Epitaphs collected 1694, 1694.

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Epitaphs collected 1694, 1694.

Epitaphs collected 1694, 1694.

Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, of several hundred short verse epitaphs on both famous political and historical figures and unnamed citizens. The epitaphs are often humorous or satirical, as in On A Hocus-Pocus; On A Tallow-Chandler; and On A Gentleman Falling Of His Horse & Broke Hs Neck. An epitaph titled On A Collier declares, "Here Lies the Collier John of Nashes, By whome Death nothing Gaind he swore, For living he was dust & Ashes, And being dead he is no more." More serious elegies include On Sr. Philip Sidney; On King Charles Martyr; and On One Willm. Messe Grocer & His Wife.

1 v. (42 p.) ; 30 x 19 cm.

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Sidney, Philip, 1554-1586

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Epithet: of Add MS 41204 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x0001e5 Epithet: of Sloane MS 161 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x0001e7 Title: 2nd Baron De L'Isle and Dudley British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x0001d9 ...

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,...