Document ReferencePw V 799
TitleMS poem, entitled 'The Turn of the Wheel or Fortunes Gambol', or 'Rota Conversio', in English with Latin translation, unattributed, on the South Sea Bubble; 1720.
DateSep 1720
Extent13 ff
Content DescriptionFor detailed descriptions of the items contained, see Pw V 799/1-9.

The poem was composed between 14 and 21 September 1720.

Endorsed 'A poem made 1720 upon the fall of S. Sea Stock'.

The title is accompanied by a quotation from Horace, Odes 3.29.49-52.
Title Of WorkThe Turn of ye Wheel or Fortunes Gambol By a Gentleman of Experience
TermSouth Sea Bubble
Physical DescriptionFour sheets folded once forming eight folios and five single folios.
Two types of Dutch paper.
ConditionVery fragile with bottom borders disintergrating, pieces of the original paper within folder.
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Seven Provinces Lion within double rimmed and crowned circle, approx. 94 x 80 mm (Type A, ff 107 and f 13)

Countermark: Royal cipher, letters GR surmounted by crown, approx. 40 x 32 mm (With Type A)

Watermark: Pro Patria, Dutch maiden and Seven Provinces lion within fenced field, approx. 105 x 110 mm (Type B, ff 9-12)

Countermark: Roman numerals IV, approx. 12 x 20 mm (With Type B)
Pro Patria
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72779Horatius Flaccus; Q. (65-8 BC); Horace; Roman poet65-8 BC
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