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A common-place book of poems, etc., written in about 1620-1630

MS. Malone 16
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request
  1. (p. 1) 'The clothing of Oberon King of Fairies. by Sr Simeon Steward'
  2. (p. 3) 'Oberon's feast', signed as by 'Rich: Hiericke of Clare Hall' i.e. Robert Herrick
  3. (pp. 5, 8) 'The sad man's Garland', 'The sad man's Garment' signed 'J. Cov.'
  4. (p. 40) a description of a voyage to America (beg. 'An Indian nimphe invited had of yore')
  5. (p. 71 rev.) 'On a lady of incomparable sweet voice but very deformed' cf. no. 20569 fol. 64v
  6. (p. 74) Part of a speech before 'the Prince and Sr Walter Rawlegh' (beg. 'Then Mr Orator I am sorry').
Among the signatures are 'I. K.' (p. 12), 'T. May' (p. 39).

A longer list of the poems is in the 1836 Catalogue.


  • written in about 1620-1630


78 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Malone 16

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 20564

Custodial History

'Exdono B. R. anno Domini 1625', altered to 1631: owned by Thomas Gray, in the 17th cent.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 5/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom