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Christopher Anstey (1724–1805)

Anstey, Christopher. An English poet (1724–1805). He was a gentleman of fortune, and wrote ‘The New Bath Guide’ (1766), humorous letters in rhyme describing life at that fashionable watering-place. These became famous, and Smollett borrowed largely from the work for ‘Humphrey Clinker.’ He also wrote ‘An Election Ball, and Other Verses’ (1776).