Document ReferencePw V 308
TitleMS poem on Peckwater Quadrangle, Christ Church, Oxford by [Thomas] Bromley [or Noel Broxholme] for poetic competition; 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of an 84-line poem in hexameters on the subject of Peckwater Quadrangle (Christ Church, Oxford).

Annotated with the name Mr Bromley; received 5 Dec. 1712.

Submitted for the Christ Church poetry competition 1712 (see Pw V 307).

Bromley took first prize in the competition, but Stratford told Lord Harley that the verses were in fact composed by [Noel] Broxholme (HMC, Portland VII pp 111-13; 16 and 17 Nov. 1712). The HMC index identifies Bromley as Speaker William Bromley, but this must surely be his son Thomas.
Title Of WorkAtrium Pecwateriense
First Line of PoemCecropias Arces Centumq<ue> habitata Camaenis
Last Line of PoemPierias, Tua Regna videns, lutaberis arces
Termbuildings, Peckwater Quadrangle Christ Church Oxford
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Great Britain within crowned garter, under the arms, cartouche reads Semper Eadem, approx. 117 x 77 mm

Countermark: Royal Cipher, AR surmounted by crown, approx. 30 x 27 mm.
WatermarkArms of Great Britain
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74484Bromley; Thomas (c.1693-1716); Mr; son of William Bromley Speaker of the Commons; matric. Christ Church Oxford 1710c.1693-1716
NA74422Broxholme; Noel (c.1686-1748); Dr; physician; matric. Christ Church Oxford 1704 MA 1711c.1686-1748
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