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Of him I cannot which is hardest tell

DMI number:
9616
First Line:
Of him I cannot which is hardest tell
Last Line:
While they survive my happy saint will live
Poem Genre / Form:
Character, Couplet, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Composite poem
Themes:
Characters and Virtue / vice
Related People
Author:
Abraham Cowley
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Part of the poem, extract w. variants from Cowley's Davideis Bk. 4. Passage partly draws upon the description of Saul. Waller (1905): 373.
Author:
James Smith
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Author:
Katherine Philips
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Parts of the poem taken (extract w. variants) from 'To the Countess of Roscomon , with a Copy of Pompey' ('Great Pompey 's Fame from Egypt made escape'); 'On the death of the truly honourable Sir Walter Lloid Knight' ('At Obsequies where so much grief is due'); 'In Memory of F. P. who died at Acton the 24. May 1660' ('If I could ever write a lasting Verse') Thomas (1990) I: 109-11, 223-4, 224-5.
Author:
Nahum Tate
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Part of the poem, extract w. variants from 'A poem sacred to the glorious memory of her late Majesty Queen Anne' (1716, ESTC T133805): 15.
Content/Publication
Title:
The agreeable variety. In two parts [T61602]
Page No(s):
pp.192-193
Poem Title:
On Mr. --------
Attribution:
taken from Mr. Cowley, Mrs. Phillips, and Mr. Smith
Attributed To:
Katherine Philips
Abraham Cowley
Title:
The agreeable variety. In two parts. [T61568]
Page No(s):
pp.192-193
Poem Title:
On Mr. --------
Attribution:
taken from Mr. Cowley, Mrs. Phillips, and Mr. Smith
Attributed To:
Katherine Philips
Abraham Cowley
Title:
The agreeable variety: being a miscellaneous collection in prose and verse from the works of the most celebrated authors [T61569]
Page No(s):
pp.192-193
Poem Title:
On Mr. --------
Attribution:
taken from Mr. Cowley, Mrs. Phillips, and Mr. Smith
Attributed To:
Katherine Philips
Abraham Cowley