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FAULKNER, Thomas (1777--1855)
Tempora mutantur. A leading character, yet most modest in every thing, though unavoidably well known all over the following places: ...
London: 1834.
[4] p.; 24 cm. (4º)

Anonymous. Attributed to Thomas Faulkner (see copy notes). Folded half-sheet, conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. Satirical verse signed and dated at the end 'Justicia. September 26, 1834'. The hero of the satire would appear to be a journalist: 'Gravest senators are swayed by his articles leading. / Leading rascal of Europe, knave highest in vogue, ... '.

Copy Notes The word 'Tempora' underlined twice in ink. Inscribed in ink at the head of the verse with epigraph in Latin "Semper ego auditor tantum?. -" (from Juvenal Satire 1, i: Am I to be a listener all my days?). Initialled in ink at the end of the text T.F. and in another hand Chelsea Oct. 4. 1834. Previously folded as an envelope addressed in ink on blank p. [4] to Sir John Soane, / Chelsea Hospital in the hand of Thomas Faulkner, a bookseller and stationer with a shop near the Chelsea Hospital.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6292


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