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The historie of fortune

The historie of fortune

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Date: [ca. 1679]
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Description:
Includes a table of contents.
The title page indicates that the manuscript was "written in the time of Oliver Cromwell."
Tipped in on p. 97: a six-line poem about the fire of London in 1666, indicating it should be inserted after the mention of that fire on p. 97.
Tipped in on p. 179: a comment about the "barbarous" murder of Charles I.
Note inside front cover indicates this manuscript is from the library of Robert Browning, with a few notes in his hand, including the comment "A most dolorous book!" on flyleaf.
Binding: paper-covered boards.
For information on the source of acquisition, consult the appropriate curator.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, of empires, cities, and people who have come to misfortune. Chapter headings include "Of the destruction of many cities," "Of those who have been slain by their own Alliance," "Of Princes who have been reduc'd to shamefull Poverty," and "Of the miseries which have hap'ned to Lady's who were considerable for their virtue." Short poems appear throughout the text.
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1 v. (236 p.) ; 19 x 15 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 11648054
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