|Creator:||Cavendish, Jane, Lady|
[mid 17th century]
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Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, of 78 poems by Jane Cavendish. Many are addressed to family members, including one titled "On my sweete brother Charles," another called "On my Noble Uncle Sr Charles Cavendish Knight," and several to her father, as well as others addressed to her sisters, mother, grandparents, and the King and Queen. There are also poems on passion, the "chamber-mayde," and "A noble lady." The manuscript includes a poetic dialogue by her sister, Lady Elizabeth Brackley Egerton, Countess of Bridgewater, titled "A Pastorall," with a cast of witches, country wives, and shepherds, and which is preceded by a verse dedication to their father, William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle. The manuscript as a whole is prefaced by a dedication by Jane Cavendish to him.
1 v. (74 p.) ; 29 x 19 cm.
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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
|Curated Collection:||The Osborn Collection|
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