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A Short Biographical Sketch of HENRY JAMES PYE (1745 to 1813)

by John W. Cousin

PYE, HENRY JAMES (1745-1813). —A country gentleman of Berkshire, who pub.Poems on Various Subjects and Alfred, an Epic, translated the Poetics of Aristotle, and was Poet Laureate from 1790. In the last capacity he wrote official poems of ludicrous dulness, and was generally a jest and a byword in literary circles.