The Royal Visit to Exeter; a poetical Epistle, by John…

~ The Royal Visit to Exeter; a poetical Epistle, by John Ploughshare, a Farmer of Morton Hampstead, in the County of Devon. Published by Peter Pindar, Esq. … London: Printed for J. Walker … J. Ladley … and J. Bell … 1795.

4to (247 × 185 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [4], 32; some old paper repairs in the margins (affecting first line on p. 29, but sense recoverable), lower edge ragged in places, light spotting/finger-soiling in places; disbound, half-title loose.

First edition of ‘this exquisite imitation of rustic manners, and sentiments … On the whole, Sancho Panza could not have made a more naif and humorous report of the royal visit to Exeter’ (English Review). Wolcot came from Devon and much enjoys reproducing West Country dialect here. He published a similar satire, The Royal Tour, and Weymouth Amusements, the same year. Jackson, p. 203.

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