FAir youth! who wish the Wars may cease,


To Edward Jenkinson, Esq., a very young Gentleman, who writ a Poem on PEACE.

Primary Text:

No MS; 1713 Misc, 174-6;

Secondary Eds:

Rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 108


This is vers de societe written after the Barrier Treaty of October 29,1709, alluded to in line 30. It was probably written soon after in 1710 when war-weariness and a real desire for peace, particularly upon the part of the Tories, lead to an election in which the mandate for concluding a peace treaty was near.
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