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Curll, Edmund (1675-1747), a somewhat notorious London bookseller. A quarrel with Pope caused his insertion in the Dunciad. He busied himself with the publication of indecent literature, and once he was tried and convicted for publication of obscene books, and twice he appeared before the Lords for publishing matter concerning them. With reference to some biographies which he produced he was said by Arbuthnot to have added a new terror to death, a remark that has been credited to Lord Brougham with reference to Campbell's Lives of the Judges and the Chancellors.