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William Diaper

(1685—1717) poet


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(1685–1717),

poet, born in Somerset, wrote Nereides: or, Sea‐Eclogues (1712), in which the speakers are mermen and mermaids and the landscapes subaqueous. He also wrote Dryades (1712) and a topographical poem, ‘Brent’ (printed 1754).

Subjects: Literature.


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