Selected Writings of the Laureate Dunces, Nahum Tate (Laureate 1692-1715), Laurence Eusden (1718-1730) and Colley Cibber (1730-1757) (Studies in Briti

Selected Writings of the Laureate Dunces, Nahum Tate (Laureate 1692-1715), Laurence Eusden (1718-1730) and Colley Cibber (1730-1757) (Studies in Briti

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An anthology of selections from the writings of these poets, with an analysis of their significance to their times. The work should broaden understanding of a seminal period in British history and culture, offering their work as essential reading for the literary historian of the 18th century.


Nahum Tate: on the sacred memory of our late sovereign, with congratulation to his present majesty; on a deformed Old Bawd, designing to have her picture drawn; Mausoleum - a funeral poem on our late Gracious Sovereign Queen Mary, of blessed memory; the anniversary ode for the fourth of December 1697, his majesty's birth-day; ode to New Year's Day 1697-8, set to music by Dr Blow; Panacea -a poem upon tea; an ode upon assembling of the new Parliament (1702); Britannia's prayer for the queen; the song for the New Year 1708; the song for her majesty's birthday 1710-11; the Muse's memorial of the Right Honourable the Earl of Oxford; the triumph of peace; a congratulatory poem on her majesties happy recovery; a poem on the death of our late Most Gracious Sovereign, Queen Anne. Laurence Eusden: to a lady, that wept at the hearing Cato read; a letter to Mr Addison, on the king's accession to the throne; a poem on the marriage of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle; to Her Royal Highness on the birth of a prince; an ode for the New Year; an ode for the birthday, 1721, as it was sung before the king; an ode for the birth-day; the origin of The Knights of the Bath; a poem, sacred to the immortal memory of the late King George I; a poem on the happy succession and coronation of his present Majesty George II. Colley Cibber: a poem on the death of our late Sovereign Lady, Queen Mary; the epilogue to "The Careless Husband"; Venus and Adonis - a masque; ode for New Year's Day; ode humbly inscribed to the Poet Laureate; The Poet laureate's ode for New Year's Day burlesqued; on his majesty birthday, Oct 30; ode for New Year's Day 1732; the Laureate answers to the poets; the blind boy; the epilogue to "The Old Batchelor" (from The Egotist, or Colley upon Cibber); on Miss B-ks and Miss H; Mr Colley Cibber's epitaph on Mr Pope. Stephen Duck: gratitude - a pastoral; an ode, presented to their Highnesses the Prince and Queen Caroline; the thresher's labour.

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