THE CONVERTS: a familiar Ode. Addressed to Sir G----- L--------,…

~ THE CONVERTS: a familiar Ode. Addressed to Sir G----- L--------, Chan-----r of the Ex-----r... London: Printed for J. Morgan... 1756.

4to (286 × 190 mm), pp. 7, [1]; creased where previously folded; disbound.

Sole edition. The poem is directed towards George Lyttelton, poet, patron of literature, and newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, a post for which he was completely unqualified: ‘Your talents, not in Figures lies, / Leave Estimates, Accounts, Supplies, / Not worthy your regarding, / To wiser Heads...’

‘Though we cannot say much for the poetry of this Ode, we must allow that there is some spirit and satire in it; and those who know the C[hancello]r’s disposition, will allow that he must feel the lash severely’ (Critical Review).

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