Document ReferencePw V 341
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Epitaph on the Momument of the Hon<oura>ble Robert Digby', by Alexander Pope; n.d. [1727]
Date1729 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 20 lines.

Epitaph to Robert and Mary Digby inscribed on a monument in Sherborne Abbey, Dorset in 1727.

Endorsed 'Epitaph on the Hon<oura>ble Mr Digby and his Sister'.

Variant from published text in several respects, including omission of lines 3-4 from published text where lines 15-16 of present text do not appear.

For suggested 1729 composition date and discussion of the variants see Ault and Butt (eds), The Poems of Alexander Pope (1954) vi, p 315.
Title Of WorkEpitaph on the Monument of the Hon<oura>ble Robert Digby, and of his sister the Hon<oura>ble Mary Digby, in the Church of Sherborne in Dorset Shire, erected by their Father the Lord Digby
First Line of PoemGo! fair Example of untainted Youth
Last Line of PoemTis all a Father, all a Friend can give
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Physical match: Pw V 334 (dimensions) & Pw V 342 (dimensions) & Pw V 343 (dimensions) & Pw V 344 (dimensions) & Pw V 345 (dimensions)
Physical match: Pw V 346 (dimensions) & Pw V 347 (dimensions) & Pw V 348 (dimensions) & Pw V 349 (dimensions)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Seven Provinces Lion standing on Vri... platform within crowned double rimmed circle, 123 x 88 mm

Countermark: Letters LVG, 12 x 46 mm
Related MaterialIndex, ELM III, PoA 150
University of Nottingham Library:
For other concordances see Index, ELM, III, PoA 148-49 and PoA 151-55
Publication NoteMiscellaneous Poems By Several Hands (London, 1730) pp 124-25
Ault and Butt (eds), The Poems of Alexander Pope (1954) vi, p 315.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA19479Digby; William (1661-1752); 5th Baron Digby1661-1752
NA74511Digby; Robert (-1726); Mr; 2nd son of 5th Baron Digby-1726
NA74512Digby; Mary; Miss; daughter of 5th Baron Digby
NA1123Pope; Alexander (1688-1744); poet1688-1744
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