The Omnium; containing the Journal of a Late Three Days Tour into France; Curious and extraordinary Anecdotes; Critical Remarks; and other miscellaneous pieces in prose and verse.

  • Clubbe, William
  • Ipswich: Printed and sold by George Jermyn 1798
  • ESTC T128778.


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [ii], 158. Untrimmed in original red paper boards backed in cream paper. A little spotting. Flyleaves excised, backstrip perished but binding sound.


A scarce miscellany by William Clubbe (d. 1814), rector of Whatfield in Suffolk. A majority of Clubbe's publications were either on education or translations into or from Latin (especially Horace), but this gathering, issued for a substantial list of subscribers, instead describes his journey around post-Revolutionary France, then continues with critical remarks on witchcraft, Shakespeare, Swift, and Ancient Wit, concluding with a collection of imitations and translations from Latin authors, and then original poems, epigrams and epitaphs. ESTC locates copies in just half a dozen UK locations (plus 14 outside).

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