The Royalists' Letany; Second Part

Scope and Content

A single leaf, headed The Royalists' Letany; Second Part, containing twenty-five three-line verses (beginning with From sawing the Crowne 'twixt Fanatick and Fryars) with the refrain 'Libera Nos Domine'.

Satires in the form of a litany were common from 1646 to 1746, and even later. This ballad, titled as 'The protestants petition against popery' can be found in Wit and Mirth, published in 1682.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the John Rylands Library as part of a collection of tracts purchased from the London booksellers Bull & Auvache in May 1904.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist, and Elizabeth Gow, with reference to 'Printed Miscellanies', a website cataloguing poems and ballads etc., 1640-1682, at

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Supplementary Hand-List of Western Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937 (English MS 878).