Document ReferencePw V 510
TitleMS poem, untitled, by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester; n.d.
Extent1 f
Access ConditionsMicrofilm surrogate available - readers may be required to use the microfilm in the first instance.
Content DescriptionUntitled poem consists of 40 lines.

Copied from Pw V 31/9 with the note 'sic' against lines deleted in Rochester's hand; incomplete copy.
First Line of PoemWhat vaine unnecessary things are men
Last Line of PoemTo treate such persons soe as they deserve
Physical DescriptionQuarto
Physical match: Pw V 511 (watermark, paper, script, ink)
ConditionFragile, torn edges
Descriptive FeaturesCountermark: Royal cipher crowned GR surrounded by palm fronds within a circle, fragmented, bottom half only, 19 x 42 mm
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:Pw V 31/9
University of Nottingham Library:
Another copy of Pw V 510
Publication NoteD. M. Veith, The complete poems of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (Yale U.P.; New Haven , 1968) p 102
Pinto, Poems of John Wilmot, pp 116-17 & Walker, The poems of John Wilmot, pp 90-91

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA573Wilmot; John (1647-1680); 2nd Earl of Rochester; poet1647-1680
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