Henry Francis Cary
Cary, Henry Francis, 1772–1844, English translator. A graduate of Christ Church College, Oxford, he was assistant librarian in the British Museum from 1826 to 1837. He translated several classical writers, including Aristophanes and Pindar. His blank-verse rendering (1814) of Dante's Divine Comedy is still a standard translation.
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