Mock poem or Whiggs Supplicatione, Part Second, by Samuel Colvil

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 120
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1680
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  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (68 pp.); manuscript. Written in a neat professional hand. Small 4to volume, bound in contemporary sheepskin, lightly soiled, with much rubbing and upper joint cracked, and with gilt tooling on all covers and the spine.

Scope and Content

Comprises Part Two of Colvil's long Hudibrastic satire largely on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters.

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).

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Quaritch/Sotheby's, 27 May 2004, part of Lot 95.


In English.

Custodial History

John R.B. Brett-Smith.