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Eight detached leaves, in parts mutilated

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MS. Eng. poet. b. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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Eight detached leaves, in parts mutilated, seven of which are papers by or relating to 'sir' Robert Parkine, parson of Adwick-le-Street near Doncaster:

  1. Fol. 4v. A letter from W. W (atson), priest, to Parkine
  2. Fol. 6v. Part of the Exhortation in the Marriage Office (copied by W. Watson)
  3. Fol. 8. as fol. 4v
  4. Fol. 10. A letter (from John Parkine) to sir Robert Parkine about the vicarage of Darfield
  5. Fol. 13. Part of an address to parishioners announcing that England was restored to the 'Vnitie of the Catholique Churche', written soon after Feb. 8, 1554/5 (by W. Watson), and sent to Thomas Vicars of Scausby near Doncaster
  6. Fol. 15. as fol. 4v
  7. Fol. 17. A letter from John Parkine to Robert Parkine
  8. Fol. 19. A draft of a letter on behalf of Edward Clipsham, whose father was in prison for debt, unsigned

On these leaves have been written:

  1. Parts of a long poem by sir R. Parkine on the history of Christ and his Apostles, as contained in the Gospels and Acts
  2. On fol. 17v is 'huius operis finis per me dominum Robertum Parkinum, etc.', with an epilogue
  3. On fol. 19 (only) an English poem of twenty-nine lines, beginning 'Lay that sullen fortune by me': this leaf seems quite distinct from the rest
  4. On fol. 4v are part of a sermon (?) by R. Parkine. The rest of the volume is blank paper


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1554-1556


28 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Eng. poet. b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20394


Eight detached leaves, in parts mutilated

Biographical / Historical

Robert Parkine (fl. 1554-1556) was parson of Adwick-le-Street near Doncaster.

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. 30515

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Referenced in 1899.

Physical Facet

On paper


16 3/4 × 12 7/8 in.

Eight detached leaves, in parts mutilated
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom