A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Flecknoe, Richard

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Flecknoe, Richard (d. 1678). -- Poet, said to have been an Irish priest. He wrote several plays, now forgotten, also miscellaneous poems, some of them sacred, and a book of travels. His name has been preserved in Dryden's satire, MacFlecknoe, aspage 141 "throughout the realms of nonsense absolute;" but according to some authorities his slighter pieces were not wanting in grace and fancy.