A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Sandys, George

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Sandys, George (1578-1644). -- Traveller and translator, s. of an Archbishop of York, b. at Bishopsthorpe, and ed. at Oxf., is page 327one of the best of the earlier travellers, learned, observant, and truth-loving. He pub. in 1615 an account of his journeys in the East which was highly popular. He also translated when in America the Metamorphoses of Ovid, produced a metrical Paraphrase on the Psalms, with music by Henry Lawes, and another on the Canticles, and wrote Christ's Passion, a tragedy. He held various public offices, chiefly in connection with the colony of Virginia.