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MORRIS, Robert (1701--1754)
Yes, they are: being an answer to Are these things so? The previous question from an Englishman in his grotto to a great man at court.
London: printed for T. Cooper, 1740.
[2], 13, [1] p. ; 33.3 cm. (4º)

The author is identified by an advertisement in The qualifications and duty of a surveyor, 1752, which includes Morris's anonymous works as well as those published under his name. (See Harris and Savage, p. 317). Formerly attributed to James Love. One of the pamphlets in the attacks and defences of Sir Robert Walpole over the Second Pardo Convention of 1739. 'Are these Things So?' is by James Miller (q.v.). The Soane copy represents the impression with sig. B under 'wish' and p. [14] blank. ESTC n45672; Foxon M512.

Copy Notes Formerly folded and inscribed at foot of title-page D Jen[ner], cropped at fore-edge but almost certainly in the same hand as the inscription David Jenner in a similar location on the title-page of another pamphlet in the same volume (q.v.). Bound (2) after Are these things so? (q.v.) in a collection of satirical pamphlets, chiefly in verse, including several further in the exchange over Walpole; the front pastedown inscribed in ink H Lushington 1766.

Binding C18th quarter pigskin (?), marbled-paper boards, red morocco spine-label gilt-lettered 'Miscellaneous Poems'. Numbered '62' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2833


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