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Alsop, Anthony (bap. 1670, d. 1726), Latin poet, was born at Darley, Derbyshire, and was baptized on 4 January 1670 at St Helen's, Darley, the son of Anthony Alsop and his wife, Anne Lowe. He was educated at Westminster School (king's scholar, 1686), and was head of the list of students elected to ...

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Anthony Alsop (bap. 1670, d. 1726) by unknown artist Christ Church, Oxford; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barclay, William (b. c. 1570, d. in or after 1627), medical writer and Latin poet, was born at Cullen, Banffshire, one of at least three sons of Walter Barclay (d. 1587), the fiar of Towie, and his wife, Elizabeth, or Elspeth, Hay (...

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Bathurst, Theodore (c. 1587–1652), Latin poet and Church of England clergyman, is said to have descended from an ancient family of Hothorpe in Northamptonshire (DNB), though a later holder of the name is found in a family of Kentish origin (...

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Birkhead, Henry (1617–1696), Latin poet, was born in the St Paul's Head tavern, in St Paul's Churchyard, London, and was baptized on 25 September 1617, the son of John Birkhead (d. in or before 1627), the tavern-keeper, and his wife, Margaret, née...

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Bouchery, Weyman (bap. 1684, d. 1712), Latin poet, was born at Canterbury and baptized on 2 November 1684, at the Walloon or Strangers' Church there, the son of Arnold Bouchery, minister of the church, and his wife, Sara. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury...

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Bourne, Vincent (bap. 1694, d. 1747), Latin poet, was the son of Andrew Bourne and his wife, Ann. He was baptized in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, London, on 22 July 1694. He attended Westminster School, and became queen's scholar in 1710. There he was a pupil of ...

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Clarke [formerly Graine], Robert (d. 1675), Latin poet, was probably born in London, under the name Graine; his original name is known only from college records, where it is listed in varying Latin forms, such as 'Hautonus sive Graineus (hic Clarke) Londinensis'. He was educated at the ...

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Constable, John (fl. 1511–1520), Latin poet, son of Roger and Isabel Constable of London, studied under William Lily (presumably before he became master of St Paul's), and at Beam Hall, Oxford, proceeding BA in November 1511 and MA in July 1515; in June 1515 he was ordained priest. His later career is unknown. He describes himself as 'Londinensis et artium professor' (...

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Coryate, George (d. 1607), Latin poet, was born in St Thomas's parish, Salisbury, where his family appears to have been long settled; educated at Salisbury Free School and Winchester College, he proceeded to New College, Oxford, where he became a probationary fellow on 15 December 1560 (some months after ...