Mock poem or Whiggs supplication Part First, by Samuel Colvil

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 27
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      1 vol. (70 ff.) On front flyleaf and f.1r is written "John McConchie", on the first occasion with the address Glen Lochewe [?], 1837. On f.70v, upside down, is "James vid is may enec/And vow sis" [?]. Contemporary calf, rebacked.

Scope and Content

Comprises a long Hudibrastic satire largely on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters, preceded by "The authors apologie to the reader"

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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Bought from Quaritch (Sotheby), May 1969


In English

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