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Richardus Tertius, tragedia in tres actiones diuisa

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 16
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'Richardus Tertius, tragedia in tres actiones diuisa': at end 'Finis Tragediæ tripartitę actionis tribusque noctibus actę Collegio Diui Johannis in Cantabrigia, factæ a Thoma Legg iuris Ciuilis doctore Gunwilli et Caij Collegij rectore . a, φ, π, γ, [1583].'

A Latin play with English stage directions, acted at least as early as 1579 at Cambridge. A four-line epigram of Legg's, beginning 'Voluitur ex rapido', is at fol. 4, and there are other notes and extracts.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1583 in England


70 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. e. 16, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 16

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19887


Richardus Tertius, tragedia in tres actiones diuisa, written in A.D. 1583 in England.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Legge (c.1535–1607) was a playwright and college head.

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. 29448.

Custodial History

'Antoni Kingsmill', 17th cent.: 'Th. King Mar. 14th 1737/8 at [T. S.] Bacon's Auction [no. 2855] ...'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at the Percy sale, April 29, 1884 (lot 107) for £5 10s.


  • See Cooper's Athenæ Cantab, ii. 456.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 7/8 × 5 7/8 in.

Richardus Tertius, tragedia in tres actiones diuisa
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