Document ReferencePw V 43/36 (pp 166-71)
TitleMS poem, entitled 'A Ballad', not ascribed; n.d.
Date1686 (c)
Content DescriptionA detailed description of the volume in which this item appears can be found under the reference Pw V 43.
Text consists of thirteen 6-line verses.

This poem details the scandals which took place in the first year of James II's reign.
Title Of WorkA Ballad To the Old tune of Taking of Snuff is the Mode of the Court.
First Line of PoemThe Widdows and Maids
Last Line of PoemTo Delight both my Lord and my Lady
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, T 1544
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 1254
Another version of the same MS.
Publication NotePoems on Affairs of State, vol IV (1968), pp 67-72

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA15001James II (1633-1701); King of England Scotland and Ireland; succ. 1685; also styled Duke of York1633-1701
NA72896Sedley; Catherine (1657-1717); Countess of Dorchester and Countess of Portmore; née Sedley; mistress of James II; later married Sir David Colyear, Earl of Portmore1657-1717
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