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Printed by R. Hawes, at No. 40 Dorset-Street, Spitalfields, and sold by T. Vallance, (No. 120), Cheapside, and Alexander Hogg, (No. 16) Paternoster-Row
Place of publication
Signatures: A⁴ B-N⁶ O⁴ ; horizontal chain lines.
Advertisements on pages -12 at end.
"Songs in the night" [with header framed by arabesques] : 121 numbered poems ; captioned for theme, most preceded by biblical quotes in italics.
"Meditations in blank verse" [with header frmaed by arabesques] : 16 numbered poems, most preceded by biblical quotes in italics.
Quotation : "Who giveth songs in the night." Job XXXV, 10.-- title page.
Preface [with header framed by four rows of horizontal arabesques] : "The author of [the publication] is a very obscure young woman, and quite destitute of the advantages of education ... went out to service at sixteen years of age ... till August, 1770; when disorders seized her. But God ... has been instructing her in the things pertaining to his kingdom ... as the following poetic performances ... in some measure witness ... they would not have appeared if it had not been that she thought she was dying ... [and] committed them to the care of the Editor ... if there should be any profit arise [sic] from the sale thereof, it will be faithfully applied to the author's use ... the Editor", dated Jan. 6th, 1780-- pages iii-iv.
Brown leather cover ; "Songs in the night" stamped on spine and framed by horizontal ornaments; seven gilt horizontal bands on spine.
Advertisement : "Lately published, price one penny, or nine pence per dozen ; by the author of "Songs in the night", "A call to Britain", printed and sold by R. Hawes, in Dorset-Street, Spitalfields, London"--Verso of page 153.