Elegies. by DELAP, [John].

~ Elegies. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1760.

4to (232 × 172 mm), pp. 11, [1]; title slightly dusty; modern boards.

Sole edition. Two smooth elegies in quatrains reminiscent of Gray, in which Delap laments his lack of good health. Educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge, Delap was probably living at Lee Abbey near Canterbury at the time of publication. The majority of his works were dramatic and his Hecuba (1761), a tragedy in three acts and Delap's first dramatic success was produced by Garrick at Drury Lane on 11 December 1761. ESTC: BL, NLS, Oxford (copies at Bodley and Worcester College), Rylands, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Newberry, Illinois and Yale.

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