Lettice, John, Dd
Lettice, John, D.D., an English clergyman and poet, was born in Northamptonshire in 1737, and was educated at Cambridge, where he took his first degree in 1761. He soon obtained eminence as a pulpit orator. In 1785 he was presented to the living of Peasemarsh, and later with a prebend in the cathedral of Chichester. He died in 1832. Among his works are The Conversion of St. Paul, a poetical essay, which secured him a prize from his alma mater in 1764: — The Antiquities of Herculaneum, a translation from the Italian (1773) — The Immortality of the Soul, translated from the French (1795). See Biog. Dict. Of Living Authors (Lond. 1816); Allibone, Dict. of Authors, vol. 2, s.v.; Thomas, Biogr. Dict. s.v.