CAPTAIN PAROLLES at M-nden: a rough Sketch for the Royal…

~ CAPTAIN PAROLLES at M-nden: a rough Sketch for the Royal Academy. Most respectfully dedicated to Temple Luttrell, Esq; in Honour of his spirited Speech on the 26th of May last. By the Author of Royal Perseverance, Tyranny the Worst Taxation, Epistle to L—d M—f—d, &c.... London, Printed for J. Bew... 1778.

4to (250 × 206 mm), pp. [3]–28; without the half-title; short tear at foot of title; light marginal waterstaining in places, light foxing towards the end, coloured pencil scribble to p. 13; disbound.

Sole edition. An anonymous verse satire on George Germain, Viscount Sackville, who had disputed his humiliating treatment after the Battle of Minden in 1759. ‘Captain Parolles is a character which Shakespeare has admirably delineated [in All’s well that ends well]... The author of this piece applies the character of Parolles to lord George Germaine, and throws many sarcasms on his lordship’s conduct at Minden, and the orders which he issues out, as secretary of state for the American department. An acrimonious production’ (Critical Review). Jackson, p. 60; ESTC locates 8 copies only: BL, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bodley, St Andrews, McMaster, Indiana.

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