Commonplace book of proverbs and transcribed verse and prose

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 71
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (141 ff.) Lettered on spine "A Carolean miscellany 1694" and on foredge in ink "M" above seven horizontal bars. Ownership note inside front cover of Reginald L. Hine of Hitchin, "Purchased from ... Dobell in 1922".

Scope and Content

Ff.1r-6v: "Miscellanea", aphorisms and notes on Roman and other ancient history; f.6v: Latin poem on the silk-worm; ff.7r-11r: "A true account of Mr Fullers discovery of the true mother of the pretended Prince of Wales born 10 June 1688" and "Compleat hist. of the pretended Pr. of Wales by Anonymous"; ff.17r-18v: religious aphorisms; ff.21r-34r: "Abstract from Kersey's Algebra"; f.37r: "Rentall 1694" relating to the compiler's farms at Stow Park, let to the Merryweathers; ff.38r-56v: poems transcribed from the published Miscellany poems upon several occasions, 1692 (Case 197); ff.57r-76r: poems transcribed from Preston's translation of Boethius's De consolatione philosophiae, 1695; ff.77r-92v: Latin prose, "Cuidam importunius flagitanti quid esset amor"; ff.93r-119r: proverbs in English, Latin and Greek; ff.120-124, rectos only: index by R. L. Hine.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the manuscript is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Quaritch, January 1978


In English and Latin

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database

Custodial History

Reginald L. Hine