THE MINISTER OF STATE, a satire. by MINISTER

THE MINISTER OF STATE, a satire. by MINISTER

~ THE MINISTER OF STATE, a satire. London: Printed for Mess. Wilson and Fell..., 1762.

4to (220 × 160 mm), pp. 38, [2], half-title (dusty) and final blank; lower forecorners turned, especially towards the end; later wrappers (which are fragile).

First edition, an anonymous satire on contemporary political figures, notably William Pitt. ‘This satire, wrote in the manner of Swift, is not destitute of merit. The versification is loose, and many of the lines hobble; but some thoughts are manly, just, and sarcastic’ (Critical Review). A second edition followed in the same year.

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