Commonplace book of English prose and verse

Scope and Content

Contains extracts from a wide variety of sources including quotations from Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" and "Comedy of Errors", Ben Jonson, Suckling, Abraham Cowley (including his "Essays"), Rochester's "Satyr against Mankind", Pomfret's "The Choice", Browne's "Religio Medici", Butler's "Hudibras", a satyrical "Will of a Virtuoso", etc. Includes also historical and biographical anecdotes, etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the commonplace book is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Sotheby's sale, 23-24 June 1975, lot 268


In English

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