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(LOVELING, Benjamin)
Latin and English Poems. By a Gentleman of Trinity College, Oxford.
Printed for C. Bathurst. 1741 [2], iii, [5], 15-179, [1], 4pp ads. 12mo. Some pages rather browned, marginal creasing to O2, otherwise a good copy. Full contemporary sprinkled calf, double gilt ruled borders, raised & gilt banded spine, unlettered; sl. cracking to lower section of rear joint, foot of spine sl. chipped. Nice copy.ESTC T20951. First published in quarto format in 1738. It includes A Copy of Verses on Betty Close's coming to the Town, addressed to all Ladies of Pleasure of the Year 1736; and On the Widow Bradgate of the Three Tuns in Oxford, 1734. Elizabeth Matthews, widow of Richard Bradgate took over the tavern on the death of her husband in 1729. College students kept accounts at the tavern, and Hearne's diary records that she was a 'fine, beautifull, large young woman, but very proud and empty of sense'.
Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books [UK]

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