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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nadab,
 
in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is meant for Lord Howard, of Esrick or Escriek, a profligate who laid claim to great piety. Nadab offered incense with strange fire, and was slain by the Lord (Lev. x. 2); and Lord Howard, while imprisoned in the Tower, is said to have mixed the consecrated wafer with a compound of roasted apples and sugar, called lamb’s-wool.   1
       
“And canting Nadab let oblivion damn,
Who made new porridge of the paschal lamb.”
       
Absalom and Achitophel, part i. 538–9.
 


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