Document ReferencePw V 590
TitleMS poem on Duchesses of Newcastle and Queensbury; 1734
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUntitled poem.

Text consists of four 4-line verses.

Endorsed 'On the Duchesses of Newcastle and Queensberry'.

Variously ascribed to either Dr Jabez Earle, c.1676-1768 (Presbyterian minister) or Mrs Laetitia Pilkington, 1712-1750 (née Van Lewen), the poem's attribution to Mary Barber has been most recently argued by Roger Lonsdale, 'Eighteenth-century Women Poets' (Oxford University Press, 1990, pp. 118-19, 522-23).
First Line of PoemStella and Flavia every hour
Last Line of PoemEach day gives Stella more
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quarto leaves
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Anne, Queen of Great Britain in narrow shield within crowned garter, 89 x 63 mm
WatermarkArms of Anne
Related MaterialCrum, Index, S 1182
University of Nottingham Library: Pw2 V 32/2
Publication NoteDodsley, Collection of Poems, V (1758) p 110?

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11741Holles; Henrietta Pelham- (-1776); Duchess of Newcastle under Lyne; née Godolphin; m 1st Duke of Newcastle 1717-1776
NA72724Douglas; Catherine (-1777); Duchess of Queensberry; née Hyde wife of 3rd Duke of Queensberry-1777
NA72725Barber; Mary (c.1690-1757)c.1690-1757
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