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Written on title page: Anecdota 1700. Honi soit qui mal y pense.
Index at end of volume.
Binding: full calf; gilt decoration on spine.
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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of 83 poems, primarily political verse satires, from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. A number of the poems satirize King William III, including The lamentation of the French king for the death of K. William, a ballad to the tune of the The dragon of Wantley; and A simile. Other targets of satire include Parliament; Queen Anne; and John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. Other poem titles include Matthew Prior's Ode to the memory of the Honble Col. George Villiers drown'd in the River Piava; The history of the conformity bill; The opening of the sessions in the House of Commons; and To the vice chancellor of Cambridge.
1 v. (130 p.) ; 16 x 9 cm.
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