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Verses, some with a Cambridge connection

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2717.9

Scope and Contents

In various hands. Includes: 'The Description of a Winchester Goose by a Nottingham Gander', c. 1620; 'Canterbury Chymes to the Tune of more Worke for a Masse Priest', 1640; untitled piece, beg.: 'Tinkers come from your Stalles ...', and ends: '... Farewell to our towne, Brave Sir John Egerton.', 17th cent.; untitled piece, beg.: 'Howe are we fallen on Ludicrous loose tymes ...', and ends: '... and nothing left them but their Crosse with [ropes]', 17th cent.; Thomas Randolph, 'Uppon the Fall of Part of the Miter Taverne in Cambridge standinge over a College', c. 1660 (printed in G. Thorn-Drury's 1929 edition of Randolph, p. 160); untitled piece, beg.: 'Prologue, The Proctor's being allways much inclin'd ...', and ends: '... all claim a Fellow-feeling in the Spouse.', c. 1700. Endorsed: 'Cambridge verses.'


  • 1600-1699 (Circa)

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6 item(s) (6 items)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Sir Stephen Gaselee, 20 Oct. 1942.

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