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A common place book ('Liber A'), containing extracts from biblical, classical, and English authors

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MS. Eng. misc. d. 28

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A common place book ('Liber A'), containing extracts from biblical, classical, and English authors, including:
  1. Shakespeare (fols. 355, 359, 375): at the second reference it is stated that a passage from Romeo and Juliet [II ii. 177-82] was quoted by [Nicholas] Richardson, of Magdalen college, in an Oxford University sermon preached in 1620 and 1621
  2. At fol. 6v is an index of writers quoted, and at fol. 611 a long index of subjects
  3. Also at fol. 647 is a list of 'Writers of the ... Vniuersity of Oxford since the beginning of Queene Elizabeths raigne.'
There are signs of a rather earlier and shorter common place book on theological and moral subjects at fols. 462v-506v, etc., with an imperfect index at fol. 1.

Dates

  • Written chiefly in about 1620-1630 (?)

Extent

649 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. d. 28, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. d. 28

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19409

Abstract

A common place book ('Liber A'), containing extracts from biblical, classical, and English authors

Biographical / Historical

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a dramatist.

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. 32547

Custodial History

As this volume, like MS. Lat. miso. b. 6, was handed down at Brasenose from principal to principal, it is possible that it may be the work of dr. Samuel Radcliffe, principal from 1614 to 1648: the writer was certainly an Oxford man.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the principal of Brasenose on April 30, 1898.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 7/8 × 8 1/4 in.
Title
A common place book ('Liber A'), containing extracts from biblical, classical, and English authors
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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