1687. London: printed for W. Davis, 1687.
Sm. 4to, (6), 28 pp., disbound.
§ First edition. Prior’s first publication, an attack on Dryden’s famous poem. Charles Montagu, first Earl of Halifax, is usually named as a collaborator. “In 1686 he took his bachelor’s degree, and in the following year made his first literary essay, a reply to Dryden’s ‘Hind and Panther.’ This was entitled ‘The Hind and the Panther transvers'd to the Story of the Country-Mouse and the City-Mouse.’ His ostensible collaborator in this satire, which had small literary merit but gave much satisfaction to the ‘no popery’ party, was Charles Montagu; but it is probable that Prior was the active partner (cf. Spence, Anecdotes, ed. Singer, 1858, p. 102; Beljame, Le Public et les Hommes de Lettres en Angleterre, p. 195)” DNB. Wing P-3511; Grolier W-P 688. Macdonald 241a. Item #5236