Document ReferencePw V 725
TitleMS song relating to meeting of Whig Lords at Devonshire House to discuss peerage bill; 1719
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of eighteen 3-line verses.

Endorsed 'Transcribed to be examined'.

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 singe of a Meeting has happen'd of late
Last Line of PoemWhich no Body can deny
Physical DescriptionOne sheet folded once forming 2 folio leaves
ConditionVery fragile, delicate
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Pro Patria, Dutch maiden facing left and Seven Provinces rampant Lion within fenced field, 81 x 91 mm

Countermark: Royal Cipher, crowned GR surrounded 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 702
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NoteSimpson, The British Broadside Ballad, pp 294-98
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