Miscellany of seventeenth and eighteenth-century verse

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 123
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1710-1760
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (ca. 220 pp); manuscript. The greater part of the text is written in a single neat hand, with additions in at least two other hands. The text is partly paginated. 8vo, with some blank leaves. Bound in late eighteenth-century/ early nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, a label on the front inside cover of R. Riviere, Bookseller, 24 Union St., Bath, and a small paper label on the outside front cover bearing the number 1993. Some pages are soiled and the binding is somewhat worn.

Scope and Content

Comprises a miscellany of over 100 manuscript poems, probably compiled during the early to mid-eighteenth century, including imitations and translations of Horace and Martial, and numerous poems by Dryden, Rochester, Roscommon, Congreve, and other writers on meditative, religious, lyrical, literary, occasional and miscellaneous subjects and historical personages (including Queen Elizabeth, Charles I, William and Mary, and Louis XIV).

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of this verse miscellany is unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Quaritch/Sotheby's, 27 May 2004, Lot 444.


In English.

Custodial History

John R.B. Brett-Smith. Formerly Phillipps MS 13682.