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Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, of several hundred short verse epitaphs on both famous political and historical figures and unnamed citizens. The epitaphs are often humorous or satirical, as in On A Hocus-Pocus; On A Tallow-Chandler; and On A Gentleman Falling Of His Horse & Broke Hs Neck. An epitaph titled On A Collier declares, "Here Lies the Collier John of Nashes, By whome Death nothing Gaind he swore, For living he was dust & Ashes, And being dead he is no more." More serious elegies include On Sr. Philip Sidney; On King Charles Martyr; and On One Willm. Messe Grocer & His Wife.
Courts and courtiers --England Elegiac poetry, English --17th century English poetry --17th century English wit and humor Epitaphs --England Verse satire, English
Great Britain --Politics and government Great Britain --Social life and customs --17th century
Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586
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James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
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Number of Pages: 44
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