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Parts of the household payments of Robert Devereux earl of Essex, with a draft of an English comedy, written late in the 16th and early in the 17th cent.

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MS. Douce 171

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Comprises:
  1. (fol. 1) Parts of the household payments of Robert Devereux earl of Essex (d. 1601), from 1576 to 1585.
  2. (fol. 48v) Part of an English comedy (the author's draft), which turns on the loves of Alice and Alexis long thwarted by Tanto: it ceases in the first scene of the third act, unfinished; but an argument of the whole is prefixed.
Between and about these pieces is much scribbling in a large clumsy hand, in which the date '1604' occurs, and Welsh words. Several leaves are torn, as fols. 37b, 38b, 43b 44b, 44c.

Dates

  • written late in the 16th and early in the 17th cent.

Extent

81 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 171

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 21745

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

Custodial History

Owned by 'Nicholas Waringe' in the 17th cent.

Physical Facet

On paper, mutilated

Dimensions

11 7/8 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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