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The original, nature, and immortality of the soul. A poem. With an introduction concerning humane knowledge. Written by Sir John Davies, Attorney-General to Q. Elizabeth. With a prefatory account concerning the author and poem.

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    SR - 95.2/

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    [32], 108, [4] p. ; 8°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Epistle dedicatory signed by the editor: N. Tate. Originally published in 1599 with title: Nosce teipsum. With a half-title. With 2 final advertisement leaves. Signatures: A8 b8 B-H8; -A1, A7; MS. ink note on t.p.: "Born 1570 died 1626"; occasional MS. marks in blue pencil UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), D405 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms, 1961. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 24:19). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signature at top of inside front board: "James Knight esq., Blandford Manor, Dorset, MDCCLIV [1754]"; bookplate on inside front board: "Capt. James Foster Knight, 3rd Dorset Regiment, 1775", and added by hand: "6 March 1808 at Manor House, Anderson, Dorset"; MS. pencil poem on the works of Shakespeare, signed T.F. (Thomas Foster), on inside back board: "The greatest man that this world view / was William Shakespear who tamed shrew ..."; Savage's MS. pencil note on front fly leaf: "recd 28 July 1914 from Rev. Francis Knight" UK-SuSCL