Document ReferencePw V 374
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Faction Display'd', by William Shippen; 1702
Date1704 (c)
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 511 lines. The title on f 1 is followed by dedication to the Duke of Somerset and the quotation 'Sed non authore furoris Sublato cecidit rabies', with the note 'To be printed for Jacob. Tonson'.

Marginal notes at various points identify contemporary characters in their classical models, with a more extended note in different hand on f contemporary

Endorsed on f 8v: 'Faction Display'd. 1702' but POAS dates poem as 1704.
Title Of WorkFaction displayed
First Line of PoemSay Goddess Muse, for thy all searching Eyes
Last Line of PoemRetiring leaves their hopes in endless night
Physical DescriptionFour leaves folded once forming eight folios, sewn together with yellow thread.
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, approx. 100 x 70 mm

Countermark: Letters DP, approx. 25 x 12 mm
WatermarkArms of London
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library: Pw V 35
Variant copy of Pw V 374
Publication NoteW. Shippen, Faction Display'd (London, 1704)
Poems on Affairs of State, vol VI (1970), pp 651-73

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA31106Seymour; Charles (1662-1748); 6th Duke of Somerset1662-1748
NA72865Tonson; Jacob (c.1656-1736); Mr; printer and publisherc.1656-1736
NA72726Shippen; William (1673-1743); Mr1673-1743
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