Document ReferencePw V 201
TitleMS poem, entitled 'An Essay upon Satyre', by John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby; n.d.
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 285 lines.

There has been considerable discussion on what part, if any, Dryden played in the composition or revision of this work by the Earl of Mulgrave; many contemporaries believed that Dryden had a hand in this satire, a belief which led to the notorious assault on the poet in Rose Alley on 18 Dec. 1679 at the instigation of the Earl of Rochester, or possibly, the Duchess of Portsmouth.
Title Of WorkAn Essay upon Satyre
First Line of PoemHow dull and how insensible a Beast
Last Line of PoemLearne to write well or not to write at all
Physical DescriptionTwo sheets folded once to form four folios
ConditionSoiled and foxed, some tears close to stitchings
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within ornate shield, approx. 58 x 40 mm

Attached together by two sets of servings
WatermarkHorn (ornate shield)
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Other versions of MS.
Publication NotePoems on Affairs of State (1689) vol IV, p 26
J. Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, Works (London, 1723) I, p 111
Poems on Affairs of State, vol I (1963), pp 396-413

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28878Sheffield; John (1647-1721); 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby; 3rd Earl of Mulgrave; Lord Chamberlain 1685-881647-1721
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