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Digital Image File Name: 
82071
Source Call Number: 
V.a.103
Source Creator: 
Smith family
Source Title: 
Poetical miscellany and commonplace book of the Smith family [manuscript], compiled ca. 1620-ca. 1665.
Image Details: 
Part II. When reading Part II, Part I is inverted and reversed.
Source Created or Published: 
compiled ca. 1620-ca. 1665
Physical Description: 
fol. 55r (Image inverted)
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Smith family.
Title (Hamnet): 
Poetical miscellany and commonplace book of the Smith family [manuscript], compiled ca. 1620-ca. 1665.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 v. ; 19 x 14 cm.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Spurious and doubtful works -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Manuscripts -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Poems -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Epitaphs -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Commonplace books -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Poetical miscellanies -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Wotton, Henry, Sir, 1568-1639.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Strode, William, 1600 or 1601-1645.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Corbet, Richard, 1582-1635.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Smith, Thomas, fl. 1659-1661.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Smith, John, fl. 1659-1661.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Smith, John, 1659-1726.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Smith, Hugh, 1662-1681.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Smith, Charles, 1663-1717.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Donne, John, 1572-1631.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Basse, William, d. ca. 1653.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Warwick Castle (Warwick, England). Shakespeare Library, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Part I: 82 leaves (part of top portion of leaf 33 cut out); Part II: 87 leaves.
Notes (Hamnet): 
In English and Latin.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Part I: chiefly poems arranged as a commonplace book with headings: Epitaphs Laudatory, Epitaphs Merry & Satirical, Love Sonnets, Panegyrics, Satires, Serious Poems (last one labeled but not used); probably by a student at Oxford. Includes poems by Donne, Raleigh, Corbet, Strode, St. Clive, Henry Wotton, an epitaph on Shakespeare by Basse (leaf 3v) and Shakespeare's epitaphs on Sir Thomas and Sir Edward Standly (leaf 8). (In same hand as copy in Portland MS see William Shakespeare A textual companion, 457.) Part II: Exercise book of declamations, epistles and verse in English and Latin, many by Thomas Smith and a few by John Smith, ca. 1659-1661.
Notes (Hamnet): 
The index (Part I, leaf 75) is unreliable.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Poems in the Folger index of first lines.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Writing on fore-edge.
Provenance (Hamnet): 
This volume belonged to the Smith (variously Smithe and Smyth) family of Long Aston, Somersetshire. One of the poems in Part I is "On Mr. John Nycholls Vicar of Longashtoun who died ... December 21, 1622" (leaf 10). The brothers John, Hugh and Charles wrote their names in the book between 1674 and 1690. The Thomas and John Smith who appear in Part II may have been cousins from the Smith family of Hough, Cheshire.
Provenance (Hamnet): 
Warwick Castle MS.
Citations (Hamnet): 
Ricci, S. de. Medieval and Renaissance mss., 1.28
Citations (Hamnet): 
Halliwell-Phillipps, J.O. Some account of the antiquities, coins, manuscripts, rare books, ancient documents, and other reliques, 28
Call Number (Hamnet): 
V.a.103