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'.
David Hopkins: 'Delphi' and other poems
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Administrative / Biographical History
David Hopkins (c.1790-1842), attended Rugby School before entering Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1809.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.
The volume was originally part of Sir Thomas Phillipps's manuscripts, Phillipps MS.22708.