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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
1641 - MS collection of poems and songs by anon., John Oldham, Sir Roger L'Estrange, George Stepney and John Gay; n.d.
Pw2 V 7/53 (ff 78v-79r)
MS poem, entitled 'A Song', by John Gay; n.d.
Text consists of five 8-line verses.
Sung in Gay's play 'the What D'Ye Call It' by Mrs Mary Caverley, first performed at Drury Lane on 23 Feb. 1715.
Title Of Work
First Line of Poem
Twas when the Seas was Roaring
Last Line of Poem
She bow'd her head and Dy'd
Index, ELM III, GaJ ?
Crum, Index, T 3416
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 240
For other concordances see Index, ELM, III, GaJ 62-64 and GaJ 66
J. Gay, The What d'ye Call It (London, 1715) Act II, scene 8, lines 22-61
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Dates of existence
Gay; John (1685-1732); poet and dramatist
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