(GRAVES, Richard)

The Rout: or A Sketch of Modern Life. From An Academic in the Metropolis to His Friend in the Country.

Printed for J.Dodsley

First edition, 4to., iv, 27, (1)pp., disbound


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A satirical poem on the late 18th Century practice of late night high society card game meetings. Richard Graves (1715-1804) was Rector of Claverton, Bath, and is best known today for his satirical novel The Spiritual Quixote (1772). He also composed a substantial number of shorter verse satires featuring humorous depictions of the social follies and vices of his times, of which this is one of the most notable examples. ESTC on line (L,O; NCD,NYP,IU,Y.)