The Force Of Satire

JACOB JOHNSON, the publisher, having refused to advance Dryden a sum of

money for a work upon which he was engaged, the incensed bard sent a

message to him, and the following lines, adding, Tell the dog that he

who wrote these can write more:--

With leering looks, bull-necked, and freckled face,

With two left legs, and Judas-colored hair,

And frowsy pores, that taint the ambient air!

Johnson felt the force of the description; and, to avoid, a completion

of the portrait, immediately sent the money.

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