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Prior, Matthew

Born: 1664 AD
Died: 1721 AD

1664 – Born on the 21st of July.

1686 – He took his B.A. degree, and two years later became a fellow.

1687 – He wrote the City Mouse and Country Mouse, in ridicule of John Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther.

1697 – He was secretary to the plenipotentiaries who concluded the Peace of Ryswick.

1695 – His occasional poems during this period include an elegy on Queen Mary.

1701 – He sat in Parliament for East Grinstead.

1709 – He had already published a collection of verse.

1715 – He was impeached by Robert Walpole and kept in close custody for two years.

1721 – Died on the 18th of September.