Poems on Several Occasions; by Mr. John Philips, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon.; To whihc is added, his Life, by Mr. George Sewell. John Philips.
Poems on Several Occasions; by Mr. John Philips, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon.; To whihc is added, his Life, by Mr. George Sewell

Poems on Several Occasions; by Mr. John Philips, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon.; To whihc is added, his Life, by Mr. George Sewell

Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, for A. Bradley, 1730. Hardcover. 144 p., engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; 17 cm. Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment: "Philips' Poems." Woodcut head-pieces, tailpieces, and initials. Contents: An Ode to Henry Saint John, Esq. -- The Splendid Shilling -- Bleinheim -- Cyder, in Two Books -- Six Pastorals. The author, John Philips (1676-1709), was an English poet. One of the poems included in this volume, The Splendid Shilling, was described by Joseph Addison as "the finest burlesque poem in the English language." Another, Cyder, imitated Virgil's Georgics, while describing the culture of the apple tree and the production of apple cider. In Very Good Condition: lightly rubbed; several fine scratches on the front board; remains of 20th-century bookplate on front fixed endpaper; former owner's name partially erased and written over on title page; two pages with minor ink splatter; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good. Item #007083

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