Comprises a contemporary English poem in praise of the virtues of Queen Caroline.
On her majesty's birth day : a poem on Queen Caroline's birthday, by Stephen Duck
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 111
- Dates of Creationca. 1735
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 ff. conjoined, manuscript, together with an engraving of Stephen Duck on a separate sheet of paper. Written in a single eighteenth-century hand, and endorsed in another hand on f.2v, thus: 'Duck's poem on Queen's birth-day'.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Stephen Duck (1705-1756) was a poet who was made yeoman of the guard by Queen Caroline in 1733. For fuller details of his life and writings see the Dictionary of National Biography.
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Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 18 June 1996.
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The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bclt111