Praed, Winthrop Mackworth

Praed, Winthrop Mackworth prād [key], 1802–39, English poet and essayist. A Conservative member of Parliament (1830–32, 1834–39) and an accomplished political satirist, he is best remembered for his graceful light verse—“Letter of Advice,” “Molly Mog”—and his serious poems, such as “Arminius” and “Time's Song.”

See D. Hudson, A Poet in Parliament (1939).

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