Author Churchill, Charles
Title The Apology. Addressed to the Critical Reviewers. By C. Churchill
Publishing Location London
Year 1761
Publisher Printed for the Author
Edition I
Number of Pages in-4, 20
Publishing Country GBR
Publishing Language ENG
Notes

PUBLISHER:
Printed for the Author and sold by W. Flexney.

The text, written in response to criticism against The Rosciad (see), contains "a savage attack upon Smollett, and a rough warning to Garrick ... [who had] rashly suggested that he had been praised in the 'Rosciad' because its author desired the freedom of his theatre" (Dictionary of National Biography).

LATER EDITIONS:
Second edition "revised and corrected": London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1761.

Third edition "revised and corrected": London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1761.
Online text: GOOGLE BOOKS - HATHI TRUST 

Fourth edition "revised and corrected":
- London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1761.
- Dublin, printed for Richard Watts, and William Whitestone, 1761.

Fifth edition "revised and corrected": London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1761.

Sixth edition: London, Printed for G. Kearsly, in Ludgate-street; W. Flexney, in Holborn; and J. Coote, in Pater-noster-Row, 1763.

Apology and Night. Poems. By C. Churchill. The former addressed to the Critical Reviewers; and the latter to Robert Lloyd, London, printed by Dryden Leach, for G. Kearsly, W. Flexney, and J. Coote, 1763.

The Rosciad and The Apology. By Charles Churchill. Edited by Robert W. Lowe. With Eight Illustrations, London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1891.
Online text: INTERNET ARCHIVE

The text was included in various collections of Churchill's poetry:
- Poems. By C. Churchill. Containing The Rosciad. The Apology. Night. The Prophecy of Famine. An Epistle to William Hogarth. And The Ghost, in Four Books, London, printed for the author, by Dryden Leach; and sold by W. Flexney, at Gray's-Inn Gate, Holborn; G. Kearsly, Ludgate-Street; T. Henderson, at the Royal-Exchange; J. Coote, in Pater-Noster-Row; J. Gardner, in Charles-Street, Westminster; J. Almon, in Piccadilly; and E. Broughton, at Oxford, 1763, vol. I. Second edition: London, printed for John Churchill, (Executor to the late C. Churchill) and sold by W. Flexney, 1765. Third and fourth edition: London, printed for John Churchill, (executor to the late C. Churchill) and W. Flexney, opposite Gray's Inn Gate, Holborn, 1766 e 1769.
Online text: Edition of 1763, vol. I
- The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill in three volumes: with the Life of the Author, Edinburgh, Apollo Press, 1779.
- The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, with Explanatory Notes; and An authentic Account of his Life: Now First Published, 2 voll., London, C. and R. Baldwin, 1804, vol. I.
Online text: Vol. I
- The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill. With copious Notes and a Life of the Author by W. Tooke, 3 voll., London, W. Pickering, 1844, vol. I; Boston, New York Little, Brown and Company, 1854, vol. I.
Online text: London ed.: Vol. I - Vol. II - Vol. III; Boston ed.: Vol. I - Vol. II - Vol. III
- The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill. With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes, by the Rev. George Gilfillan, Edinburgh, James Nichol, 9 North Bank Street; London, James Nisbet and Co.; Dublin, W. Robertson, 1855; text ed. by Charles Cowden Clarke, Edinburgh, James Nichol; London, James Nisbet and Co.; Dublin, W. Robertson; Liverpool, G. Philip and Son, 1864.
Online text: Edition of 1855 - Edition of 1864
- Poems of Charles Churchill, edited by James Laver, 2 voll., London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1933, vol. I; 2 voll. in 1, New York, Barnes & Noble, 1970, vol. I.


 

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