[Commonplace book], [1645-1648].


Strangways, John, Sir, 1584-1666. [Commonplace book], [1645-1648].

[Commonplace book], [1645-1648].

Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, containing about 14 sets of religious, political, and historical reflections, and about 76 original poems and verse translations on primarily religious subjects. The prose entries include 9 arguments against the claim that Christ will rule for 1000 years on Earth; notes on Church Government; notes on witnesses in treason cases; and A Note of Diverse Remarkable Strange Accidents Taken Out Of Sr. Richard Bakers Cronicle From The Tyme Of William The Conqueror To The Beginning Of The Raigne Of King Charles. The poems include an English translation of The Free Prisoner: Or The Comfort of Restraint, "written some while since in the Tower by Doctor Joseph Hall the Bishoppe of Norwich"; a poem against "papists"; verse translations of the books of Job, Matthew, and James; and a poem titled Upon The Oxford Monie Coyned King Charles the First. Most of the entries were written while the author was a prisoner in the Tower of London, with some later verses added in 1665.

1 v. (280 p.) ; 20 x 15 cm.

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