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Miscellaneous English poems, many humorous or amatory

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MS. Add. A. 267

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Miscellaneous English poems, many humorous or amatory, composed and written out by Francis Burton. Among them are:
  1. (fol. 5) nine riddles in verse;
  2. (fol. 12) 'One of oulde Chawcers tales put into better Englishe': beg. 'In Trompington nie Cambridge towne', the Miller's tale;
  3. (fol. 132v) 'Pyramus to Thisbe.'
Only one poem (fol. 143v) is stated not to be by Burton, 'A Passion of Joy or Sonnet on St. Valentines Day', 'by St. Bredwell.'

One piece is in prose, at fol. 110: one poem (fol. 34) is dated 1612.

Dates

  • written early in the 17th century by F. Burton

Extent

160 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 267, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 267

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19046

Abstract

Miscellaneous English poems, many humorous or amatory, written early in the 17th century by F. Burton.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Burton (fl. 1612).

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. 29386.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at the Percy sale, April 29, 1884 (lot 85) for £3.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 3/8 × 7 1/8 in.
Title
Miscellaneous English poems, many humorous or amatory
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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