Manuscript consisting of a collection of poems in English by various authors, all in one unidentified hand. Includes works attributed to Walton Poole; Henry King (1592-1669); Sir John Davies (1569-1626); Giles Hayward and Richard Corbet (1582-1635). Manuscript on paper, in a single secretary hand, of a collection of about 144 English poems, primarily on the subjects of love, women, and marriage. Many poems are addressed to their authors' mistresses, including To Ones Mistress Thinking Her Selfe Too Younge; To His Mistress Having Stayed Long From Her; and John Donne's To His Mistress Going to Bed. The volume also contains several occasional poems, including one on King James' death and another on a son of King Charles I, and numerous satirical verses; several are dedicated to physicians, lawyers, and usurers, one mocks "a Puritan maide," and another satirizes "Sr Robert Carr Earle of Sommerset."
Anagrams Elegiac poetry, English English poetry--17th century Epigrams Metaphysics--Poetry Occasional verse, English Verse satire, English Women--Conduct of life
Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 Corbet, Richard, 1582-1635 Donne, John, 1572-1631 James I, King of England, 1566-1625 King, Henry, 1592-1669 Randolph, Thomas, 1605-1635
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Number of Pages: 77
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