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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Achit’ophel. (See ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL.)
 
Achitophel was David’s traitorous counsellor, who deserted to Absalom; but his advice being disregarded, he hanged himself (2 Sam. xv.). The Achitophel of Dryden’s satire was the Earl of Shaftesbury:—   1
       
“Of these (the rebels) the false Achitophel was first;
A name to all succeeding ages curst;
For close designs and crooked counsels fit;
Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit;
Restless, unfixed in principles and place;
In power unpleased, impatient in disgrace.”
       
Part i. 150–5.
 


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