Document ReferencePw V 254/1
TitleAutograph MS poem, untitled, by Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford; 11.2.1719/20
Date11 February 1720
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUntitled poem.

Text consists of five 6-line verses.

Addressed from Christ Church to Oxford's wife Lady Henrietta Cavnedish Holles Harley on her 26th birthday.

First Line of PoemThe Solemn Day returned, with Gladsome cheer
Last Line of PoemSince to thee first and last, O ca'ndish will I play
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
Physical match: Pw V 255 (hand) & Pw V 249 (hand) & Pw V 856 (hand) & Pw V 1185 (hand) & Pw2 V 186 (hand)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within ornate crowned shield with insignia 4WR suspended from shield, approx. 110 x 54 mm
WatermarkHorn (crowned shield)
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library: Pw V 255
University of Nottingham Library:
Pw V 254 is a draft copy of Pw V 255

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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