Miscellany of poems, largely on affairs of state

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 86
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (30 ff.), predominantly in a single hand Pamphlet sewn as single gathering, with outer blank leaves (ff.1 and 25) as cover, apparently entitled "Carmine", together with modern signature of M. N. Jordan. Loosely inserted are two poems on 4 ff. in two conjugate pairs.

Scope and Content

Collection of verse, much of it political. Following blank f.1, ff.2r-13r (f.8v being blank) contain eleven poems in a single hand, the first signed "John Treantt", another by "Hodges" dated 1682/3 (f.5v) and another "Now thanked be great god Pan" dated 1671 from Sir Philip Sidney's "Arcadia" (f.5v). After ff.13-17, blank (with stub between ff.14 and 15), the pamphlet is inverted with a further sequence of poems starting at back, ff.25r (initial verso blank)-18r, the first poem dated 1685 and the penultimate 1683. The loose insertions comprise one poem in the main text hand dated 1669 and ornately signed "Jo. R.", and the other in a new hand entitled "Old Tonys caracter 1682", being another text of poem on f.20v-r of the main pamphlet; also inserted, a fragment with poem in the text hand, "Englands triumph by sea 1691".

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the miscellany is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Quaritch (Sotheby), August 1989


In English

Other Finding Aids