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Charles Churchill (1731–1764)

Churchill, Charles. An English satirical poet; born in Westminster, Feb. 1731; died at Boulogne, Nov. 4, 1764. He won his fame with ‘The Rosciad,’ a satire upon the actors of the time, in which only Garrick and some few popular actresses are praised. The capacity for ridicule was so great that ‘The Ghost’; ‘The Farewell’; ‘The Conference’; ‘The Author’; and ‘The Prophecy of Famine,’ proved exceedingly popular. He is almost without a peer in his special field.