Document ReferencePw V 809
TitleMS poem on the opera singers Cuzzoni and Faustina; 1727
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionUntitled poem.


Endorsed 'upon Lady Pembrokes Promoting the Catcalling Foustina, 1727', i.e. the Italian opera singer Faustina Bordoni; refererring to the disturbances during June 1727 betweem the rival factions supporting the opera singers Cuzzoni and Faustina; Countess of Pembroke led the faction in favour of Cuzzoni.
First Line of PoemOld poets Sing that Beasts did Dance
Last Line of PoemWise! Pembroke Asses bray'd
Physical DescriptionFolio fragment
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesIrregular chainlines about 24 mm apart
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Publication NoteHighfull, Burnim and Langhans, vol. 5 (1978) p 189

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72788Bordoni; Faustina (c.1700-1781); opera singerc.1700-1781
NA72713Cuzzoni; Francesca (c.1700-1770); Italian opera singerc.1700-1770
NA72789Herbert; Mary (-1749); Countess of Pembroke; née Howe; 3rd wife of 8th Earl-1749
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