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Absalom and Achitophel

A political satire by Dryden (1649–1685). David is meant for Charles II; Absalom for his natural son James, Duke of Monmouth, handsome like Absalom, and, like him, rebellious. Achitop…

James Absalom

Ab′salom Duke of Monmouth, the handsome but rebellious son of Charles II in Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel (1649–1685). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham …

Absalom TATOM

TATOM, Absalom, a Representative from North Carolina; born in that State in 1742; sergeant in the Greenville (N.C.) Militia in 1763; during the Revolutionary War was commissioned first lieutena…

Absalom Harris CHAPPELL

CHAPPELL, Absalom Harris, (cousin of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar), a Representative from Georgia; born at Mount Zion, Hancock County, Ga., December 18, 1801; attended the local academy at …

Absalom Willis ROBERTSON

Senate Years of Service: 1946-1966Party: DemocratROBERTSON, Absalom Willis, a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., May 27, 1887; moved to Lyn…

2 Samuel: 18

2 Samuel Chapter 18 1 And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them. 2 And David sent forth a third part of the…

2 Samuel: 16

2 Samuel Chapter 16 1 And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundre…

William Faulkner

Name at birth: William Cuthbert FalknerWilliam Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying (1930) and other novels, short stories and plays. Many of his stories took place in fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississ…

2 Samuel: 13

2 Samuel Chapter 13 1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2 And Amnon was so vexed,…

2 Samuel: 17

2 Samuel Chapter 17 1 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night: 2 And I will come upon him while…