PINDAR, Peter, Esq. (John Wolcot)
Peter Pindar was the pseudonym for satirist and poet John Wolcot (1738-1819). His humour was generally coarse, and not infrequently profane. He soon discovered a paying enterprise in ridiculing the private life of the king. After the government attempted to secure silence by the bestowal of a pension, and the queen's solicitor got into action, he confined himself to smaller game, such as Sir Joseph Banks, Sylvanus Urban, and James Bruce the African traveler. He was buried in St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden where by his own wish his coffin was placed touching that of Samuel Butler. He had many imitators, who wrote under the same and similar names. (Dictionary of National Biography).