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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 47/9 (ff 20r-22r)
MS poem, entitled 'Upon the Sicknesse of the ArchBishop of Cant: Feb: 14: 1688', not ascribed; n.d.
A full description of the volume in which this appears can be found under the reference Pw V 47.
Text consists of 85 lines.
This is the main section of a poem entitled 'Marvell's Ghost'. POAS V suggests that the assertion this part was written in 1688 is only a device and not true.
Title Of Work
Upon the Sicknesse of the ArchBishop of Cant. Feb: 14: 1688
First Line of Poem
How just is then the Tribute of our Eyes
Last Line of Poem
And bath with Tears (of Joy) each Bishops Herse
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, H 1441
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 46/32
University of Nottingham Library:Pw V 48/3
Other copies of the same MS.
Poems on Affairs of State, vol V (1971), pp 278-80
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Dates of existence
Sancroft; William (1617-1693); Archbishop of Canterbury; Archbishop from 1678; imprisoned in Tower and tried for seditious libel 1688
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