Jacques Delille, a French poet, born at Aigue-Perse, Auvergne, June 22, 1738, died in Paris, May 1, 1813. He was a natural son of a lawyer named Montanier, became known in 1769 by his translation of Virgil's Georgics, and in 1774 became a member of the academy, and soon afterward professor of Latin poetry in the college de France. In 1782, on the publication of his original poem, Les jardins, he was presented through the favor of the count d'Ar-tois with an abbey, with a yearly income of 30,000 livres. He was arrested during the reign of terror, but saved by the interposition of Chaumette. For the celebration of the fete de l'etre supreme he wrote, at the request of Robespierre, an ode on the immortality of the soul. His subsequent works were translations of the AEneid and "Paradise Lost," and several didactic poems, among them La pitie, descriptive of suffering and heroism during the reign of terror. His later years, during which he became blind, were spent quietly at Nanterre. The most complete edition of his works is in 16 vols. 8vo (1824-5). An edition in one volume was published in 1833.