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'The Commotion'. Poem

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'The Commotion'. Poem
late 18th century
23 Oct. 1823
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. 44 and loose insertions. Quarto. Brown paper covers. In a modern envelope with MSS/0696.
Scope and content
The Commotion'. Poem in heroic couplets, in three Cantos beg. 'Accurst the Bard that draws his venal Pen'; Canto 2 beg. 'But now precarious state of Humankind', fol. 15; Canto 3 beg. 'Next to the Multitude the Chiefs apply', fol. 29. Corrected draft. Quotation from Thomas Otway's The History and Fall of Caius Marius on the titlepage. Prose fragment, in a different hand, beg. 'Woman, thou fairest & sweetest of nature's works', signed by W. Simonds.
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