Sympathy; or, a Sketch of the social Passion. A Poem.…

~ Sympathy; or, a Sketch of the social Passion. A Poem. The third Edition. London: Printed for T. Cadell. 1781.

4to (263 × 211 mm), pp. viii, 49, [1]; complete with half-title; ink ownership inscription of Richard Lickorish, Lincoln College, Oxford, dated 17 July 1781 and the ms. attribution ‘The author Mr. Pratt’; disbound.

The last of three editions published the same year, all with the same pagination and all quite scarce. ‘A poetical, plaintive, and elegiac strain runs through the whole of this piece, and plainly points out the author to be far above the mediocrity of modern poets’ (Town and Country Magazine). This popular poem had first been given to Cadell by Gibbon. Jackson, p. 90. ESTC locates 5 copies (BL, Bodley, Princeton, Lilly, Yale).

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