Glanvil, John

, a grandson of the preceding, war born at Broad Hinton in 1664, and became at the age of fourteen a commoner of Trinity-college, Oxford. He studied law afterwards in Lincoln’s-inn, and was admitted to the bar. He is known by some minor poems, the best of which may be seen in Mr. Nichols’s Collection. He made the first English translation of Fontenelle’s “Plurality of Worlds.” He died at Broad Hinton in 1735. 2


Prince’s Worthies. —Ath. Ox. vol. II. Nichols’s Poems, vol. IV.