Parnassian Bagatelles: being a miscellaneous Collection of Poetical Attempts. To…

~ Parnassian Bagatelles: being a miscellaneous Collection of Poetical Attempts. To which are added a comic Sketch in one Act, called The way to get un-married, As performing with universal Applause at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden. And the Village Doctor, or Killing no Cure; a Favourite Burletta, Exhibited at Jones’s Royal-Circus, St. George’s Fields. By J. C. Cross, Author of the Divertisement, Purse on Benevolent Tar, British Fortitude, the Apparition, Point at Herqui, &c. London: Printed by Burton and Co.... published by Bellamy... 1796.

8vo (198 × 122 mm), pp. [8], 157, [1], with half-title and subscribers’ list; foxed throughout; later half calf; inscription to endpaper ‘Robert A. Spence May 1947’.

A greatly enlarged version of Cross’s 1792 Parnassian Trifles, which also includes poems from his Insolvent debtor (Salisbury, 1793, of which ESTC records only the BL copy). Cross acted at Covent Garden and the Haymarket before becoming part-proprietor and acting-manager of the Royal Circus. He published poems, songs, and theatrical pieces, and had some reputation as a writer of gothic drama. Many of his publications were broadsheets and songbooks. Not in Jackson.

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