The title-page quotes Shakespeare
: later on Pope
, Thomas Tickell
, Charles Cotton
, and others are quoted too. Characters include a seducer and promiser-breaker who dies in a duel. The central...
The material in the volume was later revised as the third part of the Magdalen Manuscript. The publisher advertised the volume in December 1687, using JB
's name. This is the only instance of his...
published his classical tragedyHorace, which had been first performed the previous year.