[Printed booklet.] Rhyming Riddles, &c. &c. for the Amusement of Young Oxonians. By an Old Oxonian.'

'An Old Oxonian' [ Samuel Partridge ] [ Munday and Slatter, Printers, Oxford ]
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Oxford: Printed and Sold by Munday and Slatter; Sold also by J. Thorpe, Cambridge; and B. and R. Crosby and Co. London. 1813. [ Munday and Slatter, Printers, Oxford. ]
SKU: 16959

[1] + 26pp., 4to. In original plain buff boards. Internally in fair condition, on aged paper, in aged and worn boards with covers detached. 38 poems, almost all of them riddles and charades. As examples, a twelve-line 'Riddle' on p.9 begins: 'In Lincolnshire born, I was bred up at Oxford; | First, at Corpus I liv'd, on the bounty of Fox: | Then, to Magdalen remov'd, where good William of Waynfleet | Has well nurtur'd and fed many Lincolnshire flocks.' And a six-line piece, on p.18, is preceded by: 'A Young Oxonian, having read (at page 9.) the words, "Lincolnshire Flocks," inquired - What were they? and was answered, Probably, Geese. But the mistake may be thus rectified: -'. Ascribed to Partridge in Halkett and Laing. The only copies on OCLC WorldCat and on COPAC at Yale and the University of Cambridge. No copy in the British Library or in the Bodleian.