The New International Encyclopædia/Repplier, Agnes

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REP′PLIER, Agnes (1855—). An American essayist of French descent, born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 1, 1855. Miss Repplier was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Torresdale, Pa. She is known for her travels and for many articles in such magazines as Scribner's and the Atlantic Monthly. Her lively essay style often deals with serious subjects in a vein of light, humorous banter, sometimes tinged with extravagant and witty irony. Her published volumes include: Books and Men (1888); Points of View (1892); Essays in Miniature (1892); a Book of Famous Verse (edited, 1892); Essays in Idleness (1893), perhaps her most popular work; In the Dozy Hours, and Other Papers (1894); Varia (1897); Philadelphia: The Place and the People (1898); The Fireside Sphinx (1901).