Miscellaneous pieces in English and Latin verse and prose
Miscellaneous pieces in English and Latin verse and prose, collected and partly composed by 'Lew. F.' Among the pieces are:
- (fol. 5) 'Jokey. Jenken', a poetical dialogue occasioned by the expulsion of the latter from New college, Oxford;
- (fol. 13) A description of part of Somersetshire about Axbridge;
- (fol. 16) 'Songes', one signed 'Ch. Riues';
- (fol. 25) 'A Poem of Dauncinge', beg. 'Where lives that man', 113 7-line stanzas;
- (fol. 39) 'Insignia [civitatis] Oxoniæ', in Latin and English verse;
- (fol. 39) 'Of Othes, authore Ben: Jonsonio';
- (fol. 41) 'Epigrammata Jo: Dauisii', 44 in number, English and Latin, followed at fol. 49 by an English 'Epithalamium Jo: Dauisii';
- (fol. 56v) A poem 'To Sr G. T. K.', signed 'J. Mabb' of Magdalen college, Oxford;
- (fol. 57v) Copies of Latin and English letters on preaching between John Mayo of Shaftesbury, 'Lew. F.' and Thomas Chafie, minister of Stocke, (near Axbridge?) in 1609;
- (fol. 63) 'The Prologe to a Presentment of a Playe before BPP Thornburie & his Chauncellor in his Visitacion at Dorchester, by the School Master Sheeke', i.e. Robert Cheek: in Latin.
'Lew. F.' may be Leweston Fitzjames, of Leweston in Dorset.
- Creation: written early in the 17th century by L. F.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. B. 97, fols. 1-2]
MS. Add. B. 97
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD IS 19608
Miscellaneous pieces in English and Latin verse and prose, written early in the 17th century by L. F.
Biographical / Historical
Leweston Fitzjames (c.1574-1638) of Leweston, Dorset, was a politician.
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. 29419.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought at the Percy sale, April 29, 1884.
7 5/8 × 5 7/8 in.
- Miscellaneous pieces in English and Latin verse and prose
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