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MS. Add. A. 368
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Oxford University miscellanies:

  1. (fol. 1). Terrae Filius speech, July 10, 1669, by Henry Gerrard, in Latin: followed by two Music speeches by Thomas Laurence at the same Act in Latin and English and a Grammar speech on the same day by Thomas Hodges, in Latin, the two former with notes. An 18th century hand has added on fol. 19 a parody of the 'Vicar of Bray', beginning 'In Charles the 2nds merry days.'
  2. (fol. 21). A Music speech by mr. 'Tollice' of St. John's, in English: beg. 'Ladies, I know not well.'
  3. (fol. 26v). Sir Thomas Urquhart's Account of the Admirable Crichton: followed (fol. 39av) by two copies of a Latin declamation on the Amazons.
  4. (fol. 41). Terrae Filius speech, 1663, by Joseph Brooks: followed (fol. 45v) by Thomas Heywood's lines on qu. Elizabeth's death.
  5. (fol. 47). Eight short English essays by, and written by, 'Thomas Heirick': the last is completed by the rev. Philip Bliss and his son of the same names, as is noted by the son of the latter of the same names, the well-known registrar of the University, who died in 1857: a list of the contents by the latter is at fol. 1, and the mark 'MSS. P. B. 4to: 1.'


  • Creation: made up of three MSS. chiefly written in the second half of the 17th century


68 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 368, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 368

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20004


Oxford University miscellanies, made up of three MSS. chiefly written in the second half of the 17th century.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Gerrard (fl. 1669).

Thomas Laurence (1597/8–1657) was a college head.

Thomas Hodges (c. 1600–1672) was dean of Hereford.

Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (1611–1660) was an author and translator.

Joseph Brooks (fl. 1663).

Thomas Heywood (c. 1573–1641)was a playwright and poet.

Thomas Heirick (fl. 1650-1700).

Philip Bliss (1787–1857) was an antiquary and book collector.

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. 29619.

Custodial History

The first part (A) was owned in 1669 by Francis Philips of Brasenose college. The whole was owned by dr. Bliss, see above. The manuscript had been lot 172 in the Bliss sale, Aug. 21, 1858 (sold for 7s).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from the executors of dr. John Griffiths (d. 1885) in May, 1886, for £1 1s.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Oxford University miscellanies
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