Long Hudibrastic satire largely on the Scottish Presbyterian covenanters, in two parts. Part One is preceded by "The Authors Appologie to the Reader", in prose. Part Two ends with a Latin version of the final 36 English lines.
Mock poem or Whiggs supplicatione, by Samuel Colvil
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 1
- Dates of Creationca.1680
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- Language of MaterialEnglish Latin
- Physical Description1 vol. ([xvii], 110, , 73,  pp.) Blank: pp.[i-iii], [1-5], ; and flyleaves (2 ff. front and back, last f. mutilated), except that recto of f.1 bears inscription "(2)", and recto of f.2 the signature, ca.1700, "[P?][a:?] Wauchope [?]". Text of the last constituent poem and the corresponding Latin version is in a roman hand. Several watermarks. Bd. cont. calf.
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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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Bought at Sotheby's sale, 21-22 October 1957
In English and Latin
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