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

Archive Collection

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).

Conditions Governing Access

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.