Poems Chiefly Consisting of Satyrs and Satyrical Epistles. ROBERT GOULD.

Poems Chiefly Consisting of Satyrs and Satyrical Epistles.

Publisher: London: Printed and are to be sold by most Booksellers, 1689.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wing G-1431; NCBEL II, 475.
Condition: Bound a little tightly at the gutter; some light browning and foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 22567


8vo, recent sprinkled calf period style, red morocco label, gilt lettering. Without the first and final blanks.


¶ The only book by Gould (1660?-1709) published in his lifetime, a collection of satirical, occasional and autobiographical poems, love verses, funeral elegies, etc. Gould, a servant and later schoolmaster, “was never afraid to speak his mind and railed also against the ‘Stupid, Obstinate, Illiter'ate Race’ of rural England and the upper classes, ‘So vile, so loose, so profligate a crew’; his censure of the latter was motivated in no small measure by the treatment he had endured as a servant,” - DNB. Gould also wrote two plays, one of which was preformed at Drury Lane in 1695. His wife edited his posthumous collected works in 1709.

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