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John Langhorne (1735 – 1779)


English poet and clergyman, best known for his work on translating Plutarch's Lives.
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John Langhorne
Cold on Canadian hills or Mindenís plain,
Perhaps that parent mourned her soldier slain;
Bent o'er her babe, her eye dissolved in dew,
The big drops mingling with the milk he drew
Gave the sad presage of his future years,ó
The child of misery, baptized in tears.
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