Document ReferencePw V 47/100 (ff 137r-137v)
TitleMS poem, entitled 'On the Countess of Dorchester', by Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset; n.d.
Date1694 (c)
Content DescriptionA detailed description of the volume in which this item appears can be found under the reference Pw V 47.
Text consists of five 4-line verses.

This poem and the one which follows concern Katherine Sedley, only daughter of Sir Charles Sedley and Katherine Savage; she was the mistress of James, Duke of York.

'Collyer', appears in margin by verse four, line 4, referring to 'Sr Davy' in the text.

The poem was written in 1694.
Title Of WorkOn the Countess of Dorchester
First Line of PoemDorinda's sparkling Witt and Eyes
Last Line of PoemShe took up with the blind & Lame
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 47.
Related MaterialIndex, ELM II, DoC 182
Crum, Index, D 406
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 44/28
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 48/48
Other versions of the same MS.
For other concordances see Harris, The Poems, p 212
Publication NoteA Collection of Miscellany Poems by Mr Brown... (London, 1699) ?
Poems on Affairs of State, vol V (1971), pp 384-5
Harris (ed.), Poems of Charles Sackville Sixth Earl of Dorset (1979) p 44

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA15001James II (1633-1701); King of England Scotland and Ireland; succ. 1685; also styled Duke of York1633-1701
NA1126Sackville; Charles (1638-1706); 6th Earl of Dorset1638-1706
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