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Two anonymous comic verses apparently copied from British periodicals

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Two anonymous comic verses apparently copied from British periodicals, [1820s?]

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1 page (single sheet); 24 cm
Summary
Two poems in an unknown hand. The first, "On reading a description of the Tomb erected at Waterloo over the leg of the Marq.ss of Anglesea," composed of two four-line stanzas, begins, "He, now in England just as gay / as in the battle brave ..."; it appeared in print as early as 1823 in The Mirror of Literature (number xlvi, September 6). The second, here without a title, reads in full: "The worst of all Fruits / as the Gardener's [sic] declare / is a Graft of Old Wood / on a Bergami Pear." A reference to Queen Caroline's alleged affair with her bodyguard, Bartolomeo Bergami, and her friendship with Alderman Wood, it appeared in print as early as 1820 in The Yorkshire Gazette (issue 76, September 30), where it carries the title, "Old Horticultural Proverb," and has slight textual differences.
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  • Pforzheimer Manuscript (MISC 4300); filed under "Caroline."
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Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
919628019
Title
Two anonymous comic verses apparently copied from British periodicals, [1820s?]
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Pforz MS
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