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Flosculum Poeticum. Poems divine and humane. Panegyrical, satyrical, ironical.

Author Ker, Patrick, fl. 1691
Title Flosculum Poeticum. Poems divine and humane. Panegyrical, satyrical, ironical.
Imprint London, Printed for Benjamin Billingsley at the printing press, near the Royal Exchange,
Date of Publication 1684
Language English
Notes Ker, Patrick was a Scottish Episcopalian poet who migrated to London during the reign of Charles II. 'Flosculum Poeticum. Poems divine and humane. Panegyrical, satyrical, ironical' is a volume of ultra-loyalist verse. Although the work is only signed with only the initials 'P.K.', it can safely be attributed to Ker due to the fact that the verso of the leaf A4 features a complex triangular depiction of the Trinity which also appears in another work, 'The Map of Mans Misery' (1690), with the author's name, P. Ker, in full. The 'Flosculum' features a grotesque woodcut of Charles II in the oak on leaf D2, accompanied by verses equally grotesque, and a number of scurrilous rhymes and anagrams on Oliver Cromwell. The inkstamp of Alexander Gardyne (1801-1885) is on the verso of the title page.
Shelfmark RB.s.2325
Reference Sources DNB ESTC R17623
Acquired on 16/06/04
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