ID: 24592
£150.00
A sermon, delivered in the parish church of Thrapston, in the county of Northampton;

HODSON, Septimus, A sermon, delivered in the parish church of Thrapston, in the county of Northampton; at the consecration of the colours, of the Thrapston Corps of Volunteer Cavalry & Infantry, August 11, 1800. To which is prefixed the ceremony observed on the above occasion. Wellingborough, printed by T. March, bookseller and binder. 1800.

8vo., (4) + ii + (1) + 3 - 19pp., numbered even on the recto, title-page and final leaf rather soiled, one leaf of prelims bound in verso first, rebound recently in boards with printed title label.

Only edition: very rare. Copies located at BL + NLS only.

On the first two pages is a detailed report of the ceremony itself beginning with the assembly of the Corps, comprising a troop of horse and company of infantry at the Market Cross at 9.30 a.m. "The Troop of Wellingborough Volunteer Cavalry (who, at the request of the Corps undertook to keep the ground during the whole of the day,) lined the street while Mrs. Squire, the lady of the Captain Commandant, and who presented the Colours, - attended by several ladies, passed along. Mrs Squire ascended the platform between Captain Hodson of the Wellingborough Troop, and Cornet Barclay of the Oundle Troop of County Yeomanry, each bearing a Colour, - attended by a numerous company of ladies wearing ribbons and favors .....". Septimus Hodson (1768-1833), Rector of Thrapston[e] from 1789 to 1828, was also chaplain-in-ordinary to the Prince of Wales. He published several politico-social addresses (e.g. On the scarcity and high prices of provisions, 1795, and The great sin of witholding corn, also 1795).