Rowe, Nicholas (16741718)

Rowe, Nicholas, dramatist and poet-laureate, born at Barford, Bedfordshire; was trained for the law, but took to literature, and made his mark as a dramatist, “The Fair Penitent,” “Jane Shore,” &c., long maintaining their popularity; translated Lucan's “Pharsalia,” which won Dr. Johnson's commendation; edited Shakespeare; became poet-laureate in 1715; held some government posts; was buried at Westminster Abbey (16741718).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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