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YORICK', pseudonym.
The Dr-yt-n Review, or, Characteristic Sketches. By Yorick. Part the First.
Printed and published for William Vowell, and to be had of the booksellers in town and country, [ 1793.], London. Sole edition, rare, with ESTC listing copies at BL, Bodley, Folger, NYPL and LC only. Though subtitled 'Part the First', no more were published. A collection of 42 amusing and often bawdy poems, verse 'portraits' satirising the notables of the town of Drayton (now Market Drayton), in Shropshire. 'Yorick' the pseudonymous author, is evidently a Drayton native, with a particular grudge against Methodists ['?a vile set of low hypocrites whose God is in their Bellies, and who, under the pretence of Sanctity, worship God for their Dinners and the Devil for their Suppers.'] This is an intriguing portrait of a provincial market town and its local politics and scandals, in the manner of the Spoon River Anthology.'Observations on Riding Double' begins:'In my Bosom it always occasions much Trouble,Whenever I see pretty Women ride Double;Is it decent to see a Young Miss on a Pillion,With her Arms round the Waist of a dirty Postillion.', 4to (264 × 200 mm), pp. vii, [i], 84, [4] including 2 final advert leaves; early inscription 'Grant' and an inkblot to title; contemporary marbled wrappers, worn and sometime rebacked. [Not in Jackson.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA [Faversham, United Kingdom]
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