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Three Verse Replies to Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1682
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,491 / 105 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 761
Added to site: 2006.06.07 13839
Genre: Poetry

Absalom Senior by Elkanah Settle
Poetical Reflections by Anonymous
Azaria and Hushai by Samuel Pordage
Edited by Harold Whitmore.

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ar_, ?Lord Clifford
_Harim_, ?Lord Wharton
_Helon_, Bedford
*_Hushai_, Shaftesbury
_Jehosaphat_, Henry VII
_Jeptha_, see Settle, p. 21
_Jerusha_, Anne, Countess of Buccleuch
_Joash_, Charles I
_Jocoliah_, Lucy Walters
*_Jotham_, ?Halifax
_Libni_, Oates
_Muppim_, ?Lauderdale
_Nashai_, Essex
_Pagiel_, unidentified
_Pharisee_, high churchman
_Rehoboam_, unidentified
*_Shimei_, Dryden
_Zabed_, Cromwell
_Zattue_, unidentified


Biblical parallels and parallels with _Absalom and Achitophel_ are omitted. The _Dedications_ of the poems can be compared with Dryden's in _Absalom and Achitophel_.



3: _Barak_. The only borrowing in the poem from a popular seventeenth century jest book, _Wits Recreations_ (1640), "Epigrams," no. 46, "On Sir Fr. Drake": "The sun itself cannot forget/His fellow traveller."

11: a _Jewish_ Renegade. Cardinal Philip Thom



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