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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 38/13 (pp 71-72)
MS poem, entitled 'Song Upon Ld Rochester's Death', by Thomas Flatman; 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 three 6-line verses.
Written in 1680 on the death of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.
Title Of Work
Song Upon Ld Rochester's Death
First Line of Poem
As on his death bed gasping Strephon lay
Last Line of Poem
Live not like Strephon, but like Strephon dye
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.
Crum, Index, A 1621
T. Flatman, Poems and Songs, 3rd ed. (1682) p 146
T. Flatman, Poems and Songs, 4th ed. (1686) pp 173-74
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Dates of existence
Wilmot; John (1647-1680); 2nd Earl of Rochester; poet
Flatman; Thomas (1637-1688); Mr; poet and miniature painter
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