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    Congreve, William. The Mourning Muse of Alexis. A Pastoral. Lamenting the Death of our Late Gracious Queen Mary. London: For Jacob Tonson, 1695. 4to. A-C2. [2],10p. Modern morocco backed cloth boards, some repairs to inner lower blank margins caused by early folding, some archival repairs. T.p in mourning frame. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $375.00


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    Congreve, (1670-1729) dramatist, master of Restoration comedy, and occasional poet. This is his funeral ode on the death of Queen Mary, which had engendered a small flood of such verse.          



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