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Erra-Pater (or Erra Pater) is the assumed name of the author of an astrological almanac first published in 1535, and referred to by Samuel Butler in Hudibras (I.i), and by William Congreve in Love for Love.[1]


  1. ^ Cf. Erra Pater, A prognostication for ever, made by Erra Pater, a Jew, born in Jewry, doctor in astronomy and physick, Gale ECCO, facsimile ed. (2010); see also Googlebooks entry; and Erra Pater, (other names, Thomas Isaiah), The new book of knowledge. Shewing the effects of the planets..., Boston University Library, microfilm holdings (1767); 1806 edition; 1795 edition.