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doggerel

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Comic verse composed in irregular rhythm; verse or words that are badly written or expressed. Recorded from late Middle English (as an adjective describing such verse), apparently from dog ...

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Edward Ward

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(1667–1731),

tavern keeper and writer of Hudibrastic sketches of London life. Some of the best of these are contained in The London Spy (1698–1709). His Hudibras Redivivus, a...

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Matthew Prior

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(1664–1721),

joined with Charles Montagu (later earl of Halifax) in The Hind and the Panther Transvers'd to the Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse (1687, see Town Mouse...

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octosyllabics

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Consisting of eight syllables, usually applied to the eight‐syllabled rhyming iambic metre of, e.g. Milton's ‘Il Penseroso’.

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