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Huerta, Vicente Garcia de la (1730-87), a Spanish poet and critic, was born in Estremadura and, after a life of much adventure, settled down as head of the Royal Library. As a critic his efforts were turned to discouraging the Gallican tendencies of the time and to advocating a return to the old types of national literature, though he did not entirely carry these principles out in his own works. His best-known work is a tragedy, Rachel. He also wrote lyrical and other poems, and made a collection in 17 volumes of the Spanish Theatre.