Prior, Matthew (16641721)

Prior, Matthew, English poet and diplomatist, born near Wimborne, East Dorset; studied at Cambridge; became Fellow of Trinity College; was ambassador to France; involved himself in an intrigue, was imprisoned, and on his release lived in retirement; he is remembered as a poet; wrote in 1687 a parody of Dryden's “Hind and Panther,” entitled “The Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” and afterwards, “Solomon on the Vanity of the World,” “Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind,” after Butler, as well as tales, lyrics, and epigrams; Professor Saintsbury calls him “the king of 'verse of society'” (16641721).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Prinzenraub * Priscian
Priestley, Joseph
Prim, Juan
Primrose
Primrose League
Prince Edward Island
Prince of Peace
Princeton
Pringle, Thomas
Printed Paper
Prinzenraub
Prior, Matthew
Priscian
Priscillian
Prismatic colours
Prisoner of Chillon
Privateer
Privy Council
Privy Seal
Probus, Marcus Aurelius
Proclus
Proconsul