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Document ReferencePw V 364
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Under the statue in the Privy Garden', by Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset; n.d. [1686]
Date1686
Extent1 f
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionText 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)
Title Of WorkUnder the statue in the Privy Garden
First Line of PoemWhen Israel first provoked the Living Lord
Last Line of Poemand sharpest utmost vengeance of an [angry God]
LanguageEnglish
Physical DescriptionOne half folio
Physical match: Pw V 363 (dimensions?, script, paper, ink, page)
ConditionRepaired
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Three circles surmounted by crown, middle circle contains letters DC (bottom half only)
WatermarkCircles, three
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library: Pw V 363
Variant copy of text, with additional four lines apparently in conclusion.
For other concordances see Index, ELM, II, DoC 212-18
Publication NoteBrice Harris, ed., 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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Persons
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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