THE STATE-FARCE: a Lyrick. Written at Clermont, and inscribed to…

~ THE STATE-FARCE: a Lyrick. Written at Clermont, and inscribed to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle … London: Printed for Mary Cooper … 1756.

Small folio (304 × 183 mm), pp. 8; old ms number to title; creased where previously folded, disbound.

First edition: ‘ill-manner’d invective against some great people … with great marks of venal virulence’ (Critical Review). Thomas Pelham, Duke of Newcastle (1693–1768) was prime minister 1754 until 11 November 1756, when he resigned.

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