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John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) (1738–1819)

Wolcot or Wolcott, John [“Peter Pindar”]. An English clergyman, physician, and satirical poet; born at Dodbrooke, in May 1738; died in London, Jan. 14, 1819. His satires involved him in many quarrels. So effective were his attacks upon the king, that the ministry silenced him with a pension of 300 per annum. He was an art critic of taste and penetration far beyond his time; his yearly reviews in verse of the Academy Exhibitions are much the best of his work, and still instructive. Some of his satires are: ‘Lyric Odes’; ‘An Epistle to the Reviewers’; ‘Peeps at St. James’; ‘Royal Visits’; and ‘The Lousiad.’