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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
Reformation of manners, a satyr.
[London?]: 1702.
[4], 64 p.; 20.4 cm. (4º)

Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe. In verse. According to Furbank and Owens, there were three editions of the poem in 1702. In this edition, the motto on the title-page is 'Væ Vobis Hypocritè.', and the last word of text on p. 55 is 'Eyes'; another edition has 'Hipocritè' and 'Eys' (q.v.). Defoe attacks the increase of vice (drunkeness, swearing and whoring) which had spread from the Court to the nobility and gentry and the hypocrisy of judges sentencing the poor for their own vices. ESTC t68176; Furbank and Owens 34; Moore 43; Foxon D147.

Copy Notes Manuscript annotations in ink of an early owner who has identified the hidden names in the text, and some similar marginal notations in pencil. Bound (2) with two further pamphlets by Defoe, The mock mourners, 5th ed., 1702 (q.v.) and A hymn to the pillory, 1703 (q.v.), and Henry Addington, later Viscount Sidmouth, An essay on the affinity between painting and writing, [1779] (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, green morocco spine-label reading 'Satyrs'.

Reference Number 736


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