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Henry Boyd

(1749—1832) translator and Church of Ireland clergyman


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(?1756–1832), clergyman and translator. Born in Dromore, Co. Antrim, and educated at TCD, he published a translation of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1785) and of The Divina Commedia of Dante (3 vols., 1802). The Triumph of Petrarch (1807) is another verse translation.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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