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'Heere ensueth the notable hystory of the most chaiste innocent Ioseph...'

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MS. Eng. poet. d. 9

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'Heere ensueth the notable hystory of the most chaiste innocent Ioseph, sunne to the holy patriarke Iacob ... ', a poem in two parts, see fol. 90, and 47 + 89 chapters (beg. 'In Canaan that Countrey opulent'), in seven-line stanzas, rhyming ababbcc. There are three prefatory pieces, one a dedication to the duke of Norfolk, and an epilogue. At the end of the poem proper is 'Soli Deo honor ... Quod William Forrest', and after one more stanza 'Finis. 1569. die vero Aprilis: 11.'

This may be the author's autograph, for MS. Univ. coll. (Oxf.) 88, which is probably the presentation copy of the first part to the duke of Norfolk, is apparently based on this draft with its corrections.

Dates

  • Written in the second half of the 16th century

Extent

162 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. d. 9, fols. 1-2]
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MS. Eng. poet. d. 9

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19234

Abstract

'Heere ensueth the notable hystory of the most chaiste innocent Ioseph...'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. VI, no. 31792

Custodial History

'Heb dhuw heb dhim. E. B[eynon?]' is on fol. 158 in an early 17th cent. hand: 'Stamford, 1693' indicates the earl of Stamford's library: 'July 1819, Lloyd's sale by Sotheby.' Once MS. Phillipps 8909, purchased from Thorpe (no. 472) in 1836: in the Phillipps sale March 22, 1895, lot 329.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian from Quaritch 27. 3. 1895.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 1/8 × 8 1/2 in.
Title
'Heere ensueth the notable hystory of the most chaiste innocent Ioseph...'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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