Document ReferencePw V 577
TitleMS poem, unattributed English translation of Boileau's 4th Satire [1687]; n.d.
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 85 lines, being an English translation of Boileau's 4th Satire.

The printed version dates the original poem to 1687, addressed to W.K.

The Bodleian MS gives 'W.R.' as the author.
Title Of WorkThe 4th Satyr of Boyleau
To Mr. W. R.
First Line of PoemBeleive me Will that those who have least sence
Last Line of PoemLyes in the more or less want of sense
Physical DescriptionTwo individual sheets folded once forming four folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Amsterdam, 95 x 90 mm (Type A, ff 1 and 4)

Countermark: Letters IR, 13 x 20 mm (With Type A)

Watermark: Arms of the City of London within ornate shield and letters AJ under the shield, 115 x 75 mm (Type B, ff 2 and 3)

Countermark: Letters TJ, 19 x 40 mm (With Type B)

The two sheets are stitched together with dark brown cotton
WatermarkArms of Amsterdam
Arms of London (ornate)
Related MaterialCrum, Index, B 272
Publication NoteA New Collection of Poems ReLating to State Affairs (London, 1705) p 238

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30376Despréaux; Nicolas Boileau- (1636-1711); French satirical poet and historiographer to Louis XIV1636-1711
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