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Miscellaneous papers and Minor poems, Written in the 16th-17th century in England

MS. Wood F. 34
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1. Fol. 1. Miscellaneous papers in divers hands, comprising:

  1. Fol. 1. an English treatise, written about A.D. 1500, described by Wood as 'Mr [John] Claimond's Treatise of Repentance, written by his own hand', but not in fact Claymond's holograph
  2. Fol. 9. copy of a letter from [George Abbot] the archbishop of Canterbury to the king, dated July 15, 1613, on the nullity of the marriage of [Robert Devereux] the earl of Essex, with the king's reply
  3. Fol. 11. 'Quod rex quilibet in regno suo supremam (etiam in rebus ecclesiasticis) potestatem habeat. Et contra primatum pontificis Romani'
  4. Fol. 20. some notes on bishop Robinson's sermons, followed by (fol. 24) a letter on usury
  5. Fol. 28. articles of religion, in Latin, for the Infanta and her household, agreed upon in Madrid in 1622
  6. Fol. 32. copy of a portion of some history, perhaps Malalas, in Greek
  7. Fol. 37. 'A view of militarie matters' in Roman history, endorsed by Wood 'out of my Cosen Lee his Books'
  8. Fol. 50. a copy of sir Thomas More's letter to Martin Dorp, beg. 'Si misi ad te'
  9. Fol. 80. a few Latin astrological notes followed by tables
  10. Fol. 117. a satirical litany (after 1655) headed 'Preces Christianorum apud Deum pro electione novi pontificis inter viventes cardinales'
  11. Fol. 132. the family names and mottoes of the popes from Paul ii to Clement ix

2. Fol. 133. Minor poems, including:

  1. Fol. 133. the verses (here numbering 103) of Serlo on monks, beg. 'Quae monachi quaerunt, patris mea jure fuerunt'
  2. Fol. 137. 22 lines addressed by John Ireland to-Wake 'huius Aedis prebendario', beg. 'Aspice quam teneros audacia prevenit annos'
  3. Fol. 138. an academical exercise of 188 lines by [William] Dobery of Merton college, delivered by Ambrose Brown of Trinity in the Oxford theatre, July 1674, and entitled 'Aedis Paulinae nondum resurgentis querela', beg. 'Quaeque suos dum musa canit festiva triumphos'
  4. Fol. 141. an epitaph upon Richard Baxter, the divine, 'written upon him while living, about 1682'
  5. Fol. 142v. a poem in English, with Latin version, of 110 lines, 'On his Magesties great ship the soveraigne of the seas', beg. 'Escuriall of the seas, which art now growne ...'
  6. Fol. 144. an 'Ode made for and sung at the dedication of the new Theatre, Friday, July 11, 1669', by Benjamin Rogers: see also Wood's Life and Times, ed. Clark, ii. 165
  7. Fol. 145. an autograph poem of 82 lines by Alexander Gill the younger (of Trinity, (d. 1642) on the third anniversary of the death of Gustavus Adolphus, beg. 'Extremum hunc regina mihi concede laborem'
  8. Fol. 147. ' "Shenkiana" or congratulations to the Dutch, 1635', a poem of 92 lines, beg. 'Inachiis quondam quum se referebat ab Argis'
  9. Fol. 153. autograph translations by John Cooke of 'Dies irae, dies illa' and (fol. 155) 'Lauda Sion salvatorem'
  10. Fol. 157. 'To mr. Julian in his confinement', beg. 'Dear friend, when those wee love are in distress'
  11. Fol. 159. 'Topsham Devonshire poetry upon the Oxford desolution of parliament the 28 March 1681', 6 verses of 3 lines each, beg. 'Under 500 kings three kingdoms grone'
  12. Fol. 172. 10 holograph lines by John Vaux, beg. 'What make the leaves to dropp these tears'
  13. Fol. 177. 'On the dissolution of the parliament at Oxford, March the 28th 1681', beg. 'An atheist now must a monster be'
  14. Fol. 181. 21 stanzas of 6 lines each, entitled 'A faithful narration of a learned disputation between two graue divines held at the city of Bath, and now done into meeter for the benefit of the royal society of ballad-singers', being, according to Wood's note, a 'Ballad of mr. Robert Cross, rector of Bishop's Chantry Bath, and John Glanvill, rector of Bath, an. 1668', beg. 'Two gospell knights'


  • Creation: Written in the 16th-17th century in England


188 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • English


MS. Wood F. 34

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. II, no. 8496

Related Materials

From the same volume as: MSS. Wood F. 36, 37.


12 9/10 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom