A satyr on the political state of Great Britain

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 19
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  • Physical Description
      2 ff. Flyleaves extracted from The Political State of Great Britain for 1716, according to notes on the wrapper. Name "Hext" on front flyleaf. 20th-century cloth binding with the earlier wrappers bound in. The wrapper title is pre-headed "1715". The spine is lettered: MS. 1715. SATYR ON BRITAIN. SWIFT.

Scope and Content

Satirical Whig attack on the Tory conduct of political affairs from ca.1710, and then on their part in inciting rebellion against George I, particularly the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 (described).

Administrative / Biographical History

The true author of this poem is unknown.

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Quaritch (Sotheby), June 1966


In English

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Custodial History

Formerly the property of the Hext family, Bodmin, Cornwall

Additional Information

Notes on the wrapper attribute the poem variously to Frances Hext and Jonathan Swift