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Congratulatory verses to king James i

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MS. Add. A. 276

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Congratulatory verses to king James i from a student at Winchester college. The first two leaves are lost, and the poems are written in more than one hand, and some in curious shapes, such as books, arms, the sun, animals, etc. The date must be soon after the king's accession.

Dates

  • written in or soon after 1603, in at least three hands

Extent

45 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 276, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 276

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19053

Abstract

Congratulatory verses to king James i, written in or soon after 1603, in at least three hands.

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. V, no. 29393.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volume was put up to auction (at Messrs. Puttick and Simpson's on July 2, 1884, lot 1065) as 'from the collection of the Rev. Charles St. Barbe Sydenham', with other Sydenham MSS., and the catalogue suggests that the poems are by the rev. Humphrey Sydenham, the 'Silver-tongued' (d. abt. 1650): he came up to Oxford in 1606, but is not known to have been at Winchester. Perhaps the numerous sets of verses are by several Wykehamists, but here copied out for private record by three or four friends.

Bought from Messrs. Puttick and Simpson's on July 2, 1884, for £6 15s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 1/4 × 6 3/8 in.
Title
Congratulatory verses to king James i
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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