Commonplace book

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Scope and Content

Contains Latin and English prose and poetry in several hands, c.1719-1742 or earlier, the main verse hand probably of the 1730s. Flyleaf recto "An account of the Beans", verso "Quaestiones quarum mentio facta est in hoc libro" [list]. Texts from or on: "The curious maid", Descartes, Essex, Heylyn, Rochester, Shovel, Smectymnus, Swift, Wharton.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of this commonplace book is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from P. Murray Hill, January 1963


In English and Latin

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database