Zorobabel's conquest, or, the triple contention A poem, [18th century].
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- Zorobabel's conquest, or, the triple contention A poem, [18th century].
- Rose, Aquila, 1695-1723
- Published / Created
- [18th century]
Autograph manuscript of a poem on the debate contest at King Darius' court chronicled in I Esdras 3-4. In the end Darius promises to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple as Zerubbabel's prize for his winning oration which argued that "women were more strong than wine; the ample pow'r of kings to them decline; but truth the strongest." The dedicatory preface quotes and compares several examples of classical and biblical verse, and explains that the Muses which he invokes in the poem are only a metaphor for natural poetic inclinations.
Binding: stitched, Marbled-paper endsheets, with handwriting beneath.
Dedication: To my ever-honoured father, Joseph Rose of Alesbury in the County of Bucks.
- 1 v. (80 p.) ; 10 x 17 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Osborn c346
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
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- Subject (Topic)
Bible--History of Biblical events--Poetry--Early works to 1800
English poetry--18th century
Religious poetry, English--18th century
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- Aquila Rose, Zorobabel's Conquest, or, the Triple Contention. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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