Document ReferencePw V 490
TitleMS poem, entitled 'A True and Lamentable new Ballad, call'd The Earl's Defeat', by Philip, Duke of Wharton; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 29 quatrains.

The title is followed by the instruction 'To the tune of Chevy Chase' and a quotation from Milton: 'On both sides slaughter and Gigantic Deeds'.
Title Of WorkA True and Lamentable new Ballad, call'd The Earl's Defeat
First Line of PoemGod prosper long from being broke
Last Line of PoemThe Devil and the Pope
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once lengthwise forming two long folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, approx. 57 x 50 mm

Countermark: Royal Cipher, crowned GR, approx. 30 x 24 mm
WatermarkArms of London
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NoteJ. Ralph, Miscellaneous poems by Several hands, particularly the D___ of W_____n, Sir S. Garth... (London, 1729) p 55

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA73001Milton; John (1608-1674); Mr; poet1608-1674
NA30145Wharton; Philip (1698-1731); Duke of Wharton; cr. 1718; styled Viscount Winchendon 1706-15; 2nd Marquess of Wharton 1715-8; Jacobite; attainted; estates forfeited1698-1731
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