Oxoniensia. To the Queen.When first the kingdom to thy virtues due Rose from the billowy deep in distant view; / When Albion's isle, old ocean's peerless pride, / Towr'd in imperial state above the tide; / What bright ideas of the new domain / Form'd the fair prospect of thy promis'd reign!
Broadsheet, 4pp. letterpress. Scarce. Creased, stitch holes, folded, small tear, foxing. Old ink name of Dr. Loveday on front.
A poem written to welcome Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz to England for her marriage to George III. It was written by Thomas Warton (1728-90), poetry professor at Oxford and Poet Laureate from 1785 until his death. It was a popular verse and was reprinted in several contemporary periodicals and in Pearch's Supplement to Dodsley's Collection of Poems. This, however, is a separate issue, probably printed for a reading, with the owner's name written in ink.
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