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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 38/55 (pp 257-59)
MS poem, entitled 'Lady Fretchevells song of the wives', not ascribed; n.d.
A detailed description of the volume in which this item appears can be found under the reference Pw V 38.
Text consists of seven 9-line verses.
Sung 'To the tune of 4 able Phisitians are lately come downe &c'.
Title Of Work
Lady Fretchevells song of the wives
First Line of Poem
You scriblers that Writt of Widdow's and Maid's
Last Line of Poem
If every ones Wife should turne honest agen
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, Y 343
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 1192
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 42/28
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 45/7
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 39/20
Simpson, The British Broadside Ballad, pp 564-70
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Dates of existence
Fretchevell; -; Lady
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