1698–1768

Introduction

Born: 1698, Ware­ham, Dor­set­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 26, 1768, Poole, Dor­set­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Poole, Dor­set­shire, Eng­land.

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Biography

Knapp was the par­ish clerk at St. John’s Church in Poole for four de­cades.

Publications

Introduction

In­tra-con­gre­ga­tional snip­ing is not a new phe­no­me­non. This verse, by one H. Price, ap­peared in the Lon­don Ma­ga­zine in 1742 (the George Sav­age re­ferred to in the last line was the sex­ton at Knapp’s church).

Ejaculation

From pounce and paper, ink and pen,
Save me, O Lord, I pray;
From Pope and Swift and such-like men,
And Cibber’s annual lay;
From doctors’ bills and lawyers’ fees,
From ague, gout, and trap;
And, what is ten times worse than these,
George Savage and Will Knapp.

Sources

Music