Poet; born in Bishopthorpe, England
, in 1577; brother of Edwin Sandys
; educated at Oxford
; appointed treasurer of Virginia
; and was an earnest worker for the good of the colony,
building the first water-mill there.
He promoted the establishment of iron-works, and introduced ship-building.
He had published a book of travels; also a translation of the first five books of Ovid
, before he left England
To these Drayton
, in a rhyming letter, thus alludes:
And, worthy George, by industry and use,
Let's see what lines Virginia will produce.
Go on with Ovid, as you have begun
With the first five books; let y'r numbers Run
Glib as the former; so shall it live long,
And do much honor to the English tongue.
he translated the other ten books, and the whole translation was published in London
in folio, with full-page engravings, in 1626.
wrote several other poetical works.
He died in Boxley Abbey
, in 1644.