|Creator:||Alston, Tobias, 1620-ca.1639.|
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Disbound and separated into 21 folders.
Written on flyleaf: "Tobias Alston his booke," several times, as well as other names, including "Henricus Glisson" and "Harris Norton." In a later hand, "E L John Whitehead."
Marbled endpapers. Binding: full calf; blind-tooled cover.
Autograph manuscript of a collection of about 250 primarily light, satirical, or amatory English poems by various authors. In addition to twelve poems by Robert Herrick, primarily on love, the manuscript also contains poems by Thomas Carew, John Donne, Ben Jonson, Sir John Harington, Michael Drayton, George Wither, and others, as well as 17 poems in Latin. Other items include several pieces relating to Cambridge University and Suffolk, as well as numerous bawdy poems, drinking songs, political and religious verse satires, epigrams, and epitaphs both humorous and serious. Titles of these poems include An epitaph on Luce Morgan; Upon the Parliament 1624; A Puritan and A Papist; and several poems on Prince Charles' and the Duke of Buckingham's journey to Spain in 1623. Also in the manuscript is a copy of the love poem titled ""Shall I die?,"" attributed to Shakespeare in a Bodleian manuscript. At the end of the manuscript are notes and verses in later hands.
1 v. (243 p.) ; 17 x 11 cm.
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|Curated Collection:||The Osborn Collection|
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