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Gesta Grayorum. :

1688.
Contributors: Davison, Francis, fl. 1602.
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Format: BOOK
Language:English
Published / Created: [London : Printed for the Malone society by F. Hall at the Oxford university press], 1914.
Series:Malone Society reprints.
Notes:"This reprint ... has been prepared under the direction of the general editor [W. W. Greg]"

Account of Gray's Inn revels, 1594-5, under the leadership of H. Helmes, "prince of Purpoole."

"There are three main points of literary interest in the Gesta Grayorum, namely, a supposed allusion to Shakespeare's Comedy of errors, the speeches of the six councillors, [ascribed to Francis Bacon] and the Masque of Proteus ... [Of the masque, really the occasion of the present reprint] Francis Davison was ... the main author." - Introd.

With facsimile reproductions of original t.-p. leaf Ii verso (first page of masque) and leaf of masque as contained in ms. Harley 541.

Original title: Gesta Grayorum: Or, The History of the High and mighty Prince, Henry Prince of Purpoole, Arch-Duke of Stapulia and Bernardia, Duke of High and Nether Holborn [etc.] ... Who Reigned and Died, A.D. 1594. Together With A Masque, as it was presented (by His Highness's Command) for the Entertainment of Q Elizabeth; who, with the Nobles of both Courts, was present thereat. London, Printed for W. Canning ... 1688 ...

"Text of the masque from manuscript Harley 541": p. xii-xxi.

Original title: Gesta Grayorum: Or, The History of the High and mighty Prince, Henry Prince of Purpoole, Arch-Duke of Stapulia and Bernardia, Duke of High and Nether Holborn [etc.] ... Who Reigned and Died, A.D. 1594. Together With A Masque, as it was presented (by His Highness's Command) for the Entertainment of Q Elizabeth; who, with the Nobles of both Courts, was present thereat. London, Printed for W. Canning ... 1688 ...

Physical description: xxi, 68 p. : 3 facsim. ; 22 x 18 cm.

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