Document ReferencePw V 43/6 (pp 38-39)
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Anacrontique', possibly by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester; 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 16 lines.

'By the Earle of Rochester' follows title of poem.

This is an imitation of Anacreontea 21 (Campbell, Greek Lyric II (Loeb; 1988) p 190).

Rochester's poem seems to be a parody of Abraham Cowley's Anacreontiques 2, 'The Thirsty Earth soaks up the Rain', Poems, (1656) I p 32.
Title Of WorkAnacrontique
First Line of PoemThe heav'n drinks evr'y day a Cup
Last Line of PoemBut too much Drink shall make me first
Termclassical literature, Anacreontea
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 MaterialIndex, ELM II, part 2, p 235
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 945
University of Nottingham Library:
Cowley's original poem
Publication NoteThe Second Volume of miscellaneous works written by George, late Duke of Buckingham (London, 1705)
Walker, The Poems, p 127

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72772Cowley; Abraham (1618-1667); Mr1618-1667
NA72796Anacreon; - (fl c.570-c.540 BC); -; of Teos; Greek lyric poetfl c.570-c.540 BC
NA573Wilmot; John (1647-1680); 2nd Earl of Rochester; poet1647-1680
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