Note by A Milnes to As A Playwright a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

More commonly pother. Johnson agrees with Mr. Lye in deriving it from fudur, Icelandic, a rapid motion.

'Let the great Gods
That keep this dreadful pudder o'er our heads
Find out their enemies.'Shakspeare, King Lear, iii. 2.

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