Document ReferencePw V 357
TitleMS poem, entitled 'To My honorable friend Sir William Masham Knt. Baronet.', by Francis Quarles; n.d.
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of eighteen 6-line verses and is an elegy on Masham's wife, Lady Frances.

Above the title on f 1r, in a different hand, is written 'Iusserat hæc rapidis aboleri carmina flammis' [a hexameter] 'Franciscus Masham'.

Beneath the title, occupying the rest of f 1r, is an address to Sir William Masham from the author, explaining why this 'Monument' has been written, although he did not know the subject personally. Signature copied as 'Fra: Quailes'.
Title Of WorkTo My honorable friend Sir William Masham Knt. Baronet.
First Line of PoemSo have I seene the gray- ey'd morning break
Last Line of PoemSome Angell lend a Tongue: or else remaine untold
Physical DescriptionThree small folios folded once forming six quartos, ff 5 and 6 blank. Sewing thread present, although pages now detached.
ConditionCreased paper, generally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Post Horn within ornate shield and letters HG under the shield, approx. 65 x 50 mm

Countermark: Letters LL, approx. 10 x 20 mm

Previously stitched together with black cotton remnants of which still attached here
WatermarkHorn (ornate shield)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74520Masham; William (c.1592-c.1656); Sirc.1592-c.1656
NA74521Masham; Frances; Lady; wife of Sir William Masham
NA74522Quarles; Francis (1592-1644); Mr1592-1644
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