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John Christopher Rost (1717–1765)

Rost, John Christopher (rōst). A German poet; born at Leipsic, April 7, 1717; died in 1765. He made a reputation by his lively satires against the Saxon school; particularly the one entitled ‘The Prelude’ (1742: a sort of epic satire in five songs), and ‘The Devil’s Epistle’ (1754). He also wrote many pastorals, among them being ‘Learned Love’ (1742), the grace of which equals its licentiousness; a collection of ‘Letters’ (1766); and ‘Various Poems’ (1769).