Document ReferencePw V 417
TitleMS poem, entitled 'A Hue and cry after 4 of the Kings Liege Subjects who were lately supposed to be seen at Royston in Harfordshire', by [Charles Bridgeman]; [1721]
Extent2 ff
Content Description'Soho Soho Soho' precedes the first line. Text consists of 65 lines

Footnote added to reference in line 23, 'Of Bears' - 'Ursula'

Dated at top of f 1r 'March the 18th: 1720'. This has been used to give an approximate date of 1721 (modern dating) to the poem.

The poem is not ascribed but the author has been identified as Charles Bridgeman by William Pinkerton in Notes and Queries (3rd Ser., vi, 490-491).

The poem concerns Wimpole, Cambridgeshire and satirizes several contemporaries associated with Robert Harley of Wimpole.

For letter from Robin Flower, British Museum, to Francis Needham (librarian to the 6th Duke of Portland), confirming that the above poem is not in the hand of Thornhill see Pw V 1634.
Title Of WorkA Hue and cry after 4 of the Kings Liege Subjects who were lately supposed to be seen at Royston in Harfordshire, March the 18th. 1720
First Line of PoemAll You that come this way or t'other way go
Last Line of PoemThe Ballad is ended, in Wheelbarrow made
TermWimpole, Cambridgeshire
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
ConditionGood but stained
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, approx. 57 x 50 mm

Countermark: Letters HP, approx. 10 x 35 mm
WatermarkArms of London
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:Pw V 416
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Pw V 416 is another copy of Pw V 417

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10335Thornhill; James (1675-1734); Sir; painter and M.P.1675-1734
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA74547Gibbs; James (1682-1754); Mr; architect1682-1754
NA74548Reisen; Charles Christian (1680-1725 ); seal engraver1680-1725
NA38958Bridgeman; Charles (-1738); Mr; landscapist-1738
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