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Ambrose Philips (1674–1749)

Philips, Ambrose. An English poet; born in Leicestershire, 1674; died in 1749. He wrote a series of ‘Pastorals’ (1709); ‘The Distressed Mother’ (1712), a drama adapted from the ‘Andromache’ of Racine, and highly praised by Addison in the Spectator; ‘The Briton’ and ‘Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester,’ dramas (1722). He wrote also some epigrams, and made translations of odes of Pindar, Anacreon, and Sappho.