A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Gildon, Charles
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Gildon, Charles (1665-1724). -- Critic and dramatist, belonged to a Roman Catholic family, and was an unsuccessful playwright, a literary hack, and a critic of little acumen or discrimination. He attacked Pope as "Sawny Dapper," and was in return embalmed in The Dunciad. He also wrote a Life of Defoe.