Document ReferencePw V 232
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Thomae de Novo-Castello Duci', by Dr Robert Freind on his installation as Canon of Christ Church, Oxford; 30 March 1737.
Date30 March 1737
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of a 44-line poem in 11 Sapphic stanzas addressed to Thomas Pelham, Duke of Newcastle, the author's patron.

Freind was installed as a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford on 29 March, 1737.

The text is headed by a Latin quotation: 'Extremum hunc, Clio, concede laborem'.

Endorsed 'Dat. ex Aede Xti Ox. 3tio Cal. Apr. 1737' [30/3/1737].
Title Of WorkIllustrissimo Thomae de Novo-Castello Duci, Suoq<ue> Patrono Amplissimo, Robertus Freind, Hodie Aedis Xti Oxons Canonicus S.P.D.
First Line of PoemDux bone, & rerum columen mearun,
Last Line of PoemRespue Grates
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
Descriptive FeaturesCountermark: Letters LVG, approx. 12 x 48 mm
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA72787Freind; Robert (1667-1751); Dr; headmaster of Westminster School retired 1733; Canon of Christ Church Oxford from 17371667-1751
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