William Lauder

(c. 1710—1771) literary forger

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(d. 1771),

literary forger, a good classical scholar, was proved to have interpolated in the works of Masenius and Staphorstius (17th‐cent. Latin poets) extracts from a Latin verse rendering of Paradise Lost. Incidentally he proved that Milton had deeply studied the works of modern Latin poets.

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