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Creator: William Scott
Title: The Modell of Poesye Or The Arte of Poesye drawen into a short or Summary Discourse
Date: ca. 1599
Repository: The British Library, London, UK
Call number and opening:  Add. MS 81083, fols. 6v, 9v, 11r, 12r,  16r, 26r, 31r, 32r, 39r, 47v
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Heather Wolfe, "The Modell of Poesye: Earliest literary criticism of Shakespeare," Shakespeare Documented,

British Library, Add MS 81083. See Shakespeare Documented