Document ReferencePw V 161
TitleAutograph poem entitled 'To the Honourable Robert Harley Esqr.' by Robert Blunt; 29 Oct. 1710
Date29 October 1710
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText 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 WorkTo the Honourable Robert Harley Esqr.
First Line of PoemLong has Britannia bent beneath her Foes
Last Line of PoemBut quick she fell a Victim to the Brave
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios.
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, in simple shield, 55 x 44 mm;

Countermark: Letters IV, 20 x 14 mm

WatermarkArms of London (simple)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA74418Blunt; Robert (1688-1720); Mr; son of Charles Blunt of London matriculated at St. John's College Oxford in 1706; made a fellow in 17071688-1720
NA72709Vergilius Maro; P. (70-19 BC); Virgil; Roman poet70-19 BC
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