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    Flatman, Thomas. Poems and Songs. The Third Edition With Additions ans Amendments. London: Benjamin Tooke, 1682. 8vo. A8, a-b8, B-M8. [L8 is a cancel] [48],170,[4]p. Contemporary calf, blind rule, title label mispasted upside down, hinges cracked at ends, rubbed, label of "Caroli Whibley." Signature of "James Robinson" on t.p. (bleed on top of portion leaf), some careful pencil maginalia. Port. by Robert White after Hayls. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $450


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    Flatman (1637-88) was a poet and esteemed miniature-painter.   "A Thought of Death" (which Pope imitated in "The Dying Christian to his Soul") and "Death. A Song," are singularly impressive; the "Hymn for the Morning" and "Another for the Evening" are choice examples of devotional verse; and some of the lighter poems, notably the paraphrases of select odes of Horace, are elegant. Flatman's "Poems and Songs" were first collected in 1674, 8vo, and reached a fourth edition in 1686. Prefixed are commendatory verses by Walter Pope (only in first edition), Charles Cotton, Richard Newcourt, and others. In the third and fourth editions are a portrait of the author, engraved by R. White, and a dedicatory epistle to the Duke of Ormonde, who is said to have been so pleased with the ode on the death of his son, the Earl of Ossory (published in 1680), that he sent the poet a diamond ring." He enjoyed high praise from his contemporaries.   

    "His preface to this work constitutes an important statement of the aesthetic underlying the emergence of the Pindaric free-verse form in England and gives a valuable insight into the sense of humour and the conversational tone of members of the professional and cultural ┼Żlites at this time."

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