Author Payne John

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John Payne (1842 - 1917) was an English poet and translator, from Devon. Initially he pursued a legal career, and associated with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Later he became involved with limited edition publishing, and the Villon Society. He is best known for his translation of the Diwan Hafez and praises Hafez as the greatest poet of the world.[1] He has also known for his translation of Boccaccio's Decameron and The Arabian Nights.

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