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Collection of Poems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5962

Scope and Contents

Four hands. A collection of poems and verse translations from classical authors, apparently by Cambridge writers, among them being the following: George Stepney: 'On the burning of Monmouth's Picture' (fo. 6v), printed in C. H. Cooper's 'Annals of Cambridge' Vol. III, p. 612; James Smallwood: 'Verses spoken to the Country Ladyes in the Belfry at St. Marie's in Camb. at the Publick commencement in 84' (fo. 10v); Archibald Pitcairn: 'Epitaphium Vicecomitis Dundee' (fo. 13); John Dryden: translation of same (fo. 13), printed in John Dryden: 'Poems' (ed. J. Sargeant, 1910), p. 181. On fos 49v and 50 are some rough Latin couplets in the hand of B. Bradley. Inside front cover: 'G3' (xviii). Fo. 10: 'Aged 1688'. Fo. 45: '1689'. Inside back cover: 'B. Bradley Bradley ejus liber saith chrystallin 9. 1. info.' (c. 1690). '1697'


  • 1688-1689

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from B. Halliday, bookseller, 11 April 1916

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available

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Repository Details

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