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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 38/7 (pp 53-54)
MS poem, entitled 'A Letter from the D: of M to the K___', 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 27 lines.
Written as if from James, Duke of Monmouth to his father Charles II in 1679. The King's answer can be found under Pw V 39/36.
Attributed in some sources to John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.
Title Of Work
A Letter from the D: of M to the K___
First Line of Poem
Disgrac'd, undone, forlorne made fortunes sport
Last Line of Poem
Next after you by God I will be King
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, D 332
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 39/6
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 39/36
Another version of this MS.
The King's answer to this poem.
Poems on Affairs of State, vol II (1965), pp 254-5
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Dates of existence
Scott; James (1649-1685); Duke of Monmouth; natural son of Charles II
Wilmot; John (1647-1680); 2nd Earl of Rochester; poet
Charles II (1630-1685); King of England Scotland and Ireland; acc. 1649
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