in Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel, is meant for the
Earl of Mulgrave.
Sharp-judging Adriel, the muses' friend,
Himself a muse: in Sanbedrim's debate
True to his prince, but not a slave of state;
Whom David's love with honours did adorn,
That from his disobedient son were torn.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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