The seven wise men : a poem on affairs of state

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 54
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 ff. conjoined, manuscript. Written in a single hand.

Scope and Content

Comprises a satirical poem on the Committee of Seven Lords, which was established in 1703 to investigate the so-called Scottish Conspiracy. It was published in 1704.

Administrative / Biographical History

The writer of the manuscript and the author of this poem are unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Heath's bookshop on 26 March 1992.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database

Custodial History

From the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.


Corresponds to the text of Foxon S350.