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John Oldham (poet)
He was born in Shipton Moyne , Gloucestershire and received a B. A. degree from the University of Oxford in 1674. He took a position as an usher at Croyden School, where the Earl of Rochester visited him to compliment him on his poetry.
Oldham was a satirist who imitated the classical satires of Juvenal. His best-known works are A Satire Upon a Woman Who by Her Falsehood and Scorn Was the Death of My Friend, written in 1678 and A Satire against Virtue, written in 1679. His translations of Juvenal were published after his death.
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