Item #357 A Dialogue on the Subject of Doing What One Likes at Home. Addressed to M.C. Esq. J H., John Hope, attrib.
A Dialogue on the Subject of Doing What One Likes at Home. Addressed to M.C. Esq.
J.H. [Hope, John, attrib.].

A Dialogue on the Subject of Doing What One Likes at Home. Addressed to M.C. Esq.

[n.p., likely Stockton]: [n.d., circa 1780]. An apparently unrecorded broadside concerning a scandal caused when the widower “J.H.” (likely John Hope) took in a young maid to help around his home. Hope defends himself against an allegation of an inappropriate relationship with the maid from “M.C.” The “M.C.” and “J.H.” are identified in early manuscript ink and later pencil as Mat[t]hew Consett and J. Hope, respectively, both active in County Durham, and Hope published a book in Stockton, Thoughts in Prose and Verse started in his walks.

Hope’s wife died in 1767 and he died in 1785, which gives a rough period for when this interesting piece of verse was written.
Good with faint creases and several holes/tears expertly repaired, with some loss of text. Item #357

Price: $360.00

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