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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 186

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Author

Yearsley, Ann.

Title

The Royal captives: a fragment of secret history. Copied from an old manuscript. By Ann Yearsley.

Imprint

Three volumes bound as two: vols. 1 and 2: Philadelphia : Printed for Robert Campbell, 1795; vol. 3: Philadelphia : Printed by Thomas Bradford, 1796

Year of Publication

1795, 1796

Call Number

WPRP 186

Physical Description:

iv, 128; 122 p. ; 17 cm. (12mo)

Citation

Not in Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women; multiple copies in Worldcat.

 

Notes

Includes Preface.

Epigraph

Dear spirit of refinement!
From where thou hast chosen thy pure celestial dwelling
descend!
From thee, bright form of innocence,
Fly the brutal shadows that darken the bosom of man.
Thine are the grand, the energetic, the invisible;
Thou art the soul of the world!
 
Vide Page 89.

Contents

Not poetry. The Royal captive: a fragment of secret history copied from an old manuscript is a prose piece in three volumes bound as two.