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'1624. A Game at Chesse. By Tho. Middleton': with a dedicatory poem to 'William Hammond' signed 'T. M.', written in or soon after A.D. 1624

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MS. Malone 25

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'1624. A Game at Chesse. By Tho. Middleton': with a dedicatory poem to 'William Hammond' signed 'T. M.', which may be autograph. This is a dramatic play on the delicate subject of the Spanish Match, for writing which Middleton got into serious trouble.

This MS. appears to represent a draft composed before there was any intention of printing or playing it, and differs considerably from the printed texts.

Dates

  • written in or soon after A.D. 1624

Extent

70 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Malone 25

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. V, no. 30623.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

7 3/8 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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