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Volume of poems by Michael Drayton

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MS. Eng. e. 3027

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All of these poems were first published in the 1619 folio edition of Drayton's Poems. With (fols. 7-8) five odes, all of which were first published in the 1619 folio edition of Drayton's Poems and (fols. 14-17) are blank. Comprising:

(fols. 3-5v) the last 30 stanzas of Pierce Gaveston

(fol. 6) an abbreviated version of the general preface to the Legends

(fols. 7-8) five odes, all of which were first published in the 1619 folio edition of Drayton's Poems
  1. (fol. 7) 'The heart', beginning 'If thus we need must goe'
  2. (fol. 7r-v) 'The Crier', beginning 'Good folke for gold or hire'
  3. (fol. 7v) 'A Canzonet to his coy Love', beginning 'I pray thee leave, love me no more'
  4. (fol. 7v) 'To his Rivall', beginning 'Her lov'd I most'
  5. (fol. 8) 'The Sceletoniad', beginning 'The muse shou'd be sprightly'
The volume also contains (fol. 10) a copy of a poem, in a different, possibly later, hand, by Edmund Waller, 'To the King on his navy', beginning 'Where 'ere thy navy spreads her canvas wings'. This appears in the first edition of Waller's Poems (London, 1645), and in MS. Don. d. 55 (copied c. 1640). The version in this manuscript lacks lines 5-6 and 9-16 as produced in these versions.

The first and last leaves are signed by John Sayce.

Dates

  • 1650

Extent

17 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3027, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. e. 3027

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15020

Overview

Volume of poems by Michael Drayton

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by Bent Juel-Jensen from Dobell, 1951 (note on back pastedown); given by him, 1977

Physical Facet

Binding: brown morocco, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1953
Title
Volume of poems by Michael Drayton
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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