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John Dyer (1700?–1758)

Dyer, John. An English didactic and descriptive poet; born in Aberglasney, Wales, in 1700 or 1699; died at Coningsby, Dec. 15, 1758. His first poem was ‘Grongar Hill’ (1726). This success was followed by ‘The Ruins of Rome’ (1740). His final effort ‘The Fleece’ (1757), is a didactic poem on sheep-raising and the manufacture of woolens.