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Floorboard Finds: Unfinished, Handwritten Romantic Verse

Inventory Number: 10165
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Brief Description: Unfinished romantic verse handwritten on parchment with a small drawing of a rustic figure and the name 'Joseph', in ink and pencil, on the reverse

The verse is an extract from David Mallet's ballad 'William and Margaret', written in 1724.

With modern transcript and information board
Primary Inscriptions: So shall the fairest face appear, when youth and years are flown, such is the robe that...
Provenance: Material found beneath floorboards in the upper part of the Museum during refurbishment work in 1999.
Collection Group: Floorboard Finds 1999