Mark Akenside

(1721—1770) poet and physician

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author of Pleasures of Imagination (1744). His ‘Hymn to the Naiads’, written in 1746 and published in Dodsley's Collection of Poems (1758), is a dazzling display of classical erudition, and other poems reveal his keen interest in the scientific theories of the Enlightenment.

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