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Pamphlet of 8 pages in verse (numbered pages 4-8) without illustrations, entitled 'Lines on the Death of _ '
Lettered below the title:
"From the Morning Chronicle on Monday August 5, 1816. Ascribed to a Person of the Highest Poetical Talent, and to gratify the anxious curiosity of the public, republished, Without note or comment"
With the quotation:
"Principibus placuisse viris- Horat."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London, Printed for W.Hone, 55 Fleet Street. 1816. Price Sixpence."
On the verso: "Printed by Hay and Turner, Newcastle-street, Strand."
Lettered at the end of the text:
"In Octavo -Price Eighteenpence. Napoleon and the Spots in the Sun, or THE R--T's Waltz and Who Waltzed with him and where: a Poetical Flight, with Notes variorum, by Syntax Sidrophel, F.S.A.
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Height: 221 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 135 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.’
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 pamphlet predates the deaths of the Romantic poets Byron, Shelley and Keats and is possibly a satire on Robert Southey, a former radical turned poet laureate, whose 'Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo' is advertised in the Morning Chronicle 5th August 1816.
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