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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 38/52 (pp 241-46)
MS poem, untitled, 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 twelve 6-line verses with the refrain 'Then Hey Boyes up goe wee'.
'To the Tune of Hey Boyes up goe wee' precedes text
'Berkley' appears in margin by verse 8, line 1.
'How' appears in margin by verse 12, line 1.
Written in 1680.
First Line of Poem
Send forth (Deare Julian) all thy Books
Last Line of Poem
Then every night I'le sitt and write
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, S 293
British Library: MS Harl. 7319, f 92r
Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Douce 357, f 94r
Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Firth c 15, p 73
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 39/22
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 42/25
Simpson, The British Broadside Ballad, pp 304-08
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Dates of existence
Julian; Robert (fl 1670-c.1690); Captain; scrivener and professional purveyor of manuscript lampoons
L'Estrange; Roger (1616-1704); Sir
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