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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 461
MS poem, entitled 'Englands Glory being An Excellent New Ballad on the Fleet at Spithead', by Samuel Wesley, the younger; n.d.
The text consists of eleven verses of 7 lines, each also having a 2-line refrain.
The title is followed by the information 'To the Tune of Cutpurse'.
The name of the author does not appear on the text.
Title Of Work
Englands Glory being an Excellent New Ballad on The Fleet at Spithead
First Line of Poem
Come You Lovers of Peace who are said to have sold
Last Line of Poem
Sails in to good purpose as e'er it saild out
One folio folded once to form two quartos
Physical match: Pw V 451 (dimensions, paper, script) & Pw V 452 (dimensions, paper, script) & Pw V 453 (dimensions, paper, script) & Pw V 458 (dimensions, paper, script)
Watermark: Arms of the City of London, approx. 60 x 50 mm
Arms of London
Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Malone 41, f 228
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Dates of existence
Wesley; Samuel (1691-1739); Mr; the younger
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