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Humphreys, Samuel (c. 1697–1737), translator and librettist, is of unknown parentage. His poetic output was chiefly limited to the years 1728–32, in which appeared Canons (1728), for which the duke of Chandos gave him £20, and two other occasional pieces. His 1733 edition of ...

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Rolli, Paolo Antonio (1687–1765), translator and librettist, was born on 13 June 1687 in Rome, son of the architect Filippo Rolli, of Burgundy, and Marta Arnaldi, of Torre Ceccona. He resided in London from 1715 or 1716 to 1744, and was a leading figure in the Italian circle and a cultural mediator between ...