Cam. An Elegy... by [GREENE, Edward Burnaby].

~ Cam. An Elegy... London: Printed for W. Flexney... G. Kearsly... J. Coote... C. Henderson... J. Gardiner... and J. Almon... 1764.

4to (229 × 171 mm), pp. [2], 17, [1]; without the half-title; cut close along the fore-margin, touching the odd letter but no real loss; disbound.

First edition: a satirical poem on the appointment of the Duke of Newcastle as Chancellor of Cambridge University, with the river itself featuring as a character in the poem, in much the same vein as William Mason’s Isis had reproached the University of Oxford in 1748. Greene’s abilities as a poet later found expression in translations from Classical literature.

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