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Commonplace book written at various dates, 18th cent.

MS. Clar. dep. c. 413
Held at the Weston Library

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Contains mainly quotations from classical authors, especially Horace, and historical writers, especially Sir Walter Raleigh and Clarendon. The headings are grouped under letters of the alphabet but the letters are not in alphabetical order; at p.xi is an index of them. Pp. 311-30 contain a copy of orders relating to procedure in the House of Lords 'copied from a written Book of them deliver'd by the Clerks of ye House to a Noble Peer in May 1714' with p. 309b a subject index. On p. 283 is the date 'now.1734' and on p. 339 'now.1735'.


  • Creation: 18th cent.


373 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Clar. dep. c. 413

Custodial History

Armorial bookplate of the Villiers, Earls of Clarendon of the Grove [in Watford, Hertfordshire]. Inside the front cover is the number 100 (18th cent.)

Repository Details

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