|Creator:||Rose, Aquila, 1695-1723|
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Dedication: To my ever-honoured father, Joseph Rose of Alesbury in the County of Bucks.
Binding: stitched, Marbled-paper endsheets, with handwriting beneath.
Autograph manuscript of a poem on the debate contest at King Darius' court chronicled in I Esdras 3-4. In the end Darius promises to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple as Zerubbabel's prize for his winning oration which argued that "women were more strong than wine; the ample pow'r of kings to them decline; but truth the strongest." The dedicatory preface quotes and compares several examples of classical and biblical verse, and explains that the Muses which he invokes in the poem are only a metaphor for natural poetic inclinations.
1 v. (80 p.) ; 10 x 17 cm.
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