Commonplace book of English religious poems and prayers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 84
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1715
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Latin Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (94 ff.) Bound in contemporary sheep, the name "Almack" written inside both front and back cover

Scope and Content

Ff.1r-6r (verso blank): miscellaneous notes in Latin and Greek; ff.7r-41r: twenty-four poems on religious subjects, beginning with two by Joseph Addison (from The Spectator 489 and 513) and including others by Spenser and Nahum Tate. Following ff.41v-45r: blank, volume is reversed and inverted; from back, ff.94v-86r: notes in Latin headed "Maresius"; f.85: blank; ff.84v-45v: series of prayers, mostly being collects.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the manuscript is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Smallwood, January 1989

Note

In English, Latin and Greek

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html