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'Divers Poems' by sir Richard Fanshawe, Written about A.D. 1650

MS. Firth c. 1
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'Divers Poems' by sir Richard Fanshawe, published in 1648; but giving, in many passages, distinct readings from the printed volume. The manuscript omits the Latin poems entitled 'Maius Lucanizans' and the 'Summary discourse of the Civill Warres of Rome' contained in the printed volume, and has various additional pieces, viz. nineteen translations from Horace, published in 1652 (p. 31), and nine sonnets translated from the Spanish (p. 72). The last page is torn off.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1650


118 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Firth c. 1

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. VI, no. 35377

Physical Facet

On paper. Binding, brown calf stamped with the crest a moor's head filleted about the temples and surmounted by a coronet

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom