Mock poem or Whiggs supplication, by Samuel Colvil

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Scope and Content

Part Two (only) of Colvil's long Hudibrastic satire, largely on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters, ending with a Latin version of the final 36 English lines.

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

Bought from Peter Murray Hill, July 1962


In English and Latin

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