[GISBORNE, Thomas]. ~ Walks in a Forest: or, Poems descriptive of Scenery and Incidents characteristic of a Forest, at different Seasons of the Year. Inscribed to the Reverend William Mason, of Aston, in Yorkshire. London: Printed by J. Davis, for B. and J. White ... 1794.
4to (232 × 186 mm), pp. , 52; complete with half-title; disbound.
First edition. Gisborne was a central figure in the evangelical Clapham Sect, a close friend of William Wilberforce, and a keen abolitionist. These poems find him in more reflective mood, describing the scenery, across the seasons, of the now lost Needwood Forest, which bordered Gisborne’s estate at Yoxall, Staffordshire, and which had inspired poetry by Francis Mundy and Anna Seward almost 20 years before.
Jackson, p. 196; not found in Aubin.