The Graces: a Poetical Epistle. From a Gentleman to his…

~ The Graces: a Poetical Epistle. From a Gentleman to his Son. London: Printed for the AUhtor, and Sold by W. Flexney... 1774.

4to (265 × 197 mm), pp. [4], 12, complete with the half-title; later linen backed boards; bookplate of Arnold Muirhead.

First edition, a burlesque on Chesterfield, not attributed to Woty by ESTC but reprinted, slightly altered, in Woty’s Poems on Several Occasions (Derby, 1780). There are several lines on Johnson:

‘How long in vain did learned Johnson toil.
And waste in busy thought the midnight oil...’ Gulick, 128; Jackson, p. 28.

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