|List of platesxii|
|List of figuresxxi|
|List of abbreviationsxxii|
|1. In praise of scribes1|
|2. 'It shall not therefore kill itself; that is, not bury itself': Donne's Biathanatos and its text31|
|3. The Feathery Scribe58|
|4. 'Hoping they shall only come to your merciful eyes': Sidney's Letter to Queen Elizabeth and its transmission109|
|5. 'The virtuous Mrs Philips' and 'that whore Castlemaine': Orinda and her apotheosis, 1664-1668147|
|Index of manuscripts cited285|
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Publication information: Book title: In Praise of Scribes:Manuscripts and Their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England. Contributors: Peter Beal - Author. Publisher: Clarendon Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1998. Page number: xi.
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