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Marquis, Don

Marquis, Don (Donald Robert Perry Marquis) mär´kwĭs [key], 1878–1937, American author, b. Walnut, Ill. In 1912 he began the humorous column The Sun Dial in the New York Sun and later conducted The Lantern in the Herald Tribune. He invented various characters of gay satire, notably archy the cockroach and mehitabel the cat. Their saga is told in Lives and times of archy and mehitabel (3 vol. in 1, 1943). Marquis published innumerable stories, poems, and plays.

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