Document ReferencePw V 427
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Fons Blandusii or The Mineral waters of Balkham in Sussex', by John Wainwright; [1725]
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThe text, in English, consists of nine 8-line verses.

Immediately following the title, and preceding the first English verse, are 5 lines in Latin (Virgil, Eclogues 10 lines 1-3 and 73-4). These are written in the same hand as the title which differs from that in which the English verses are written. An English translation of the Latin text appears on Pw V 428.

The words 'A Canto' are written adjacent to the title and above the Latin verse.

A note on the cover by Francis Needham states that the verses were written by J. Wainwright, February 1724/5 and refers to the commomnplacebook of Margaret, Duchess of Portland, p 293. This manuscript is not amongst the Portland Papers at Nottingham University.
Title Of WorkFons Blandusii or the Mineral Waters of Balkham in Sussex
First Line of PoemYe Sisters nine, that drink of Castaly
Last Line of PoemWide & extensive far as flows the Milky Way
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Physical match: Pw V 173 (dimensions) & Pw V 241 (dimensions, paper, watermark, script) & Pw V 268 (dimensions) & Pw V 401 (dimensions, paper, watermark, script) & Pw V 426 (dimensions) & Pw V 489 (dimensions) & Pw V 707 (dimensions) & Pw V 710 (dimensions)
Physical match: Pw V 1356 (dimensions) & Pw V 1361 (dimensions) & Pw V 1363 (dimensions) & Pw2 V 66 (dimensions)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Great Britain within crowned garter, approx. 90 x 64 mm

Countermark: Royal Cipher, crowned GR within circle, approx. 43 x 43 mm
WatermarkArms of Great Britain
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:Pw V 428
University of Nottingham Library:
Pw V 428 is a translation of the title (Fons Blanusii) and of the Latin superscription to verses Pw V 427

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1110Needham; Francis (1900-1971); Mr; librarian to the 6th Duke of Portland1900-1971
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA74551Wainwright; John (fl 1725); Mrfl 1725
NA72709Vergilius Maro; P. (70-19 BC); Virgil; Roman poet70-19 BC
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