguished men of learning, as Beausobre, Formey, Jordan. His rich library, together with his manuscripts, went to the library of the duke of Sussex. He left a work in verse, Paraboles ou fables et outres narrations d'un citoyen de la republique Chretienne du dix-huitieme siecle (Londres, 1769, 1770, 1776, 8vo): — Sermons sur divers textes (ibid. 1780, 3 volumes, 8vo). Missy was also one of the editors of the Bibliotheque Britannique, of the Journal Britannique, and of the Magasin Francais, of London. Other poetical productions and critical articles of his were published in the Mercure de France and in English newspapers.

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