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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
38 - Volume containing MS poems and songs, by anon. and various authors including John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, John Dryden and Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset; n.d.
Pw V 38/11 (pp 63-65)
MS poem, entitled 'The Chronicle in Imitation of Mr Cowley', not ascribed; n.d.
A full description of the volume in which this item appears can be found under the reference Pw V 38.
Text consists of eight 6-line verses in imitation of the poet Abraham Cowley ('The Chronicle: A Ballad' in Poems (1656) I pp 22-4).
Gloss to the text in a different hand: 'E Shrewbury' appears in margin by verse 7, line 1.
Title Of Work
The Chronicle in Imitation of Mr Cowley
First Line of Poem
'Tis thought tall Richard first possest
Last Line of Poem
Whom God Grant long to reigne
For details of the physical evidence (paper, watermarks, binding etc) of the volume in which this item appears see the entry for Pw V 38.
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 39/25
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Dates of existence
Cowley; Abraham (1618-1667); Mr
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