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 Pinch’beck.Pindar and the Bees. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The French Pindar. Jean Dorat (1507–1588). Also Ponce Denis Lebrun (1729–1807).   1
   The Italian Pindar. Gabriello Chiabrera; whence Chiabreresco is in Italian tantamount to “Pindaric.” (1552–1637.)   2
   Peter Pindar. Dr. John Wolcott (1738–1812).   3
   Pindar of England. George, Duke of Buckingham, most extravagantly declared Cowley to be the Pindar, Horace, and Virgil of England.   4
   In Westminster Abbey, the last line of Gray’s tablet claims the honour of British Pindar for the author of The Bard.   5
“She [Britain] felt a Homer’s fire in Milton’s strains,
A Pindar’s rapture in the lyre of Gray.”

 Pinch’beck.Pindar and the Bees. 


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