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The Burley Manuscript

Peter Redford


The Burley manuscript is a miscellany compiled by William Parkhurst in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, unique in its size – over six hundred items inscribed on nearly four hundred folios – and its variety: poems and letters, essays and aphorisms, speeches, satires and sententiae, mostly in English but including Latin, Italian, French and Spanish. In this study, annotated transcriptions are given of all of the private letters in English, including those that are translations from those of the fourth-century Roman patrician Q. Aurelius Symmachus, and all the English verse. Inci ... More

Keywords: Renaissance, Manuscript, Verse, Letters, Donne, Parkhurst

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781526104489
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526104489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Redford, editor