The Tours of Dr. Syntax  

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The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax is a set of comic poems by William Combe (1741 – 1823).

From 1809 to 1811 William Combe wrote for Rudolph Ackermann's Poetical Magazine the famous Tour of Dr Syntax in search of the Picturesque (descriptive and moralizing verse of a somewhat doggerel type), which, owing greatly to Thomas Rowlandson's designs, was an immense success. It was published separately in 1812 and was followed by two similar Tours, "in search of Consolation," and "in search of a Wife," the first Mrs Syntax having died at the end of the first Tour.



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