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The collected poems of Laurence Whyte

Author: Laurence Whyte; Michael J Griffin
Publisher: [Lewisburg, PA] : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The poetry of Laurence Whyte (1740-1742) provides a fascinating window into the literary, political, and musical cultures of eighteenth-century Ireland. Situating Whyte as a missing link between the poetic styles and political world views of Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith, this edition of Whyte's collected poems, extensively introduced and annotated, brings his engaging, witty, and poignant work to a new  Read more...
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Whyte, Laurence.
Collected poems of Laurence Whyte.
[Lewisburg, PA] : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]
(DLC) 2016043014
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Whyte; Michael J Griffin
ISBN: 9781611487213 1611487218
OCLC Number: 951156760
Description: xviii, 373 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction A Note on the Text The Preface [to the original 1740/42 editions] To Mr. Allan Ramsay, on the Author's making him a Present of one of his Books. AN ESSAY ON DUNNING. A DISSERTATION ON FASHIONS (Or a Poem Ala-mode). THE PARTING CUP, Or, The HUMOURS of Deoch an Doruis. The Captain's Retreat. A Tale in two Canto's. The Broken Mug. A Tale. A Short View of Parnassus, being a Sequel to the Broken Mug. Some Critical Annotations, on various Subjects, which have been handled by several Authors. A Dissertation on Italian, and Irish Musick. A POEM in Praise of Toast and Butter AN ELEGY on the much lamented Death of Patt. Beaghan The Hue and Cry after the Clieve-Boy, Dublin Feb. 22nd. 1725. The Inchantment. A Tale. The Fatigues of a Faithful Curate To the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, on the publishing of a new Edition of his Works in four Volumes. TO Mrs. Mary and Elizabeth Burgh, Daughters of the Honourable Captain Thomas Burgh An ELEGY on the much Lamented Death of that Excellent Mathematician, Mr. ROBERT STEELEAn ELEGY, On the much Lamented Death of Mr. Arthur Judge A Divine POEM on the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, written December the 25th, 1733. A POEM on a Hexagon fortified according to Monsieur Vauban's Method An ENIGMA. ANOTHER. To the Right Honourable Nicholas, Lord Viscount Netterville A Funeral ELEGY on the much lamented Death of Frances, Lady Dutchess of Tyrconnel On St. Patrick's-Eve. Dublin, Friday March the 16th, 1738. To Mr. Am--se F--l, on the Birth of his first-born Richard The Old Westmeath-Ballad; or, Young Bobb's Lamentation for the Death of Old Sara An Occasional PROLOGUE to the Miser, acted June the 23rd. 1736 An Epithalamium on the Nuptials of Min-heer Van Hoey, with Miss B-, by Way of Letter to Mr. G- F-r. A BURLESQUE upon MUSICK, Or a CURE for a SCOLD; together with a Recipe to drive away Rats and Mice. By Dr. C--. An Historical POEM, On the Rise and Progress of the Charitable and Musical Society An Occasional Prologue design'd for the Provok'd Husband, or a Journey to London An Elegy on the much lamented Death of the Right Honourable Henry, Lord Viscount Dillon Mr. Barnaby Harrington's Apology for the Erratas, in his Book call'd, Barnabyae Itinerarium, a new English Version. [Poems added in the second edition (1742)]A POEM ON The general Effect and Excellency of Musick FAMINE: A Poem. PLENTY: A Poem. GAFFER and GAMMER, with the Humours of a bad Landlord. A TALE. Some Yearly OBSERVATIONS on Astrologers. A POETICAL Description of Mr. NEAL'S new Musick-Hall in Fishamble-Street Ready Wit as good as ready Money Four different ALPHABETS in Verse to induce Children to Read and Write. The seven Liberal Arts, Grammar, Rhetorick, Logic, Musick, Arithmetick, Geometry, and AstronomyA Translation of the Motto to Cardinal Fleury's Picture. On the Emperor Domitian's return to Rome. To the Revd. Dr.-- on his going to reside in the Country. The Character of an Honest Jolly Companion from the lrish Language. To my much honoured, and well beloved Friend--on presenting him with two Large Maps, one of the World, and another of Europe. Some Letters of Acknowledgment wrote by a Miss of eight Years old, to her Father and MotherTo all the Worthy Gentlemen who frequent P-'s Coffee-House. The humble PETITION, of Tom G-y.On a Lawyer's old Breeches. On the Death of Sir Isaac Newton, Knight, and President of the Royal Society. Appendix 1 From Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 17-20 April, 1742.On Mr. Handel's performance of his Oratorio, called the Messiah. Appendix 2List of Subscribers Bibliography Index About the Editor
Other Titles: Poems
Responsibility: edited by Michael Griffin.

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"The poetry of Laurence Whyte (1740-1742) provides a fascinating window into the literary, political, and musical cultures of eighteenth-century Ireland. Situating Whyte as a missing link between the poetic styles and political world views of Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith, this edition of Whyte's collected poems, extensively introduced and annotated, brings his engaging, witty, and poignant work to a new readership"--

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