[BROOME, Ralph]. ~ Simkin redivivus to Simon: a satirical and poetical Epistle, describing Edmund Burke’s Letter to a noble Lord in Defence of his Pension... London: Printed and sold at the Office of the Telegraph... D. Walker... and to be had of all the Booksellers and Stationers. 1796.
8vo (203 × 133 mm) in half-sheets, pp. –29, ; wanting the half-title, disbound.
First edition in book form, originally published in The Telegraph. Broome, a prolific pamphleteer, had first targeted Burke and his circle in Letters from Simkin... containing a humble Description of the Trial of Warren Hastings (1788). ‘To the admirers of real humour and elegant satire, it must afford much satisfaction, that, the author of SIMKIN has again taken up the pen—again renewed his pleasant versification, again parodized the ravings of Burke. The severe castigation which the champion of the Begums received on the trial of Warren Hastings will not be forgotten; and it will be found that the lash under which he then smarted is here directed with equal success against the sublime and beautiful of his last eccentrick effort... As it has been recommended that these verses should be bound up along with Mr. Burke’s letter, it was thought proper to print it on a paper of a corresponding size’ (pp. 6, 7). Jackson, p. 213.