A Trip to Calais;

[Foote (Samuel)]

A Trip to Calais;

a Medley Maritime Sketch: being the poetical prosaical production of Timothy Timbertoe, Esq. Dedicated to a Duchess.

Description: FIRST EDITION, somewhat browned, 8 leaves reinforced at inner margins, pp. [i], ii, 60, 8vo, modern calf backed boards, signature of John Munnings at head of title

Publication Details: Printed for the author, and sold by J. Bew, 1775

Notes: This joyous squib is not to be confused with Foote's comedy with the same title. It recounts a jolly excursion of a group of friends intent on pleasure, eating, drinking and signing songs. The only reference to Foote's play comes towards the end, when another party of Englishmen join up with our heroes in Calais, and are asked for the latest news, one query being whether the play was out yet. The answer 'No; it was stopped by the Duchess of Kingston.' The play was 'an overt attack on Elizabeth Chudleigh, duchess of Kingston, an influential figure who was currently facing trial on charges of bi...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T103856)

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Price: £500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1775

Stock Number: 49623

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