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Document ReferencePw2 V 113
TitleMS verse, being a ballad entitled 'Harry Suffolk's true Case' composed as a song for Gay's Beggar's Opera, written in a letter by Parnasus Hill [to the Earl of Oxford?]; Feb. 1729
Date1729
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionText consists of 75 lines in rhyming verse, on f 1r-v.

In the Beggar's Opera 'The Friar and the Nun' occurs in Act 2 Scene 9.

This ballad is contained in a letter from Parnasus Hill to the Earl of Oxford?, which discusses a legal case in which he and a Mr Gardiner are trying to keep a Mrs Falkner in her house (f 2r).

A note on f 1v states: From Parnasus Hill, Feb. 18 1728/9
Title Of WorkHarry Suffolk's true Case in a Ballad Composd by Rugge the Poetaster to be Sung in the beggars Opera to the Tune of the Fryar & the Nun
First Line of PoemIn tyme of old, it hath been told that women Rann att men
Last Line of PoemMake all the friends you Cann att Court & Gett poor Rugg a Pension
LanguageEnglish
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once forming two folio leaves
ConditionFragile
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Pro Patria, Dutch maiden and Seven Provinces Lion within fenced field; 103 x 118 mm

Countermark: Royal cipher, letters GR surrounded by palm fronds within a circle, 33 x 23 mm
WatermarkPro Patria
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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1118Gay; John (1685-1732); poet and dramatist1685-1732
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA73152Hill; Parnasus (fl 1729); Mrfl 1729
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