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Miscellaneous verses, epigrams, etc., in three parts, apparently collected by an Oxford student, written in about 1640-1650

MS. Malone 21
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) 'On Faireford windowes', two, begg. 'I know no paint' by W. Stroud, 'Tell mee you anti-saints'
  2. (fol. 3)' On the birth of Prince Charles May 29.1630 ...' beg. 'Was heaven afraid', cf. fol. 50v
  3. (fol. 4) 'To his confin'd freind mr. Felton', by Zouch Townley of Ch. Ch. (1628), cf. MS. Malone 23, p. 205
  4. (fol. 20v) 'To the lady [Eliz.] Pawlett for her needle worke sent [in 1636] to the University of Oxon', beg. 'Our hasty zeale'
  5. (fol. 20v) 'On the death of mr. John Clarke coll: Univers: Comm:', three, begg.'Is not he well', and 'Reader, before thou viewst' by Roger Staire, and 'Mourne, Mourne' by Tho. Culpeper
  6. (fol. 27v) 'In obitum ... Ricardi Washington, coll. Univers. commens: ...' two, by Francis Radcliffe and George Boteler
  7. (fol. 52v) 'Verses spoken in St. Johns Library at the entertainment of the King and Queene, 1636'
  8. (fol. 55) a poem (by Will. Cartwright on Will. Stokes 'almæ Academiæ hipparchus')
  9. (fol. 62) 'On Mr Samborne sheriff of Oxon' (by B. Stone)
  10. (fol. 69v) 'On Hobson the Cambridge carrier ...' (d. 1630) by Milton, beg. 'Here Hobson lies'
  11. (fol. 70) on the great frost of 1634, two poems by Dudley Digges and Will. Cartwright.


  • Creation: written in about 1640-1650


121 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Malone 21

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 20569

A full list of the pieces is in the 1836 Catalogue.

Custodial History

Perhaps owned by 'John Saunders' (late 17th cent.): at fols. 95, 104 are receipts to Edw. Weston in 1714 for small legacies paid by him.

Related Materials

See also MS. Malone 19, p. 62, for other verse by B. Stone of fol. 62

Physical Facet

On paper


7 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom