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Some verses may be by Herbert Aston himself; cf. poems by Herbert Aston in Huntington MS HM 904 and letters in British Museum MS 36542 (Tixall Papers).
On last page: "Her. Aston Anno Domini 1634 May the 6th." Aston also signs his name on first and second pages.
The volume has been rat-gnawed, affecting the text of first 40 pages, especially pages 1-10.
Binding: stitched; no covers.
Manuscript on paper, in a single italic hand, of about 63 poems and songs primarily on love, but also containing a few satirical entries on religious and political subjects, as well as some occasional verse, including one On the Death of my Lord Francis Villiers and another Upon The Funerall of Mrs Pawleys Daughter. Other entries include a poem about "the purified sect" which encourages them "to goe to new England, To build new babels, strong and sure... So shall our church cleansd and made pure, Keep both it self and state secure"; and a song called The Roundheads Race. The volume also includes Robert Ayton's Upon A Diamond Cut In Form Of A Heart; John Donne's Thou Art Not Faire, For All Thy Redd And White; and John Grange's Since All Men That I Come Among.
1 v. (108 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm.
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