These pages make accessible for the first time a selection of Fairfax's poetry from Add. MS. 11743. More transcriptions will follow in due course.
Add. MS 11743 contains a handful of Fairfax's secular poems alongside poems in other hands, among them those of his cousin, Brian Fairfax, who appears to have collated the papers. The inclusion of Thomas Fairfax's poetry in this manuscript was likely no earlier than 1655, when Brian graduated, rejoined his family in Yorkshire, and began to develop a close friendship with his cousin
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.
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