"A Legendary Tale" (poem)

  • Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823
c. 1790
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Jenner family and associated individuals
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About this work


A legendary tale. A poem, copied out by the Author's nephew, the Rev. William Davies [1769-1849]. This poem is also found in the first volume of the Collection of poems, transcribed by Davies, and dated 1794 [MS. No. 3016]. It is there entitled 'The Highway man: a tale'. This MS. seems to contain an earlier version of the poem, as it consists of only 59 four-line stanzas as against 71 in the Collection.


c. 1790

Physical description

1 volume 14 pp. + 1 l. 4to. 221/2 × 19 cm. Original paper covers.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 27/11/1918, Lot 1012A (part).

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).



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  • 43265