Book of verses : seria mixta jocis.
- Book of verses : seria mixta jocis.
- Published / Created
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- Manuscript, on paper, in several mid-seventeenth-century cursive hands, containing a collection of poems mainly by sixteenth- and seventeeth-century English and Scottish authors, divided into six "Books of Verse." Thomas Carew is represented by 17 poems; John Donne by 5 poems; Ben Jonson by 3 poems; and John Cleveland by 2 poems. The volume also contains poems by other authors, including Francis Beaumont, Sir Edward Dyer, George Etherege, Thomas Lodge, Walter Raleigh, Philip Sidney, William Strode, Aurelian Townshend, and Edmund Waller. There are also many anonymous and unattributed poems, including epitaphs, lyrics, epigrams, and satires; ballads such as "Chevy Chase" and "Fair Rosamund"; the comic poem "Speech of a Fife Laird"; and an early version of "Auld Lang Syne."
Annotated in ink on front flyleaf in an eighteenth-century? hand: 12. shill.
Annotated in pencil on front flyleaf in a modern hand with auction information and a note: This volume contains what appears to be the earliest appearance of "Auld Lang Syne" on p. 247.
Annotated on front pastedown in contemporary hand: With some original new poesie.
Binding: contemporary calf, paneled in blind; compartmented spine.
Ownership inscription under title on title page: Frendraught legi.
Previously owned by James Crichton, 2nd Viscount Frendraught. Ex libris Thomas Fraser Duff. Ex libris Robert S. Pirie. Purchased from Richard Linenthal (Sotheby's New York sale, 2015 December 3-4, lot 816) on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2015.
- 1 v. (260 p.) ; 16 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Osborn b465
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Commonplace books--England--17th century
Commonplace books--Scotland--17th century
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
Songs, English--Early works to 1800
Songs, Scots--Early works to 1800
- Subject (Name)
Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616
Carew, Thomas, 1595?-1639?
Cleveland, John, 1613-1658
Donne, John, 1572-1631
Duff, Thomas Fraser,--Bookplate
Dyer, Edward, Sir, 1543-1607
Etherege, George, 1636-1691 or 1692
Frendraught, James, Viscount, -1699?--Autograph
Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637
Lodge, Thomas, 1558?-1625
Pirie, Robert S.--Bookplate
Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618
Sidney, Philip, 1554-1586
Townshend, Aurelian, active 1601-1643
Waller, Edmund, 1606-1687
- Subject (Topic)
Ballads, English--Early works to 1800
Ballads, Scots--Early works to 1800
English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700
English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700
Epigrams, English--Early works to 1800
Epitaphs--Early works to 1800
Satire, English--Early works to 1800
Scottish literature--To 1700
Scottish poetry--To 1700
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- Book of Verses. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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