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'The descoverie of A Gaping Gulf, wherinto England is like to be Swallowed by an other french Mariage ... 1579', perhaps a copy of the printed edition of this anonymous work by John Stubbes, written chiefly in the 16th cent., in several hands

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MS. Douce 46

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On fol. 2 is (sir Philip Sidney's) letter to queen Elizabeth dissuading her from marriage, 1581.

At fols. 16, 117v, are two sermons, on 2 Sam. xxiv. 22 and Is. xxv.: on fol. 143 is a contemporary abstract of 'Judge Crooke his Argument vpon Shipmoney', 1637, beg. 'This is the greatest case.'.

Dates

  • written chiefly in the 16th cent., in several hands

Extent

165 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 46

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21620

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

Owned by 'Wm Herbert' (18th cent.).

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce 259 for the printed edition of 'The descoverie of A Gaping Gulf, wherinto England is like to be Swallowed by an other french Mariage ... 1579'.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

6 × 3 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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