The / Psalmes of David / metaphrased with sundry / kindes of verse /
By the noble and famous gent / Sir Philip Sidney / knight.
The first page of the text has an ornament at top in pen and ink.
Psalme .i. Beatus vir
He blessed is who neither loosely treades
the straieng stepps, as wicked councell leades.
Ps. 150 ends on p.301.
Conclud by all, that aire or life enfould:
Let high Jehoua, highly be extould.
Finis. / Sir Ph. Sydney kt (added).
On p.302 is this note in a contemporary hand.
I have perused this metaphrase of the Psalmes by that Worthy, whose happy Meditations may yield others content, and a precedent worthy imitation.
Which I desire may be published in Print.
Below, an erasure of two words.
The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts
The Sidney Psalms
Sir Philip Sidney's Metrical Version of the Psalms.
About 24 lines on a page. Well written. The page is surrounded with red lines.
Given by W. Lynnett, S.T.B., Fellow, in 1664. His name is on the binding (W. Lynnet, T.C.).
|Donor||Lynnet, William (c.1622-1700), Fellow Of Trinity (1647)|
|Size (cm)||28 x 20|
|IIIF Manifest URL||https://mss-cat.trin.cam.ac.uk/Manuscript/R.3.16/manifest.json|
The Sidney Psalms and Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, Library Blog (2019)
Kinnamon, N., 'The Sidney Psalms: the Penshurst and Tixall manuscripts', English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 2 (1990), 139-61
Brennan, M. G., 'Licensing the Sidney Psalms for the press in the 1640s', Notes and queries, 31 (1984), 304-5