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Epistle to the King, written in 1801, etc.

MS. Montagu d. 26
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'Epistle to the King, written in May, 1801, but never yet printed': a poem, beg. 'Beloved King, a muse, at court unknown', with two shorter pieces added. Prefixed (at fol. 4) is a paper bearing some verses entitled 'The Tears of Scotland' (beg. 'Mourn, hapless Caledonia, mourn'), perhaps written after Culloden.


  • Creation: written in 1801, etc.


26 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Montagu d. 26

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 25419.

Custodial History

Old (until about 1890) MS. Montagu no. 21.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/2 × 7 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom