in the satire of Absalom and Achitopel, by Dryden and
Tate, is designed for Sir William Waller.
But in the sacred annals of our plot
Industrious Arod never be forgot,
The labours of this midnight magistrate
May vie with Corah [Titus Oates] to preserve the state.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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