Miscellaneous Poems

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 656
  • Dates of Creation
      [c 1735]-1820
  • Language of Material
      English , French , Italian , Latin  and Welsh
  • Physical Description
      various sizes. 1 volume (135 items);

Scope and Content

Poems in various hands, some initialled or signed, others copied, including:

  • (i) Mr Beech's poem about Sir William Fowns (8 folios), dated 5 April 1735;
  • (ii) Verses written on a Summer Evening's Walk. By Eliz. Surman;
  • (ix) Epistle to Madam Piozzi Aspasia, the favourite Muse of Dr Saml Johnson Socrates;
  • (li) Lines written on seeing the portraits of Burke, Johnson, Garrick, Goldsmith, etc., in the Library at Streatham Park;
  • and verse in French, Italian, Latin and Welsh.