London: Printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judges-Head Near the Inner Temple-gate in Fleetstreet, 1699. Item #028062
64 pages. Blackmore was both a poet and physician to King William. Many felt that the English throne was on slippery grounds since William's health was precarious. Dryden wrote about this. Blackmore has written a passionate account of the triumphs of King William. Here he celebrates the King's courage in the successfully concluded war against France which many in Parliament had criticized. This small but important record by Sir Richard Blackmore was continued by him in 1702 with A Defense of the Last Parliament. By the next decade Dryden had accused him of plagiarism and suggested Blackmore's bad poetry may well have done more image to his patient's health than the medicines he prescribed, ESTC R 23169. A very good copy in new boards.