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[Commonplace book], [ca. 1651-1653].

[Commonplace book], [ca. 1651-1653].

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Creator: W. S
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Description:
Pasted into front cover: newspaper clipping which describes the manuscript.
Phillipps MS 18904.
Binding: full sheep.
In English.
For information on the source of acquisition, consult the appropriate curator.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, containing about 43 entries including religious meditations; Biblical notes; religious poems and verse paraphrases on Biblical subjects; sermon extracts; a play titled "The Tragedye of Jepthas daughter;" a treatise on dueling "according to the unjustifiable Custome of this age by a true Lover of honnour;" and a collection of medicinal recipes. Elsewhere, a brief description of "the nature of the irish, who are cal'd naturall Irishe, out of Campion's History" is annotated, "This being a booke of Commmon place this comes not out of order." The volume begins with a letter addressed to the author's son, in which the author describes the contents of this manuscript as "the fruits of my solitude whilst under restraint" as a royalist prisoner at Exeter, ca. 1651-53.
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1 v. (344 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 11689680
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