Maynwaring, Arthur (2213 words)

Pat Rogers (University of South Florida)
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The life history of Arthur Maynwaring (1668–1712) serves to illustrate the caprices of fortune. He had a brief but glittering career, emerging from relative obscurity to a key role in print culture as chef de la propagande for the Whig party. After his birth in Shropshire on 9 July 1668, his early years as a member of a nonjuring family in the Welsh borders did not suggest such a future. In effect, he dropped out of both Oxford and the Inner Temple, while his attraction to Jacobitism caused him to publish harsh satires on the new regime of William and Mary, competent enough to be attributed to Dryden. It was only when he reached his thirties that he became fully reconciled to the established order, gaining the patronage …

Citation: Rogers, Pat. "Maynwaring, Arthur". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 April 2021 [, accessed 07 May 2021.]

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