Document ReferencePw V 392
TitleMS poem, untitled, by Mr Stephens; 8 March, 1720/1
Date8 March 1721
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionThe text which consists of 12 lines, and which relates to Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, is preceded by a Latin quotation 'Sternitur infelix alieno vulnere: Virg[il]' (Virgil, Aeneid 10.781)

The date 8th March 1720 appears below the poem in the same hand.

A note in the hand of Edward Harley appears underneath the poem, 'By Mr Stephens Master at Lucton School he was of trinity colledge'. Stephens was possibly related to Harley through his mother, Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel Stephens.
First Line of PoemWhen the fierce Bravo saw his Crimes betray'd,
Last Line of PoemLive thou: but in thy faithfull Harley bleed.
Physical DescriptionOne quarto
Physical match: Pw V 945 (dimensions) & Pw2 V 101 (dimensions) & Pw V 776 (dimensions) & Pw V 777 (dimension) & Pw V 778 (dimensions) & Pw V 779 (dimensions) & Pw V 780 (dimensions) & Pw V 1157 (dimensions) & Pw2 V 70 (dimensions)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Pro Patria, Dutch Maiden and Seven Provinces lion in fenced field (bottom half only), approx. 51 x 115 mm
WatermarkPro Patria
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:Pw V 393
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Pw V 393 is another copy of Pw V 392

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA74460Harley; Abigail (fl 1661-1665); Lady Harley; née Stephens 2nd wife of Sir Edward Harleyfl 1661-1665
NA74540Stephens; Nathaniel (fl 1720); Mrfl 1720
NA74541Stephens; - (fl 1720); Mrfl 1720
NA72709Vergilius Maro; P. (70-19 BC); Virgil; Roman poet70-19 BC
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