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Pamphlet of 24 pages (numbered pages 8-23) entitled: 'A sketch from public life and other poems.'
Lettered on the cover page with the title and the price 'One shilling.'
An additional title page is lettered as follows:
"A sketch from public life: a poem, founded upon recent domestic circumstances with 'Weep not for me!' and Other Poems."
With a quotation from Pope:
"Ask ye what provocation I have had?-
The strong antipathy of Good and Bad.
When Truth or Virtue an affront endures.
The affront is mine my friend, and should be yours:
Mine as a friend to every worthy mind;
And mine as a man who feels for all mankind."
With the publisher's line at the foot of the page:
London: Printed for W. Hone, 55 Fleet-Street, 1816."
On the verso: "Hay and Turner, Printers, Newcastle Street, Strand."
With an introduction "To the Reader" sdated April 27 1816.
Including the poems:
'A sketch from public life.'
'Weep not for me.'
'She is not near'
'The aged harper. A ballad.'
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Height: 220 millimetres
Width: 135 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The pamphlet is not included in M. Dorothy George's ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum’ as it is not illustrated and does not contain overtly satirical content despite being part of a collection of political pamphlets.
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 works dating back to 1815.
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