An Evening Contemplation in a College. Being a Parody on the Elegy in a Country Church-Yard. By Another Gentleman of Cambridge. JOHN DUNCOMBE.

An Evening Contemplation in a College. Being a Parody on the Elegy in a Country Church-Yard. By Another Gentleman of Cambridge.

Publisher: London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley and Sold by M. Cooper, 1753.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 653; Northup 868.
Condition: A little soiled and browned; very good copy.
Book ID: 22173

Description

4to, disbound, 12 pages.

Comments

The first book by poet and writer John Duncombe (1729-86), a popular and well-received imitation of Gray's Elegy, which was sufficiently appreciated that it was on several occasions reprinted with editions of Gray. See Northup 54, 55, 62, 525 and 566. In 1778 Duncombe attempted another parody on Gray, An Elegy Written in Canterbury Cathedral, which was not so favorably received.

Price: $500.00

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