Satirical verse, 1630-1688.

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Cleveland, John, 1613-1658. Satirical verse, 1630-1688.

Satirical verse, 1630-1688.

The collection contains twelve 17th century satirical poems written in various hands, dealing with political and state affairs and people (John Booker, Charles I, Elizabeth I, James I, William III, Earl of Strafford, and Evan Walls) in the troubled Stuart period: the death of kings, plots against the great, and religious dissentions. All but one are unattributable and unrecorded. These types of satirical verses had a clandestine circulation in manuscripts among privileged persons (see the Commonplace book of Robert Herrick) and some were published in Fugitive tracts written in verse which illustrate the condition of religious and political feeling in England, edited by H. Huth and W.C. Hazlitt (1875). Eleven of the twelve are accompanied by a typed transcription.

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Booker, John, 1603-1667

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Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603

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Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649

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James I, King of England, 1566-1625

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Walls, Evan

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Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, earl of, 1593-1641

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Cleveland, John, 1613-1658

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John Cleveland, the poet and satirist, was born in Loughborough in 1613. Although his education was Puritan, by the time he went up to Christ's College, Cambridge, his sympathies were with the Royalist cause. He became a Fellow of St. John's and lived in Cambridge for nine years.In 1655 he was imprisoned as a Royalist and spent three months in Yarmouth gaol, before securing his release by means of a petition to Cromwell. He died in London, at Gray's Inn, in 1658. He was associated with the Caval...

William III, King of England, 1650-1702

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