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The Ghost.
London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by William Flexney, 1762. 4to, modern gray boards. Boung without the half-title. The first two books of Churchill's poetical rendition of the Cock-Lane Ghost story, about which both Johnson and Goldsmith had written. Churchill's version is strictly satirical, and he even dedicates several lines to making fun of Johnson: "Pomposo (insolent and loud), / Vain idol of a scribbling crowd, / Whose very name inspires an awe, / Whose ev'ry work is sense and law." Churchill's Ghost was published in installments, with two further installments appearing within the next year. Some foxing and stains; last leaf soiled; very good copy, with generous margins.
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