Document ReferencePw V 363
TitleAutograph MS poem, entitled 'On the Statu[e in] the Privy Garden', by Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset; 1686
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of two verses, in 6 and 4 lines.

Endorsed 'Dorset on tyburn' [by the printer Jacob Tonson].

The poem was inspired by the brass statue by Grinling Gibbons of James II, set up in Pebble Court, off the Privy Garden, on New Year's Eve, 1686. (See Brice Harris, ed., The Poems of Charles Sackville..., 1979, p 57)
Title Of WorkOn the Statu[e in] the Privy Garden
First Line of PoemWhen Israel first provoked the Living Lord
Last Line of PoemThen Little Jordan: can compare with Thames
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos. Original fragile with some loss of text and paper, now repaired.
Physical match: Pw V 364 (dimensions?, script, paper, ink, page)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Three Circles, surmounted by single crown, top circle contains crosslet cross, middle circle contains letters SG, approx. 75 x 24 mm.
WatermarkCircles, three
Related MaterialIndex, ELM II, DoC 210
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 364
First six lines, in variant form, of Pw V 363.
For other concordances see Index, ELM, DoC 212-18
Publication NoteB. Harris, The Poems of Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset (Garland Pub.; New York and London, 1979) pp 57-60, with facsimile.
Poems on Affairs of State... Part III (London, 1698) p

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72865Tonson; Jacob (c.1656-1736); Mr; printer and publisherc.1656-1736
NA1126Sackville; Charles (1638-1706); 6th Earl of Dorset1638-1706
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