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[YOUNG, John] [1750?-1820].
A Criticism On The Elegy Written In A Country Church Yard, Being A Continuation Of Dr. J------n's Criticism On The Poems Of Gray.
London: Printed For G.Wilkie, 1783..
8vo. pp. xx, 90. complete with half-title. the title is mounted on a stub and appears to be a cancel. modern quarter morocco (small marginal defects to last & first few leaves). First Published Edition of this parody of Johnson's criticism of Gray's Elegy in The Lives of the English Poets. Although in the Advertisement the editor claims that the criticism was written by Johnson, printed for publication, and then withdrawn, it was soon known to be the work of John Young, professor of Greek at Glasgow. "Boswell called it 'the most perfect imitation of Johnson', and Sir Walter Scott praised it as 'the cleverest parody of the Doctor's style of criticism' and 'very capital'. Courtney & Nichol Smith pp. 138-39. NCBEL II 580. Northup 1031. Rothschild 2624.
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