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James Ralph (d. 1762)

Ralph, James. An English pamphleteer and poetaster; born in Philadelphia, about 1695; died in Chiswick, Jan. 24, 1762. He went to England in 1725 with Benjamin Franklin, and was unsuccessful in his first efforts to win public favor. His poem on ‘Night’ (1728) was ridiculed by Pope in his ‘Dunciad’; but his continuation of Guthrie’s ‘History of England’ (1744–46) won public praise. He also published ‘The Other Side of the Question’ (1742), a reply to a criticism on the Duchess of Marlborough.