William Combe

Standard Name: Combe, William


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Cultural formation Anne Damer
Soon after her husband's death, obscene libels (bearing a political subtext) began to appear against AD . William Combe led the way in a couplet satire, The First of April; or, The Triumphs of Folly...
Cultural formation Anne Damer
Literary historian Andrew Elfenbein argues that these attacks formed part of a general assault on the morals of the aristocracy. AD stepped up her artistic activities during the next decade, and this rendered her liable...


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