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Sir John Harington (1561–1612)

Harington, Sir John. An English poet and wit; born at Kelston, near Bath, in 1561; died there, Nov. 20, 1612. He was a soldier, courtier, and scholar, in favor with Queen Elizabeth. His translation of Ariosto’s ‘Orlando Furioso,’ undertaken by command of Queen Elizabeth, is meritorious; but his talent displayed itself best in epigram.