[English poems, early 20th century] [manuscript], [ca 1912] | University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Content: Female charms. -- Lines on my brother?s profile, presented to his widow. -- In memory of my mother who died when I was seven years old. -- To Mrs A------ S------ my step mother. -- Times when god hides his face. -- The grave of an unfortunate brother. -- On seeing the tomb-stones of my brother Azel Sprague. -- To the memory of Mrs Fanny Gaylord, who died February 2nd 1912. -- To Mrs. Eunice Sprague. -- Kindness. -- Ode to Mr. G on his ill state of health. -- Truth. -- Ode to Silence. -- Laura?s Walk. -- Winter. -- To a bird chanting on a tree near the window. -- Sonnet to death. -- To a yellow bird. -- On a young travelling lady confind to a sick bed. -- To Eliza. -- To Miss B-- M-- B-- on the death of revd father. -- On seeing an unknown grave in an obscure place. -- Sonnet to patience. -- To a lock of hair. -- To a friend, when about leaving Berkshire. -- A version of part of the 5th and of the 7th chapter of Esther. -- To N__D. -- To fortune. -- On the close of autum [sic]. -- Description of a tempest in the night. -- Sonnet to hope. -- Sonnet to the gentle breeze. -- The rose. -- Contentment. -- Sonnet to memory. -- On a disappointed, unfortunate yet regretable ... -- The dyscontented mind. -- To the sleepy fair one. -- To fashion. -- Independence. -- Six pence worth of poetry, York curency. -- On time. -- The 38th chapter of Job paraphrased. -- Elegiac [sic] lines on the early and sudden death of Miss Achjath Heurlbut. -- The stillness of night. -- Fancy hard to please, or Perfection no where found. -- Lines on pease written extempore. -- Conjural [sic] affection. -- Lines on envy. -- Alfonzo and Orinda. -- On the abatement of a violent pain in my head. -- The request. -- Mira. -- The ill fated Alma. -- Real friendship. -- Lines for Christmas. -- The fine morning. -- On health. -- Elegiac lines on the death of Miss Sally Banckruff. -- Lines to the moon. -- Sonnet to April morning. -- To a bird caught within the walls of a room. -- On happiness. -- Winters evening. -- The wintry storm. -- The vernal morning. -- Addressed to a tall elm. -- To Miss ------ T-ll ---- S--h. -- To Miss B-y M- B-k. -- A descriptive view of the landscape round the springs at New Lebanon. -- Sonnet to evening twilight. -- To Miss H---H. -- On seeing a flowret droop in my friend?s parlour. -- Lines on viewing a piece of painting. -- On the rapidity of thought. -- Lines to death. -- Serious reflections. -- To a miniature picture. -- An interview between a father and daughter: A Spanish story versified. -- Early rising. -- The complaint. -- To Miss Frances Whiting, on early marriage. -- Sonnet to a snow-storm. -- Liberty obtained
Title supplied by cataloger. -- Caption title from first poem on fol. 1r.
Binding: Common paper wrapper; leaves mostly disbound.
Origin: Location based on mention of Berkshire in poem on fol. 24v. -- Date based poem title on fol. 11r.
Provenance: Gift of Danville Jr. College, 28 July 1969.
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 253.
Fol. 2 lacks bottom 3/4 of leaf. -- Fol. 6 is a laid-in half leaf.
Final poem ends abruptly with catchword "throw" on fol. 66v.