Memorial XXXVI: Ogilby the poet

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Memorials of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London. Originally published by Harrison, London, 1875.

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"Upon the humble petition of John Ogilby, a poet, free of this Company, who having with much studie and expence translated Virgil into English meeter, together with Annotations upon the same, and likewise Esop's Fables, both which he presented to this Companie this daie very fairly bound, this Court, in requital of his gift and for his encouragement, being a member of this Company, doth give and bestow upon him the sum of 13l. 6s. 8d."—[20th July 1654.]