[Commonplace book], [ca. 1646].


Assheton, Ralph, Sir, 1603-1680. [Commonplace book], [ca. 1646].

[Commonplace book], [ca. 1646].

Manuscript, in a single secretary hand, consisting of about 37 prose and verse pieces, many on political, satirical, and topical subjects. Prose pieces include a tract titled Vox Populi, Or Newes from Spaine, Translated According to the Spanish Coppie; The Oath Sayd to bee Taken by Commanders in the Warre 1639; copies of proclamations, speeches, and warrants dated 1642 which pertain to the activities of Lord Fairfax's army in Yorkshire and the North; and an exposition of a system of shorthand titled The Art of Short Writeing Invented by ____ Laborer gouldsmith & Citizen of London, As Hee Taught Mee. Verses include a dialogue titled A Conference Held Att Angelo Castell Betweene the Pope, the Emperor and The King of Spayne; Verses uppon Prince Charle His Voyage For Spayne, in Febr. 1622; A Coppie of a Printed Ballade Called The Bishops Bridles, Lent by Will. Burton of Wakefield Oct 1639; satirical anagrams and verses on the word "Parliament"; and two verse libels written as petitions from the Lords and Commons in Parliament to King Charles I.

1 v. (ca. 150 p.) ; 18 x 11 cm.

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