Document ReferencePw V 380
TitleMS verse, entitled 'The Story of Erminia Translated from Tasso', by Elizabeth Rowe (née Singer); n.d.
Content DescriptionText conists of 146 lines.

Translation from Tasso, Gerusalemme Liberata, Bk 7 stanzas 3-22.

The addressee must be Frances (d 1712), wife of the first Viscount Weymouth, since the earliest published version of this poem appeared in 1709 (Dryden/Tonson Miscellany 6).
Title Of WorkThe Story of Erminia Translated from Tasso & Inscribed to the Right honorable The Lady Weymouth
First Line of PoemErminia, by the Centinel surpriz'd
Last Line of PoemPursues a Nobler Fate in Military Arms
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once forming two folios; edges are gold-graphed.
Physical match: Pw V 376 (dimensions) & Pw V 377 (dimensions) & Pw V 378 (dimensions) & Pw V 379 (dimensions)
Physical match: Pw V 381 (dimensions) & Pw V 382 (dimensions) & Pw V 383 (dimensions)
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Fleur de lis, geometrical, within narrow, crowned shield, 76 x 55 mm

Countermark: Leg within circle (Gambino) (cropped), 20 x 14 mm

WatermarkFleur de lis
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NoteDryden, Miscellany Poems vol 6 (Tonson, London, 1709), pp 271-80
Rowe, Elizabeth, The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse (London, 1739) vol I pp 24-29

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA73134Tasso; Torquato (1544-1595); Italian poet1544-1595
NA74531Thynne; Frances (1650-1712); Viscountess Weymouth; née Finch; wife of Thomas 1st Viscount Weymouth1650-1712
NA1125Rowe; Elizabeth (1674-1737); Mrs; author née Singer1674-1737
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