Bryant, Jacob (1715-1804), an English man of letters, educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated (B.A. 1740 and M.A. 1744). He returned to Eton as private tutor of the Marquis of Blandford, and accompanied him, when Duke of Marlborough, to the Continent as private secretary. On his return after the Duke's death he received an appointment in the Ordnance, and was able to devote himself to his favourite pursuit of literature. He was a voluminous writer on mythology and its interpretation, and on classical and Biblical antiquities, but none of his writings has any permanent value.