[English political poetry], [1684-1691].


[English political poetry], [1684-1691].

Manuscript on paper, in various hands, of a collection of 38 poems, many of them political and satirical commentaries on events and political figures between the reigns of Charles I and William III such as the Civil War; the Glorious Revolution; and Restoration courtiers such as Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton and Sir John Lowther. Such satirical pieces include poems titled Opening of the Session In The House Of Commons; The Ghost; Death And The Cobler; Timon In Town To Strephon In The Country; and A Dreame. The collection also contains several satirical ballads, including The Doctor And His Patients; The Doctor And The Cooke, as well as a satirical letter proposing an Act Of Indemnity And Free Pardon for the late King James II. Other more serious pieces include An Essay On Poetry and an essay titled A Short Character of Charles the Second, King of England, Setting Forth His Untimely Death &c.

1 v. (142 p.) ; various sizes.

Related Entities

There are 8 Entities related to this resource.

James II, King of England, 1633-1701

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t72fnb (person)

Son of King Charles I, created Duke of York in 1634, and crowned King of England in 1685. From the description of Letter : Windsor, England, to the Earl of Rochester, 1684 Jul 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83918980 From the description of Letter : Windsor, England, to the Earl of Rochester, 1684 Jul 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148272 James II, king of England, 1675-1688. From the description of [Documents] / James R. (Smith College). WorldCa...

Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b56h3g (person)

Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001084.0x0001b0 John Bennett of Symondsbury, Dorset, yeoman, was the grandfather of John Every, the ward of the Prince of Wales. Barbara Every was the widow of John Every, deceased, and mother of John Every, ward of the Prince of Wales. From the description of Lease from Charles, Prince of Wales, to John Bennett of Symondsbury,...

William III, King of England, 1650-1702

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6th8s1f (person)

The letter was written before the Prince of Orange's ascension to the throne of England in 1689 along with his wife Mary, his first cousin whom he married in 1677. They served jointly on the English throne. He was born the Prince of Orange (the son of William II of Orange and Mary, Princess Royal of England) and at various times in his life also held titles as the Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel. From the description of [Letter] 1678 juil. 26, Honsl...

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zw5fmt (corporateBody)

The South Sea Company was founded in 1711 to trade with Spanish America, on the assumption that the War of the Spanish Succession would end with a treaty permitting such trade. The Treaty of Utrecht, 1713, was less favourable than had been hoped, but confidence in the Company remained artificially high. In 1720, there was an incredible boom in South Sea stock, as a result of the Company's proposal, accepted by parliament, to take over the national debt (South Sea Bubble). This eventually led to ...

Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69p3193 (person)

The New River is in fact a canal which has brought water to London from outlying areas since the early 17th century. From the description of Letter to the Governor of the New River Company, 1667 Sept. 19. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 70187741 Bount is remembered in particular for his travels in Turkey, published as A VOYAGE INTO THE LEVANT (London, 1636). He was recognised by Charles I, being made a gentleman pensioner to the king and knighted 21 March 1...

Lonsdale, John Lowther, Viscount, 1655-1700

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6n30gjq (person)

Grafton, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of, 1663-1690

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60p1jkb (person)

Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton, British naval officer. He was an illigitimate son of King Charles II of England. From the description of Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton manuscript material : 1 items, ca. 1675-1690 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 218376727 ...

Heveningham, Henry

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dz0tkr (person)

Epithet: of Ketteringham, county Norfolk British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000447.0x0003ab ...