Document ReferencePw V 342
TitleMS poem, entitled 'On Mr Gay', by Alexander Pope; n.d [post 1732].
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionText consists of 10 lines. In l 6 'belov'd' is interlineated above 'unblam'd'; on l 10 a reference indicates insertion of 'pensive', but the alternative 'aking' has not been cancelled.

Epitaph to the poet and dramatist John Gay inscribed on a monument in Westminster Abbey.
Title Of WorkOn Mr Gay
First Line of PoemSevere of Morals, of Affections Mild
Last Line of Poem(striking their pensive aking Bosoms), here lies Gay
Physical DescriptionOne quarto
Physical match: Pw V 334 (dimensions) & Pw V 341 (dimensions) & Pw V 343 (dimensions) & Pw V 344 (dimensions)
Physical match: Pw V 345 (dimensions) & Pw V 346 (dimensions) & Pw V 347 (dimensions) & Pw V 348 (dimensions) & Pw V 349 (dimensions)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within crowned shield (top half only), 48 x 50 mm
WatermarkHorn (crowned shield)
Related MaterialIndex, ELM III, PoA 139
For other concordances see Index, ELM, III, PoA 136-38
Publication NoteThe Works of Mr Alexander Pope, vol II (London, 1735)
Ault and Butt (eds), The Poems of Alexander Pope (1954) vi, p 349-51.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1118Gay; John (1685-1732); poet and dramatist1685-1732
NA1123Pope; Alexander (1688-1744); poet1688-1744
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