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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 637
MS poem, untitled, 'Tis strange to think on'; n.d.
Untitled poem, known elsewhere as 'Essay... upon an Institition'.
Text consists of 12 lines.
Written in lead, then copied over in ink.
Endorsed in red lead 'Transcribed to be examined'.
First Line of Poem
'Tis strange to think on'
Last Line of Poem
When ye Devil has enter'd ye Swine
One quarto leaf
Watermark: Post Horn within ornate shield (bottom half only), 30 x 45 mm
Horn (ornate shield)
Poems on Affairs of State, 6th ed. (London, 1710) I, pt 2, p 151
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