Comprises five satirical poems on early eighteenth-century affairs of state, supporting the high-church cause; three of them are on the Sacheverell affair.
Five poetical satires on affairs of state
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 55
- Dates of Creationca. 1703-1710
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 ff., conjoined in 2 pairs, manuscript. Written in a single hand. F.2v is blank.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The compiler of the manuscript and the author or authors of these poems are unknown. The attribution of the first poem, namely, 'The Mitred Club', to Henry Hall of Hereford is now considered very doubtful.
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Access is unrestricted.
Purchased at Heath's bookshop on 11 May 1992.
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The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bcltq55
From the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.