An amusing collection of prose, act, and verse, The Whippingham Papers was first published clandestinely in London in late 1887. Most of the pieces were written by St. George H. Stock (The Romance of Chastisement and Rosy Tales!) and Algernon Charles Swinburne, one of the greatest poets of the Victorian period. This Birchgrove Press edition adds an appendix with two long flagellant poems attributed to Swinburne that were first published in the Victorian periodical The Pearl: A Journal of Facetiæ and Voluptuous Reading and poems on birch discipline extracted from the Rev. Wm. M. Cooper B.A.'s Flagellation and the Flagellants (1870).