[The Tomb of Edmund Waller, St Mary and All Saints Church, Beaconsfield.]To Harry Edmund Waller Esq. of Farmington in Gloucestershire, the Lineal Descendant of the Poet... E.& R. King.
Published by E. & R. King, Beaconsfield, and E. King, Wycombe [n.d., c.1845].
Sepia-tinted lithograph, rare, image 270 x 250mm. 10½ x 9¾". One tear into image at right. Tatty margins folded.
Edmund Waller (1606-1687) was a poet and wit of wavering political allegiance. He died at Hall Barn, the house he had designed and owned in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. In the Civil War, Waller first supported Parliament and then led a plot ('Waller Plot') to seize London for Charles I. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to a fine of £10,000 and exile in 1644; was pardoned by Cromwell's influence; praised Cromwell in verse, but later rejoiced in his death.
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