File ID: 8

Author Churchill, Charles
Title The Rosciad. By the Author
Publishing Location London
Year 1761
Publisher Printed for the Author
Edition I
Number of Pages in-4, 28
Publishing Country GBR
Publishing Language ENG
Notes

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

The text was published also in Dublin in the same year; the title bears the indication of the author: The Rosciad. By C. Churchill.

The poem, which lashes out against the actors and actresses of the time, was subject to many revisions. The final version contains 1090 lines.
Churchill responded to criticism against the work in his The Apology. Addressed to the Critical Reviewers (see).

LATER EDITIONS:
Second edition "revised and corrected, with additions": 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.
- Dublin, re-printed in the year, 1761.

Fourth edition "revised and corrected": London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1761. Copies of this edition bearing the wrong date (1741) exist.
Online text: GOOGLE BOOKS (wrong date)

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

Sixth edition "revised and corrected, with additions": London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1762.

Seventh edition "with large additions": London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, 1763.

Eighth edition "with large additions":
- London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W. Flexney, near Gray's-Inn Gate, Holborn, 1763.
- Dublin, printed for J. Exshaw, H. Bradley, H. Saunders, and J. Potts, 1764. Includes The Smithfield Rosciad, parody of Churchill's text published anonymously in 1763.

Ninth edition "with large additions": London, Printed for the Author, and sold by W.Flexney, 1765.

The Rosciad: a Poem. By C. Churchill
, [London], Printed in the year, 1772.

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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