George Lemon: Verse Translation of The Death of Abel

Scope and Content

The death of Abel; in five books. Attempted in blank-verse, by G.W. Lemon, junr. Lemon's volume comprises his translation of Salomon Gessner's Der Tod Abels (1758), The death of Abel (pp.1-53), with a Preface (pp.53-55). Running from the back of the volume there are also theological treatise by Timothy Bennet, 1720, 'Of divinity', 'Of the scriptures', 'Of God', 'Of predestination', etc. (pp.1-73); and The death of Abel, Addenda (pp.1-3).

Administrative / Biographical History

George William Lemon (1726-97), Vicar of East Walton; Rector of Gaytonthorpe, Norfolk, 1755-97; and Master of Norwich School, 1770-78.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1994.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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