Alexander Purdie and John Dixon's Virginia Gazette

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Title

Alexander Purdie and John Dixon's Virginia Gazette

Subject

Newspaper
Poem

Description

Poem submitted by Thomas Burke to Alexander Purdie and John Dixon's Virginia Gazette: "On the Recovery of some Ladies in Norfolk from the Smallpox. Addressed to Mrs. Aitcheson." The poem was published with the intent to shame the Campbell, Aitcheson, and Parker families for choosing to inoculate their households from smallpox. The poem uses Hygieia--the Greek goddess of health--as a satire to show the gullibility of the families to protect their homes using dangerous inoculations.

Creator

Burke, Thomas

Source

http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/va-gazettes/VGSinglePage.cfm?IssueIDNo=68.PD.43

Date

1768-09-29

Contributor

Beuschel, Rebecca
Walters, Stephanie Seal

Rights

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg

Files

Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, Virginia) • 09-29-1768.pdf

Citation

Burke, Thomas, “Alexander Purdie and John Dixon's Virginia Gazette,” Mason's Legacies, accessed January 23, 2022, https://masonslegacies.org/items/show/141.

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