Miscellany of original early eighteenth century English poetry with East Anglian connections, by Robert Worlidge

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 107
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1700-1720
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (64 ff.), manuscript. Written in a single and quite fine calligraphic hand, probably the author's autograph, with some rubrication. Bound in vellum with some blind tooling on the covers. The name 'R.W. Sutton' is written in ink on the outside front cover, probably a mark of ownership.

Scope and Content

Contains 64 original eighteenth-century English religious poems by Robert Worlidge, including an extended poetical paraphrase of the Book of Ruth, a collection of poems on the deaths of members of the More family of Framlingham, Suffolk, which is dated 1702, many acrostics, including one on his own name, and another later on that of Queen Anne, and various other hymns and Biblical paraphrases.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Worlidge (fl. 1710) is not otherwise known.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 9 May 1995.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bclt107