Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > A’gag,

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Ackit’ophel, is meant for Sir Edmondbury Godfrey, the magistrate before whom Titus Oates made his declaration, and was afterwards found barbarously murdered in a ditch near Primrose Hill. Agag was hewed to pieces by Samuel (1 Sam. xv.).   1
“And Corall (Titus Oates) might for Agag’s mu der call
In terms as coarse as Samuel used to Saul.”
1. 675–6.


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