SATIRE ON CLARENDON'S PIGSTY
The scotch hut, a poem, addressed to euphorbus; or, the earl of the grove.
London. Printed for J. Almon, 1779. First edition.
Quarto. 12pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Central horizontal crease, lightly spotted and dust-soiled.
The sole edition, in original state, of an anonymous verse satire mocking one of several follies on the Hertfordshire estate of Thomas Villiers, first Earl of Clarendon (1709-1786); a 'low, wooden Building, of an oblong Form, covered with thatch' referred to as the 'Scotch Hut' designed to serve as a pigsty. In prefatory remarks the author explains that he refers to Thomas Villiers 'Euphorbus', as 'I should have blushed to call you in plain English a Swineherd'.
ESTC T47191.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 19207