A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Stanyhurst, Richard

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Stanyhurst, Richard (1547-1618). -- Translator, was at Oxf., and studied law at Furnivall's Inn and Lincoln's Inn. He collaborated with Holinshed (q.v.). His principal literary achievement was a grotesquely stiff, clumsy, and prosaic translation of the first four books of the Æneid into English hexameters. He also translated some of the Psalms.