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Short pieces in verse and prose written by sir Robert Southwell

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MS. Eng. poet. f. 6

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Short pieces in verse and prose written by sir Robert Southwell when an undergraduate at Queen's college, Oxford:
  1. Some are serious (fols. 6-21)
  2. Several on the death of friends, as two on sir Spencer Compton, dated Sept. 18, 1656 (fols. 18, 20v), one on Thomas Hyde, commoner of Queen's (fol. 21), one on Selden (fol. 44), one on (John) Petty (fol. 57v), and one on -- Cornish, chorister of New college, Aug. 1655 (fol. 26 rev.)
  3. Others are epigrams, college exercises, and the like, as 'Carmina quæ composui ex quo primum in Oxoniam veni' (fol. 56)
  4. A character of a Drunkard (fol. 41), etc.
  5. At fol. 31 rev. is 'Motus Oxoniensis descriptio', two poems on an Oxford incident of March 2, 1654/65
  6. At fol. 24, verses on 'Dr. [John] Wilson and his lute at [William] Ellis his meeting, Dec. 31, [16]55.'
  7. The only clue to the writer's name is 'R. S.' on fol. 36v, but he was of Queen's college, and was no doubt (sir) R. Southwell, who was matriculated from there in June 1653

Dates

  • Written in about 1654-1657 by R. Southwell

Extent

61 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. f. 6, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. poet. f. 6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19388

Overview

Short pieces in verse and prose written by sir Robert Southwell

Biographical / Historical

Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702) was a diplomat.

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. 32402

Custodial History

In the Phillipps Library, no. 8644: sir T. Phillipps had bought the volume from Thomas Thorpe in 1836.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at the Phillipps sale on May 17, 1897 (lot 175).

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

6 1/8 × 4 1/2 in.
Title
Short pieces in verse and prose written by sir Robert Southwell
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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