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Author Gifford, William, 1756-1826.

Title The Baviad, and Maeviad, [electronic resource] / By William Gifford, Esquire. ; [Five lines of Latin verse] ; To which is prefixed, a poetical epistle to the author, by an American gentleman.

Published [Philadelphia]: London--printed-- Philadelphia: re-printed for William Cobbett., M.DCC.XCIX. [1799]


Location Call No. Status
Edition A new edition revised.
Physical description xx, [2], 145, [1] p. ; 17 cm. (12mo)
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 35546.
Notes A satire on the Della Cruscans, English writers of pretentious and sentimental verse.
Caption title: The Baviad, a paraphrastic imitation of the first satire of Persius.
The poetical epistle is signed: C. Philadelphia, 13th May, 1799. Attributed to William Cliffton by Evans and Gaines.
Dedicated to John Hoppner, Esq. R.A.
Gaines notes two states. In one (Gaines 124a), the imprint reads: London--printed-- Philadelphia: re-printed for William Cobbett. In the other (Gaines 124b), the imprint reads: Philadelphia: Printed for William Cobbett.
Evans 35546
Gaines, P.W. Cobbett, 124a
Other formats Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 35546).
Notes United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Other author Cliffton, William, 1772-1799.
Hoppner, John, 1758-1810, dedicatee.
Subject Persius. Works -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Della Cruscans (English writers)
English literature -- Anecdotes.
Latin literature -- Anecdotes.
Poems -- 1799.
Other title Maeviad.