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Manuscript copies of two satirical pamphlets

 Single Item
MS. Eng. hist. d. 102
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Manuscript copies of two satirical pamphlets:

  1. (pp. 1-13) 'A proposal for the farming of licence to use no conscience at all' (printed, London, 1663)
  2. (pp. 14-22) 'The poor whore's petition to ... the Countess of Castlemaine' (printed, London, 1668).


  • Creation: 17th century


22 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 102, pp. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 102

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16407


Manuscript copies of two satirical pamphlets, 17th century.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

Owned by Thomas Rawlinson, no. 36 of the quartos in a catalogue of his manuscripts (BodL, MS. Rawl. C. 937, fol. 27); probably item 48 in a Rawlinson sale catalogue, T. Ballard, 4 March 1734; remains of diamond-shaped paper label on upper cover; owned by John Gray Bell; Phillipps MS. 18409; Sotheby's, 17 May 1897, lot 182.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by J. Edwin Odgers, 1916.

Physical Facet

marbled boards, remains of paper spine, rebacked

Manuscript copies of two satirical pamphlets, 17th century
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom