[DELAMAYNE, Thomas Hallie]. ~ The Patricians: or, a candid Examination into the Merits of the principal Speakers of the House of Lords. By the Author of The Senators. London: Printed for G. Kearsley... 1773.
4to (254 × 194 mm) in half-sheets, pp. , 34, plus advertisement leaf; engraved title vignette; complete with half-title; disbound.
First edition. The Senators (1772) was an attack on the House of Commons. Here, Delamayne turns his ‘current of abuse’ towards the Lords, ‘with the same vehemence, the same malignity, and the same disregard to justice, as in his preceding rhapsody’ (Critical Review). Lord North is compared to Oliver Cromwell, whose republican aims he was widely viewed to share. Jackson, p. 2.