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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
47 - Bound volume of MS poems by various authors; n.d.
Pw V 47/68 (ff 95r-95v)
MS poem, entitled 'A Ballad to the Tune of Packington's Pound', not ascribed; 1691
A full description of the volume in which this appears can be found under the reference Pw V 47.
Text consists of two 9-line verses and one 18-line verse (the last).
Dated 1691 in this manuscript.
'Sunderlands Moll Meggs', appears in margin beside line 4, referring to 'statesman and Bawd' in the text.
Title Of Work
A Ballad to the Tune of Packington's Pound
First Line of Poem
Who'd have thought that Romes Convert so neer
Last Line of Poem
For the Honour of England to Battell shall ride
For details of the physical evidence (paper, watermarks, binding etc) of the volume in which this item appears see the entry for Pw V 47.
Crum, Index, W 2202
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 44/19
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 46/78
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 48/35
Other versions of the same MS.
Poems on Affairs of State, vol V (1971), pp 396-9
Simpson, The British Broadside Ballad, pp 564-70
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