Document ReferencePw V 372
TitleMS poem, entitled 'The Chusing a Poet Lawreat at the Death of Mr Row', by John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham; n.d.
Date1719 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 23 four-line verses.

The printed version of the text, entitled 'The Election of a Poet Laureat 1719', contains twenty-one verses only.

The poem refers to the death of the poet laureat Mr Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718) and to the election to that office of Mr Laurence Eusden (1688-1730).
Title Of WorkThe Chusing a Poet Lawreat at the Death of Mr Row
First Line of PoemA famous Assembly was summon'd of late
Last Line of PoemSo walked out triumphant, and Singing of Psalms
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once forming two folio leaves
ConditionGenerally good but stained
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Amsterdam lions standing on ornate double bars, 89 x 95 mm;

Countermark: Letters IV, 12 x 24 mm; centre mark (in central fold) monogram, FB, 15 x 24 mm

WatermarkArms of Amsterdam
Related MaterialCrum, Index, A 120
Publication NoteJ. Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, Works (London, 1723) vol I, pp 195-200

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72782Rowe; Nicholas (1674-1718); Mr; poet laureat1674-1718
NA72828Eusden; Laurence (1688-1730); Mr; poet laureat1688-1730
NA28878Sheffield; John (1647-1721); 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby; 3rd Earl of Mulgrave; Lord Chamberlain 1685-881647-1721
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