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[WOLCOT, John].

THE NOBLE CRICKETERS: A POETICAL AND FAMILIAR EPISTLE. WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY JOHN GOULSTONE.
Ewell, 2010.
Small 4to. xxxi+[4]+22pp. Frontispiece. Original cloth in dust-wrapper.
LIMITED EDITION of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED BY JOHN GOULSTONE. A facsimile reprint of the book first published in 1778. With a new introduction and notes by John Goulstone, who has traced the author of this poem. A scathing attack aimed at the Duke of Dorset and the Earl of Tankerville, accusing them of spending too much time playing cricket while Britain was fighting the American War of Independence: '...Far from the cannon's roar, they try at cricket, stead their country to secure a wicket.' See Padwick 6888.
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THE NOBLE CRICKETERS: A POETICAL AND FAMILIAR EPISTLE.