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Poems by Gerrard Cater celebrating the recapture of Namur by King William III (1695), in a fragment of his printed pamphlet 'On the Crowing Cock and Lyon Couchant' completed in manuscript

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MS. Eng. d. 4005

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The full text of the pamphlet ([London: s.n., 1695], Wing (2nd ed.) C1483B), made up from its first two printed leaves (pp. (1)-(4), lacking the engraved frontispiece and pp. (5)-(11)) and from further handwritten leaves, with a further item not from the printed pamphlet comprising
  1. (fols. 1r-2v printed, 3r-4r manuscript) 'On The Crowing Cock And Lyon Couchant, Or, A Poem To Express the Gallantry of our Royall Chanticlere', beginning 'The King of Beasts doth Couch and Tremble here'
  2. (fol. 4r-v) 'The Germane Cock', beginning 'There was of late, and from ye Germane stock'
  3. (fol. 4v) 'The Conclusion', beginning 'The Covetous and most Opinionate'
  4. (fol. 5r) 'The Loyall Wish', beginning 'May Fate with Honour and with Lawrells crown'
  5. (fol. 5v) 'Epigram', beginning 'In Eighty eight Spaine sent a vast Armado', signed 'Gerard Cater gent.'
With a further item not from the printed pamphlet
  1. (fols. 5v-6r) two lines in Latin headed 'A Satyrick Distick', beginning 'Quis negat Auriacum natum sub stirpe Neronis', followed by 'Gerard's Loyall Response in Plaine English', beginning 'Nassaw Knight-Errant of our Church! chose rather', signed 'G. C.'

Dates

  • 1695 or after

Extent

6 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 4005, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. d. 4005

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6568

Overview

Poems by Gerrard Cater celebrating the recapture of Namur by King William III (1695), in a fragment of his printed pamphlet 'On the Crowing Cock and Lyon Couchant' completed in manuscript

Biographical / Historical

Gerrard Cater (fl 1662-1702) was a poet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Byass Rare Books, Bristol, 2010.

Sponsored by anonymous donor, Duke Humfrey's Night, 15 Oct. 2011.

Related Materials

Two Bodleian manuscripts also in the same hand, evidently that of the author Ger[r]ard Cater, once of Papworth Agnes, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire: MS. Add. A. 301, which once started with the same text(s), now lost, and MS. Rawl. D. 361, which includes all the same poems and a drawing of the frontispiece.
Title
Poems by Gerrard Cater celebrating the recapture of Namur by King William III (1695)
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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