CHELYS POIKILOCHERYS, or, a collection of miscellany poems, consisting of originals, translations, & paraphrases, 1729-1758? | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This volume (250 pages) includes letters and poems on a variety of topics, including Biblical texts, death and dying, and friendship. The poems are written in English, Latin, Greek, and French, occasionally with translations. Many of the poems are originals, while others are transcriptions. A brief Latin biography of William Massey's life prior to 1729 is included on the front flyleaves. Latin biographies of William Massey, Gilbert Massey, and Sara Massey and a family history written in Greek and Latin are included on the back flyleaves.
The binding is contemporary cloth over quarter calf. Poems are written in ink. There is evidence that a bookplate has been removed from the front paste-down. Text in ink on the cover reads: "T Upwood Lynn."
The title is transliterated from Greek.