absalom and achitophel

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absalom and achitophel - Absalom and Achitophel;
absalom and achitophel - Famous English satire, written by John Dryden in 1681. Representing the duke of Monmouth as Absalom and Lord Shaftesbury as Achitophcl, the satirist drew remarkable parallels between the times of Charles II and those of David and Absalom, all his contemporary characters and parties being thinly disguised under Biblical names. A Second Part of the satire, 1682, was mainly written by Nahum Tate, Dryden's contribution to it being only about 200 lines.

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