Commonplace book compiled by William Stone

Scope and Content

Ownership inscriptions and family details inside front covers. Ff.1-17r: medical recipes preceded by alphabetical index. From back: inside back cover, note on "climatic" years, etc. Remainder inverted: inside back cover, note stating that verse is from this end; ff.1-17 bear verses; ff.18-20r, roughly alphabetical list of proper names of antiquity etc.; ff.20v-21r, verse; f.22v, proper names; ff.23v-35r, near-alphabetic list of hard words, under initial heads (some empty); ff.35v-37r, proper names of antiquity etc.; f.38v, verse on Protesilaus; f.39, two epigrams on physicians and preachers; f.40v, Athis and Ixion; f.43v, blue ink inscription quoting owner.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Stone lived in Cirencester

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Quaritch (Sotheby), December 1964


In English

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database