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TAYLOR, John (1757--1832)
Poems on several occasions: consisting of sonnets, miscellaneous pieces, prologues and epilogues, - tales, imitations, &c.
Edinburgh printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Murray, London, and Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh, 1811.
[iii]--vi, [4], 246 p. ; 16.7 cm. (8°)

The poems are dedicated to the Rt. Hon. Charles Long, a political ally of William Pitt in the Treasury: 'I persuade myself that they will not appear wholly undeserving of your favour, as some parts of them are intended to do honour to the memory of your illustrious friend Mr Pitt, ...'. Includes three sonnets previously published in his Verses on various occasions, 1795 (q.v.) and 'The Caledonian Comet', a verse satire on the current fashion for 'the Old Ballad style of poetry' published separately in the previous year (q.v.).

Copy Notes Lacking a half-title? Manuscript note in pencil in the author's hand on page [3], correcting a fault in the type. Inscribed in ink at the head of the title-page, folded to fit when the volume was rebound: John Soane Esqr./ with best regards from / the Author. Accompanied by (and possibly previously bound with) a copy of the author's Addenda, 1814 (q.v.).

Binding C19th glazed green half straight-grained morocco, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled and lettered spine.

Reference Number 1369


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