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Collection of three English pieces, Written in and soon after 1668

MS. Clarendon 121

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Collection made up of 3 MSS:
  1. Fol. 4. 'A shorte view of the state & condicion of the kingdome of Irelande from ... 1640 to this tyme, or, a Vindication of his late Majesty of blessed memory ...', as far as 'unlesse those deliver'd to' in § 111 of the 1849 edition, in lord Clarendon's own hand. The treatise is an answer to bp. N (icholas) F (rench)'s Narrative of the Earl of Clarendon's settlement and sale of Ireland, (Louvain, 1668). A note by bp. J (ohn) D (ouglas) is on fol. 3
  2. Fol. 28-33. A copy by W. Edgeman of part of the same, from 'giue orders and directions' in § 80 to 'soe good a countenance upon the' in § 96
  3. Fol. 34. A copy of the Short View, made in about 1660 (?), with a motto on the first leaf in lord Clarendon's hand: from which the first edition was printed in 1720. This copy is probably a Carte MS. and is endorsed 'His Grace the Duke of Ormonds papers.'


  • Written in and soon after 1668


84 Leaves


MS. Clarendon 121

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. III, no. 16207

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/2 × 10 1/8

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom