Author:Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester (edited by Ronald Duncan)

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Selected Lyrics and Satires of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

By: Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester (edited by Ronald Duncan)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: London, Forge Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012313

Condition: Good


In an attempt to get the profligate Restoration poet's work before a wider audience than he previously enjoyed, the editor offers what he considers the best of Rochester. (Concerning 'Sodom,' the play attributed to Rochester but denied by many as falsely attributed, Duncan calls it "a filthy and illiterate piece," and says that he has "laboured through this obscene doggerel and there cannot be the slightest doubt that Rochester is not the author. It was impossible for him to write three lines without spilling his wit or displaying his competence as a literary craftsman."); crea... View more info