An Elegy on the Ancient Greek Model. Addressed to the…

~ An Elegy on the Ancient Greek Model. Addressed to the Right Reverend Robert Lowth, Lord Bishop of London... Cambridge, Printed by Francis Hodson; sold by T. Payne... London; and T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge... 1779.

4to (262 × 209 mm), pp. [2], 17, [1]; complete with half-title; a few ink-marks to p. 17, else fine; disbound.

First edition: a ‘truly liberal and manly performance’ (Monthly Review), written in defence of Lowth, whose Ash Wednesday sermon—on liberty—had been the subject of an attack by Richard Price. Barker, ‘Some notes on the bibliography of William Hayley, Part I’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society
Vol. 3, No. 1 (1959), pp. 103-112, 5; Jackson, p. 70.

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