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Roscommon, Wentworth Dillon, 4th earl of

(rŏskŏm`ən), 1633?–1685, English poet and scholar, b. Ireland. He was one of the first to praise Milton's genius. Besides making a blank-verse translation (1680) of Horace's Ars poetica, he wrote an Essay on Translated Verse (1684).