Document ReferencePw V 375
TitleMS poem, entitled 'The Com<m>on-wealth of Birdes', by James Shirley; n.d.[1640-1650]
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 46 lines, being an intermediate version of Shirley's satire.

Probable date is 1640s (See Index, ELM, II, ShJ 12). Letter from R.G. Howarth, London to Francis Needham in 1932 discusses this poem and other variants (see Pw V 1634).
Title Of WorkThe Com<m>on-wealth of Birdes
First Line of PoemListen Gallants to my wordes
Last Line of PoemBut has a Thorne upon his brest
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Three Hats, 25 x 55 mm

Countermark: Trefoil flanked by letters VD, 45 x 35 mm

WatermarkHats, three
Related MaterialIndex, ELM II, ShJ 12
Crum, Index, L 427
For other MS concordances see Index, ELM, II, DhK 8-11
Publication NoteJ. Shirley, Poems (Humphrey Moseley; London, 1646) pp 34-36

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1127Shirley; James (1596-1666); poet1596-1666
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