The Hind and the Panther transvers'd To the Story of The Country-Mouse and the City-Mouse.

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

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