To Shadwell was given the laureateship of which Dryden was deprived.
Both Rogers and Wilson, it is said, have declined the laureateship.
The comparative scarcity of entries makes imperative a second warning regarding the new conditions in the laureateship department.
Of these dramatic productions of Dryden during the first ten years of his laureateship some were very carefully written.
What a pity you could not uphold the dignity of the laureateship in the eyes of Europe.
On the demise of Whitehead in 1785, the laureateship was conferred on him by command of George the Third.
And as an incident of the laureateship there is still another novelty to be noted.
When Dryden was dismissed from the laureateship, he made him an equivalent pension from his own purse.
Warton in 1790 he was offered, but declined, the laureateship.
The death of Wordsworth was another of the events of this spring, leaving vacant the laureateship.
late 14c., from Latin laureatus "crowned with laurels," from laurea "laurel crown" (emblematic of victory or distinction in poetry), from fem. of laureus "of laurel," from laurus "laurel." Laureat poete first found in "Canterbury Tales" (form with the noun before the adjective, in imitation of Latin word order, is from c.1400 in English); the first official one was probably Ben Jonson (1638), though the first recorded one was Dryden (1668). Extended to Nobel prize winners, 1947. As a noun, 1520s, from the adjective. Related: Laureateship.