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Add. MS. 11744 (British Library)

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Page detail. Add. MS. 11744
Page detail. Add. MS. 11744 (British Library).

These pages make accessible for the first time a selection of Fairfax's poetry from Add. MS. 11744. For the first stage of this transcription project, I've added only Fairfax's Psalm translations from this manuscript. More transcriptions will follow in due course.

The links on the right (or below if using a phone or tablet) are being added slowly. They will take you to images from the manuscript, with accompanying transcriptions and modernised texts.

I am indebted to the British Library for permission to use images of this manuscript on these webpages. Please note that they must not be downloaded or used for any commercial use.


  • The Songe of Solamon, pp. 1r–12v
    • Chap. 1, pp. 1r–2r
    • Chap 2, pp. 2r–2v
    • Chap. 3, pp. 2v–3r
    • Chap 4, pp. 3r–6r
    • Chap. 5, pp. 6r–7v
    • Chap: 6, pp. 7v–9r
    • Chap: 7, pp. 9v–10v
    • Chapt 8, pp. 10v–12r
  • Moyses Songe / Exodus 15, pp. 12v–15r
  • Moses Songe / Deut 32, pp. 15v–20r
  • Psal : 42, pp. 20v–22r
  • Psal 30, pp. 22r–23r
  • Psal : 103, pp. 23r–24v
  • Psal : 77, pp. 24v–26r
  • Out of the Proverbs, pp. 26v–32r
  • Wisdomes Antiquity, pp. 32r–33r
  • Proverbs [cont.], pp. 33r–36v
  • Psal : 22, pp. 34v–36v
  • Epitaph on the Death of Sir Edward Yorke, p. 37v
  • On the Shortness of Life, p. 38r
  • Of Envy, pp. 38v–39r
  • Of Anger, pp. 39v–40v
  • Of God, pp. 87r–87v [prose]
  • Of the Trinity, pp. 88r–89v [prose]
  • Of Christ, pp. 89v–91v [prose]
  • Of the Holy Ghost, pp. 91v–93r [prose]
  • Of the holy Scriptures, pp. 93r–95r [prose]
  • Of Creation, pp. 95r–96r [prose]
  • Of Angels, pp. 96v–99v [prose]
  • Of Man, pp. 99v–102v [prose]
  • Of the Image of God in Man, pp. 102v–104v [prose]
  • Of Original Rightousness, pp. 104v–105r [prose]
  • Of Man's Free-will before his fall, pp. 105r–106v [prose]
  • Of God's Prouidence or decrees, pp. 106v–109v [prose]
  • Of Free wil after the fall, pp. 109v–110v [prose]
  • Meditation vpon ye natiuitie of our sauiour, pp. 111r–111v [prose]
  • [Information not yet available] [prose]
  • Philip. 1 : 10, pp. 121r–?? [prose: sermon notes]
  • Epitaph on a younge Gentlewoman Mrs A Va: deceased, p. 392 [9] [check page]
  • Shortness of Life, p. 393 [check page]
  • Life & Death Compared, pp. 394–395
  • The Solitude, pp. 396–403
  • Of a faire wife : to Coregio, pp. 404–405
  • Of Beauty, p. 406
  • Vpon a Patch Face, p. 407
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