Manners. A Satire.
London: Printed for R. Dodsley... 1739. First Edition, First Issue, with band of printer’s flowers below title on page .
Folio, A-D2, [E]1, (lacking the 1/2-title found in some copies) 17 pps, short tear in margin of A2, otherwise a good clean copy, modern grey paper bds.
Dodsley got into trouble with the authorities for publishing this poem, and was called before the House of Lords on 12. Feb. 1739. It is suspected that this was intended to serve as an ‘oblique’ warning to Pope, whom no-one was confident enough to challenge face-to-face.
Reference: Foxon W 417 [Williams: Points. 102]
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