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TAYLOR, John (1757--1832)
To John Soane, Esq. R.A. on his cenotaph to the memory of the late Right Hon. William Pitt, forming the entrance into the Office for the Redemption of the National Debt. By John Taylor, Esq.
[London]: [1819?].
[2] p. ; 13.2 cm. (16º)

Drop-head title. First line: 'Think not the world thou canst outwit, ...' The building of Soane's National Debt Redemption Office containing a memorial to William Pitt was begun in 1818 and was 'now building' in 1819. See Giles Waterfield (ed.), Soane and death (London 1996), pp. 112--113. The caption suggests that this poem was printed after building was complete, and presumably after the Sonnet to John Soane, ... on the cenotaph now building at the Bank (q.v.). The verses were later published in Poems on various subjects, by John Taylor, Esq. (London, 1827), I, p. 284 (q.v.). Taylor was one of Soane's oldest and closest friends.

Binding Loose sheet.

Reference Number 6777


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