Il latte. An Elegy. by [JERNINGHAM, Edward].

~ Il latte. An Elegy. London: Printed for J. Dodsley... 1767.

4to (253 × 217 mm), pp. 11, [1]; lower corner of the first two leaves torn away (no loss); first and last pages a trifle dusty; recent wrappers.

First edition. ‘The purport of this poem with this affected title, is to exhort mothers to nurse their children at their own breasts; and nothing certainly can be more proper or more natural. If strains like these, ye matrons, can have any influence upon you; let it not be in vain that the poet says, Unsway’d by fashion’s dull, unseemly jest, / Still to your bosom that your infant cling, / There banquet off an ever-welcome guest, / Unblamed inebriate at that healthful spring’ (Monthly Review).

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