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Francis Fawkes (1720–1777)

Fawkes, Francis. An English poet and translator; born in Doncaster, March 1720; died at Hayes, Kent (?), Aug. 26, 1777. He is happiest in depicting emotional states and sentiments, notably in ‘Original Poems and Translations’ (1761); his versions of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, and Moschus earned him a reputation as the ablest worker in this field since Pope,—a reputation which later changes in taste have much diminished.