The Nunnery. An Elegy. In Imitation of the Elegy in…

~ The Nunnery. An Elegy. In Imitation of the Elegy in a Church-Yard... London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley... [1762]. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley... [ 1762].

4to (230 × 180 mm), pp. 11, [1]; inscribed ‘The ingenious Author’s present to R. Marsham 1762’ on the title; page numbers cropped on a few pages; recent wrappers.

Scarce first edition, ‘executed with a tender pencil’ (Critical Review), presentation copy to Robert Marsham (see next item). ‘What, another Elegiac Bard!—Well, this performance, however, must be allowed to be a good Parody, whatever may be thought of it as Poem. Every stanza, nay almost every line, echoes its correspondent line in Mr. Gray’s Elegy’ (Monthly Review).

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