Mock poem or Whiggs supplication Part Second, by Samuel Colvil

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 74
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      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (43 ff.) Bound in contemporary calf, with pencil note by Brent Gration-Maxfield on the re-insertion of the text in its original binding on f.1r, erased and partly illegible, ff.1r-2r otherwise being blank

Scope and Content

Part Two of Colvil's long Hudibrastic satire largely on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters. Begins on f.2v as p.[1], headed "Mock poem or Whiggs suppliation [sic]. Part second", and continues to f.43v (p.83), rectos paginated with even numbers and versos with odd. Final 17 lines are in Latin, translating the previous 36 lines in English.

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).

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Purchased from Quaritch (Christie), April 1985


In English and Latin

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