Document ReferencePw V 241
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Newgate's Garland', by John Gay; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of seven 9-line verses.

Ballad on 'How Mr Jonathan Wild's Throat was cut, from Ear to Ear with a Penknife by Mr Blake alias Blewskin the bold Highwayman...'

Endorsed 'Newgates Garland'.
Title Of WorkNewgate's Garland
First Line of PoemYe Fellows of Newgate, whose Fingers are nice
Last Line of PoemAnd ev'ry Man round me may rob, if they please
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Physical match: Pw V 401 (dimensions, paper, watermark, script) & Pw V 427 (dimensions, paper, watermark, script)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Anne, Queen of Great Britain within crowned garter, 90 x 65 mm

Countermark: Royal cipher, crowned GR within circle, 44 x 44 mm.
WatermarkArms of Anne
Related MaterialIndex, ELM III, GaJ 22
University of Nottingham Library:
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NoteJ. Thurmond, Harlequin Sheppard (London, 1721)
Broadside: Newgate's Garland (London, 1725)
Simpson, The British Broadside Ballad, p 568

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74455Wild; Jonathan (c.1682-1725); -; head of a large corporation of thieves; ultimately hanged at Tyburn for receiving reward for restoring stolen propertyc.1682-1725
NA74456Blake; -; Mr; highwayman known as 'Blewskin'
NA1118Gay; John (1685-1732); poet and dramatist1685-1732
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