Achitophel


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Achitophel

(əˈkɪtəˌfɛl)
n
(Bible) Bible the Douay spelling of Ahithophel
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In spite of the fine sounding lines you will perhaps never care to read Absalom and Achitophel save as a footnote to history.
Hereupon Dryden, at the suggestion, it is said, of the king, and with the purpose of securing Shaftesbury's conviction, put forth the First Part of 'Absalom and Achitophel,' a masterly satire of Shaftesbury, Monmouth, and their associates in the allegorical disguise of the (somewhat altered) Biblical story of David and Absalom.
His death followed shortly, but meanwhile appeared the Second Part of 'Absalom and Achitophel,' chiefly a commonplace production written by Nahum Tate (joint author of Tate and Brady's paraphrase of the Psalms into English hymn-form), but with some passages by Dryden.
Thus, Lord North's counsel was "as the counsel of Achitophel in the days of David king of Israel," Achitophel being the king's advisor who counseled him against his own interest; American courtiers, "like the locusts of Egypt, they devoured every goodly thing.
It makes you wonder when the minister last sat down and read Absalom and Achitophel and The Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot or when his advisers last visited an English classroom.
Dryden argues for the apostolic succession of the Catholic Church in The Hind and the Panther as eloquently as he had argued for the legitimate royal succession in his earlier poems Astraea Redux and Absalom and Achitophel.
311: Great wits to madness sure are near allied--John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (1690)
The editors have wisely included the whole of Mac Flecknoe, Absalom and Achitophel, Religio Laici and The Hind and the Panther.
This organization is significant and, in keeping with Stephen Zwicker's essay on ironies of context and text--notable, as he ably illustrates, in Dryden's taking on the issue of paternity in Absalom and Achitophel during James II's reign--it is ironic, given the book's argument, that the parity apparently aimed for came off with some unbalance.
Charles Demailly Defoe, Daniel Moll Flanders Dickens, Charles Tale of Two Cities Dos Passos, John Three Soldiers Dryden, John Marriage a la Mode Dryden, John Absalom and Achitophel Duggan, Alfred Leopards and Lilies Duggan, Alfred The Lady or Ransom Dumas, Alexandre The Vicomte de Bragelonne Duun, Olav The People of Jurik Earle Eugene Aram Edgeworth, Maria Castle Rackrent Etherege, Sir George The Man of Mode Euripedes The Cyclops Euripedes Medea Farquhar, George The Beaux Stratagem Farrell, James T.
He uses as examples essays he has published from 1951 to 1989 about such works as Gray's Elegy, Robinson Crusoe and Absalom and Achitophel.
A few among the longer Dryden satires, usually Absalom and Achitophel or MacFlecknoe, often turned up in the curricula of English government schools.