lineThe Novel

Mr. Milton/ Lady W----/ Ambrose Philips/ Thomas Killegrew,
Miscellanea Aurea: or the Golden Medley (London: A. Bettesworth/ J. Pemberton, 1720).

Miscellanea Aurea:| OR THE| GOLDEN MEDLEY.| Consisting of| I. A Voyage to the Mountains of the Moon,| under the Æquator, or Parnassus reform'd.| II. The Fortunate Shipwreck, or a Description of| New Athens, being an Account of the Laws, Man-|ners, Religion, and Customs of that Country; by| Morris Williams, Gent. who resided there above| Twenty Years.| III. ALBERONI, or a Vindication of that Car-|dinal.| IV. The Secret History of the Amours of Don| ALONZO, Duke of Lerma, Grandee of Spain.| V. The Garden of ADONIS, or Love to no pur-|pose; being above Twenty Copies of Verses and| Love-Letters, by a Lady.| VI. MAHOMET no Impostor, written in Arabick| by Abdulla Mahumed Omar.| VII. An Account of Bad and Good Women, An-|cient and Modern. Among which is the Story| of the SPARTAN DAME, the Subject of| Mr. Southern's Play. With several other Epistolary| Essays in Prose and Verse: By Mr. Milton, the| Lady W---- Mr. Philips, Mr. Killegrew, Author| of the Chit Chat, and several others.| [double rule]| LONDON:| Printed for A. BETTESWORTH in Pater-|Noster-Row, and J. PEMBERTON in Fleet-|street. MDCCXX.


p.[i] titlepage/ p.[iii-viii] dedication: John, Duke of Buckingham/ p.[ix-xi] preface/ p.[xii-xvi] Contents/ p.1-295/ p.[296] books published by J. Pemberton/ 8.


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Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t117537.


{L:} predominatly Thomas Killigrew.


Collection of mostly lighthearted "Letters" on diverse topics ("On Players", "On Poverty", "The Fop"). - No framing fiction on the genesis of the collection. Integrated: several longer "letters" like the first one, mentioned in the title: a journey alegorically covering the realm of poetry from orthography to invention and leading finally to the poets. The second letter offers a journey to an utopian New Athens in which the narrator and another Englishman provide the inhabitants with English poetry, printing presses, war ships, and the invention of gun powder (all which is far from being told in a satire on Europe's new technologies). Letter no. 4 gives a novel in a series of letters. All augmented by numerous poems and love-letters.