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INVENTORY #5552

The Works of Mr. John Oldham, Together with his Remains

OLDHAM, John

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According to Oldham's biographer, Thompson, "his person was tall and thin, which was much owing to a consumptive complaint, but was greatly increased by study; his face was long, his nose prominent, his aspect unpromising, but satire was in his eye." While in "original" satire Oldham cannot be said to have reached the height to which he hoped to climb, he is memorable in our poetic literature as one of the predecessors of Pope in the "imitative" or adapting species of satirical and didactic verse. Oldham's productions deserve more notice than they have received. Pope, and perhaps other of our chief eighteenth-century poets, were under important literary obligations to this author. (DNB.)

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Dan. Brown et al
  • Edition: Sixth Edition, corrected
  • Date Published: 1703
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    459, 113 p. 20 cm. Frontis. port. 1/2 leather. Some rubbing to edges of spine, corners bumped, hinges cracked. Matching endpapers, gilt fore-edge. Owner's sig. on front endpaper. Label residue on front pastedown.

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