The Day of Judgment: a poetical Essay. by [GLYNN, Robert].

~ The Day of Judgment: a poetical Essay. Cambridge, Printed by J. Bentham Printer to the University. Sold by Messrs Thurlbourn & Woodyet, and T. Merrill in Cambridge; Messrs Whiston & White, and T. Pote in Fleet-Street [London], and J. Pote at Eton... 1757.

4to (258 × 206 mm), pp. 16; light offsetting; disbound.

First edition, scarce: the Seatonian Prize poem for 1757, ‘perhaps the best that has ever yet appeared’ (Critical Review). Glynn is said to have submitted the poem out of his dislike for George Bally, who had won in 1754 and 1756 (and was to win again, in 1758). He became a noted physician—attending, for example, Thomas Gray in his final illness—showing ‘judgement and attention, but with characteristic eccentricity’ (Oxford DNB).

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