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).
A satyr on the political state of Great Britain
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 19
- Dates of Creation1716
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 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.
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The true author of this poem is unknown.
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Bought from Quaritch (Sotheby), June 1966
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Indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html
Formerly the property of the Hext family, Bodmin, Cornwall
Notes on the wrapper attribute the poem variously to Frances Hext and Jonathan Swift