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'Monarchicke tragedies’ (London, 1607) by William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, containing an autograph sonnet of William Drummond of Hawthornden to Alexander, and marginal notes, marking parallel passages chiefly from Sir Philip Sydney’s ‘Arcadia’.

Identifier: MS.1692


  • Creation: [1607, or after.]

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1 Volumes ; Quarto.

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iii folios + many printed pages.

The sonnet is on folio iii.

Custodial History

The volume was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1936.


The sonnet was printed with an introductory note in 'The Scottish antiquary', xlii, (Edinburgh, 1899), page 59.

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