Document ReferencePw V 444
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Her Majesty's Success', by Leonard Welstead; [1702-1711]
Extent12 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 507 lines.

The title 'Her Majesty's Success' is written in large letters on f 1r and is followed by the inscription: 'A Poem; Humbly Inscrib'd To The Honourable Mr Secretary Harley', under which the name of the author appears. The text begins on f 2r beneath a further inscription in large letters: 'To The Honourable Mr Secretary Harley'. The end of the text on f 11r is marked by the Latin word 'Finis'.

Date is not given but poem was written between the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 and the creation of Robert Harley as 1st Earl of Oxford in 1711.
Title Of WorkHer Majesty's Success.
First Line of PoemYour Name, Great S<i>r, we thus presume to use
Last Line of PoemAnd Emperours to our Greater Emp'ress Bow
Physical DescriptionSix sheets folded once forming 12 folios
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Seven Provinces rampant Lion within double rimmed, crowned circle, approx. 86 x 80 mm (Type A, ff 1 and 6)

Countermark: Letters IV, approx. 18 x 20 mm (With Type A)

Watermark: Dagger, approx. 25 x 10 mm (Type B, ff 2-7)

Countermark: Letter A, approx. 10 x 10 mm (With Type B)

Six sheets held together with black cotton
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA74554Welsted; Leonard (1688-1747); Mr; poet of Westminster School and Trinity College Cambridge1688-1747
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