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Flecknoe (Richard)

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An Irish priest, who printed a host of poems, letters, and travels. As a poet, his name, like the names of Mœvius and Bavius among the Romans, is proverbial for vileness. Dryden says he—

“Reigned without dispute


Through all the realms of nonsense absolute.”


Dryden: MacFlecknoe.

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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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