Julia to Pollio. Upon his Leaving her abroad. Written some…

~ Julia to Pollio. Upon his Leaving her abroad. Written some Years ago. And now first publish’d from the Original Manuscript. London: Printed for the Author: and sold by Robinson and Roberts, and R. Baldwin... W. Nicoll... A. Towers, in Hull; and J. Ogle, in Leeds. 1770.

4to (255 × 205 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 32; title dust-soiled and darkened, fore-edge chipped; disbound, first and last leaves loose.

Sole edition, scarce, attributed to Nelthorpe by a manuscript annotation in the British Library copy. ‘Pollio has enticed Julia from her parents, has debauched her, taken her abroad, forsaken her, after some stay with her there, and returned to England.—This poetical epistle is supposed to be written to him by her, in consequence of these injuries. The subject is trite, but its merit is uncommon; its sentiments are natural, ardent, and picturesque; its versification is vigorous, and harmonious’ (Critical Review).

The Monthly Review noted that it was inspired by real events: ‘the well known amour of Lord P— and Miss H—’. Not in Jackson.

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