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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 638
MS poem entitled 'The Voyage to Chatham with ye sad Dissaster of her Majesty's great Belly'; c 1688
Text consists of 36 lines.
Manuscript has 3 additional lines to the printed version.
Title Of Work
The Voyage to Chatham with ye sad Dissaster of her Majesty's great Belly
First Line of Poem
When James our great Monarch so wise and Discreet
Last Line of Poem
That ye Bishops, ye Bishops shoud throw out ye Bill
The birth of the Prince of Wales.
One sheet folded once to form two folios
Watermark: Post Horn within ornate shield and letters HC under the shield, 90 x 45 mm
Horn (ornate shield)
University of Nottingham Library: Pw2 V 7/2
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 43/72
Other versions of the same MS.
Poems on Affairs of State, vol IV (1968), pp 242-3
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