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  • English poet Matthew Prior, while a secretary in the English embassy in France (since 1697), mentions in letters that he has been dining with Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, a critic and poet (greatly admired in England for his verse) whose poems Prior had lampooned in 1695 and would again satirize in 1704. "Boileau says I have more genius than all the academy," Prior wrote to Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey in July. Villiers replied, "If you don't come quickly away, Boileau and that flattering country will spoil you." In his 1704 satire, Prior wrote:[1]
[...] Old friend, old foe, for such we are
Alternate, as the chance of peace and war)


  • Samuel Garth, The Dispensary
  • John Hopkins, Milton's Paradise Lost imitated in Rhyme. In the Fourth, Sixth, and Ninth Books: Containing the Primitive Loves. The Battel of the Angels. The Fall of Man
  • Thomas Hansen Kingo, Psalmebog, with 85 of his own compositions; still used in some parts of Denmark and Norway
  • Thomas Traherne, A Serious and Pathetical Contemplation of the Mercies of God


Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

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  1. ^ Clark, Alexander Frederick Bruce, Boileau and the French Classical Critics in England (1660-1830), p 26, Franklin, Burt, 1971, ISBN 978-0-8337-4046-5, retrieved via Google Books on February 13, 2010
  2. ^ "Leonard Howard" article in DNB

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