16072

UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT ACROSTIC SUPPORTING WILKES’S FIGHT FOR LIBERTY

Manuscript headed ñThe following Acrostic is recommended to be placed under the bust of J–n W—s, Esqr. lately finished by Mr. Dolbyî.

Published
London?

Description
4to., an Acrostic comprising two 4 line verses written one side in a neat, bold hand, with integral blank leaf, the whole has been folded as though for mailing.

£650.00

SKU: 16072

Product Description

An apparently unpublished acrostic poem written in support of John Wilkes as a champion for Liberty. Most likely written after Wilkes’s trial and possibly whilst he was in exile in Paris. First line ñ Inspir’d by nature with a scorn for fearî