- (1735-1779)The younger son of the Rev. Joseph Langhorne of Winton in the parish of Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland, he was private tutor to a family near Ripon. After a year at Clare Hall, Cambridge, he became a clergyman in London. During his time as tutor he started writing poetry and in 1764 he began writing for the Monthly Review. His Genius and Valor: a Scotch Pastoral was published in 1764, and in 1766 he published his Poetical Works, which included the dramatic poem The Fatal Prophecy. In the same year he became rector of Blagdon, Somerset, where he died and was buried. With his older brother William he published a translation of Plutarch's Lives in 1770. Some of his other publications: The Death of Adonis, 1759. The Tears of Music, 1760. A Hymn to Hope, 1761. The Viceroy, 1762. The Visions of Fancy, in Four Elegies, 1762. The Origin of the Veil, 1773. Milton's Italian Poem, 1778 (translated into Italian). Some of his other poems: "Autumnal Elegy," "Caesar's Dream, Before His Invasion of Britain," "Owen of Carron," "The Amiable King," "The Bee-Flower," "The Country Justice," "The Visions of Fancy."Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Poetical Works of John Langhorne. Thomas Park, ed. J. Sharpe, 1808.
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
Langhorne, John — ▪ English poet born , March 1735, Winton, Somerset, Eng. died April 1, 1779, Blagdon, Somerset poet and English translator of the 1st century Greek biographer Plutarch; (Plutarch) his work anticipates that of George Crabbe in its… … Universalium
LANGHORNE, JOHN — an English divine and poet, horn at Kirkby Stephen; was a prebend of Wells Cathedral; wrote a poem entitled Genius and Virtue, and executed with a brother a translation of Plutarch s Lives (1735 1779) … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Langhorne, John — (1735 1779) Poet, s. of a clergyman, was b. at Kirkby Stephen; having taken orders, he was for two years a curate in London, and from 1776 Rector of Blagdon, Somerset, and Prebendary of Wells. He is chiefly remembered as being the translator,… … Short biographical dictionary of English literature
John Langhorne — may refer to: * John Langhorne (poet), English poet and prebendary * John Langhorne (Giggleswick School), mathematical master at Giggleswick School * Reverend John Langhorne, master of Tonbridge School, headmaster of The King s School, Rochester… … Wikipedia
John Langhorne (poet) — John Langhorne (March 1735 ndash;1 April 1779), was an English poet and clergyman, best known for his work on translating Plutarch s Lives .BiographyThe younger son of Joseph (a clergyman) and Isabel, Langhorne was born at Winton near Kirkby… … Wikipedia
John Watson's Institution — The John Watson s Institution was a school established in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1762. It was based in the building which now hosts the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.HistoryIn 1762 John Watson, an Edinburgh solicitor and Writer to the… … Wikipedia
John Christian Bullitt — Infobox Person name = John Christian Bullitt image size = 200px caption = Statue of John Christian Bullitt on the South Plaza of Philadelphia City Hall birth name = birth date = 1824 birth place = Kentucky death date = 1902 death place =… … Wikipedia
Langhorne — may refer to:;Places: * Langhorne, Pennsylvania ** Langhorne Speedway * Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania, borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania * Langhorne Creek, South Australia;People: * Langhorne M. Bond (1941– ), U.S. federal administrator *… … Wikipedia
John Bailey Langhorne — (born 1816 11 12 and died 1877 05 17) was proprietor of the Newcastle Chronicle . He was the son of Mary Sussana Bailey and John Langhorne, a banker at Berwick on Tweed. On 1840 05 02 at Whitehall The Lord Chancellor appointed John Bailey… … Wikipedia
John Caspar Wister — (March 19, 1887 – December 27, 1982) was considered the preeminent horticulturist in the United States in the 1900s.FamilyA member of the prominent Philadelphian family, the Wisters, John was born to William Rotch Wister and Mary Rebecca Eustis… … Wikipedia