Item 22 - Poem by [Sir Robert Cotton?]

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ADD.MS.c/22

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Poem by [Sir Robert Cotton?]

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  • [1596?] (Creation)

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2 pieces: 2 sheets

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Gift of J. H. B. Heathcote, 22 Jan. 1955.

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Poem starting "One faire par-royall, hath our [is]land bred", with "R.C. 1596" at bottom, accompanied by a later transcript starting "One fair pair-royal hath our island bred / Whereof one is alive and two are dead - / Sydney the prince of prose and sweet conceit, Spenser of number and heroic rhyme - / ... Camden thou livst alone of all the three ...."

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