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Parker, Bridget

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Collection of medical and cookery receipts.

Inscribed inside the upper cover: 'Bridgett Parker october the 20th 1663'.

Beginning at the second leaf, starting from the other end of the volume, and written on the rectos only, are 3 pages of rhymed couplets (28 lines) by a different but probably contemporary hand. Beginning: "Pray pardon us that wee so late With lazy sighs bemoane thy fate" Ending: "Doe not deare soule this sacrifice refuse That in thy grave I doe interre my muse." [From the funeral elegy 'Obsequies to the Lord Harrington' by John Donne (1572-1631)].



Physical description

1 volume 79 ll. 8vo. 151/2 × 10 cm. Original green vellum binding. Text within red rules.


Acquisition note

Purchased 1928.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Location of duplicates

This recipe book has been digitised and images are linked to the catalogue record. In addition, a microfilm copy is held as AMS/MF/220.


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