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[Collection of English Restoration plays, poetry, and other works].

Format:
  • Manuscript, Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[England?, ca. 1680]
Description:
209 leaves : paper ; bound to 203 x 152 mm.
Restrictions note:
Material extremely fragile; readers should use the photocopies available in C0199 (2 v.).
Summary note:
Autograph manuscript, written in two different unknown hands. Contains the Earl of Rochester's Sodom in 3-act and 5-act versions; prose orations; political and satirical poems by Marvell, Oldham, and Rochester; and love poems by Crashaw, Etheredge and Sedley. Possibly originated as a series of separate books, each section separated by blank leaves, which was subsequently bound into a single volume. Compiled between 1670 and 1680, compiler unknown. Pagination (added later in pencil) includes blank pages.
Notes:
  • Ms. codex.
  • Item cataloged from digital reproduction, January 2006.
Binding note:
Contemporary dark brown leather.
Contents:
  • 1. p. 1-36: Sodom / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.
  • 2. p. 37-108: Sodom / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.
  • 3. p. 109-136: Pindarique / John Oldham.
  • 4. p. 137-204: Duell.
  • 5. p. 237-270: Gamball.
  • 6. p. 271-278: Apologie, by way of epilogue to ye pindaricks / John Oldham.
  • 7. p. 279-300: Britannia & Rawleigh / Andrew Marvell and/or John Ayloffe.
  • 8. p. 301-317: New instrussions to a painter.
  • 9. p. 319-324: Copy of verses presented to ye K. / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.
  • 10. p. 325-332: Advice to a painter / Andrew Marvell.
  • 11. p. 333-346: On ye prorogason of ye parliamt.
  • 12. p. 347-352: Loves horoscope / Richard Crashaw.
  • 13. p. 353: In limine thalami regii. Super Loure in ffranc. Super nuper dom. cancell.
  • 14. p. 354: [Four Latin distichs, the third titled: In regis Francorum triumphis].
  • 15. p. 355: [Latin distich]. On ye Dukes children.
  • 16. p. 355-360: On ye queens masquerading att Xmas 1670.
  • 17. p. 361: Upon Bloods attempt of borrowing ye Crowne / Andrew Marvell.
  • 18. p. 362-363: Translason / Andrew Marvell.
  • 19. p. 365: Upon the Caball 72.
  • 20. p. 367-371: Ancient prophecy of Nostr Dam's written originally in French and Englisht thus / Andrew Marvell.
  • 21. p. 373-378: Letany a⁰ 1672.
  • 22. p. 379-383: Room for a bishop att ye man in ye moon.
  • 23. p. 385: To a very young lady / Sir George Etheredge.
  • 24. p. 387-389: To ye same / Sir Charles Sedley.
  • 25. p. 391-407: Drs Rich Gardiner Herefordiensis Aedis xti Oxoniensis Cantabrigiensis oratio.
  • 26. p. 408-417: [Prose oration beginning: Most academicall most knowing judges].
Source acquisition:
Purchase; Rosenbach, April 1951, $525. Accession number AM 14401.
Publications about:
Edwards, A.S.G. "Libertine literature in Restoration England, Princeton MS 14401." Book collector, v. 25 (1976), p. 354-373.
Other format(s):
Also available in an electronic version.
Subject(s):
Contains:
Other title(s):
  • In regis Francorum triumphis.
  • On ye Dukes children.
OCLC:
177496446
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