From Marteau

THE| Island of Content:| OR, A| New PARADISE| Discover'd| [rule]| In a LETTER from Dr. Merryman of the| same Country, to Dr. Dullman of Great Britain.| [rule]| Since Men of Grace, as well as those of Wit,| Place Human Happiness in mere Conceit,| And pious Saints, of teeming Zeals possest,| Coin strange Opinions, to deceive the rest;| Why not my Muse Ætherial Worlds invent,| Or Fancy frame new Islands of Content?| [rule]| By the Author of the Pleasures of a single Life.| [rule]| LONDON| Printed: And sold by J.Baker, at the Black Boy| in Pater-Noster-Row. 1709. Price 6d.



pp. 3-32. 8°


Bibliographical Reference

W. H. McBurney (1960), p.17


Troyer does not accept attribution to Edward Ward. *British Library: catalogue assigns all Merryman items to Henry Playford.

History of Publication

Reprint: Hypolitus Earl of Douglas by Marie Catharine, comtesse d'Aulnoy. The Island of Content (Anonymous)[=Foundations of the Novel, ed. Michael F. Shugrue] (New York/ London, 1973).

The Novel in Europe, 1650-1749