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Robert Merry (1755–1798)

Merry, Robert. An English dilettante; born in London, April 1755; died at Baltimore, MD, Dec. 14, 1798. He resigned from the army (1775); became a member of the famous Della Crusca Academy at Florence, Italy (1784–87); on returning to London, wrote plays and poems under the pseudonym “Della Crusca.” His affected style found many imitators, and the school that arose was satirized by Gifford in his ‘Baviad’ and ‘Mæviad.’