Mock poem or Whiggs supplication Part First, by Samuel Colvil

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 17
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      1 vol. ([xiii], 109, [2] pp.) Bound in contemporary calf, gilt, with initials stamped on front and back covers: D [above] M C [surrounding centre lozenge ornament]

Scope and Content

Part 1 of Colvil's long Hudibrastic satire largely on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters, preceded by "The authors appologie to the reader", in prose. Also includes "A pindarique ode upon the Dialogues of Gilbert Burnet" (by Samuel Colvil?), an attack on Gilbert Burnet, future Bishop of Salisbury, seemingly provoked by his "Conference between a Conformist and a Nonconformist", 1669

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Colvil (or Colvill, or Colville), a Scottish satirist, published his Mock Poem in London in 1681. It was reissued in 1687 as The Whiggs supplication and in 1692 as The Scotch Hudibras; it was frequently reprinted in the 18th century. Colvil also published The grand impostor discovered; or, An historical dispute of the papacy and popish religion (Edinburgh, 1673).

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Dawson's, May 1965


In English

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