Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 359 (U.8.27)
Title: The Tragedie of the Lord Boroscho of Poland
Date of Creation: Between 1599 and 1699
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Richard Kellie, The Tragedie of the Lord Boroscho of Poland.
Richard Kellie's Poem, The Tragedie of Lord Boroscho of Poland:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-4): The Tragedie of the lorde | Boroscho. | The Argument. | All eyes behoulde: and yet not all alike = Smith, p. 9, lines 1-4.
Ends (11, 2 verso lines 8, 9): If that I loued her not vnfeinedlie | finis = Smith, p. 50, lines 8, 9.
Remarks: This MS. was apparently designed for a Prince of Wales (?Prince Henry). Of the author nothing is known. He may possibly have been related to Sir Edward Kelley, Dr. Dunn's partner, native of Worcestershire, who spent many years on the Continent and died there.
Black ink is used only in the cross hatching and double lines of the borders; in 2, 1 recto (lines 1-4): The Tragedie of the Lord: Boroscho | of Poland. | orosco . to Fruellin . Neece . to | Sigismund . Kinge of Poland [in Gothic letters except the names Boroscho, Borosco, Fruellin and Sigismund, which are Italic], and 6, 1 recto: Fruellins . replie to Borosco | D.
The writing of the Argument and Epilogue is in Italic character; the body of the poem in English court hand of the XVI.-XVII. Cent., probably written with gum, then gilded and burnished. See Alexander Smith's edition of this poem, printed for private circulation, Glasgow, 1870, and The Huth Library, London, 1880, iii. 795.
[Formerly Q.7.22; Q.7.136]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 6 x 5, ff. 21, exquisitely written in leaf gold in single cols. of 8 lines (stanzas), each 1 3/4 x 3, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation, cross-hatched borders top and bottom of each stanza, in black and gold ink (first four quires only), not ruled, no marginalia, clean and well preserved. Early Cent. XVII.
Binding: Original, limp vellum, vellum backstraps, gilt-tooled lines and Royal arms (crowned) within the Garter, and surrounded by four Prince of Wales' plumes (crowned). Cent. XVII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 286.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Poem
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 285-286.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Richard Kellie fl.c.1600
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