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KENRICK, William (1725?-1779)
Love in the suds; a town eclogue. Being the lamentation of Roscius for the loss of his Nyky. With annotations and an appendix. The fourth edition.
London: printed for J. Wheble, 1772.
iv, 31, [1] p. ; 27.1 cm. (4°)

A satire on David Garrick, accusing him of sodomy with Isaac Bickerstaff. The work is purportedly anonymous, but Kenrick, posing as editor, signs the preface, which takes the form of an open letter to Garrick, and admits authorship in an appendix reprinting correspondence which had appeared in the Morning Chronicle. Kenrick had quarreled with Garrick over the division of profits from Kenrick's comedy The widow'd wife. The first two editions of this satire appear not to have survived; the third forms the basis of the Augustan Reprint Society reprint publication 246, 1987; a 'fifth' edition also appeared in 1772. ESTC t170326.

Binding C19th calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 2s. 6d, 26 July 1830. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.49).

Reference Number 1423


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