English poems, with two in Latin, chiefly connected with Oxford 1620-30, written in about 1630-1640
The chief of which are:
- (fol. 1) 'Verses on the Cap by mr Strode', beg. 'The wit hath oft'
- (fol. 6) Verses about Ch. Ch. obtaining a proctorship (1627), beg. 'Why how now Christ Church blades'
- (fol. 6v) 'Newes from Cambridge' about Holiday's play at Woodstock, 1621 (cf. fol. 10v), beg. 'Blame me not (Muses)'
- (fol. 10) As (m), below
- (fol. 11) 'Sir Walter Rawleighes farewell', beg. 'Goe soule the bodies guifte'
- (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'
- (fol. 12v) 'A libell uppon the Doctors of Oxon̄ 1627', beg. 'Fruen and Potter'
- (fol. 13v) 'Verses made on George Duke of Buckingham stabbed ...', beg. 'Charon. At Portsmouth'
- (fol. 16) 'On the Flower-de-luce', an Oxford inn, beg. 'A stranger comeing'
- (fol. 17) 'Verses on sherife Sanborne', by B. Stone, beg. 'Fye schollers fye'
- (fol. 21) 'A Libell' on the University, beg. 'Wher's Faith? It's fled'
- (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
- (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'
- (fol. 29v) 'New College Stones verses on womens tempting', beg. 'Adam that liu'd'
- (fol. 31) 'On the Universitie', beg. 'The king and the court'
- (fol. 31v) 'Hortus Mertonensis', beg. 'Hortus delitiæ domus politæ'
- (fol. 34v) 'On Prince Henrys death. Dr. Juxton', beg. 'Nature waxeing old'
- (fol. 35) 'Uppon the countess of Rutlands death, 1612 (?)', beg. 'I may forget'
- (fol. 36v) 'On the death of Sir Henrie Savill', 1622, beg. 'When learned Savill.'.
- Creation: written in about 1630-1640
Language of Materials
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
Supposed to have belonged to Douce.
6 1/8 × 4 in.