Paleographical Challenge #9

February 10, 2020

By Kathryn James

Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge. Suggested solution to last week’s challenge:

Compar’d to thee, then starrs to him.
If thou but shewe thy face agayne
When darkeness doth at midnight raigne,
The darkness flyes, and light is hurl’d
Round about the silent world,
So as a like thou driu’st awaye
Both light, and darkenesse, night, and daye.

“Song / A beautiful Mistress,” in a scribal copy of poems by Thomas Carew. Notebook, f. 27v. England, ca. 1630-1639.  Osborn b464.