Notebook entitled 'A Missellany or Collection of severall things, 1625', containing transcripts, presumably derived from printed editions or, since many were printed after 1625, from manuscript copies., 1625.
Scope and Contents
The works transcribed are as follows.
(i) Anne Boleyn's last letter to Henry VIII. See the 'Harleian Miscellany', volume iii, page 61. (Folio 6.)
(ii) The 1st Earl of Salisbury's ‘The state and dignity of a secretary of state's place’. See the 'Harleian Miscellany', volume ii, page 265. (Folio 10.)
(iii) Francis Bacon's 'An advertisement, touching the controversies of the Church of England'. See William Rawley, ‘Resuscitatio, or bringing into publick light severall pieces of the works ... of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon’.(Folio 15.)
(iv) 'A centurie of Choice Aphorisme collected out of severall manuscripts'. (Folio 64.)
(v) ‘Wittie Observations Gathered from our late Sovereign King James in his ordinarie Discourse’. (Folio 88.)
(vi) 'Character of a Kinge'. (Folio 102.)
(vii) ‘A speach delivered to the King's most excellent majestie in the name of the sherriffes of London and Middlesex by Maister Richard Martin’. See John Nichols, ‘The progresses ... of King James the First', volume i, page 128. (Folio 106.)
(viii) Francis Phelips's petition to James I on behalf of his brother, Sir Robert Phelips, then imprisoned in the Tower, April 12 1622. See ‘Calendar of state papers, domestic, 1619-1623’, pages 374-375. (Folio 116.)
(ix) 'A short viewe of the long raigne and life of Ahmanzar king of Arabia. Together with his instructions to his sonnes at the time of his death. Translated out of the Arrabicke tongue'. (Folio 127.)
(x) 'How a man may know a Flatterer from a Frend', an epitome of Plutarch's essay in the ‘Moralia’, 'De Discemendo Adulatore ab Amico'. (Folio 146.)
(xi) Sir Robert Cotton, ‘A briefe Abstract of the Question of Precedency betweene England and Spaine...’. (Folio 174.)
(xii) 'A copie of the memoriall which the Ambassador of the King of Great Brittaine gave his Catholic Ma[jes]tie the 29th of July 1624 ... Translated verbatim out of the Spanishe Copie'. (Folio 188.)
- Creation: 1625.
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194 Leaves ; Quarto.
Language of Materials
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‘Calendar of state papers, domestic, 1619-1623’ (London, 1858). Cecil, Robert. “The state and dignity of a Secretary of State’s place” (London, 1642). Cotton, Robert. ‘A briefe Abstract of the Question of Precedency betweene England and Spaine...’ (London, 1642). ‘Harleian miscellany’, 8 volumes (London, 1744-1746). Nichols, John. ‘The progresses ... of King James the First’ (London, 1828). Plutarch. ‘Moralia’. Rawley, William. ‘Resuscitatio, or bringing into publick light severall pieces of the works ... of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon’ (London, 1657). ‘A speach delivered to the King's most excellent majestie in the name of the sherriffes of London and Middlesex by Maister Richard Martin’ (London, 1603). ‘Wittie Observations Gathered from our late Sovereign King James in his ordinarie Discourse’ (London, 1643).
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