The Times. A Poem. by CHURCHILL, Charles.

~ The Times. A Poem. London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Coote... J. Almon... W. Flexney... C. Henderson... J. Gardiner... and C. Moran. 1764.

4to (255 × 198 mm) pp. 33, [1], with half-title, author’s name added to title in contemporary manuscript (authorial); modern boards.

First edition. ‘Churchill's most Juvenalian satire... it denounces vices of the aristocracy, with particular indignation directed against sodomy’ (Oxford DNB). ‘Women are kept for nothing but the breed; / For pleasure we must have a GANYMEDE, / A fine, fresh HYLAS, a delicious boy, / To serve our purposes of beastly joy.’

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