in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is meant
for Lord Howard, of Esrick or Escriek, a profligate who laid claim to
great piety. Nadab offered incense with strange fire, and was slain by
the Lord (Lev. x. 2); and Lord Howard, while imprisoned in the Tower,
is said to have mixed the consecrated wafer with a compound of roasted
apples and sugar, called lamb's-wool.
And canting Nadab let oblivion damn,
Who made new porridge of the paschal lamb.
Absalom and Achitophel, part i. 538-9.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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