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Miscellaneous English poems, epigrams, etc., of about 1615-30, written in about 1630-1640

MS. Malone 23
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Miscellaneous English poems, epigrams, etc., of about 1615-30, largely political, among which are:

  1. (p. 23) 'Upon the fall of sr Francis Bacon ...', beg. 'Great Verulam is very lame'
  2. (p. 32) 'The copie of a libell put into the hand of queene Elizabeths statue in Westminster by an vnknowne person anno Domini 1619', altered to '1621' and 'vltimo Martij. 1623': beg. '... If Saints in heauen': part of it and of the answer (pp. 41-3) have been lost since the 1836 Catalogue was made
  3. (p. 49) 'King lames his verses made vpon a Libell lett fall in Court ...', beg. 'Oh stay your teares'
  4. (p. 61) a trip into France, beg. 'I went from England into France'
  5. (p. 67) 'The Callidonian Forrest', a political allegory, beg. 'Whilome deuided': (f) (p. no) several poems on the Duke of Buckingham and his death in 1628, one in Latin, one a Latin prose epitaph: at p. 167 is 'Fower propositions found in his [John Felton's] chest when he slewe the Duke', in prose.


  • Creation: written in about 1630-1640


228 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Malone 23

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 20571

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Bought at the sale of mr. [Jonathan] Boucher's Library in April 1806, for £212 6. E. Malone'.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 1/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom