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Forty-two short poems in English and Latin

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MS. Add. B. 106

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Forty-two short poems in English and Latin, of which a full catalogue in manuscript is in the Library. On fol. 1 is a deleted title 'Carminum etc. memorabilium ex diversis authoribus collcctorum libellus.'

Among them are the following:
  1. (fol. 7v) Six short Latin poems on the Louvre (Lupara) at Paris;
  2. (fol. 13) Bacon's poem 'The world's a bubble' and the parode 'The world's a globe of state,' each with a Latin and a Greek translation;
  3. (fol. 25) 'Clusius Oxoniensis renatus,' Latin verses on the recasting of the great bell at Christ Church in 1680, by 'mr. Sparks';
  4. (fol. 30) 'Verses spoken . . . [at Oxford] before their Royal Highnesses & the Lady Anne ... May ... 1683,' by five authors.
From (fol. 45v) the handwritings differ and are slightly later.

(fol. 53-end) are blank.

On the inner front cover is the date, Apr. 24, 1681.

Dates

  • written in about 1680-1690

Extent

80 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. B. 106, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. B. 106

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19974

Overview

Forty-two short poems in English and Latin, written in about 1680-1690.

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. 29559.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from J. Salkeld (catal. 222, no. 275) on June 17, 1885, for 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

6 × 3 3/4 in.
Title
Forty-two short poems in English and Latin
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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