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Aʹgag

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in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Ackitʹophel, is meant for Sir Edmondbury Godfrey, the magistrate before whom Titus Oates made his declaration, and was afterwards found barbarously murdered in a ditch near Primrose Hill. Agag was hewed to pieces by Samuel (1 Sam. xv.).

“And Corall (Titus Oates) might for Agag’s mu der call

In terms as coarse as Samuel used to Saul.”


1. 675–6.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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