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Ref No IE TCD MS 877
Former Shelf Marks G. 2. 21.
Title Collection of verse and prose.
Creation Dates [1600-1699]
Scope And Content Collection of verse, with some prose pieces, a latin elegiac poem by R Aton and latin epigrams:
in the first part are poems by John Donne (those in the London edition of 1669 pp 1-364), R Corbet and Francis Beaumont, and anonymous others;
in the second part, other poems attributed to Viscount St Albans, eg 'Life's a bubble and the life of man lest than a spann'; by 'Ignoto' (published in Reliquiae Wottonianae 1651, p 358)
James I, on the death of Queen Anne;
Sir H Wotton, Cecil Turner, W Browne, George Herbert, Lord Herbert, Humphrey Hide, and others. Many attributions differ from those in the published works.
136r-140v has poem beginning Each woman is a Brief of woman kind.
Only two of the poems here ascribed to Richard Corbett are thought to be genuine;
MS 877 p 406 has 'Goe soule the bodies quest' but makes no attribution; it is usually attributed to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Phyiscal Description 1 vol; paper
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Public Note The John Donne elements of this manuscript are described in Grierson's edition of Donne, vol II, pages lxxxii and xcii.
JAW Bennett and H Trevor-Roper, The poems of Richard Corbett (Oxford 1955) page lxiii.
L Lawless, 'Poems of Philip Massinger', in English studies/Englische Studien 26.
Donald S Lawless, The poems of Philip Massinger (Ball State monographs 13) (1968) prints 'The copie of a letterÂ… ' and 'A Newyears Gift'
Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly (eds), The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013-14) quotes folios 224v and 243v

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