1698–1768

1698, Wareham, Dorsetshire, Eng­land.

Sep­tem­ber 26, 1768, Poole, Dorsetshire, Eng­land.

Poole, Dorsetshire, Eng­land.

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

As evidence that intra-congregational sniping is not a new phenomenon, witness the following verse, contributed to the Lon­don Magazine by one H. Price 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.

  1. Spetisbury
  2. Wareham