Document ReferencePw V 451
TitleMS poem, endorsed 'On Dr B[entley]'s putting out an Edition of Homer', by Samuel Wesley, the younger; 1726
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 10 lines.

The initials 'S.W.' appear after the title.

The note 'Rec<eive>d Oct: 19: 1726' is written in the top right hand corner of f 1r.

The poem is followed by a note in the same hand: 'I want a MS out of the King Library & therefore the Name of Your humble Servt is not to be added to these Verses, least pro singulari sua humanitate I should go without it'.

The poem and note are addressed to 'the Rev<eren>d Mr Thomas at the R<igh>t Hon<ourable> the E<arl> of Oxford's in Dover Street St. James's'.

Part of the postmark and of the seal are evident on f 2v.
Title Of WorkOn Dr. B[entley]'s putting out an Edition of Homer
First Line of PoemTho Bentley Critick Sour with Skill profound
Last Line of PoemIf none but who is blind must lead the blind
Termclassical literature, Homer
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
Physical match: Pw V 452 (dimensions, paper, script) & Pw V 453 (dimensions, paper, script) & Pw V 458 (dimensions, paper, script) & Pw V 461 (dimensions, paper, script)
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, approx. 55 x 48 mm
WatermarkArms of London
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38746Bentley; Richard (1662-1742); Dr; D.D.; scholar and critic; Master of Trinity College Cambridge 1700-17421662-1742
NA72804Thomas; Timothy (c.1694-1751); Rev.; chaplain to Edward Harley 2nd Earl of Oxford; brother of William Thomasc.1694-1751
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA72806Wesley; Samuel (1691-1739); Mr; the younger1691-1739
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