Document ReferencePw V 529
TitleMS answer to satire on Abigail Marsham and Robert Harley; c 1708
Date1708 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of eleven 4-line verses.

On secretary Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mrs Masham.

In the same hand as Pw V 528.

This is not the poem by Mainwaring but the 'Answer' to his poem 'Masham Display'd', see details in POAS VII (1975), p 317.
Title Of WorkThe Answer to the same Tune
First Line of PoemAll things went well in Church and State
Last Line of PoemUnless the Devil were in 'em
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
Physical match: Pw V 528 (twins, dimensions, paper, script)
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesCountermark: Name ELLISTON BASKET and central circular ornament separating the two names, approx. 115 x 22 mm
Related MaterialCrum, Index, A 1045
<a href="">British Library</a>, MS Add. 40600
<a href="">Bodleian Library, Oxford</a>, MS Eng. poet. e 87, p 30
Publication NoteA Pill to Purge State Melancholy, or a collection of excellent new ballads (London, 1715) p 35
Poems on Affairs of State, vol VII (1975), p 317

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA72697Masham; Abigail (-1734); Mrs; née Hill: supporter of Robert Harley at court-1734
NA19276Godolphin; Sidney (1645-1712); 1st Earl of Godolphin; M.P.; Lord High Treasurer 1702-17101645-1712
NA18706Churchill; Sarah (1660-1744); Duchess of Marlborough; née Jennings; dau of Richard Jennings of Sandridge; m John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough 16781660-1744
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