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Autograph works of John Taylor the Water-Poet

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MS. Add. C. 209
Held at the Weston Library

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Autograph works of John Taylor the Water-Poet:

  1. (fol. 1). 'The Causes of the diseases, and distempers of this Kingdom ... Written by John Taylor', the copy used to print from, with the Imprimatur of 'J. Berkenhead', Oct. 5, 1645. This and the succeeding piece were printed in Oxford.
  2. (fol. 7). 'Aqua Muse or Cacafogo Cacadeamon, Captaine George Wither Wrung in the Withers... By John Taylor, 1643', a poetical satire: imperfect.

(fols. 16-end) are blank.


  • Creation: written in 1643-1645 by J. Taylor


33 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 209, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 209

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18866


Autograph works of John Taylor the Water-Poet, written in 1643-1645.

Biographical / Historical

John Taylor, called the Water Poet (1578–1653), was a poet.

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. 29185.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the roof of a house in the High St., Oxford, in about 1880, and bought shortly after.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 3/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Autograph works of John Taylor the Water-Poet
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom