A Mirrour of Virtues and vices in 2 decads by way of description and Characters manuscript by Thomas Bilson, successively Bishop of Worcester and of Winchester. In a prefatory note to his sister, Bilson characterizes the work as "the extract of the superfluous humour of youth's distemperature, which I hope maturity of judgment, and ripenesse of further experience will either purify or utterly extinguish." Perhaps written while he was at Oxford.
A Mirrour of Virtues and vices in 2 decads by way of description and Characters
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS296
- Dates of Creationc1560-1570
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description38 leaves, 1 volume
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Bilson born 1547 in Winchester, where he was educated and at New College Oxford; fellow 1564/5; Prebendary of Winchester, and Warden of the College there; Bishop of Worcester, 1596; translated to the see of Winchester, three years later; died 1616.
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Compiled by J Caudwell.
Other Bilson material British Library Lansdowne Manuscripts 77, 79, 80, 84, 145, Additional 6177, Burney Manuscripts, 366; Bodleian Rawlinson Manuscripts D47, D1175, Western Manuscripts, 28, 184; Lambeth Palace Manuscripts 943; Winchester College and New College muniments.
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