Image 3. Advice To His Grace. With Printed Subscription, "Ephelia" [ca. 1681]
Broadside (slip format).
Evidently, a limited issue and privately printed at the author's direction, perhaps at Court.
Addressed to James (Scott or Crofts), Duke of Monmouth
Arthur Rosenbloom copy. Beinecke Library, Yale University
From the author's Poems by Ephelia (second printing, 1993).
Composed in the epideitic tradition of ethical verse, the Advice is a masterful pastiche
of several styles of persuasive rhetoric,
from sentimental and familial appeals to arguments from national pride.