Document ReferencePw V 421
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Pastoral Upon my L<or>d Danbys Birth=day - Nov<emb>er: 6th: ', by William Tunstall; 1718
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionTexts consists of 187 lines.

There is a Latin quotation above the title (Si Parva licet componere magnis - Virg: Ec:). This line is in fact Virgil, Georgics 4.176, not the similar line from Virgil, Eclogue 1.23. The poem is signed 'TW'.

The poem was written in honour of Lord Danby's fifth birthday and was sent in a letter dated 14th November [1718], to Abigail Harley, Lady Dupplin, (d 1750), daughter of the 1st Earl of Oxford and Danby's maternal aunt.
Title Of WorkPastoral, Upon my L<or>d Danbys [5th] Birth=day - Nov<emb>er: 6th [1718]
First Line of PoemWhat aged Damon, & young Thirsis sung,
Last Line of PoemSo oft, shall Thirsis Danbys Birth=day sing
Physical DescriptionThree sheets folded once forming six folios
Physical match: Pw V 422 (dimensions, watermark, paper, script) & Pw V 420 (script)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Great Britain within crowned garter, approx. 106 x 62 mm and monogram CIL under the garter

Countermark: Royal Cipher, crowned GR within circle, approx. 40 x 40 mm
WatermarkArms of Great Britain
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:Pw V 422
University of Nottingham Library:
Pw V 422 is a covering letter to Pw V 421, from Wm. Tunstall [to Abigail Harley, Lady Dupplin] Nov. 14

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11806Osborne; Thomas (1713-1789); 4th Duke of Leeds1713-1789
NA29754Hay; Abigail (-1750); Countess of Kinnoull; née Harley; m. George Hay 7th Earl of Kinnoull 1709; d. of 1st Earl of Oxford-1750
NA38859Tunstall; William (-1728); Mr-1728
NA72709Vergilius Maro; P. (70-19 BC); Virgil; Roman poet70-19 BC
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