A satyr on the political state of Great Britain

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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.

Conditions Governing Access

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