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The Perquisite Monger [...] London: Printed and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster (1712).

 

THE| Perquisite Monger:| OR THE| RISE and FALL| OF| INGRATITUDE.| BEING| One of the Stories, which the Monks of| Godstow were formerly wont to divert| Fair Rosamond with, and which may| serve to clear up several Absurdities in| the History of Prince Mirabel.| [rule]| Made Publick from an Original Manuscript| lately found in the Ruines of Woodstock-|Bower.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London| and Westminster. 1712. Price 3 d.

Description

titlepage/ p.1-24/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

{L: T.2118.(3)}.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t117973.

History of Publication

Cf. The History of Prince Mirabel's Infancy, Rise and Disgrace, 1st edition (London: J. Baker, 1712).link

Remarks

The title refers to The History of Prince Mirabel's Infancy, Rise and Disgrace, 1st edition (London: J. Baker, 1712).link. The story recapitulates the rise of Artemidorus/Marlborough under different kings (ancient Persia offers the fictional setting). Artemidorus/Marlborough is blamed as a man of greatest self interest who does not hesitate to introduce and offer his sister to his lord, Mermeroes/ the later king James II. Very short text, lacking extensive ornamented narrative sequences.

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