The Equality of Mankind: A Poem... revised and corrected, with…

The Equality of Mankind: A Poem... revised and corrected, with additions. by WODHULL, Michael.

~ The Equality of Mankind: A Poem... revised and corrected, with additions. London: 1798.

8vo (196 × 120 mm), pp. iv, 38; modern boards; cropped remains of Wodhull’s presentation inscription to upper forecorner of title ‘... respectful Complim...’.

Presentation copy on thick paper. First published in 1765, this, Wodhull’s longest poem, was also was inserted without Wodhull’s knowledge in the 1770 edition of George Pearch’s Collection. ‘Death has swept away a considerable majority of those who honoured the former Impressions with their acceptance. It is hoped that those few, who take the trouble of comparing, will find, that, after so long an interval, many errors have been revised’ (Preface). The major addition is ‘The Use of Poetry’, with references to Milton, Akenside, Mason, Marvell, Erasmus Darwin, La Fayette, and George Washington. This edition not in Jackson.

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