This group of collections of manuscript works by Wolcot, many in his own hand, consists of work that seems not to have been published at the time. It consists of files of poems with the following working titles: Anacreontics, Cantab & Poet, a dialogue, For young folks, For young folks, in imitation of Watts'Moral songs, Glees, Madrigals, New-old ballads composed for Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary of Scotland, LordSurrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Fulke Greville, &c. by P. Pindar Esq., Poems & hymns for young folks, Sacred poems, Tales & fablesfor young folks.
Peter Pindar Manuscripts
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Administrative / Biographical History
After training and practising as both a doctor and a priest, John Wolcot found fame under the pseudonym Peter Pindar as a writer of satirical verse in the late 18th century. In the 1780s and 1790s his poems,commenting on society and royalty in Georgian London, proved extremely popular with everyone but the subjects. He produced a large quantity of work, ranging from the bestseller to the ephemeral.
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Bought from G.F. Sims, Catalogue 22, item 123.
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