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  • Thanks to his father's excellent advice, he gave up writing doggerel verse (much of which had been printed by his brother and sold on the streets) and turned to prose composition.
  • The work by which he is known is the Fable of the Bees, published first in 1705 under the title of The Grumbling Hive, or Knaves Turn'd Honest (two hundred doggerel couplets).
  • Vacarescu described the history of the Ottoman empire from the beginning to 1791, interpolating doggerel verses.
  • His knowledge of the Bible was such that he might have been called a living concordance; and on the margin of his copy of the Book of Martyrs are still legible the ill-spelt lines of doggerel in which he expressed his reverence for the brave sufferers, and his implacable enmity to the mystical Babylon.
  • He lives in Edinburgh with ( of 6 ) one child still at home; and enjoys singing, sketching and writing doggerel.

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