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Flecknoe, Richard, was an English poet and dramatist, the contemporary of Dryden, who sharply satirised him in MacFlecltnoe in 1682. This was unkind, for Flecknoe spoke well of Dryden. Not much is known of his life, except that he visited the Netherlands, was at Rome in 1654, when Andrew Marvell visited him, and that he went to Portugal, Brazil, and Constantinople, and died about 1678. He wrote much, but published little, and his poetry was not of a high order.