An Independent Tribute To the Memory of The Right Hon. William Pitt.By W.T. Fitzgerald, Esq. January, 25, 1806. Scarce had the Tear that dew'd our Nelson's Hearse, Call'd forth The Tribute of each Patriot Verse, When Pitt, in Manhood's prime, resign'd his Breath. And join'd The Hero of his Choice in Death...Though plac'd where strong Temptations might allure, The Minister of England still was Poor----Do justice, Britons, to his spotless Mind, Who govern'd Kingdoms, left no Wealth behind!
Broadside; letterpress title; stipple and etched portrait printed from a separate plate, very large margins. Sheet 521 x 381mm. 20½ x 15". Slightly soiled.
A poem commemorating William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806), who became the youngest ever Prime Minister in 1783, aged 24. The portrait inscribed 'Orme delin. Godby sculp.'
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