Fugitive poetical Pieces... by JERNINGHAM, Edward.

~ Fugitive poetical Pieces... London: Printed by Scott for J. Robson, Bookseller... 1778.

Small 8vo (178 × 109 mm) in half-sheets, pp. vii, [1], 46; recent marbled stiff-paper wrappers.

First edition, comprising ‘Margaret of Anjou, an historical Interlude’—‘form’d upon the same plan that Rousseau composed his Pygmalion, which is a new species of dramatic Entertainment, consisting of a Monologue that is often suspended by the interposition of Music, which must sympathise with the passions and feelings of the person who is supposed to speak... The Asterisks mark the pauses that admitted the music’ (Advertisement)—‘For the Vase at Bath Easton: Upon Dreams’, ‘Albina’, ‘The Indian Chief’, ‘On seeing Mrs. Montagu’s Picture’, ‘Inscription for a Reed-house’ (printed in black letter), ‘The Venetian Marriage’, and ‘The Mexican Friends’. Jackson, p. 62; not found in Sabin.

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