John Oldham

(1653—1683) poet

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


is chiefly remembered for his ironical Satire against Virtue (1679) and Satires upon the Jesuits (1681). His Poems and Translations appeared in 1683. Dryden commemorated him and his verse in the well‐known lines beginning ‘Farewell, too little and too lately known’.

Subjects: Literature.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.