THE ADVANTAGE of Misfortune: a Poem... by ADVANTAGE.

~ THE ADVANTAGE of Misfortune: a Poem... London: Printed for J. Ridley. 1773

4to (242 × 184 mm), pp. [4], 11, [1]; printed on good-quality paper, with generous margins; disbound.

Sole edition, dedicated to the foppish poet Edward Jerningham and written in imitation of ‘The Hermit’ by Thomas Parnell. ESTC locates 6 copies only (BL, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bodley, Cornell, UCLA).

‘All is vanity’: the misfortune of the title is the tragic death of Aboram, son of the haughty Caliph of Egypt, Bozaldab, which drives the father to attempt suicide, before an angel intervenes and shows him the error of his materialistic ways. Jackson, p. 18.

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