A slight essay addressed to Sir Thomas Isham, whose brother ultimately placed Richardson in the rectory of Lamport in 1699. The first four chapters are a brief account of Latin literature up to modern times, the last two contain advice for the acquisition of style. Cf. Madan. Reproduction of original in British Library.
Available electronically as part of Early English books online.
Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1971. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 399:7)
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, R1391 Madan 3193