ANONYMOUS: A true and impartial narrative of the sufferings of Mr. Oliver Thorne of Whersted-Hall, near Ipswich. Who married the daughter of James Thompson, Esq; of Trompington, in Cambridgeshire, shewing how he was arrested by a base contrivance as Windsor, and carried to Reading Goal, during his confinement there his wife and only surviving child who at the time of his being arrested enjoy'd perfect health were both destroy'd in London, by which destruction Mr. Thorne lost an estate of 1500, per an. and 10,000 l. in cash

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ANONYMOUS : A true and impartial narrative of the sufferings of Mr. Oliver Thorne of Whersted-Hall, near Ipswich. Who married the daughter of James Thompson, Esq; of Trompington, in Cambridgeshire, shewing how he was arrested by a base contrivance as Windsor, and carried to Reading Goal, during his confinement there his wife and only surviving child who at the time of his being arrested enjoy'd perfect health were both destroy'd in London, by which destruction Mr. Thorne lost an estate of 1500, per an. and 10,000 l. in cash

London, Printed in the year MDCCLIII., 1753, [1753.]

8vo. vii,[1],29,[1]p. Collates A - D4 (- D4, blank.) List of Subscribers. Disbound. Small blank corner lost from the head of the title page, not affecting text. Pen trials on the blank verso of the final leaf. Similar to ESTC T98166. The first issue, with no p. viii. This unrecorded variant has a differently set title page with the reading 'as Windsor' for 'at Windsor'. A revised issue also appeared in 1753, and is held by L. only. The machinations by which Mr. Thorne and his wife were deprived of her rightful inheritance were worthy of a Dickens novel. The five page list of Subscribers make it clear that Thorne's plight aroused much sympathy in London, Cambridge and Suffolk.

ANONYMOUS : A true and impartial narrative of the sufferings of Mr. Oliver Thorne of Whersted-Hall, near Ipswich. Who married the daughter of James Thompson, Esq; of Trompington, in Cambridgeshire, shewing how he was arrested by a base contrivance as Windsor, and carried to Reading Goal, during his confinement there his wife and only surviving child who at the time of his being arrested enjoy'd perfect health were both destroy'd in London, by which destruction Mr. Thorne lost an estate of 1500, per an. and 10,000 l. in cash is listed for sale on Bibliophile Bookbase by Cobnar Books Ltd.

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