Letters Concerning Poetical Translations pdf epub fb2

Letters Concerning Poetical Translations by William Benson pdf epub fb2

Letters Concerning Poetical Translations Author: William Benson
Title: Letters Concerning Poetical Translations
ISBN: 0854179143
ISBN13: 978-0854179145
Other Formats: doc rtf lrf lit
Pages: 112 pages
Publisher: Scolar Press (February 1973)
Language: English
Category: Reference
Size PDF version: 1585 kb
Size EPUB version: 1582 kb
Subcategory: Words, Language & Grammar




William Benson (1682-1754) was a talented amateur architect and an ambitious and self-serving Whig place-holder in the government of George I. Benson was the eldest son of Sir William Benson, Sheriff of London in 1706-07. In London he published a Whig tract, that offered a warning against Jacobitism and a polemic against Divine Right of kingship in a Letter to Sir J[acob] B[ankes]; it reached its eleventh edition in 1711 and was translated into French. Benson's interests extended to hydraulics. He carried out a project to bring piped water to Shaftesbury. In 1709 he set to work designing Wilbury House for himself. Wilbury was illustrated in Colen Campbell's first volume of Vitruvius Britannicus (1715), credited to Benson as inventor and builder. In 1734 Benson sold Wilbury to his nephew Henry II Hoare and retired to a house in Wimbledon. A product of Benson's retirement was Letters Concerning Poetical Translations (1739).