Document ReferencePw V 477
TitleMS poem, entitled 'The Duel. A Ballad to the Tune of King John and the Abbot', by Samuel Wesley, the younger; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThe text consists of fourteen quatrains and the refrain 'Derry Down'.

The name of the author does not appear on this text.

The title refers to the duel between Mr Poultney and Lord Hervey in 1731.
Title Of WorkThe Duel
First Line of PoemI mean not sad Treason or scandal to sing
Last Line of PoemFor 'twould vex Friend and Foe should he die by the Sword
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
Physical match: Pw V 469 (dimensions) & Pw V 474 (dimensions) & Pw V 475 (dimensions) & Pw V 476 (dimensions) & Pw V 478 (dimensions)
Descriptive FeaturesCountermark: Royal Cipher, crowned GR, approx. 30 x 20 mm
Related MaterialBodleian Library, Oxford, MS Top. Oxon. b 170, f 17v
Publication NoteSimpson, The British Broadside Ballad, pp 172-76

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74110Hervey; John (1696-1743); Lord Hervey; son of 1st Earl of Bristol; Lord Privy Seal 1740-421696-1743
NA72806Wesley; Samuel (1691-1739); Mr; the younger1691-1739
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