Document ReferencePw V 143
TitleMS poem entitled 'Alsopus Keilo S.' by Anthony Alsop; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionPoem consists of 56 lines in 14 Sapphic stanzas on the mathematician and astronomer John Keill, pupil of David Gregory at Edinburgh, who gave the first experimental lectures on natural philosophy at Oxford.

Sent in a letter to a member of the Harley family: 'Epistle from Mr Alsop, who (they say) is now in Holland, to John Keile who has lately married Henry Clement's maid'.

Printed version entitled 'Johanni Keil'.

Closing section of letter removed.
Title Of WorkAlsopus Keilo S.
First Line of PoemKeile, ni mendax mihi falsa narrat
Last Line of PoemDote beabo
Physical DescriptionFolio folded once to form two quartos, i.e. ff 1 and 2; f 2 cut in half
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within crowned shield and insignia 4WR suspended under shield (three quarters only), 112 x 46 mm.

WatermarkHorn (crowned shield)
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library: Pw V 142
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 144
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 151/8
Publication NoteAlsop, Anthony, Odarum Libri Duo (London, 1752) pp 33-5

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74399Keill; John (1671-1721); Professor; mathematician and astronomer1671-1721
NA74398Gregory; David (1661-1708); -1661-1708
NA73032Alsop; Anthony (-1726); Dr-1726
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