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Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

Prior, Matthew. A distinguished English poet; born at Wimborne in Dorsetshire, July 21, 1664; died at Wimpole in Cambridgeshire, Sept. 18, 1721. With Charles Montagu, afterward Lord Halifax, he wrote: ‘The City Mouse and the Country Mouse’ (1687), in ridicule of Dryden’s ‘Hind and Panther.’ His other works are: ‘Alma: or, The Progress of the Mind’ (1718); ‘Solomon,’ his most ambitious poetic flight (1718); ‘Poems on Several Occasions’ (1718). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).