Verses on their birth-days to Stella and Athenia from 1750-1754, [ca. 1754].

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Verses on their birth-days to Stella and Athenia from 1750-1754, [ca. 1754].

Verses on their birth-days to Stella and Athenia from 1750-1754, [ca. 1754].

Manuscript, in a single hand, of ten birthday poems, five addressed to Stella and five to Athenia. The first poem to Stella makes reference to Jonathan Swift's poetry to Stella, whereby the author announces his intention to follow Swift in his own birthday addresses to Stella. The poems praise the women's morals; discuss the effects of aging and the importance of character over physical beauty, and encourage their readers to follow God. One poem alludes to Stella's desire to become a nun.

1 v. (71 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm.

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Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745

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The attribution of this otherwise unknown poem to 'D. Swift' may indicate D[ean Jonathan] Swift, the poet and satirist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the A gentle echo on woman, attributed to D. Swift, ca. 1710-1720, (Leeds University Library) Epithet: Dean of St Patrick's Dublin, author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000...