1774.024: A Parody on a Late Proclamation.

Published: 1774

Full Title: From the Virginia Gazette, August. A parody on a late proclamation. Humbly to imitate our Lord the King …

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Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Purdie & Dixon

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 44 cm. x 28 cm. (broadside).


A parody in verse of the proclamation of Gen. Thomas Gage, the governor of Massachusetts, "For the encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for preventing and punishing of Vice, Profanity, and Immorality" issued July 21, 1774. Sheet lacks colophon; poem was originally published on August 25, 1774 in the Purdie & Dixon Gazette, so clearly a reprint in response to demand from their press as well.

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