Document ReferencePw V 198
TitleMS poem, untitled ['For the Kinge'], not ascribed ; n.d.
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionText consists of 80 lines.

The title has been removed.

Also known by the title 'For the Kinge', this satire is a parody on Patrico's blessing of the King's senses in Ben Jonson's masque 'Gypsies Metamorphosed'.

The poem is printed in L.E. Kastner's edition of The Poetical Works of William Drummond of Hawthornden, 2 vols (Edinburgh & London, 1913) among his poems of doubtful authenticity (vol II pp 269-99); however according to Peter Beal 'its sentiments are alien to those of Drummond and it can be safetly rejected from the canon' (Index, I, p 18).
First Line of Poemffrom such a face whose excellence
Last Line of PoemHeauens besse [sic] my king and all his senses
Physical DescriptionFolio
ConditionVery fragile
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Posts, two small posts joined by cartouche contaning name CANARD (unclear), surmounted by fir cone, approx. 60 x 32 mm
WatermarkPosts (small)
Related MaterialCrum, Index, F 751
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 197
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 37/258
Publication NoteL. E. Kastner (ed.), The Poetical Works of William Drummond of Hawthornden (Edingburgh and London, 1913) vol II, pp 296-99
C. F. Main, 'Ben Jonson and an unknown poet on the King's Senses', Modern Language Notes, vol 74 (1959) pp 389-93
R. H. MacDonald, 'Amendments to L. E. Kastners Edition of Drummond's Poems', Studies in Scottish Literature, vol 7 (1969) pp 102-22 at p 118

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA73025Jonson; Benjamin (c.1573-1637); Mr; dramatist and poetc.1573-1637
NA74313Drummond; William (1585-1649); Mr; of Hawthornden1585-1649
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