Document ReferencePw V 194
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Aude hospes contemnere opes', by William Dowdeswell; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThe title is taken from Virgil, Aeneid 8.364.

The text consists of 108 lines mostly in elegiac couplets; one line is in Greek (adapted from Homer, Iliad 1.423-4).
Title Of WorkAude hospes contemnere opes
First Line of PoemAscripsisse parat dum dux nova corpora turmae
Last Line of PoemForsitan hic proprios nam reperire boves.
Termclassical literature, Homer The Iliad
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, in simple shield, approx. 60 x 50 mm.

Countermark: Letter P, approx. 15 x 7 mm
WatermarkArms of London (simple)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74432Dowdeswell; William
NA72709Vergilius Maro; P. (70-19 BC); Virgil; Roman poet70-19 BC
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