EUSTACE, Rev. John Chetwood. An Elegy to the Memory of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. London, printed for F. and C. Rivington and J. Hatchard, 1798.
4to. Unoprnrd and stitched, as issued; pp. 15; light even discolouration to paper-stock, with a little spotting; a very good copy of this early printed elegy.
First Edition. Burke was an Irish-born British statesman and philosopher, whose well known work, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful 'fuelled growing interest in the pictorial and literary appeal of landscape' (ODNB). This text, An Elegy to the Memory of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke was composed by Rev. John Chetwode Eustace, 'a travel writer and Catholic priest born in Ireland. In October 1896 he presented Edmund Burke with a copy of the verses he had composed for the inauguration of Maynooth college. Burke found the piece "full of spirit" (Correspondence, 102). Eustace went on to compose the verse in this elegy text after Burke's death (ODNB).