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Written by Tarn
(2/8/2011 10:25 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What to make of this?, penned by Louise H
It is Garrick's, but the anthology of verse it was written in was The New Foundling Hospital for Wit: Being a collection of fugitive pieces, in prose and verse not in any other collection, With several pieces never before published, Volume 2, published by John Almon and printed for J. Debrett - the edition I found 'Kitty in was 1784, but it seems to have been an annual.
According to David w. Nichol, the editor of a 2006 edition:
I have only browsed very briefly, but the verses do seem to be orphaned by their political satire more than their salacious allusions (although they have that too, eg: the Epigram on Dr Franklin's pointed electrical conductors being taken down at Buckingham house, and Mr Wilson's blunt conductors erected in their stead.) The second volume has an advertisement for Debrett's new Baronetage at the front and the opening poem is "Isabella in the Morning" and it seems to have applications to NA ... oh, its too interesting and I'm already so behind-hand...
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