'Samson Agonistes or the history of Samson. A poem in vi books'
'Samson Agonistes or the history of Samson. A poem in vi books': beg. 'I sing the man, arm'd with celestial might.'
'C. Wilkins, C.C.C. Oxon, 1766' on p. iii seems to show that this was an undergraduate performance of Charles Wilkins.
- Creation: written about A.D. 1766 by C. Wilkins
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. e. 3, pp. 1-2]
MS. Eng. poet. e. 3
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 20242
'Samson Agonistes or the history of Samson. A poem in vi books,' written about A.D. 1766 by C. Wilkins.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Wilkins (fl. 1766).
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. 29795.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased at a sale at messrs. Puttiuk's (lot 1068) on June 14, 1888, for £1.
7 5/8 × 5 1/8 in.
- 'Samson Agonistes or the history of Samson. A poem in vi books'
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