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Poetical sketches : the profession, the broken heart, etc. : with stanzas for music, and other poems

Author: Alaric Alexander WattsSamuel BentleyRichard BentleyZillah Madonna WattsGeorge WitherAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 90 Cheapside, Pall-Mall ; Edinburgh : Archibald Constable, & Co., 1824.
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Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864.
Poetical sketches.
London : Printed for Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 90 Cheapside, Pall-Mall ; Edinburgh : Archibald Constable, & Co., 1824
(OCoLC)656664424
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alaric Alexander Watts; Samuel Bentley; Richard Bentley; Zillah Madonna Watts; George Wither; William Brockedon; E L Roberts; Thomas Stothard; Charles Heath; S. and R. Bentley.; Hurst, Robinson, and Co.; Archibald Constable & Co.
OCLC Number: 41356165
Notes: Signatures: [A]⁸ B-N⁸ ; 2 leaves tipped in between A² and A³ ; vertical chain lines.
Includes : untitled first part containing ca. 30 short poems ; Sonnets : ca. 10 sonnets ; Stanzas for music : ca. 16 song lyrics, without music.
Additional t.p. tipped into first signature : includes engraved vignette signed : "Drawn by W. Brockedon" and "Engraved by E.L. Roberts" and quote : "'Tis evening: on Abruzzo's hill / The summer sun is lingering still."
[1] leaf with engraved vignette signed : "Drawn by T. Stothard, R.A." and "Engraved by Chas. Heath" and quote : "The profession : ---Then they fling / The snow-white veil aside, but ere they bring / The last black ensign of the awful rite, / In shroudless beauty stands that lovely thing."
T.p. quatrain : "The moving accident is not my trade ; / To freeze the blood I have no ready arts ; / 'Tis my delight alone in summer shade / To pipe a simple song for thinking hearts." (Wordsworth).
Dedication : "To Zillah Madonna Watts : This volume is most affectionately inscribed."--P. [v].
Introductory poem, signed Wither. -- p. [vii].
Advertisement : " ... several new poems will be found in the present edition ... with one or two exceptions, the contents of this volume were written several years ago - between the ages of 16 and 21." (signed A.A.W. London. June 25, 1824) -- p. [xi]-xi.
Contents : divided into three sections : untitled section ; Sonnets ; Stanzas for music -- p. [xiii]-xv.
Erratum : p. xv.
Notes : p. 181-189.
"Reviewers opinions of the work" : includes 9 laudatory reviews of author's poetry. -- [1]-[2] at back of book.
Pressed boards with green paper covers ; spine of brown paper with light brown lettering piece with title: "Poetical sketches."
Description: xv, 189, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 19 cm.
Responsibility: 1824.

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