Upon the Sky-lights : from the Maybole in the Strand to the Maybole in Handbridge, an anonymous verse satire

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 66
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1720
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 f., folio manuscript. Written in a single hand with only faint traces of jottings on verso. Very fragile.

Scope and Content

Comprises an English verse satire on politicians of the day, including Walpole. It corresponds to Crum W799, but with some variations.

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 24 July 1997.


In English.

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The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bcltq66