Mock poem or Whiggs supplication, by Samuel Colvil, and other poems added later

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 2
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      1 vol. (iii, 138, iii ff.) Entirely blank are ff.7, 75-130, and second f.i. Various hands, including probably two for the "Mock poem". Pen-tries and trial signatures "George Hay" etc. on front pastedown, ff.i-iii recto and (from back inverted) second ff.iii verso-ii verso. Pastedowns are from printed advertisement of apothecary's cures and of symptoms, 2-column, 17th-century. Bound in contemporary calf. Shelf-mark "A.1.22" on front pastedown and f.iii verso; on the latter is an adhesive label with shelf-marks covering others. Modern blue ink-stains (20th-century) on top margin of ff.6-26.

Scope and Content

As well as poems by Colvil the manuscript contains several by Sir Philip Sidney

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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Acquisition Information

Bought from Peter Murray Hill, June 1962


In English

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