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Miscellaneous papers collected by Dr. Robert Shippen: containing Poetical pieces, epitaphs, etc., Chiefly written in about 1680-1740

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MS. Top. Oxon c. 108

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Miscellaneous papers collected by Dr. Robert Shippen: containing Poetical pieces, epitaphs, etc.:
  1. P. 3. 'Masque of Paris & the 3 Goddessess. Being the words to be set for the prize for Music', at Oxford (?), beg. 'Mercury. From high Olympus'
  2. P. 17. 'The Spleen. By Mr. Finch', a poem, beg. 'What art thou, Spleen'
  3. P. 149. 'The following lines were wrote in Gold Letters upon the skreen at All Souls Chappell [erected by bp. Goldwell], wh was pulled down...', beg. 'Cantia clara quidem'
  4. P. 167. 'Inscription upon the bason & ewer, wch Dr Sacheverell presented to the Ld Keeper [Simon Harcourt], 1710'
  5. Most of the epitaphs are copies, but it would seem that Dr. Shippefi himself composed some, such as sir William Gifford's in St. Michael's church at Oxford, 1724 (p. 125)

Dates

  • Chiefly written in about 1680-1740

Extent

190 pages

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Top. Oxon c. 108

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. 31569

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/8 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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