abduction of Elizabeth Malet; captain of horse under Prince Rupert; clothes and money stolen by a wench; brawl at the Paris Opera; destruction of the King's sundial; brawl at Epsom; gathering of his cronies at Woodstock ; sided with Whigs during Exclusion crisis; tolerance toward Roman Catholicism; his wife a Catholic; not responsible for the beating of Dryden; near-duel with Mulgrave; quarrel with Sir Carr Scroope; friendship with Buckingham; pre-eminently a satirist; veneration for classical antiquity; decreased literary activity during his last years; holograph poems; wrote no lampoon of Edward Howard


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