The mystical signicance of 3 & 7... (1852)

WRIGHT John. [The Cleveland Poet; Professor of Moral Philosophy, & Universal Philanthropist] 1807- 1882

COMFORT, Man was never made to mourn ! etc...

Published: Middlesbro' Printed for the author by J.Richardson. 1852

Date: 1852

Entitled: Third work of original poems, designated COMFORT, Man was never made to mourn Elucidations of which, by his appearance in the world are clearly Manifest, rendering his passage through the same delightful, with prospect better far, in entity beyond all thought ! First Edition small 8vo.half title engraved frontis.239 pps publishers blind stamped & gilt cloth. Dedication to the Lord Bishop of Ripon. preface dated Guisbro 1852, in which the author claims to have personally sold eight thousand copies of his earlier works"Anacreontic Poems" 1847 and "The Gem for Every One" 1849. John Wright, the self styled Bard of Cleveland was born in Guisborough but moved to Great Ayton in 1855 where, with the generous support of Lord Palmerston and the proceeds from his books, built "The Bards Recess" to a design by Thomas Glover apparently incorporating the mystical ideas of his daughter the author and bible scholar Elizabeth Wright, regarding the numbers 3 & 7 as they appear in the bible [she published a two volume book on the subject entitled Revelations] The house still stands in the district of Great Ayton known as California. A scarce provincial printing inscribed " Henry Robinson West Ayton 1852"



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