The Folger Shakespeare Library Presents A Manuscript Miscellany

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"The Emperor of China His Letter to Queen Elizabeth" (1600)
John Donne's "To His Mistress Going to Bed" As an Open Source
Sequence and Design in Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
A Seventeenth-Century Prophecy of Merlin
The Marginalized Voices of Chaucer's Early Readers
Poetic Authority in Manuscript and Print: The Case of Milton's Paradise Lost and Dryden's The State of Innocence and Fall of Man
Ben Jonson and Manuscript Culture
The Circulation of Poetry in the Eighteenth Century: The Case of Charles Plumptre's Manuscript Volume
Gendering Hands, Gendering Business: A Letter from Elizabeth Bagot
Copying Fatherly Advice
Episodes in the Pastoral
"Let them Compleately Learn": Manuscript Clues About Early Modern Women's Educational Practices
Teaching Reading and Writing
The Royal Paper Office

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Williamson, Sir Joseph 1633-1701.
Newsletters. F1673/4-1715.
L.c.83.

Williamson, Sir Joseph, 1633-1701.
Newsletters. F1673/4-1715.
L.c.83.

Williamson, Sir Joseph, 1633-1701.
Newsletters. F1673/4-1715.
L.c.83.

Williamson, Sir Joseph, 1633-1701.
Newsletters. F1673/4-1715.
L.c.83.

Brydall, John.
Report on the State Papers in the Paper Office,1691.
V.b.1, f. 8r.

Courtesy of the National Archives, London.
Shelfmark: SP45/21/30.

Courtesy of the National Archives, London.
Shelfmark: SP45/21/31, f.4v-5r.

Courtesy of the National Archives, London.
Shelfmark: SP45/21/49, f.1.r.

Jonson, Ben, 1573?–1637.
[Works. Vol. 1].
The workes of Beniamin Jonson.
Imprinted at London : By Will Stansby, anno D. 1616.
STC 14751 copy 1, title page.

Poetical commonplace book, ca. 1630.
V.b.43, f. 9v.

Poetical commonplace book, ca. 1650.
V.a.219, f. 33r.

Jonson, Ben, 1572–1637.
To Inigo Marquess would be, ca. 1631.
X.d.245, f. 1r.

A collection of poems, ca. 1640.
V.a.96, pp. 93v-94r.

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400.
The workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyuers workes whiche were neuer in print before: as in the table more playnly dothe appere. Cum priuilegio.
[London: Nicholas Hill, [1550?]].
STC 5074, f. ccx recto.

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400.
The workes of Geffray Chaucer newly printed, with dyuers workes whiche were neuer in print before: as in the table more playnly dothe appere. Cum priuilegio.
[London: Nicholas Hill, [1550?]].
STC 5074, f. ccclv verso.

Cocker, Edward, 1631–1675.
The tutor to writing and arithmetick.
[London]: Thomas Rook, 1664.
234–037q, title page.

Hall, Constance.
Cook-book, 1672.
V.a.20, title page.

Hall, Constance.
Cook-book, 1672.
V.a.20, page 11.

Cole, Sarah.
[Arithmetic exercise book], 1685.
V.b.292, f. 199.

Cole, Sarah.
[Arithmetic exercise book], 1685.
V.b.292, f. 5.

Cole, Sarah.
[Arithmetic exercise book], 1685.
V.b.292, f. 5.

Cole, Sarah.
[Arithmetic exercise book], 1685.
V.b.292, title page.

Collection of poems, compiled ca. 1620-1665.
40v-41r.

Wroth, Mary, Lady, ca. 1586–ca. 1640.
The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania. London: [1621].
STC 26051, title page.

Burlington, Richard Boyle, earl of, 1612–1698.
A book of verses collected by me R. Dungarvan, ca. 1630.
V.a.125, 31v.

Burlington, Richard Boyle, earl of, 1612–1698.
A book of verses collected by me R. Dungarvan, ca. 1630.
V.a.125, 32r.

Wroth, Lady Mary (Sidney), fl. 1621.
Sonnets and songs, ca. 1625.
V.a.104, 1r–3v.

Wroth, Mary, Lady, ca. 1586–ca. 1640.
The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania. London: [1621].
STC 26051, title page.

Plumptre Charles, 1712–1779.
A collection of poems, [ca. 1730].
M.a.104, inner cover-flyleaf.

Plumptre Charles, 1712–1779.
A collection of poems, [ca. 1730].
M.a.104, 2v–3r.

Plumptre Charles, 1712–1779.
A collection of poems, [ca. 1730].
M.a.104, 3v–4r.

Plumptre Charles, 1712–1779.
A collection of poems, [ca. 1730].
M.a.104, pp.32–33.

Allott, Robert, fl. 1600.
Englands Parnassus.
London: 1600.

STC 378, Copy 4, pp. 494–495.

Chapman, George, 1559?–1634.
An humerous dayes myrth.
London: Valentine Syms, 1599.
STC 4987, f. G4v–H1r.

Coote, Edmund, fl. 1597.
The English schoole-master.
London: 1630.
STC 5714, pg. 88.

Coote, Edmund, fl. 1597.
The English school-master.
[London]: A. Maxwell, 1670.
C6073, pg. 26.

Dryden, John, 1631–1700.
The state of innocence, and fall of man: an opera. Written in heroique verse, and dedicated to Her Royal Highness, the Dutchess. By John Dryden, servant to His Majesty.
London: printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for H. Herringman, at the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1677.
D2372, sig. b1r.

Dryden, John, 1631–1700.
The state of innocence, and fall of man: an opera. Written in heroique verse, and dedicated to Her Royal Highness, the Dutchess. By John Dryden, servant to His Majesty.
London: printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for H. Herringman, at the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1677.
D2372, sig. B1r

Basse, William, d. 1653?
The pastorals and other works of William Basse never before imprinted, 1653.
V.b.235, f. 78r.

Dryden, John, 1631–1700.
The state of innocence and fall of man. An opera, ca. 1677.
V.a.225, pg. 1.

Basse, William, d. 1653?
The pastorals and other works of William Basse never before imprinted...Imprinted at Oxford...1653.
V.b.235, title page.

Spenser, Edmund, 1552?–1599.
The Shepherd's calendar. A Cambridge dramatic and poetical miscellany, ca. 1615–ca. 1630.
J.a.2.

A Cambridge dramatic and poetical miscellany, ca. 1615-ca. 1630.
J.a.2, f. 51r

Barnfield, Richard, 1574–1627.
Shepherdes Confession, compiled ca. 1625.
V.a.161, pg. 22.

Barnfield, Richard, 1574–1627.
Shepherdes Confession, compiled ca. 1625.
V.a.161, cover.

James I, King of England (1566–1625).
The vvorkes of the most high and mightie prince, Iames.
London: printed by Robert Barker and Iohn Bill, printers to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, Anno 1616.
STC 14344, title page.

James I, King of England (1566–1625).
The vvorkes of the most high and mightie prince, Iames.
London: printed by Robert Barker and Iohn Bill, printers to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, Anno 1616.
STC 14344, title page.

Merlin's prophecy. A transcript of a medieval poem in the autograph of Sir George More, ca. 1620.
L.b.670r.

A Collection of political and parliamentary documents, ca. 1550–ca. 1650.
V.b.303, f. 232.

Bagot, Richard, d. 1597.
L.a.48.

Collection of letters, ca. 1582-ca. 1613.
V.a.321, 34v-35r.

Commonplace book, compiled ca. 1600-ca. 1652.
V.a.381, pg. 11.

Commonplace book, compiled ca. 1600-ca. 1652.
V.a.381, pp. 12-20.

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