Swattle, and other poems

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript book devoted almost entirely to the long narrative poem "Swattle", a humorous hudibrastic narrative recounting the life and adventures, largely in Ireland, of a rascally physician Swattle who lives mainly for drinking; with much discursive satire. In eight cantos, with a concluding "Swattles Last Will" and a preliminary subject index. Extensively corrected and augmented by the original hand. Also contains a few shorter items.

Administrative / Biographical History

The author/compiler of this poetical manuscript is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Sotheby's sale, 31 October-1 November 1966, Lot 1211


In English

Other Finding Aids

Custodial History

From the library at Killadoon, Co. Kildare, of the late H.J.B. Clements