Mock poem or Whiggs supplicatione, by Samuel Colvil

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 1
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  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. ([xvii], 110, [5], 73, [1] pp.) Blank: pp.[i-iii], [1-5], [1]; 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.

Scope and Content

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.

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 at Sotheby's sale, 21-22 October 1957


In English and Latin

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