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Title: The Country Minister, A Poem, in Seven Cantos: Containing The First and Second Parts of the Original Work, with Additional Poems and Notes. A Second Edition.
Description: London: Printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker..., 1827. 8vo (in 4s), 172 x 98 mms., pp. [ii], 200 [201 notice from author, 202 Errata], contemporary hard grain morocco, title in gilt on spine; ex-library bookplate of County Borough of Warrington Municipal Library on front paste-down end-paper. The Unitarian minister and poet Jacob Brettell (17931862) published The Country Minister in 1821, with a revised edition in 1825. The European Magazine, and London Review of the 1821 first edition opened its review with these honeyed words: "It has not very recently been our good fortune to open a more assuming, yet highly gratifying work, than the little volume now before us; and we do commence, therefore, what critical etiquette usually reserves for it's [sic] bonne bouche at the close by warmly recommending it." Reviewing the second part in 1825, The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature commented, "The readers of Mr. Brettell's former poems will receive with pleasure the announcement of the little volume before us. They will again be delighted with nature, simplicity, and all the melody of verse." Bmarried, on 29 December 1815, Martha, daughter of James Morris of Bolton, Lancashire, and had four sons and two daughters. His eldest son, Jacob Charles Cates Brettell, born 6 March 1817, was partly educated for the Unitarian ministry at York, became a Roman Catholic, and went to America, where he was successively classical tutor at New York, minister of a German church, and successful member of the American bar in Virginia and Texas; he died at Owensville, Texas, 17 January 1867.

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Price: GBP 220.00 = appr. US$ 314.16 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
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