Document ReferencePw V 373
TitleMS poem attributed to Fleetwood Sheppard entitled 'A Madame, Madame Back-Stair Sexagenaire'; n.d. [c 1693]
Date1693 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 30 lines. This poem has been attributed to Fleetwood Sheppard possibly indicating that the dissemination of the poem is due to Sackville's steward.

Apparently unrelated 4-line Latin text (on the impossibility of keeping faith with two masters) is written on verso of f 2, which consists of only the lower quarter of the page, in fragile condition.
Title Of WorkA Madame, Madame Back-Stair Sexagenaire
First Line of PoemCourage Dear Doll, and drive away Dispaire
Last Line of PoemWith Pride Vaine Glory & Hypocrisie
Physical DescriptionOne folio attached to a fragment of its conjugate folio
Folio measuring 291 x 179 mm and fragment measuring 74 x 175 mm.
Physical match: Pw V 1041 (dimensions)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Fleur de lis, geometrical, within narrow crowned shield, 62 x 48 mm
WatermarkFleur de lis
Related MaterialCrum, Index, C 751
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 30/29
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 46/89
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 47/89
Other versions of the same MS.
Publication NotePoems on Affairs of State, vol V (1971), pp 380-1

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74244Montague; Anne (-1698); Countess of Manchester; née Yelverton; married 3rd Earl of Manchester 1655 2ndly married Charles Montague 1688-1698
NA29197Montague; Charles (1661-1715); 1st Earl of Halifax; cr. Baron 1700; cr. Earl 17141661-1715
NA1126Sackville; Charles (1638-1706); 6th Earl of Dorset1638-1706
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