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 description of the problems facing the poor. He was a country rector after 1766. His best work is perhaps The Country Justice (3 parts, 1774–77). His translation—jointly with his brother William—of Plutarch appeared in 1770. He also contributed reviews to The Monthly Review (1761–79) and edited the poems of William Collins (1765).

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