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Sherwin and Carlile
1817 THE REPUBLICAN No 5 Wat Tyler William Sherwin *BANNED* + Ink SOUTHEY NOTE
1817. YeOldBookWorms Ltd *Antiquarian & Collectable Book Dealers * Please See Other Auctions * For Your Consideration.. The Republican. "For a Nation to Love liberty, it is sufficient that she knows it; and to be Free, it is sufficient that she wills it." No. 5 London, Saturday March 29th 1817. **Printed by W. T. Sherwin, Fleet Street. 22cm x 14cm. [1] 66-79pp.** William Sherwin This is a rare survivor of a radical journal which the government tried to suppress and for which 150 people were jailed for selling it. [Unknown Hand, Robert Southey? -unconfirmed]. Hand Written ink Note attached to The Republican reads: 'Come listen to a Tale of Times of Old! Come for ye know me - I am he who sings The "Maid of Arc" [Joan] & I am the who framed? of "Thaliba"[Thalaba?] the will & was from ???." "And I was ???? Like this! - - - - - - Twenty years How wrought strange Alteration!" Southey!!!! Apart from the first two pages, this entire issue is made up of "Way Tyler, A Dramtic Poem in Three Acts. [By Robert Southy A surreptitious publication of Southey's poem, another being also issued this same year under similar circumstances. This was one of the poet's earliest compositions, advocating doctrines which later he repudiated. Southey was so incensed at its republication that he got an injunction against the publishers and it was suppressed. Only five numbers of this journal were issued under this name, the one here being the last. In 1817, William Sherwin, a printer and Richard Carlile, a journalist, formed a publishing business in London. The company began publishing the radical journ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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