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Letter from the Poet Laureate John Dryden to Laurence Hyde Earl of Rochester and First...

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Letter from the Poet Laureate, John Dryden, to Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester and First Lord of the Treasury, begging for his salary for half a year and also asking for a post in the Customs or Excise, 1682-3 (pen & ink on paper)
Dryden, John (1631-1700) / English
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pen and ink on paper
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John Dryden (1631-1700) English poet, satirist and writer, Poet Laureate (1668-89); facsimile from 'Facsimiles of Royal, Historical & Literary Autographs in the Department of Manuscripts', British Museum, 4th series, printed for the Trustees, 1898; Add.MS.17017, f.49.;

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