|Content Description||Text consists of 6 lines, with damage to paper causing loss of ending of last line.|
Endorsed 'Ld Dorsets hand writing' [by the printer Jacon Tonson].
This is apparently a draft of a poem 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. Four further lines later added. (See Brice Harris, ed., The Poems of Charles Sackville..., 1979, p 57)