matthew prior is one of those that have burst out from an obscure original to great eminence.
With all deference to matthew prior, comfort does not flow on a line with ignorance.
matthew prior, the poet, was both scholar and Fellow of the College, holding his fellowship until his death.
matthew prior, the English poet and diplomatist, began life as a charity scholar.
It is interesting to find that his successor was matthew prior, the poet.
These grounds are said to have been laid out by matthew prior, the poet.
"earlier," 1714, from Latin prior "former, previous, first;" figuratively "superior, better;" as a noun "forefather; superior rank;" comparative of Old Latin pri "before," from PIE *prai-, *prei-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
"superior officer of a religious house or order," late Old English, from Medieval Latin prior "superior officer," noun use of Latin adjective meaning "former, superior" (see prior (adj.)). As short for prior arrest, by 1990, American English.
An earlier conviction; previous: ''Any priors onhim?'' ''Dinged once, in Rapid City'' (1978+)