Document ReferencePw V 332
TitleMS poem satirising opera singer Francesca Cuzzoni; n.d. [c. 1700-1770]
Daten.d. [c. 1700-1770]
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionText consists of 12 lines satirising the Italian opera singer Francesca Cuzzoni (c. 1700-1770) shortly before her departure from England where she had sung for a number of years in Handel's operas at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket.

The poem was appended to a satirical print by George Bickham showing a young lady reclining on a couch (1731).
Title Of WorkTo Signora Cuzzoni
First Line of PoemLittle Syren of ye Stage
Last Line of PoemLeave ye Britons rough & Free
Physical DescriptionSmall quarto
Physical match: Pw V 318 (twin) & Pw V 319 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 320 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 321 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 322 (dimensions, script)
Physical match: Pw V 323 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 324 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 325 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 326 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 327 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 328 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 329 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 330 (dimensions, script) & Pw V 331 (dimensions, script)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within ornate shield (fragment), 20 x 52 mm
WatermarkHorn (ornate shield)
Related MaterialIndex, ELM III, PhA 9
<a href="">British Library</a>, MS Stowe 972, f 4
University of Nottingham Library:
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NotePhilips, Ambrose, Pastorals, Epistles, Odes (London, 1748)
M. G. Segar (ed.), The Poems of Ambrose Philips (Oxford, 1937) p 107
Highfill, Burnim and Langhams, IV (Carbondale, Illinois, 1975), pp 117
Elwin and Courthope (eds), Works, X, (1886), p 368
Quoted by Alexander Pope in Martinus Scriblerus

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72713Cuzzoni; Francesca (c.1700-1770); Italian opera singerc.1700-1770
NA74504Philips; Ambrose (1679-1749); Mr; poet1679-1749
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