The French Pindar. Jean Dorat (1507-1588). Also Ponce Denis Lebrun
The Italian Pindar.
Gabriello Chiabrera; whence Chiabreresco is in Italian
tantamount to “Pindaric.” (1552-1637.)
Dr. John Wolcott (1738-1812).
Pindar of England.
George, Duke of Buckingham, most extravagantly declared Cowley to
be the Pindar, Horacé and Virgil of England.
In Westminster Abbey, the last line of Gray's tablet claims the
honour of British Pindar for the author of The Bard.
She [Britain] felt a Homer's fire in Mliton's strains,
A Pindar's rapture in the lyre of Gray.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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