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SANDYS, George [1578-1644] -- English-American colonist & poet

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Treasurer of the Virginia Company and director of industry and agriculture; Shareholder in the Bermuda Company. He built the first water mill in America and started the American shipbuilding industry. Signer of An Ordinance and Constitution of the Virginia Company in England, 24 July 1621, and is mentioned as Treasurer therein.

He is, however, best known for his literary works. Pope says of him: "English poetry owes much of its present beauty to Sandys."  -30-
 

Milestones

1608
First to make glass in America
<1611
Launched ship-building industry in America
1626
First book written in America (Translation of Ovid's Metamorphosis)
~1626
Built the first water mill in America

Selected Works

  • Paraphrase Upon The Psalmes [1636]
  • Relation of a Journey begun An. Dom. 1610 [1615] An important work, which set a new standard for travel literature
  • Translation of Ovid's Metamorphosis [1626] This work is still in print, and is the first book written in America
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