Five poetical satires on affairs of state

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 55
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1703-1710
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 ff., conjoined in 2 pairs, manuscript. Written in a single hand. F.2v is blank.

Scope and Content

Comprises five satirical poems on early eighteenth-century affairs of state, supporting the high-church cause; three of them are on the Sacheverell affair.

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.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Heath's bookshop on 11 May 1992.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database

Custodial History

From the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.