Mock poem or Whiggs supplication part First, by Samuel Colvil

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 26
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      Unbound booklet (56 pp.) F.1, loose and badly torn, bears on recto the inscription "Hadinton" (i.e. Haddington?). Stitched. F.2 (blank) also badly torn.

Scope and Content

Comprises a long Hudibrastic satire largely on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters; preceded by "The authors apologie", in prose, but lacking ll.1-58 of the poem itself (the Argument and Invocation)

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

Sold as Lot 342 at Sotheby's, 28-29 April 1969, as the property of the Right Hon. the Earl of Haddington


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