Document ReferencePw V 315/2
TitleMS extract entitled 'The Monkeys' by Dr Arbuthnot; n.d.
Content DescriptionText consists of 22 lines; incomplete.

Also known by the title 'The Quidnuncki's'.

Endorsed in the hand of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, 'occasioned by the Death of the Duke of Orleans Regent of France 172?'.

Attributed to Dr John Arbuthnot, but generally accepted as the work of John Gay.
Title Of WorkThe Monkeys
First Line of PoemHow vain are Mortall Man's Endeavours!
Last Line of PoemThey bow, they Snarle, they Scratch, they hug
Physical DescriptionFor details of the physical evidence (paper, watermarks, etc) of the MS in which this item appears see the entry for Pw V
Descriptive FeaturesItalic
Related MaterialFor other concordances see Index, ELM, III, GaJ 25-29.5
Publication NoteThe Weekly Journal or Saturday's Post, 14 Mar. 1724
L. M. Beattie, The Authorship of the Quidnuncki's', Modern Philology, 30 (1933), pp 317-20

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA894Arbuthnot; John (1667-1735); -; physician and author1667-1735
NA1118Gay; John (1685-1732); poet and dramatist1685-1732
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