FAir youth! who wish the Wars may cease,
Title: 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
Comment: 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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