Broadsheet, containing verses written on the deaths of three lions in the Tower, entitled 'The Lions Elegy'

Object Title

Broadsheet, containing verses written on the deaths of three lions in the Tower, entitled 'The Lions Elegy'

Broadsheet, containing verses written on the deaths of three lions in the Tower, entitled 'The Lions Elegy'

Date

1681

Reference

TOL MENAGERIE [3]

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Begins:

Three Lions dead! O strange! O strange! What then ?
And must not Lions dye as well as Men?
But 'tis prodigious, and hence some Divine,
That Monarchy will fall, or else decline.'

The verses go on to point out that the Lion that has died was 'Old Charles' and that the other two lions might be considered his Queen and Duke, who had gone to accompany him in death, that 'Charles the Second' was still alive and able to preserve the throne from the threat of a Republic or from that of Popery., 'London' 'Printed for T.B. 1681'.

Extent

1 document

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

11.7 inches x 7.6 inches