"Ballad of Gresham Colledge"

  title={"Ballad of Gresham Colledge"},
  author={Dorothy Stimson},
  pages={103 - 117}
Among the manuscripts in the British Museum are three slightly differing versions (I) of a ballad on the Royal Society composed probably in I663 when the Society had been chartered less than a year. Although PEPYS (z) expressed a fear of the ballad-writers when the Society was to entertain as its guest the fantastically brilliant DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE, yet contemporary ballads on these subjects are almost unknown today. The publication of this one in full seems therefore justifiable, for it… Expand
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