Latin and English verse exercises and Latin prose compositions. Authors of verses are shown only by their surnames, but most can be identified with boys from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset who matriculated at Balliol, Exeter and Oriel Colleges, and at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, 1737-41. The book is inscribed 'Thomas Bury's book Novbr. ye 10th 1736', later altered to 'J. Chichester's book'. It has the ownership stamp of Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900), novelist, who was a pupil at Blundell's School. 93ff.
There are verses by Bentham; Thomas Bury (Coliton, Devon); (Charles) Clapp (Monk Oakhampton, Devon); (Richard) Cranch (Medbury, Devon); (Arthur) Culme (Tiverton); (John) Darch (Luxborough, Somerset); (Francis) Hearle (Lansallos, Cornwall); (John) Hony (Trenant, Cornwall); (John) Pitman (Alphington, Devon); (George) Popham (Wellington, Somerset); (Charles) Richards (Kentisbear, Devon); (Thomas) Stringer (Bristol); (Thomas) Waddon (Cardingham, Cornwall); and (James or John) Yonge (Puslinch, Devon).