The Repentance and Happy Death of the Celebrated Earl of Rochester.

By: Rochester, Earl of; John Wilmot; Isaac Watts.

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Nottingham: Sutton and Son, The Review Office, 1814. Probably a reprint - this appeared in several undated issues at about the same time. Cover title, one sheet, quarto, each leaf 4 x 6 inches, woodcut illustration on the cover - the poet at his desk. An anonymous summary of the life and death of the 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680), notorious libertine poet, who is held up as an example of the comfort brought by repentance of one's sins, no matter how many or how hideous they may be. It closes with a poem by Isaac Watts, 16 lines beginning "Strephon of noble blood and mind,...". Charles Sutton edited the Nottingham Review at this time; his grandson was the poet Henry Septimus Sutton (Evangel of Love, Quiniquenergia), who was noted for his spiritual poetry and evolved to be an influential Swedenborgian. Unopened. On delicate paper, but clean and fresh though most folds are tender, with some separation beginning. A Very Good copy.

Title: The Repentance and Happy Death of the Celebrated Earl of Rochester.

Author Name: Rochester, Earl of; John Wilmot; Isaac Watts.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: rochester,earlof;johnwilmot;isaacwatts.85notting