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The Devil's walk ; a poem.

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The Devil's walk ; a poem. By Professor Porson. Edited with a biographical memoir and notes, by H. W. Montagu, author of Montmorency Poems, &c. &c. &c. Illustrated with beautiful engravings on wood by Bonner and Slader, after the designs of Robert Cruikshank.
Author
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.
Publication
London : Marsh and Miller, Oxford Street. And Constable and Co., Edinburgh [1830].

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20, 23-33, [3] p. : ill.; 16 cm.
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  • Printer's imprint: "London: Printed by Samuel Bentley, Dorset-street, Fleet-street."
  • Imprint date from printed paper covers.
  • "Price one shilling" -- printed paper covers.
  • Publisher's advertisements: p. [34-36].
  • The preface is a biographical memoir of Porson, who is erroneously identified as the author. In truth, Southey wrote the first three stanzas, and the stanza on the "Cold-Bath-Prison"; the rest was written by Coleridge (cf. Coleridge letter to H. W. Montagu, April 1830 [#1686 in Griggs]).
  • First published in the Morning Post, 6 Sep 1799, under the title "The Devil's Thoughts."
  • Illustrations: 6 wood engravings, including: -- "From his brimstone bed at break of day," p. [ii], depicting the Devil, seated and reading the newspaper, getting a haircut from a demon. -- "And backwards and forwards he switch'd his long tail, As a gentleman switches his cane," p. [13], depicting the Devil walking toward London, dressed like a gentleman. -- "He saw a Lawyer killing a viper, On a dunghill beside his own stable," p. [17], depicting the Devil watching a lawyer attack a snake with a stick, in front of a stable. -- "He saw a Pothecary, on a white horse, Ride by on his avocations," p. [20], depicting the Devil watching a skeleton dressed as an apothecary and riding a horse. -- "As he passed by Cold Bath Fields, he saw A solitary cell.--", p. [25], depicting the Devil inside a jail cell with two suffering prisoners. -- "He saw a certain Minister -- (a Minister to his mind) Go into a certain house -- with a majority behind," p. [30], depicting the Devil watching the Prime Minister enter the House of Lords; the King and nobles watch from an adjoining room.
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NCM (Coleridge, S. T. Devil's walk)
Author
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.
Title
The Devil's walk ; a poem. By Professor Porson. Edited with a biographical memoir and notes, by H. W. Montagu, author of Montmorency Poems, &c. &c. &c. Illustrated with beautiful engravings on wood by Bonner and Slader, after the designs of Robert Cruikshank.
Imprint
London : Marsh and Miller, Oxford Street. And Constable and Co., Edinburgh [1830].
Local Note
Pforzheimer copy: With the ink ownership signature of "Henry Wood / Richmond" on the fornt free endpaper. -- In original drab printed paper covers. -- Within buff CHPL envelope.
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Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
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Southey, Robert, 1774-1843.
Marsh and Miller. Publisher
Archibald Constable & Co. Publisher
Bentley, Samuel, 1785-1868. Printer
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856. Illustrator
Porson, Richard, 1759-1808. Attributed name
Bonner, G. W. (George Wilmot), 1796-1836 Engraver
Slader, Samuel M. Engraver
Montagu, H. W.
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