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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 38/19 (pp 101-03)
MS poem, entitled 'The Angler', 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 50 lines.
Also known by the title 'On Madam Lawson' and as 'Flatfoot the Gudgeon Taker', and has been attributed to Rochester.
Gloss to the text in a different hand: 'ffenwick' appears in margin by line 38.
Title Of Work
First Line of Poem
Methinks I see our mighty Monarch stand
Last Line of Poem
To make way for the Sonne to bring a Whore
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, M 341
Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Don. b 8, p 646
Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet. c 18, f 20r
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 39/7
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 46/9
Other versions of the same MS.
Poems on Affairs of State, vol II (1965), pp 189-91
Pinto, Poems by the Earl of Rochester (1953)
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Dates of existence
Charles II (1630-1685); King of England Scotland and Ireland; acc. 1649
Villiers; George (1628-1687); 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Kéroualle; Louise Renée de (1649-1734); Duchess of Portsmouth; mistress of Charles II
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