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Transcripts of old poems, etc., written early in the 19th cent.

MS. Douce 309
Held at the Weston Library

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(fol. 1) The Romance of Gawayne and Galeron, copied by Douce from MS. Douce 324: with a brief analysis of it in the hand of John Pinkerton.

(fol. 12) 'Rythmes against Martin Marre-Prelate', from the printed edition, called also a 'Whip for an Ape' (printed in April, 1589).

(fol. 16v) 'The sayinges or proverbes of King Salomon, with the answers of Marcolphus, translated out of Frenche into Englysshe', from the edition printed by Pynson, of which the only known copy (once Heber's) is in the library of mr. W. Christie Miller at Britwell Court.

(fol. 20v) 'An Epitaph on Southey the Laureat, sent anonymously to Lord Byron': beg. 'Beneath these poppies buried deep.'.

Fols. 21-end are blank.


  • Creation: written early in the 19th cent.


125 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 309

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 21883

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

Physical Facet

On paper


11 1/8 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom