[Commonplace book], [ca. 1639].


Alston, Tobias, 1620-ca. 1639. [Commonplace book], [ca. 1639].

[Commonplace book], [ca. 1639].

Autograph manuscript of a collection of about 250 primarily light, satirical, or amatory English poems by various authors. In addition to twelve poems by Robert Herrick, primarily on love, the manuscript also contains poems by Thomas Carew, John Donne, Ben Jonson, Sir John Harington, Michael Drayton, George Wither, and others, as well as 17 poems in Latin. Other items include several pieces relating to Cambridge University and Suffolk, as well as numerous bawdy poems, drinking songs, political and religious verse satires, epigrams, and epitaphs both humorous and serious. Titles of these poems include An epitaph on Luce Morgan; Upon the Parliament 1624; A Puritan and A Papist; and several poems on Prince Charles' and the Duke of Buckingham's journey to Spain in 1623. Also in the manuscript is a copy of the love poem titled "Shall I die?," attributed to Shakespeare in a Bodleian manuscript. At the end of the manuscript are notes and verses in later hands.

1 v. (243 p.) ; 17 x 11 cm.

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University of Cambridge

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Donne, John, 1572-1631

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Proposed for publication as part of the Percy Society series. From the description of The Songs and sonnets of Dr. John Donne : with critical notes by the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge / edited by Barron Field, Esq. : manuscript, [ca. 1840] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612868820 Herbert Grierson attached great importance to the manuscript and presumed the writer to be an acquaintance of Donne. From the description of Poems and paradoxes : manuscript, ...

Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637

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Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1592-1628

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King Charles dissolved Parliament in June 1626; the Royal Court of the Star Chamber then tried and dismissed the charges against Buckingham. From the description of The humble answere and plea of George Duke of Buckingham to the declaration and impeachm[en]t made against him before ye Lords by the Commons house of parliam[en]t : manuscript, [ca. 1626] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612827090 Court favorite. From the description of Autograph letter sign...

Alston, Tobias, 1620-ca. 1639.

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Tobias Alston (1620-ca. 1639), was the sixth son of William Alston of Sayham Hall, Suffolk, by his second wife, Anne Neuce. Many of the items in the commonplace book may have been transmitted to him by his half-brother Edward, who was a contemporary of Robert Herrick's at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. From the description of [Commonplace book], [ca. 1639]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702174657 ...

Herrick, Robert, 1591-1674

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English poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, St. Johns [College], to his uncle, Sir William Herrick, ca. 1615/16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472202 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000270 ...

Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649

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Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001084.0x0001b0 John Bennett of Symondsbury, Dorset, yeoman, was the grandfather of John Every, the ward of the Prince of Wales. Barbara Every was the widow of John Every, deceased, and mother of John Every, ward of the Prince of Wales. From the description of Lease from Charles, Prince of Wales, to John Bennett of Symondsbury,...

Wither, George, 1588-1667

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Poet. From the description of Justicarius Justificatus : contemporary manuscript copy of his libellous pamphlet againt Sir Richard Onslow, published in 1646, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270589214 ...

Harington, John, 1589-1654

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Carew, Thomas, 1594?-1640

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Drayton, Michael, 1563-1631

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