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I humbly thank you for your offer of your head, but if you were an Emperour I should not bee soe bold with you, as to claime your promise, you might finde twenty better imployments for't.

The Emerging Tradition 1500-1700. The letters of Dorothy Osborne to William Temple, Letter 6 January 1653

The Emerging Tradition 1500-1700. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Emerging Tradition 1500-1700. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-378-4

Language: English

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Old London Bridge in 1616, with Southwark Cathedral in the foreground. The spiked heads of executed criminals can be seen above the Southwark gatehouse. Engraving by Claes Van Visscher


The Emerging Tradition 1500-1700 contains Oxford University Press editions of correspondence from important figures in sixteenth and seventeenth century England.


Ashmole, Elias. His autobiographical and historical notes, his correspondence, and other contemporary sources relating to his life and work. Edited, with a biographical introduction, by C. H. Josten. 5 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966.

Bodley, Thomas. Letters of Sir Thomas Bodley to Thomas James, first keeper of the Bodleian library. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926.

Conway, Anne. The Conway Letters, The correspondence of Anne, Viscountess Conway, Henry More and their friends: 1642-1684. Edited by Marjorie Hope Nicolson. Revised edition, with an introduction and new material, edited by Sarah Hutton. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Cromwell, Thomas: Merriman, Roger Bigelow. Life and Letters of Thomas Cromwell. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1902 (reprinted 1968).

Marlborough, 1st Duke of (John Churchill). The Marlborough Godolphin Correspondence. Edited by Henry L. Snyder. 3 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975.

Marvell, Andrew. The poems and letters of Andrew Marvell. Edited by H. M. Margoliouth. Vol. 2: Letters. 3rd ed. Revised by Pierre Legouis with the collaboration of E. E. Duncan-Jones. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. (The collection contains Vol. 2: Letters only.)

Osborne, Dorothy. The letters of Dorothy Osborne to William Temple. Edited by G. C. Moore Smith. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928. Rpt. 1968.

Pepys, Samuel. The Letters of Samuel Pepys and his family circle. Edited by Helen Truesdell Heath. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1955.

Raleigh, Walter. Selections from his Historie of the World, his Letters, etc. Edited with introduction and notes by G. E. Hadow. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1917.

Wilson, Thomas. Wilson's Arte of Rhetorique (1560). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909.

Wotton, Henry: Smith, Logan Pearsall. The Life and Letters of Sir Henry Wotton. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1907.



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