Envy, a Poem. Addressed to Mrs. Miller, at Batheaston Villa...…

~ Envy, a Poem. Addressed to Mrs. Miller, at Batheaston Villa... London: Printed for J. Dodsley... [ 1778

4to (227 × 184 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 23, [1]; early ink attribution ‘By Chrs Anstey Esq’ to title; disbound.

First edition. The poem, ‘by an unlucky accident’, was sent too late to be included in ‘Lady Miller’s Vase’, as her salon was known. It is ‘based upon the 15th elegy of the first book of Ovid [which is addressed to Envy], the Latin text of which is prefaced to the work’ (ESTC). Jackson, p. 62.

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