Document ReferencePw V 385
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Reverendo admodum munificoq<ue> Viro D.D. Babington....', by James Smalwood; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThe text consists of 84 lines in hexameters, followed by an Epigraph in 4 elegiac couplets, with two further sections entitled 'Alia', each of 3 elegiac couplets.

At the end appears a further address: 'Reverende domine, Has dono tuo votivas minutias D.D.D. Bonitati tuae devinitissimus Cliens Jacobus Smalwood'.

The dorse of the second folio carries the phrase: 'sine me liber ibis (Ovid, Tristia 1.1.1).

Smalwood was at Trinity as first student then fellow from 1674; Babington gave money for various construction projects at the college.
Title Of WorkReverendo admodum, munificoq<ue> Viro, D.D. Babington SSctae Individuaeq<ue> Trinitatis Collegij Socio Seniori, nec non Patrono Suo omni observantia colendo, de Sacello ab Ipso pinnaculis nuper adornato. Khairein (in Greek).
First Line of PoemCernis ut impositis exultat in aere pinnis
Last Line of PoemMalis, Hunc Rogem dic superasse tuum
Termeducation, universities, Trinity College Cambridge & buildings,
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Physical match: Pw V 386 (dimensions)
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of France, three fleur de lis within crowned ornate shield, approx. 80 x 54 mm
WatermarkArms of France
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74192Babington; Humfrey (1615-1691); Dr1615-1691
NA72913Naso; Publius Ovidius (43 BC-AD 17); Ovid; Roman poet43 BC-AD 17
NA74533Smalwood; James (-1719); Mr; Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge-1719
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