Document ReferencePw V 1081
TitleMS poem, entitled 'In Answ<e>r to J. P.'s Letter why I don't let my Wife keep some sort of Company', not ascribed; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThe text consists of 122 lines mainly in rhyming couplets. In f 1v and f 2r there is some division of the text into verses. Throughout proper names are indicated by intials alone but there are some notes in the right-hand margins on identities possibly in the same hand. There is bracketing around lines 105-7 and lines 114-16.

It is possible to identify the 'J.P.' of the title as J. Poultney. From the margin notes it is also possible to suggest identities of those referred to.
Title Of WorkIn Answ<e>r to J. P.'s Letter why I don't let my Wife keep some sort of Company
First Line of PoemAnd why to Mee this Letter of Complaint,
Last Line of Poema Husband's prudence you will soon excuse.
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once forming two folio leaves
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Seven Provinces Lion in shield within crowned, double rimmed circle (unclear), 100 x 78 mm

Countermark: Letters VRCD (unclear), approx. 10 x 65 mm
Related MaterialCrum, Index, A 1334
Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet. e 50, p 94
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 48 p 198
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 44/42
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