Oldham, John

(1653-1683)
   Satirist and translator, s. of a Nonconformist minister, was at Oxf., and was the friend of most of the literary men of his time, by whom his early death from smallpox was bewailed. He made clever adaptations of the classical satirists, wrote an ironical Satire against Virtue, and four severe satires against the Jesuits. He is cynical to the verge of misanthropy, but independent and manly.

Short biographical dictionary of English literature . . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Oldham, John — ▪ British poet born Aug. 9, 1653, Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Dec. 9, 1683, Holm Pierrepont, near Nottingham       pioneer of the imitation of classical satire in English.       Oldham was the son of a scholarly vicar who was… …   Universalium

  • Oldham, John — (1653 1683)    Born at Shipton Moyne, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, to a clergyman father, he graduated B.A. from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 1674. He satirizes his years between 1675 and 1678 as under master (usher) at Archbishop Whitgift s… …   British and Irish poets

  • Oldham (surname) — Oldham is a surname with origins tracing to the town of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. People named Oldham include: Andrew Loog Oldham (born 1944), British rock group manager Arthur Oldham (1926 2003), English chorusmaster, composer… …   Wikipedia

  • John Divers — may refer to: *John Divers (footballer born 1875), Scottish international footballer who played for Hibernian, Celtic and Everton *John Divers (footballer born 1911), Scottish international footballer who played for Celtic, Morton and Oldham… …   Wikipedia

  • Oldham Roughyeds — Club information Full name Oldham Roughyeds Rugby League Football Club Website www.roughyeds.co.uk Colours …   Wikipedia

  • Oldham (UK Parliament constituency) — Oldham Former Borough constituency for the House of Commons 1832 (1832)–1950 (1950) …   Wikipedia

  • Oldham Athletic A.F.C. — Oldham Athletic Voller Name Oldham Athletic Association Football Club Gegründet 1895 (als Pine Villa FC) Stadion Boundary Park, Royton …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oldham Athletic F.C. — Oldham Athletic Voller Name Oldham Athletic Association Football Club Gegründet 1895 (als Pine Villa FC) Stadion Boundary Park, Royton …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oldham Athletic — Voller Name Oldham Athletic Association Football Club Gegründet 1895 (als Pine Villa FC) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Sheridan — Spielerinformationen Voller Name John Joseph Sheridan Geburtstag 1. Oktober 1964 Geburtsort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.