Document ReferencePw V 768
TitleMS verse, entitled 'Justice Pern', unattributed; n.d. [c.1733]
Date1733 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 10 lines in verse, 5 lines of Latin prose, then another 50 lines of verse.

The verses and prose describe an incident when Justice Pern (probably the later sheriff) broke into Emmanuel College, Cambridge, to prevent the dissection of dead bodies.

Endorsed 'copy of Verses'.

This text appears as part of the oration at Pw V 1276, which dates to c.1733.
Title Of WorkJustice P__rn
First Line of PoemA Wight he is whose very Size
Since by his Majesties permission
Last Line of PoemAnd eke his inch of Justice out.
When Justice angry is, she's in a passion.
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quarto leaves
Physical match: Pw V 1486 (dimensions, script, paper) & Pw V 1483 (script, paper)
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Pro Patria, Dutch maiden and Seven Provinces rampant Lion within fenced field and letter S within field, 98 x 115 mm
WatermarkPro Patria
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library: Pw V 769-70
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 1276/2-3

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72777Perne; Chester (1701-1753); Mr; JP for Cambs.; later sheriff1701-1753
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