The Funeral of Arabert, Monk of La Trappe: a Poem...…

The Funeral of Arabert, Monk of La Trappe: a Poem... by JERNINGHAM, Edward.

~ The Funeral of Arabert, Monk of La Trappe: a Poem... London: Printed for J. Robson, Bookseller... 1771.

4to (261 × 214 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [4], 20; dust-soiled in places, old waterstain to upper corner; modern boards.

First edition. ‘Arabert, a young ecclesiastic, retired to the content of La Trappe, in obedience to a vow he had taken during a fit of illness: Leonora, with whom he had lived in the strictest intimacy, followed her lover, and by the means of a disguise, obtained admission into the monastery, where a few days after she assisted at her lover’s funeral’ (Advertisement).

‘Mr. Jerningham has once more paid his court to his favourite muse Melpomene, and solicited her auspices in another tender tale. We have had so many occasions to speak of this gentleman’s poetical merit, that we shall now rest satisfied with letting his works speak for themselves’ (Monthly Review). Jackson, p. 8.

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