The Works In Verse And Prose Of Dr. Thomas Parnell,
Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University.
8vo, in fours. 4.25 x 6.25 inches. [viii] + 232 pp. Separate half titles for Poems on Several Occasions, Homer's Batrachomuomachia, Visions, Publish'd in the Spectators and The Life of Zoilus and His Remarks on Homer's Battle of the Frogs and Mice Bound in black morocco; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt, 'Parnell's Poems.' Inner dentelles. A little wear to extremities,browning of fly leaves and occasional spotting; otherwise a very good copy. Partly torn armourial bookplate of Wm. Morrice Esq. Early manuscript quotation from Campbell's British Poets on verso of second free endpaper. Thomas Parnell (1679-1718) was an Anglo-Irish cleric and poet, educated at Trinity College, Dublin and appointed Archdeacon 1707. He was a friend of Jonathan Swift (see poem dedicated, p.221-4) and Alexander Pope, spending much time in London, where he contributed to The Spectator and helped Pope on his translation of the Iliad. Pope edited the Poems on Several Occasions for publication in 1721/22 and altered some of Parnell's verse (see Variations at end). This collected edition of the verse and prose was first published by Foulis in Glasgow in 1755. (ESTC T128409).
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