London:: Thomas Payne and Benjamin and John White, 1795., 1795. 8vo. iv, 124,  pp. Free front end-papers loose. Original full calf, gilt-stamped spine; worn, covers detached, rear cover leather torn. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. As is. FIRST EDITION of Wakefield's translations of classical poetry. "Wakefield was born in Notthingham, and educated at Cambridge. He entered the ministry of the Church of England, but afterwards abandoned episcopacy and became very bitter towards it, although he did not connect himself with any other religious body. He was ecclesiastical tutor in the Dissenting Academy at Warrington from 1779 to 1783; taught in a private school at Nottingham from 1784-1790; in 1791-2 was classical tutor in the Dissenting Academy at Hackney. He wrote intemperately on ecclesiastical and political subjects, and in 1799 was imprisoned for a year for a seditious libel. The sympathy for him, growing out of this appearance of persecution, led his political friends to make up for him a purse of £5,000" (Hart, p. 359). Hart, John Seely, A Manual of English Literature, Philadelphia: Eldredge & brother, 1872.
(Inventory #: GG01341)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.