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31 pages at the beginning and end of the volume contain various accounts of payments received and made for various goods and services, including medicines, physicians' visits, hats, wool, and paper. This section also includes a list of names and birthdates for the writer's 9 children, and the date of the death of his wife, "7th of Nov. 1725."
On spine: "John Hale."
Binding: full sheep.
Manuscript on paper, of about 58 verse and prose pieces. Most of the poems concern love, including An Amorous Catch; Solicitation to a Married Woman; and Ben Jonson's In Defence of Women's Inconstancy. Other verses include The Tragedy of Mr. Christopher Love, rendered in five acts; and Roger L'Estrange's Loyalty Confined. The volume also contains several instructional prose texts, including Directions for Right Writing; Directions for Making Latine More Elegant or Pure; and An Introduction to Philosophy; as well as epigrammatic notes "collected out of Mr. James Howell's letters"; a letter titled "News out of Scotland by way of Letter the Author unknowne;" and "An imitation of Mr. Cleveland's letter of thanks sent to my Lord Westmorland who was pleased to send him an elegant paper in commendation of his poetry."
1 v. (296 p.) ; 16 x 9 cm.
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