Jacques Delille Bibliography

Georgics 1769
A verse translation of Virgil's Georgics by Jacques Delille (1738-1813) which made him famous. Delille was elected to the Academy in 1774.
Les Jardins 1782
Poetry, other collections include L’Homme des champs (1800) and Les trois règnes de la nature (1809). Delille’s poetry was highly praised in his day; however “posterity has accepted Sainte-Beuve’s verdict that not only was Delille not a great poet, but that he was scarcely a poet at all”. (Encyclopædia Britannica). Delille also translated the Aeneid (1804), and during time spent in London Paradise Lost (1805).