in the satire of Absalom and Achitophel, by Dryden and
Tate, was meant for Mr. Furgueson, a Nonconformist. He was ejected in
1662 from his living of Godmersham, in Kent, and afterwards
distinguished himself by his political intrigues. He joined the Duke of
Monmouth, whom he afterwards betrayed.
Le point de Judas
(French). The number thirteen. The Messiah and His twelve disciples
made thirteen. And as Judas was the first to die, he was the
thirteenth. At the death of the Saviour, the number being reduced to
eleven, a twelfth (Matthias) was elected by lot to fill the place of
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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