Paleographical Challenge #50

April 7, 2020

By Kathryn James

Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge.  Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge shown below:

An epistle to Mr Ben: Jhohnson

The state & mens affairs are ye best playes
next yours; tis no more noe less then due prayse
write, but touch not soe much discending race
of Lordes houses, so setled in worthes place

Scribal compilation of poems by John Donne and others. England, ca. 1620.  Osborn b114, p. 144.