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Three Latin comedies acted at Cambridge, 1596-7, written soon after 1597

MS. Douce 234
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request


  1. (fol. 1). 'Silvanus', acted Jan. 13, '1596': with names of actors. Some music is on fol. 15. The name of 'Anthonius Rollinson' (erased) is on fol. ivv, and may indicate the author.
  2. (fol. 15v) 'Hispanus', acted at the Comitia of 1596: with names of actors, and corrections which are continued on fols. 59-65.
  3. (fol. 40v) 'Machiavellus', acted Dec. 9, 1597: with names of actors, but a leaf or two are wanting at the end after fol. 58. The author was -- Wiburne.


  • Creation: written soon after 1597


68 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 234

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 21808

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

Custodial History

Acquired by Douce in 1793.

Physical Facet

On paper


6 3/4 × 4 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom