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Filled with the noisome folly of the age

DMI number:
5441
First Line:
Filled with the noisome folly of the age
Last Line:
Unthinking Charles ruled by unthinking thee
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Topical satire
Themes:
Death[Rochester], High society / the court, Politics, Social order, The monarchy (heads of state)[Charles II], and Wit
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Author:
Charles Sackville
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
In The Gyldenstope Manuscript Miscellany (1967), Vieth points out an attribution by Alexander Pope ("probably by the Ld. Dorset") on his copy of A New Collection of Poems Relating to State Affairs (1705). See Benjamin Boyce, 'An Annotated Volume from Pope's Library', Notes & Queries 203 (1958), 55-57, and W. J. Cameron, 'Pope's Annotations on 'State-Affairs' Poems', Notes & Queries 203 (1958), 291-94. Vieth (1968): 234: 'Possibly by Charles Sackville'. POAS II (1965): 218: Dorset's possible authorship mentioned. Harris (1979): 190-9: unconvinced of Sackville's authorship.
Author:
John Wilmot
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Vieth (1968): 234: Noted but omitted. Vieth rejects Rochester's authorship in The Gyldenstope Manuscript Miscellany (1967), pp. 361-65. POAS II (1965): 217-218: arguments for Rochester's authorship of some parts of the poem considered, though not accepted. Vivian de Sola Pinto is inclined to attribute parts of the poem to Rochester but evidence is "not very strong" (Poems by Rochester, pp. 230-31).
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Title:
The miscellaneous works of the Right Honourable the late Earls of Rochester and Roscommon [Vol I] [T95468]
Page No(s):
pp.118-129
Poem Title:
Rochester's Farewell.
Attribution:
Collected under Rochester's name
Attributed To:
John Wilmot
Title:
The Works of the Right Honourable the Late Earls of Rochester and Roscommon [Vol I]. [T94652]
Page No(s):
pp.118-129
Poem Title:
Rochester's Farewell.
Attribution:
Collected under Rochester's name
Attributed To:
John Wilmot