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Edward Ward
St Paul's Church or The Protestant Ambulators A Burlesque Poem
London, John Morphew, 1716. First edition. Disbound. London: John Morphew, 1716. First edition. Disbound. Very Good. 7.5" by 4.5". None. The first edition of Edward Ward's poem providing a commentary on his views regarding the Protestant church and their occupation of St.Paul's cathedral. The first edition of the work. A 47 page copy of this work was issued the same year by the same publisher, ESTC no T4852. A very scarce work, being ESTC no. T48541. Collated, complete. Originally published anonymously by the noted satirical writer Edward Ward, most famously known for 'The London Spy', featuring adventures from people of various origins exploring London. His exploration of London in these texts included the seedier side of life, like prostitution, burglary, and general felonies. He published many satires during his life, including 'Female Policy Detected', 'The Arts of Designing Woman Laid Open&apos. Ward was often involved in political and religious controversy with his satirical texts, including 'Ecclesia et Factio' and 'Hudibra Redivivus&apos. He was a high-church Tory who launched several attacks on the Whigs and also the queen on failing to support the Tories in parliament. With regards to the church, Ward often criticised low-church moderation and occasional conformity. In this poem, Ward describes the beauty of St.Paul's Cathedral and its rich history, 'The Place where Kings had knelt before&apos. He explains how 'A numerous throng frequent the place,/unwrorthy of God's House or Grace&apos. This po … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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