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Achitophel

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Achitophel ä-hit′ō-fel an able but unprincipled counsellor, from the name of David's sage counsellor who treacherously abetted the rebellion of Absalom. Dryden in his famous satire applied the name to Shaftesbury
    • Achitophel Also Ahith′ophel
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Usage

In literature:

In Absalom and Achitophel he hit upon a new and rich vein, which he worked with signal success.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is wisdom, but it is the wisdom of Achitophel, crafty at once and cruel.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
As Cain, Saul, Achitophel, Judas, blasphemed and died.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
As Hushai outwitted Achitophel, so Hyde (duke of Eochester) outwitted the Earl of Shaftesbury, etc., etc.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel, 405.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
Shaftesbury is Achitophel, and Dr. Oates figures as Corah.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
But, after all, this supposed scientific Achitophel has not yet made good the primary fact of his existence.
"Collected Essays, Volume V" by T. H. Huxley
If Achitophel signify the brother of a fool, the author of that poem will pass with his readers for the next of kin.
"English Satires" by Various
See the notes on Absalom and Achitophel.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
In one place he likens Filippo to Achitophel and Grifonetto to Absalom.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
In one place he likens Filippo to Achitophel and Grifonetto to Absalom.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Dryden's Absolom and Achitophel, 249.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Absalom and Achitophel, Dryden's, i.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The poem is largely an attack upon the Earl of Shaftesbury, who in it bears the title of Achitophel.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
That's a preferment for Achitophel.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 359, September 1845" by Various
But, after all, this supposed scientific Achitophel has not yet made good the primary fact of his existence.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
His verse takes a wide range: in satire we have Absalom and Achitophel, MacFlecknoe, etc.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
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