Document ReferencePw V 617
TitleMS song entitled 'Upon the French Kings returne out of Flanders to France'; n.d. [late 17th century]
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionText consists of seven 4-line verses.

The poem is a paraphrase on Madam Maintenon's advice to Louis XIV who assumed command in person of the new Marshall de Boufflers' army in Flanders at the height of his struggle with William III.

Beal dates this copy to the late 17th century (see Index, II, DoC 121).
Title Of WorkUpon the French Kings returne out of Flanders to France
First Line of PoemIn Grey hair'd Celias's withered Arms
Last Line of PoemI gott him as surely as Lewis gott you
Physical DescriptionOne folio leaf
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesCountermark: Letters PG, 11 x 24 mm
Related MaterialIndex, ELM II, DoC 121
Crum, Index, I 1341
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 47/76
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 46/87
For other concordances see Index, ELM, II, DoC 114-18 and DoC 122
Publication NoteExamen Poeticum (London, 1693) ?
Harris (ed.), Poems of Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset (1979) pp 173-5
P. Legouis, 'The Original of Dorset's Lampoon on Madame de Maintenon', MLR, 54 (1959) pp 66-68

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1126Sackville; Charles (1638-1706); 6th Earl of Dorset1638-1706
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