Biographia Dramatica; Or, a Companion to the Playhouse Volume 1, PT. 2

Biographia Dramatica; Or, a Companion to the Playhouse Volume 1, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...the following pieces as of, his own composition, though none pf them have been published: 1. Lusty London. Int. 2. The Wooer. Int. 3'. Ginecocratia. C. Pye, Henry James. This gentleman is descended from one of the most ancient and respectable PYE families in Berkshire. His father was representative of the county in Parliament. Our author was born, we believe, at Faringdon. He afterwards went to Magdalen College, Oxford, and was created M. A. July 3, 1766. The first-piece, we can discover, byhim.iss Ode on the Prince of Wales's Birth, printed in the Oxford Collection. In 1766 he published Beauty, a poetical essay; and this was followed by Faringdon Hill, in 1774; Odes of Pindar, omitted ly Mr. West, 1775; The Art of War, translated from the French of the King of Prussia, 1779, The Progress of Refinement, 1793; Aristotle's Poetic, translated, with a Commentary; and two volumes of poetry, 1787, including several of the before-mentioned pieces. We must also add, A!fred, an epic poem,1802; and a translation of the Hymns and Epigrams of Homer, 1810. These works, many of which have great merit, and all of them are entitled to praise, will show that Mr. Pye has not lived an idle or useless life. In his poems he has displayed taste, fancy, and a polished versification, and all his writings are favourable to fhe great interests of virtue and public spirit. Mr. Pye represented Berkshire in Parliament many years; and was some time in the Berkshire militia. On the death of Mr. Warton, in 1790, he succeeded that gentleman as Poet Laureat. On the reform which look place in the Westminster magistracy, Mr. Pye was appointed oueof the commissioners of the Police, and is, we are informed, a diligent and useful magistrate. As a dramatist we are indebted to him for the...show more

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  • 9781236629616