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The Rolliad, in two parts; Probationary odes for the laureatship; and Political miscellanies: with criticisms and illustrations.

Other records:
Other Title:
Probationary odes for the laureatship
Political miscellanies: with criticisms and illustrations.
Edition:
Rev., cor. and enl. by the original authors.
Publication:
London, J. Ridgway, 1795.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxii, 396, 154 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Subjects:
Pitt, William, 1759-1806.
Rolle, John Rolle, baron, 1750-1842.
Warton, Thomas, 1728-1790.
Satire, English.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789.
Contents:
Advertisement.
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Dedication to Sir Lloyd Kenyon.
Short account of the family of the Rollos, now Rolles, faithfully extracted from the records of the Herald's office.
Extract from the dedication of the Rolliad, an epic poem.
Criticisms on the Rolliad.
Political eclogues.
Probationary odes for the laureateship: with a preliminary discourse, by Sir John Hawkins [pseud.]
Political miscellanies.
Notes:
Title vignette, engraved.
A collection of satires on Pitt and his followers by Richard Tickell, Richard Fitzpatrick, Joseph Richardson, George Ellis, French Laurence and others.
"Originally appeared in the Morning herald and Daily advertiser for 1784 and following years." Each number of the "Criticisms on the Rolliad" professed to be a commentary on a new epic that had just appeared ... The Rolliad, which took its name from John Rolle, M. P. "Probationary odes" purported to be the competitive essays of Warton's rivals for the laureateship. cf. Camb. hist. of Eng. lit., v. 11, p. 38, 434.
"Criticisms on the Rolliad," "Probationary odes," and "Political miscellanies" also published separately.
Local notes:
Imperfect: p. 1-134 (3rd count) wanting.
Penn Chronology:
1795
OCLC:
8123766
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