Document ReferencePw V 263
TitleAutograph MS poem, untitled, by Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford; n.d. [c.1675]
Date1675 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUntitled poem.

Text consists of 16 lines in elegiac couplets; school verses.

The text identifies the author as a Harley addressing his father, and refers to new building and renovation, so this plausibly represents a teenage Robert Harley addressing Sir Edward Harley on the subject of building work at Brampton Bryan in the 1670s.
First Line of PoemQuem mihi tu Voto facilis spectare dedisti
Last Line of PoemQuam posuit Virtus sacra fidesque domus
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
Physical match: Pw V 261 (dimensions, paper, script) & Pw V 262 (dimensions, paper, script)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within crowned shield and letters GR under shield, approx. 94 x 47 mm
WatermarkHorn (crowned shield)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1139Harley; Edward (1624-1700); Sir; eldest son of Sir R. Harley; Governor of Dunkirk 1660-16611624-1700
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
PL34140/Brampton Bryan/Herefordshire/England
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