Aldael — General Monk, Duke of Albemarle.
Abethdin — The name given, through this poem, to a Lord–Chancellor in general.
Absalom — Duke of Monmouth, natural son of King Charles II.
Achitophel — Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury.
Adriel — John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave.
Agag — Sir Edmundbury Godfrey.
Amiel — Mr Seymour, Speaker of the House of Commons.
Amri — Sir Heneage Finch, Earl of Winchelsea, and Lord Chancellor.
Annabel — Duchess of Monmouth.
Arod — Sir William Waller.
Asaph — A character drawn by Tate for Dryden, in the second part of this poem.
Balaam — Earl of Huntingdon.
Balak — Barnet.
Barzillai — Duke of Ormond.
Bathsheba — Duchess of Portsmouth.
Benaiah — General Sackville.
Ben Jochanan — Rev. Samuel Johnson.
Bezaliel — Duke of Beaufort.
Caleb — Ford, Lord Grey of Werk.
Corah — Dr Titus Oates.
David — King Charles II.
Doeg — Elkanah Settle, the city poet.
Egypt — France.
Eliab — Sir Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington.
Ethnic–Plot — The Popish Plot.
Gath — The Land of Exile, more particularly Brussels, where King Charles II. long resided.
Hebrew Priests — The Church of England Clergy.
Hebron — Scotland.
Helon — Earl of Feversham, a Frenchman by birth, and nephew to Marshal Turenne.
Hushai — Hyde, Earl of Rochester.
Ishban — Sir Robert Clayton, Alderman, and one of the City Members.
Ishbosheth — Richard Cromwell.
Israel — England.
Issachar — Thomas Thynne, Esq., who was shot in his coach.
Jebusites — Papists.
Jerusalem — London.
Jews — English.
Jonas — Sir William Jones, a great lawyer.
Jordan — Dover.
Jotham — Saville, Marquis of Halifax.
Jothram — Lord Dartmouth.
Judas — Mr Ferguson, a canting teacher.
Mephibosheth — Pordage.
Michal — Queen Catharine.
Nadab — Lord Howard of Escrick.
Og — Shadwell.
Othniel — Henry, Duke of Grafton, natural son of King Charles II. by the Duchess of Cleveland.
Phaleg — Forbes.
Pharaoh — King of France.
Rabsheka — Sir Thomas Player, one of the City Members.
Sagan of Jerusalem — Dr Compton, Bishop of London, youngest son to the Earl of Northampton.
Sanhedrim — Parliament.
Saul — Oliver Cromwell.
Sheva — Sir Roger Lestrange.
Shimei — Slingsby Bethel, Sheriff of London in 1680.
Sion — England.
Solymaean Rout — London Rebels.
Tyre — Holland.
Uzza — Jack Hall.
Zadoc — Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Zaken — A Member of the House of Commons.
Ziloah — Sir John Moor, Lord Mayor in 1682.
Zimri — Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
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