Miscellaneous collections of history, law, politicks, poetry, and mathematicks &c, [manuscript] / Taken from the most celebrated authors.,  | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Place and date from fol. 2r: "Begun in Dublin Decr. 13th 1743".
Binding contains manuscript waste.
Signature of W. Charleton on fol. 48r (though likely not in his own hand).
Fols. 1r-1v, 32v-40v, 48v, 55r-55v, 64v, 116r-117v, 149v-150r, 155r, 161v-163r and 190v-193r are blank.; Text on fols. 2-48, 56-69, 87-91r, 97v-115v, 127r-129v, 130v, 131v, 132v, 133v, 134v-136v, 137v-143r, 144v-193v written vertically; fols. 49-54, 70-86, 91v-97r, 118r-126v, 130r, 131r, 132r, 133r, 134r, 137r, 143v-144r written horizontally.
Four leaves possibly excised between fols. 55 and 56.
"Faulkner's Journal" probably refers to the Dublin Journal, edited by George Faulkner during the early-mid 18th century.
Binding: Contemporary vellum over pasteboard.
Provenance: Purchased from Thorp, 6 Mar 1941.
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 181.
Fol. 3r-22v: Moral reflections and maxims / taken from the Duke de la Rochefoucaude.
Fol. 22v-31v: Select pages taken Dryden's Juvenal.
Fol. 32r: [Recipe]
Fol. 41r-48r: Extracts from a ternary of paradoxes.
Fol. 49r-54v: [Text on the Lamp of Life from a book printed in 1611 by Ulderick Balck, printer in Franeker]
Fol. 56r-64r: [Unidentified travel narrative of the Middle East]
Fol. 65r-66r: [Letter taken from Faulkner's Journal, 4 Feb. 1743, signed "Jam, W. Glover"]
Fol. 66v-66v: [Obituary of Theophilus Bolton, Archbishop of Cashell, dated 31 Jan 1743/4.]
Fol. 67r-67v: [Letter to Mr. Barry by James Eyre Weekes]
Fol. 67v-68v: [Collection of unattributed linguistic and historical information]
Fol. 69r-69v: Verses occasioned by the death of Ms. Pope / by James Eyre Weekes.
Fol. 70r-86v: [Unattributed text on customs of various peoples around the world]
Fol. 87r-90r: On the much lamented death of a fart who dy'd suddenly [with several other poems and a song]. / By Mr. James Eyre Weeks of Cork.
Fol. 90v-90v: [Poem] Written in the leaves of a fan. / By Dr Atterbury, late Bishop of Rochester.
Fol. 90v-90v: [French poem] In English by Dean Swift [i.e. Jonathan Swift].
Fol. 91r-91r: The wish of a woman. / By the Lady Chudleigh.
Fol. 91v-97r: [Unattributed description of monuments and geography in Greece and Turkey]
Fol. 97v-108r: From the Travels of Charles Thompson Esqr.
Fol. 108v-115v: Mathematical questions / taken from Grants Almanack for the year 1744.
Fol. 118r-126v: [Continuation of text that ended on 96r]
Fol. 127r-149r: Of diminishing columns. [with other architectural notes on arches, staircases and rooves and mathematical notes]
Fol. 150v-154v: Of comets.
Fol. 155v-158r: [Various astronomical charts]
Fol. 158v-161r: [Tract on rooves]
Fol. 163v-190r: [Tracts on various architectural features: columns, friezes, architraves, cement making etc.]
Fol. 193v: The principal timbers belonging to the building of any ordinary ediffice.