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[DENTON, Thomas]. Immortality: or, the consolation of human life. A monody.

London. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1754. First edition.
Quarto. 20pp, [4]. With a half-title and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Disbound Inked numeral to head of dust-soiled half-title, else clean and crisp.
The first edition of the first published work of Church of England clergyman Thomas Denton (bap. 1723, d. 1777), a devotional meditation on mutability and immortality written partly in Spenserian stanza. Thomas Parnell's popular Night-Piece on Death was likely an influence. Denton's poem went into a second edition the following year, and after its inclusion in publisher Robert Dodsley's Collection of Poems became one of the more frequently reprinted imitations of Spenser.

ESTC records copies at five locations in the British Isles (BL, Cambridge, Hull, Manchester, and Oxford), and a further 14 worldwide.
ESTC T3701.
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 21301