John Wolcot

(1738—1819) poet and satirist

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‘Peter Pindar’, author of vigorous and witty satirical verses. Among these were Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians (1782–5); a mock‐heroic poem, The Lousiad (1785–95), and various other satires on George III. Bozzy and Piozzi, in which Boswell and Mrs Thrale set forth their reminiscences of Dr Johnson, appeared in 1786, as did his Poetical and Congratulatory Epistle to James Boswell.

Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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