David Hopkins: 'Delphi' and other poems

Scope and Content

The volume contains Hopkins's prize poem 'Delphi', 1809, and the anoymous poems 'What ails thee poor shepherd why looks thou so wan', 'Now blushing from the dawn, the orient ray' and 'Vernum aderat tempus, medium Sol igneus orbem', written in other hands. The poem 'Delphi' is inscribed 'English Prize Poem by D. Hopkins June 13th 1809'. The catalogue of Sir Thomas Phillipps manuscripts lists the volume as 'Hopkins's Prize Poems at Rugby School'.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Hopkins (c.1790-1842), attended Rugby School before entering Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1809.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volume was originally part of Sir Thomas Phillipps's manuscripts, Phillipps MS.22708.


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