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Extracts from printed books chiefly in the hand of the first earl of Clarendon, Written in about 1635-1673 chiefly by the first Earl of Clarendon

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MS. Clarendon 127

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Extracts from printed books chiefly in the hand of the first earl of Clarendon, 1646-73, almost entirely in English: Barclay's Argenis, Plutarch, Thucydides, Bacon, Albericus Gentilis, etc. At the beginning are:
  1. 'Of Robert Deuereux Earle of Essex and George Villiers Duke of Buckingham. Some obseruations by way of parallell ...' beg. 'Amonge those historicall imployments'
  2. 'The Difference and Disparity betweene the Estates and Condicions of George Duke of Buckingham and Robert Earle of Essex' beg. 'Though it shall appeare': both are copies endorsed
'For mr. Hide' and the latter was one of lord Clarendon's earliest compositions (about 1630-35?).

Dates

  • Written in about 1635-1673 chiefly by the first Earl of Clarendon

Extent

88 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Clarendon 127

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. 16213

Physical Facet

On paper, binding is leather with gilt ornament and strings (late 17th cent. English work)

Dimensions

12 1/4 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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