Poems on Affairs of State: Augustan Satirical Verse, 1660-1714

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George deF. Lord
Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1963 - Poetry - 536 pages
Deep conflicts in Restoration England produced a torrent of satirical verse on the policies, manners, and morals of Charles II and his age. Almost every poet—impelled by motives ranging from venality to patriotism—took his turn at satirizing the establishment. These Poems on Affairs of State, as they came to be known, provide an inexhaustible and minute record of the times from every point of view. The first volume of the Yale Edition includes the most important pieces, published and unpublished, dealing with events from the restoration of Charles to the outbreak of the Popist Plot in 1678. It is fully annotated and illustrated from contemporary materials. George deForest Lord, associate professor of English at Yale University and Master of Trumbull College, is general editor of the series as well as editor of this first volume.

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Contents

List of Illustrations
xv
Political Affairs
1
Advisers 1667
153
Beadle 1671
172
1673
204
1675
266
Robert Wild A Poem upon the Imprisonment of
289
Hudibras On Calamys Imprisonment and Wilds Poetry
294
Satires on Edward Howard 166971
338
John Wilmot Earl of Rochester A Very Heroical Epistle
345
of a Late Poem In Defense of Satire 1677
371
to Mr Julian Secretary to the Muses 1677
387
Essay upon Satire 1679
396
Jai vendu Dunkerque 1666
415
John Wilmot Earl of Rochester The Earl of Rochesters
423
A Proper New Ballad 1677
429

Robert Wild The Loyal Nonconformist 1666
302
A Character of the Church of Chichester 1673
312
An Answer to The Geneva Ballad 1674
318
The Session of the Poets 1668
327
On his Excellent Friend Mr Andrew Marvell 1678
435
Index of First Lines
481
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