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Oxford pieces, chiefly Christ Church exercises in Latin prose and verse

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MS. Lat. misc. c. 14

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Oxford pieces, chiefly Christ Church exercises in Latin prose and verse, many addressed to dr. Henry Aldrich as sub-dean and dean of the House: he was dean from 1689 to 1711. Among them are:
  1. P. 3. a Latin poem on R. Southwell's house at King's Weston in Gloucestershire
  2. P. 17. 'Jack Philip's Ode to Mr. [Henry] St. Johns, thanking him for a present of sack and tobacco' (beg. 'O qui recisæ')
  3. Pp. 53, 81, 147. formal complimentary letters to the dean by Noel Broxholme, Charles Fairfax, Matthew Skinner, Thomas Bromley (in verse), James Harrington
  4. Pp. 61. Latin poem on an organ, June 2, 1696 beg. 'Artificem dextram')
  5. Pp. 95, 149. seven Latin poems by Anthony Alsop, one on the death of James Harrington of Ch. Ch. (p. 109, cf. 121, G. Adams's similar ode)
  6. Pp. 117, 131. poems by Th. Brown, G. Villiers, etc.

Dates

  • Made up of papers written in about 1685-1710 at Oxford

Extent

152 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. c. 14, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. misc. c. 14

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19416

Abstract

Oxford pieces, chiefly Christ Church exercises in Latin prose and verse

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Henry Aldrich (fl. 1685-1710) was sub-dean and dean of Christ Church.

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. 32561

Custodial History

Acquired by sir Thomas Phillipps in 1868: once perhaps in Thomas Rodd's possession (see p. 95). In the Phillipps library no. 20545.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In the Phillipps sale, June 6, 1898, lot 9, when it was bought by the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.
Title
Oxford pieces, chiefly Christ Church exercises in Latin prose and verse
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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