Bickerstaff

(Isaac). A name assumed by Dean Swift in a satirical pamphlet against Partridge, the almanack-maker. This produced a paper war so diverting that Steele issued the Tatler under the editorial name of “Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq., Astrologer” (1709).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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