According to Wikipedia: John Arbuth not, often known simply as Dr. Arbuthnot, (baptised April 29, 1667, February 27, 1735), was a physician, satirist and polymath in London. He is best remembered for his contributions to mathematics, his membership in the Scriblerus Club (where he inspired both Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels book III and Alexander Pope's Peri Bathous, Or the Art of Sinking in Poetry, Memoirs of Martin Scriblerus, and possibly The Dunciad), and for inventing the figure of John Bull.
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B & R Samizdat Express
March 01, 2010
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