Document ReferencePw V 47/76 (ff 102v-103r)
TitleMS poem, entitled 'On the French King', by Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset; n.d.
Content DescriptionA detailed description of the volume in which this item appears can be found under the reference Pw V 47.
Text consists of six 4-line verses.

The poem is a paraphrase on Madam Maintenon's advice to Louis XIV who assumed command in person of the new Marshall de Boufflers' army in Flanders at the height of his struggle with William III.
Title Of WorkOn the French King
First Line of PoemIn Gray hair'd Caelia's wither'd Arms
Last Line of PoemTe deum sing in quiet
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 120
Crum, Index, I 1341
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 46/87
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 617
For other concordances see Index, ELM II, DoC 114-18 and DoC 122
Publication NoteExamen Poeticum (London, 1693)
Harris (ed.), Poems of Charles Sackville Sixth Earl of Dorset (1979) pp 173-5
P. Legouis, 'The Original of Dorset's Lampoon on Madame de Maintenon', MLR, 54 (1959) pp 66-68

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1126Sackville; Charles (1638-1706); 6th Earl of Dorset1638-1706
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