|Creator:||Lockman, John, 1698-1771|
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Pasted into Vols. 1, 2, and 4: printed copies of Lockman's poems inside front cover and throughout the manuscripts.
On flyleaf of vol. 1: copy of a poem titled "To my worthy Friend M. John Lockman: on His Poems on various Occasions," by Michael Clancy, dated 1762.
Binding: quarter contemporary leather.
Manuscript, in a single hand, of a large collection of poems. The first volume contains primarily occasional poems and satirical verse; titles include "To a Fellow, who after the Author had done Him Some Service, endeavour'd to ridicule Him in a stupid Print" and "Writ under the Print of a Chimney Sweeper, Squeezing a Cat." The first volume also contains a dedication to the Princess of Wales," requesting Her Royal Highness graciously to patronize a Subscription, for printing Poems on Several Occasions," and is followed by a dedicatory poem to her, which mentions a fable "presented to His late Royal Highness at Leicester House, in 1751, which was most graciously receiv'd, & the Author had the honour to kiss the Princess' Hand." The other three volumes contain more occasional poems, political verse, "imitations and translations," and songs. Titles in these volumes include "Verses on the Demise of the late King: & the Accession of His present Majesty," "The Willow and the Peach-Tree, from a Chinese Poem," "The Victory at Cullden: gain'd by His Royal Highness...set by Mr. Handel, & Sung by Mr. Lows, in Vauxhall Gardens," and "Anniversary Song; for the Cyder Counties on the repeal of the Cyder Act (The Tune, Bumper Squire Jones)." The third volume also contains numerous dramatic pieces, including a "Prologue to the Conscious Lovers, acted in Covent Garden Theatre," "Yarico: an American pastoral Drama, set to music by Mr. John Christopher Smith: & writ for Buckingham House," "Elfrida: an Opera set to Music by Mr. John Christopher Smith," and "Moses: an Oratorio."
4 vols. ; 21 x 17 cm.
1 vol. ; 21 cm.
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