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Frere, John Hookham
(b. 1769; d. 1841). Contributed to the famous Anti-Jacobin, in which he wrote, among other jeux desprit, The Loves of the Triangles, and, with George Canning, The Needy Knife-Grinder. He also published a translation of Aristophanes (1840), and a work called Theocritus Restitutus. See The Works of the Right Hon. J. H. Frere, with a Memoir by Sir Bartle Frere (1871).