Jonathan Swift, "Description of a City Shower," first published in The Tatler, October 17, 1710

        You can read the poem in the context of the magazine issue in which it first appeared in the Goucher Library's Rare Book Collection.

Author Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812
Title The Tatler
  The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, esq
Publication Info. London, C. Lillie and J. Morphew, 1710-11
 
LOCATION CALL NO. STATUS
 Special Collections  PR1365 .T2 1710  1    LIB USE ONLY
 Special Collections  PR1365 .T2 1710  2    LIB USE ONLY
Description 4 v. 20 cm
Notes Caption and running title: The Tatler ..
Add. Contributors Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719

        In the following year, the poem was reprinted in this collection of verse, which included some work by the young Alexander Pope:

ESTC System No.   006037909
ESTC Citation No.   N44669
Author - personal   LinkSwift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
Collective title   LinkMiscellanies
Title   LinkMiscellanies in prose and verse.
Publisher/year   LinkLondon : printed for John Morphew, near Stationers Hall, MDCCXI. [1711]
Physical descr.   [14],91,[1],95-416p. ;  8⁰.
General note   Anonymous. By Jonathan Swift.
  First edition, second state; some large paper copies were issued (Teerink-Scouten).
  Ornament on the title page is one used by William Bowyer (K.I.D. Maslen, The Bowyer ornament stock, Oxford Bib. Soc., 1973, no. 118).
Uncontrolled note   Sigs.: A7 B-F8 G1-5 A8 G8 H-Dd8. Measurements wanted to distinguish from large paper issue; O copy has gutter 2 cms and height 22.5 cms DFOREPLY DMS above sigs lack G6. Does DFo also lack? If G6 present, is pagination correct? DFONOTE jre: DFo copy with sigs: A⁸(-A8) B-F⁸ G⁸(-G7,8+chi1(=A8?)) H-2D⁸.; chi1 bears press-figure I on verso (only one in book)