Sir John Denham


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Sir John Denham (1614 or 1615 – 19 March 1669) was an English poet and courtier. He served as Surveyor of the King's Works and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Early life

Denham was born in Dublin to Sir John Denham, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, and his second wife Eleanor Moore, daughter of the 1st Viscount Moore. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford and at ... more »

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  • ''Nor ought a genius less than his that writ
    Attempt translation.''
    John, Sir Denham (1615-1669), British poet. "To Sir Richard Fanshaw Upon His Translation of Pastor Fido." The poem begins: "Such is our pride, our...
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