Document ReferencePw V 163
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Prologus Phormioni, Spoke by Ja. Johnson', composed by Vincent Bourne for Terence's Phormio, performed at Westminster School [1713?]; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of a specially composed prologue to Terence's Phormio in 28 lines of elegiac couplets.

The author's name is given at the end of the last line.

The date of performance (and with the prologue not attributed to Bourne) is suggested as Feb. 1713 in Lusus Alteri Westmonasterienses I (1863) 19-20, but this seems too early for a Bourne composition, as also for James Johnson.
Title Of WorkPrologus Phormioni, Spoke by Ja. Johnson
First Line of PoemTollite vos aulaeam; humilis quae scena paratur
Last Line of PoemSpectator facilis, plaude; severe, tace.
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within crowned shield, monogram 4LVG, approx 110 x 65 mm.
WatermarkHorn (crowned shield)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72710Terentius Afer; P. (c.190-c.159 BC); -; Terence; Roman comic dramatistc.190-c.159 BC
NA11979Johnson; James (1705-1774); Bishop of Worcester1705-1774
NA72711Bourne; Vincent (1695-1747); Mr; master of Westminster School1695-1747
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