Souchai (or Souchay), Jean Baptiste

Souchai (Or Souchay), Jean Baptiste, a French ecclesiastic and writer, was born at Saint-Amand, near Vendome, in 1688, and was educated by his uncle. Removing to Paris, he gained the applause and esteem of all the learned, and in 1720 was elected a member of the Academy of Inscriptions. He was also made canon of Rodez, counsellor to the king, and reader and professor of eloquence to the College Royal. He died at Paris, Aug. 25, 1746. He wrote, Tarsis et Zelie (1720): — Ausone, Latin text (1730, 4to): — Astree, par d' Ur:e (1733): (Euvres Diverses de Pellisson (1735, 3 vols. 8vo): — (Euvres de Boileau (1735, 1745, 12mo; 1740, 2 vols. fol. and 4to): — Avec des Eclaircissenzents Fistoriques, Josephe, trad. par Arnauld d'Audilly (1744, 6 vols. 12mo): — translation into French, L'Essai sur les Erreurs Populaires de Th. Brown (Paris, 1738): — six Dissertations. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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