OWEN, Corbet.

Carmen Pindaricum in Theatrum Sheldonianum in Solennibus Magnifici Operis Encaeniis Recitatum Julii die 9 Anno 1669.

Oxonii e Typographia Sheldoniana Excudebat H. Hall…Impensis Joh, Crosley

First edition, 4to., cross tear to title page neatly repaired, (no text loss), some fraying, trifle dusty, minor waterstain, (4) 28 pp., disbound.


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Corbet Owen (1646-1671), Latin Poet, Scholar of Christ Church, Oxford (described as a strange student), later studied medicine, but died shortly after qualifying. A long, very artificial and confused poem in Latin verse, chiefly in irregular metres imitating Pindar’s Odes. Strange words and phrases are employed, with a weird use of italics. Samuel Johnson later said that in this poem “all kinds of verse are shaken together”. Wing O 702. Madan 2816