Aviti epistola ad Perillam, virginem scotam.
Londini [i.e. London]. [s.n.], 1760.
Large quarto. , 24pp. Stitched as issued. Occasional marking, small reddish stain at upper gutter, edges untrimmed and a bit dusty.
A fascinating satirical verse of Jacobite leanings and a celebration of the British triumphs in the ongoing Seven Years' War. Principal of St Mary's Hall, Oxford, William King (1685-1763) was a staunch Jacobite, a satirist and poet. This Latin poem - a letter from a grandfather to the Scottish maid Perilla - discusses issues pertaining to Scotland, including the relationship between Presbyterianism (the religious belief of most Jacobite lower classes) and Roman Catholicism. The last few pages address the war efforts of countries including Russia, Borussia and Sweden.
ESTC T98187.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 17455