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A specimen of William Henry Ireland's Shakespearean forgeries

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MS. Douce e. 8

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A specimen of William Henry Ireland's Shakespearean forgeries, consisting of a pretended paper by Shakespeare, beginning 'As I nowe fynde mye houre of syckness faste comynge onn', dated 1616: with a transcript, both written by Ireland, with notes by Douce.

(fols. i-iv, 3-end are blank)

Dates

  • Written about A.D. 1795 by W. H. Ireland

Extent

23 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Douce e. 8, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Douce e. 8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20365

Overview

A specimen of William Henry Ireland's Shakespearean forgeries

Biographical / Historical

William Henry Ireland (1777-1835) was a writer and forger.

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. 30454

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Taken from 'Douce N. T. Eng. g. 1581' and referenced in 1900.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in.
Title
A specimen of William Henry Ireland's Shakespearean forgeries
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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