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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 161
Autograph poem entitled 'To the Honourable Robert Harley Esqr.' by Robert Blunt; 29 Oct. 1710
29 October 1710
Text consists of two 6-line verses and five 4-line verses preceded by a 3-line Latin quotation (Virgil, Eclogue 4.52-4).
Followed by a letter to Blunt's father requesting him to have the poem 'fairly transcribed' and presented to Robert Harley.
Endorsed in Harley's hand 'verses from Mr Blunt of St Johns College Oxf<or>d R. from his father Octo. 29. 1710.
Title Of Work
To the Honourable Robert Harley Esqr.
First Line of Poem
Long has Britannia bent beneath her Foes
Last Line of Poem
But quick she fell a Victim to the Brave
One sheet folded once to form two folios.
Watermark: Arms of the City of London, in simple shield, 55 x 44 mm;
Countermark: Letters IV, 20 x 14 mm
Arms of London (simple)
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 162
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Dates of existence
Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714
Blunt; Robert (1688-1720); Mr; son of Charles Blunt of London matriculated at St. John's College Oxford in 1706; made a fellow in 1707
Vergilius Maro; P. (70-19 BC); Virgil; Roman poet
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