Commonplace book, [ca. 1634].


Ayton, Robert, Sir, 1570-1638. Commonplace book, [ca. 1634].

Commonplace book, [ca. 1634].

Poems by late 16th- and early 17th-century authors, ranging from love lyrics to commentary on current events. Contains four poems known to be by Robert Herrick and 18 more attributed to him; also poems by Thomas Carew (47), William Strode (25), Bishop Richard Corbet (11), Thomas Randolph (8), Bishop Henry King (7), Sir John Harington (6), Ben Jonson (5), John Donne, (4), Sir Walter Raleigh (3), Gervase Warmestry (3), Sir John Davies (2), William Browne (2), and one each of Henry Rainoldes, Samuel Rowlands, Sir Henry Wotton, William Drummond, Robert Browne, Thomas Bateson, Sir Thomas Jay, John Gill, James I, John Fletcher, John Taylor, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Dyer, Sir Robert Ayton, Samuel Daniel, Francis Beaumont, and Brian Duppa; and Shakespeare's sone "Take O take those lips away." On six pages at the end and on the inside of the front cover is an index. The compilation was made in a single hand, and not completed before 1633, since the latest datable text is an elegy to Gusavus Adolphus, whodied in that year.

1 v. (423 p.)

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