Document ReferencePw V 43/1 (pp 1-9)
TitleMS poem, entitled 'A Ballad Call'd a Session of Poets', not ascribed; n.d.
Content DescriptionA detailed description of the volume in which this item appears can be found under the reference Pw V 43.
Text consists of thirty-four 4-line verses.

Also known by the title 'A Convention of ye Poets', see Pw V 40/57. A version of this poem appears in POAS 1 327-337 with 9 additional verses.

The 'session' poem, in which poets, playwrights, court ladies or beaux were summoned to derisive judgement, was a popular satirical form in the Augustan period.
Title Of WorkA Ballad Call'd a Session of Poets. To the Tune of Cook Lawrell
First Line of PoemApollo Concern'd to see the Transgressions
Last Line of PoemAnd leave 'em together by th'Ears for the Bayes
Physical DescriptionFor details of the physical evidence (paper, watermarks, binding etc) of the volume in which this item appears see the entry for Pw V 43.
Related MaterialCrum, Index, A 1360
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 40/57
Publication NotePoems on Affairs of State (London, 1697) pp 206-11
Poems of Affairs of State (London, 1698) pt 3, pp 304-12
Poems on Affairs of State, vol I (1963), pp 327-37
Simpson, The British Broadside Ballad, pp 129-33
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