Document ReferencePw V 702
TitleMS song entitled 'An excellent new Ballad To the Tune of No Body can deny'; 1719
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of eighteen 3-line verses plus refrain.

Sung to the tune 'Which nobody can deny'.

Figures on verso in lead.

The ballad dates from 1719 and refers to the meeting of the Whig Lords at Devonshire House to discuss the Peerage Bill.
Title Of WorkAn excellent new Ballad To the Tune of No Body can deny
First Line of PoemI sing of a meeting has happen'd of late
Last Line of PoemHe cares not a fig for his prerogative which nobody can deny
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once to form two folios
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Pro Patria, Dutch maiden and Seven Provinces rampant Lion within fenced field, 82 x 88 mm

Countermark: Royal cipher, crowned letters GR flanked by palm fronds within a circle, 41 x 41 mm
WatermarkPro Patria
Related MaterialCrum, Index, I 463
<a href="">Bodleian Library, Oxford</a>, MS Rawl. poet. d 400, f 93
<a href="">Bodleian Library, Oxford</a>, MS Tanner 306, f 479
<a href="">Bodleian Library, Oxford</a>, MS Firth b 22, f 20
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 725
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NoteSimpson, The British Broadside Ballad, pp 294-98
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