Ode by Henry James Pye Esq. P. L. Performed at St. James's, January 18 1806 on the Anniversary of Her Majesty's Birth Day.
Pub.d. Jan.y. 18 1806. by Edw.d Orme 59 Bond Street.
Letterpress with large margins, rare. Framed. Plate: 270 x 450mm, (10½ x 17¾"). Central crease as issued.
Poem by James Pye (1745-1813), published to celebrate the birthday of Queen Charlotte in 1806. James Pye, who had served as M.P. for Berkshire between 1784 and 1790, had supported Pitt the Younger and has been said that it was through this alliance that Pye was elected Poet Laureate in 1790, a post he held until his death in 1813. Each year on both the King and Queen's birthday Pye would publish a strongly patriotic ode in celebration. Surrounding the text, flags of various nations are illustrated.
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