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Poems on several subjects: written by Stephen Duck, lately a poor thresher in a Barn in the County of Wilts, at the Wages of Four Shillings and Six Pence per Week: which were publickly read by The Right Honourable the Earl of Macclesfield, in the Drawing-Room at Windsor-Castle, on Friday the 11th of September, 1730. to Her Majesty: who was thereupon most graciously pleased to take the author into her royal protection, by allowing him a Salary of Thirty Pounds per Annum, and a small House Richmond in Surrey, to live in, for the better Support of Himself and Family.

  • Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756.
M.DCC.XXX. [1730]
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London : printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane; and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster M.DCC.XXX. [1730]

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32p. ; 80.


The second edition.

References note

ESTC T173547
Foxon, p.200

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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