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[MARKHAM (Revd. Ralph)]. An Essay on Immorality [in verse]. In Three Parts.1760

London: Printed for the Author, and sold by John Hart, First edition, 4to (255 x 205mm), [12], 56pp., a near contemporary note on half-title attributes the work to "ye late Revd. Ralph Markham, Brother to Dr. Markham, late Rector of St. Mary's Whitechapel.", engraved frontispiece by Francis Hayman, lightly off-set on title, modern paper wrappers, a good copy. Part 1. Considers "An Enquiry into the Origin of Evil .... [and] the inherent Corruption of human Nature .... a more particular View of the common Vices; beginning with the ungenerous Gratification of lawless Love, in the Ruin of innocent Girls." Part 11. gives "A Sketch of the Gamester. [and] A drunken Evening particularly enlarg'd upon. A Picture of its odious Conclusion: ... [and] the proper Use of Liquor." ESTC lists this as anonymous.

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