The Works of Edmund Waller, Esp; in Verse and Prose
Waller was always involved with poetry and politics. Besides popularizing the use of heroic couplets in English poetry, he took part in a conspiracy to oust the Roundheads. After "Waller's plot" got him exiled, he hedged his bets by writing poetry supportive of both King Charles and Oliver Cromwell. When he was finally allowed to return to England, he lived quietly for a while before becoming a well-respected member of parliament.
- Publisher: Published By Mr. Fenton. Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1744
- Place Published: London
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- Condition: Fair
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
295 p., clxviii. 18 cm. 3 full-page engravings including frontispiece portrait, plus a fold-out page showing 17th c. British coins, torn at fold. Headpieces, tailpieces and drop initials. Full leather. Front cover detached, but present. Rear hinge delicate. Spine ends chipped. Corners worn. Spots pp. 101, 140-147. Small ink signature of former owner Thomas Biddulph on front free endpaper.