Poetical commonplace book

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 61
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  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (47 ff.) Bound in paper cover with engraving on front of "Willihellimus Henricus ye IIId Prince of Oringe borne November ye 14 1650" on horseback. Contemporary signature of James Gollop appears on f.1r; f.1v is headed "Book.1 the Part", f.19v being similarly headed for Book 2; on f.46v appears "A Catalogue of the Books I have" (4 items). In a single hand.

Scope and Content

Poems transcribed on ff.2r-39v include five by Prior, three each by Waller and Isaac Watts, two each by Swift, Pope (1 unattributed), Motteux and Marvell, and one each by Ambrose Philips, Laurence Eusden, Edward Ward and William Harrison (unattributed); two other poems are unattributed

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the commonplace book is unknown

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Pickering, November 1982


In English

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Custodial History

James Gollop