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"Reason gains all people by compelling none." -- Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill (10 February 1685 — 8 February 1750) was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.

The son of a country gentleman of Wiltshire, Hill was educated at Westminster School, and afterwards travelled in the East. He was the author of 17 plays, some of them, such as his versions of Voltaire's Zaire and Merope, being adaptations. He also wrote poetry, which is of variable quality. Having written some satiric lines on Alexander Pope, he received in return a mention in The Dunciad, which led to a controversy between the two writers. Afterwards a reconciliation took place. He was a friend and correspondent of Samuel Richardson, whose Pamela he highly praised. In addition to his literary pursuits Hill was involved in many commercial schemes, usually unsuccessful.

Hill was the manager of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane when he was 24 years old, and before being summarily fired for reasons unknown, he staged the premier of George Frideric Handel's Rinaldo, the first Italian opera designed for a London audience. The composer was very involved in the production, and Hill collaborated on the libretto, although it is disputed what his actual contributions were.

A posthumous collection of Hill's essays, letters and poems was published in 1753. His Dramatic Works were published in 1760. His biography was recorded in Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time of Dean Swift, volume 5 (ostensibly by Theophilus Cibber but generally accepted to be of anonymous authorship).

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Total Books: 18
Essays for the month of December 1716 To be continued monthly By a Society of gentlemen
The Works of the Late Aaron Hill Esq  Consisting of Letters On Various Subjects and of Original Poems Moral and Facetious with an Essay On the Art of Acting
Merope A Tragedy Volume 23nbspissue 1
2010 - Merope a Tragedy Volume 23nbspissue 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142371647
ISBN-10: 1142371646
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The Works of the Late Aaron Hill Esq  Consisting of Letters On Various Subjects and of Original Poems Moral and Facetious with an Essay On the Art of Acting
The Plain Dealer Being Select Essays on Several Curious Subjects Relating to Friendship Love and Gallantry Marriage Morality Mercantile
The Works of the Late Aaron Hill Esq
2009 - The Works of the Late Aaron Hill Esq [3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150508660
ISBN-10: 1150508663
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Gideon Or The Patriot An Epic Poem In Twelve Books
2009 - Gideon or the Patriot an Epic Poem in Twelve Books [1749] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120196774
ISBN-10: 1120196779
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Works
2009 - Works (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217658812
ISBN-10: 0217658814
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The Creation A Pindaric Illustration Of A Poem Originally Written By Moses
2009 - The Creation a Pindaric Illustration of a Poem Originally Written By Moses [1720] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104911485
ISBN-10: 1104911485
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works Of The Late Aaron Hill V4
2009 - The Works of the Late Aaron Hill V4 [1753] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104924508
ISBN-10: 1104924501
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works Of The Late Aaron Hill V4
2009 - The Works of the Late Aaron Hill V4 [1753] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781104968939
ISBN-10: 1104968932
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Merope A Tragedy Barbarossa Alzira Phaedra And Hippolitus Measure For Measure
2008 - Merope a Tragedy Barbarossa Alzira Phaedra and Hippolitus Measure for Measure [1776] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436561341
ISBN-10: 1436561345
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Merope A Tragedy Barbarossa Alzira Phaedra And Hippolitus Measure For Measure
2007 - Merope a Tragedy Barbarossa Alzira Phaedra and Hippolitus Measure for Measure [1776] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548748671
ISBN-10: 0548748675
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The Dramatic Works Of Aaron Hill Esq V2
2007 - The Dramatic Works of Aaron Hill Esq V2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781432526030
ISBN-10: 1432526030
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The New War Book
1984 - The New War Book [Executioner, No 63] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373610631
ISBN-10: 0373610637
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Prompter
1972 - Prompter (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780405086151
ISBN-10: 0405086156
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King Henry the Fifth 1723
King Henry the Fifth 1723 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780719101304
ISBN-10: 0719101301
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The Works Of Aaron Hill
The Works of Aaron Hill (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843711247
ISBN-10: 1843711249
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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