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MARRIOTT (John)
A Short Account of John Marriott, Including Extracts from some of his letters. To which are added, some of his Poetical Productions.
Doncaster: Printed and Sold by D. Boys. And sold in London by W. Phillips, 1803. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Small 8vo (in 4s), 159 x 94 mms., pp. [viii], [3], 4 - 194 [195 Errata, 196 blank], including half-title, contemporary calf, with blind panels on covers and gilt ornament at each corner, gilt spine, black morocco label. A very good copy, inscribed on recto of front free end-paper. "Mary Slee/ from her affectionate friend/ W. [?M] Marriott, [? illegible ]1841." John Marriott (1762 - 1797), a Quaker businessman and poet, was born in Edgend, a small village near Colne. He had a classical education, which is slightly reflected in the poems which are mostly on rural and bucolic themes; there is also a rather fulsome tribute to James Beattie, the Aberdonian philosopher and poet. He is often confused with the poet and Church of England clergyman, John Marriott (1780 - 1825). I have not been able to establish a connection between either the Quaker Marriott or the Church of England Marriot with the presenter of this volume to Miss Slee. Johnson: Provincial Poetry, 585. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
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