Elkanah Settle: His Life and Works

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University of Chicago Press, 1910 - Seattle, Elkanah - 170 pages
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Page 27 - A bill for the exclusion of the duke of York from the succession...
Page 74 - I'll leap o'er heavy blocks, Shun rotten Uzza as I would the pox ; And hasten Og and Doeg to rehearse, Two fools that crutch their feeble sense on verse ; Who by my muse to all succeeding times, Shall live, in spite of their own doggrel rhymes.
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Page 42 - Poor Elkanah, all other changes past, For bread in Smithfield dragons hiss'd at last, Spit streams of fire to make the butchers gape, And found his manners suited to his shape, &c.
Page 63 - Upon this he grew insolent, the Wits writ against his Play, he replied, and the Town judged he had the better. In short, Settle was then thought a very formidable rival to Mr. Dryden ; and not only the Town but the University of Cambridge was divided which to prefer; and in both places the younger sort inclined to Elkanah.
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Page 137 - Notes and Observations on the Empress of Morocco revised, with some few erratas ; to be printed instead of the Postscript with the next Edition of the Conquest of Granada, 1674.
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