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English poems, with two in Latin, chiefly connected with Oxford 1620-30, written in about 1630-1640

MS. Douce f. 5
Held at the Weston Library

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The chief of which are:

  1. (fol. 1) 'Verses on the Cap by mr Strode', beg. 'The wit hath oft'
  2. (fol. 6) Verses about Ch. Ch. obtaining a proctorship (1627), beg. 'Why how now Christ Church blades'
  3. (fol. 6v) 'Newes from Cambridge' about Holiday's play at Woodstock, 1621 (cf. fol. 10v), beg. 'Blame me not (Muses)'
  4. (fol. 10) As (m), below
  5. (fol. 11) 'Sir Walter Rawleighes farewell', beg. 'Goe soule the bodies guifte'
  6. (fol. 12v) 'In exhortacion to the Vniuer-sitie[s] concerning their printed poetry, more especiallie at the queens death', 1619 (?), beg. 'Noe not a quacke'
  7. (fol. 12v) 'A libell uppon the Doctors of Oxon̄ 1627', beg. 'Fruen and Potter'
  8. (fol. 13v) 'Verses made on George Duke of Buckingham stabbed ...', beg. 'Charon. At Portsmouth'
  9. (fol. 16) 'On the Flower-de-luce', an Oxford inn, beg. 'A stranger comeing'
  10. (fol. 17) 'Verses on sherife Sanborne', by B. Stone, beg. 'Fye schollers fye'
  11. (fol. 21) 'A Libell' on the University, beg. 'Wher's Faith? It's fled'
  12. (fol. 22v) 'A certaine grave Poem as it was presented ... before his maiestie in Cambridge by way of Interlude ...', March 1614/5, by bp. Corbet; with the 'Answeare' by -- Lakes, 1615
  13. (fol. 27) 'Verses on Tom the greate bell of Christ Church at his casting 1623, reported to be made by mr. dr. Corbet ...' beg. ' Be dumbe yee infant chimes'
  14. (fol. 29v) 'New College Stones verses on womens tempting', beg. 'Adam that liu'd'
  15. (fol. 31) 'On the Universitie', beg. 'The king and the court'
  16. (fol. 31v) 'Hortus Mertonensis', beg. 'Hortus delitiæ domus politæ'
  17. (fol. 34v) 'On Prince Henrys death. Dr. Juxton', beg. 'Nature waxeing old'
  18. (fol. 35) 'Uppon the countess of Rutlands death, 1612 (?)', beg. 'I may forget'
  19. (fol. 36v) 'On the death of Sir Henrie Savill', 1622, beg. 'When learned Savill.'.


  • Creation: written in about 1630-1640


39 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Douce f. 5

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 22003

Custodial History

Supposed to have belonged to Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper


6 1/8 × 4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom