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Pamphlet of 22 pages, (numbered pages 12-21) written in verse without illustrations on the death of Charlotte Augusta Princess of Wales entitled: 'The lament of the emerald isle.' Lettered on the front page with the title and "Price One Shilling."
On the verso:
"Advertisement to the Fifth Edition. Mr Phillips has just transmitted to the publisher two additional Stanzas, which are incorporated into this the Fifith. Edition of the Monody: one Stanza is at p.18, and the other at p.20. 12th January 1818.The following page, bordered in black, repeats the title. Lettered beneath the title:
"By Charles Phillips. Esq." and the quotation:
"Loveliness was around her as light. She saw the youth and loved him. Her blue eyes rolled on him in secret, and she blessed the Chief of Morven.
Thou has left no Son, but thy name shall live in Song;-
Narrow is thy dwelling now, thou who weret so great before Ossian Songs of Selma."
"Fifth Edition-with Additions."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed for William Hone, 67, Old Bailey, Three Doors from Ludgate Hill, 1818."
On the verso, "J. McCreery, Printer, Black horse Court, London."
On the following page a dedication:
"To the most desolate woman in the world. The Princess of Wales. This tribute of sincerest sympathy is respectfully inscribed."
Followed by a short preface by the author dated December 1st, 1817.
The final pages of the pamphlet carry a statement on copyright and an advertisement for poetry recently published by W. Hone in Octavo.
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Height: 220 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 135 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Written in Dublin and published in London. Bound as part of 'Political tracts Volume 7.' One of 10 volumes of pamphlets published circa 1819-1822. Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 7.' Number 7 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819- 1822. Volume 7 contains slightly earlier publications dating back to 1815.
The text expresses sympathy for Caroline of Brunswick in the final verse and the author's preface.
As the pamphlet is not illustrated and is not satirical despite its potentially political content, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.’
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