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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.


  • Creation: written in about 1680-1690


80 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

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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MS. Add. B. 106

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19974


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


6 × 3 3/4 in.

Forty-two short poems in English and Latin
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom