Document ReferencePw V 538
TitleMS poem, untitled 'There was an old lad, roade on an old pad'; n.d.
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of twelve 4-line verses.

Satirical ballad on the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury in 1615.

Attributed to Sir Thomas Portsun and Sir Thomas Parsons respectively in British Library, Add. MS 15891 and Bodleian Library, MS Don, c. 54.
First Line of PoemThere was an old lad, roade on an old pad
Last Line of PoemThey may say their pleasure and thinke it hard measure ô knaves, ô Panders, ô Baudes
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Pot surmounted by quatrefoil and circle, containing letters CLP, approx. 60 x 23 mm
Related MaterialCrum, Index, T 1765
<a href="">British Library</a>, MS Add. 15891, f 245r
<a href="">Bodleian Library, Oxford</a>, MS Don. c 54, f 24r
<a href="">Bodleian Library, Oxford</a>, MS Firth d 7, f 164r
<a href="">Bodleian Library, Oxford</a>, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f 162r
University of Nottingham Library:
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NoteJ. Fry (ed.), Pieces of ancient poetry (Bristol, 1814) pp 21-23

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72701Overbury; Thomas (1581-1613); Sir; poet1581-1613
NA72702Portsun; Thomas; Sir
NA72703Parsons; Thomas; Sir
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