(WARD, Edward)

The Secret History of the Calves-Head-Club: or, the Republican Inmasqu’d, Wherein is fully shewn The Religion of the CALVES-HEAD Heroes’ in their Anniversary Thanksgiving Songs on the Thirtieth of January, by them called Anthems for the Years 1693, 1694, 1695, 1696, 1697. Now Published, to Demonstrate the Restless, Implacable Spirit of a certain Party still among us, who are never to be satisfied till the present Establishment in Church and State is subverted.

London, Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster

Second edition, 4to., ends very lightly soiled, 22, (2)pp., uncut copy, stitched as issued.


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Product Description

An anonymous pamphlet first issued in January 1703 purporting to unmask a profane and blasphemous society of dissenters who met on the 30th January to drink a health to the pious memory of Oliver Cromwell. It includes the text of their Anniversary Thanksgiving Songs sung each year on the 30th January, by them called ├▒Anthems├«. ( pp 12 – 22.). The attribution to Edward (Ned) Ward is fairly recent. This copy has the final blank leaf D4 missing in most recorded copies.