MS Eng 1285
Register of all the noble men of England, circa 1575-1599: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
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Call No.: MS Eng 1285
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Register of all the noble men of England,
Quantity: 1 collection (.16 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Latin.
Abstract: Poems by Sir Thomas Heneage, Sir Walter Raleigh, and others recorded in an unidentified
hand and collected in a manuscript volume entitled A register of all the noble men of England.
69M-121. Purchased partially with the Amy Lowell fund and exchange of duplicates; received:
1970 January 12.
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Register of all the Noble Men of England, circa 1575-1599 (MS Eng 1285). Houghton
Library, Harvard University.
Sir Thomas Heneage was a vice chamberlain during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Sir
Walter Raleigh was an English explorer and poet.
Includes several poems by Heneage and Raleigh, among other poets, in a manuscript
volume entitled A register of all the noble men of England, written by several unidentified hands.
- A register of all the noble men of England sithence the conquest created. MS. (several unidentified hands) [n.p., late 16th cent.]
78f. (145p.) 1v.
Also contains an argument for a play on Ovid's Meleager, poems by Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Thomas Heneage, an anonymous poem and a Latin paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer.
- (1) A register...; ff.1-71.
- (2) Children of Paules pla[y]; Publii Ovidii Nasonis
Meleager; ff.3-4. Argument for a play in 5 acts. Publ. Arthur Freeman
"The Argument of Meleager" in English Literary Renaissance I, no. 2
(Spring 1971) 122-131
- (3) Sir Thomas Heneage, d. 1595. Most welcome love thou mortall foe to lies...;
f.72. Poem of 24 lines; publ. Bertram Dobell "Poems by Sir Thomas
Heneage and Sir Walter Raleigh" in The Athenaeum 1901 no.3855
- (4) Sir Walter Raleigh, 1552?-1618. Farewell falce love thou oracle of lies...; f.72.
Poem of 18 lines; publ. Dobell.
- (5) Sir Thomas Heneage, d. 1595.Madame who once in paper puts his thoughte...; 73r.
Poem of 6 lines; publ. Dobell.
- (6) Sir Thomas Heneage, d. 1595. Idle or else but seldome busied best...; f73r.
Poem of 14 lines; publ. Dobell
- (7) Sir Thomas Heneage, d. 1595. Seldome and shorte be all our happiest hours...;
73r. Poem of 14 lines; publ. Dobell.
- (8) The 4 sights; f.74. Poem
of 24 lines beginning "In feild abroad wher trumpit shrill doth sounde"; f.74; publ. (from
another source) Arthur Harry Bullen, ed., More lyrics from the song-books of
the Elizabethan age., (London, 1888) pp.57-58.
- (9) Compendiaria domenicae orationis
inte[r]p[retatio]; ff.75-76r. Latin paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer.