[collection of late 18th century English poetry manuscript], [ca. 1800] | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Title and date supplied by cataloger.
Inscription on front pastedown: "My dear aunt Sarah Clarkes book of songs & sonnets. Brought from Saxmundham by T Smith after my dear aunt Elizabeth Clarke's death."
Fols. 1r-1v, 15v, 16v, 51r-51v, 54r-54v, 56v, 59v-60v and 62r-94v blank.
Fols. 11, 20, 30 have been excised; some text remains on stubs.
Text is continuous between fol. 19v and 21r despite excised leaf; published in The Weekly Entertainer, Oxford, 1784.
Two leaves laid-in between leaves 92 and 93 containing "Names of the principal persons in the history of Sr Charles Grandison" and "Letters to a young nobleman publish'd 1762"; removed and cataloged as Post-1650 MS 185.
Binding: Contemporary calf.
Provenance: Purchased 12 June 1956 from Hammelmann.
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 184.
Fol. 2r-3r: To Lucinda -- Fol. 3r: Epitaph [attributed to Francis Soame, 1771] -- Fol. 3v-4r: On her child -- Fol. 4v-5r: The Pilgrims Progress -- Fol. 5v-6r: The moans of the forest after the battle of Flodden Field -- Fol. 6v-7r: To the memory of Lieut. Col. Hen. Clements of the Foot Guards -- Fol. 7v-8r: Epigram on the celebrated Monsieur de Voltaire -- Fol. 8v: Enigma on a young lady of Bristol -- Fol. 9r: The victory of the 27th July 1779 given to the right owner -- Fol. 9v-10r: [Epigram concerning Mr. Wilmot and Mr. Garrick] -- Fol. 10v: To Tuscus -- Fol. 12r: On seeing Mr. Hartly in the character of Rosamond -- Fol. 12v-13r: The self lover -- Fol. 13v-14r: Margret of Anjou an historical interlude -- Fol. 14v: Continuation of the [...] -- Fol. 15r: Every ones epitaph -- Fol. 16r: Mr Garricks answer to Lord Chatham -- Fol. 17r-17v: [Unnamed poem beginning "Ye crimson flags that flutter in the gale"] -- Fol. 18r-18v: Benevolence an Ode / By James Woodhouse a journeyman shoemaker -- Fol. 19r-21r: An elegiac [sic] sonnet [dated July 1784] -- Fol. 21v-22v: The Stratford masquerade 1769 at Glenham in Suffolk -- Fol. 23r: Regnier?s epitaph / made by himself -- Fol. 23v-24v: Ode on a favourite cat drown?d in a tub of gold fishes / by Mr Gray -- Fol. 25r: An address spoken at the Hay Market Theatre by Mr. Lacy Sepr 13 1784 / written by Mr Colman -- Fol. 25v-26r: To Eliza on her birth day / ode by Dr John Campbell -- Fol. 26v-27r: On the addition of a library in the episcopal house at Hardebury in Worcestershire. -- Fol. 27v-28v: The soldiers farewell on the eve of a battle -- Fol. 29r-29v: Mrs Sheridan on her brothers violin -- Fol. 31r: Her brothers lyres to Mrs Sheridan / by Ms Pratt alias Courtney Melmouth -- Fol. 31v: Sensibility -- Fol. 32r-33r: [Untitled poem] / written by the Revd. Mr Jenner & address?d to a stone cutters daughter -- Fol. 33v: Sonnet said to be written by her grace the Dutchess of Devonshire -- Fol. 34r-34v: Song by Captain Morris -- Fol. 35r-36v: An epistle to the Hon ble Mrs Stratford / by Ch Jenner Novr 11th 1771 -- Fol. 37r: Epitaph -- Fol. 37v: To Mrs Siddras -- Fol. 38r: [Unidentified poem] From a Lonodn Newspaper -- Fol. 38v-39r: The Cuckoo -- Fol. 39v: [A copy of a card from Mr. Hagley] -- Fol. 40r: To Peggy Mary & Caroline Meate with three half guineas Feb 14th 1786 -- Fol. 40v: Imitation of the 27th ode of Anacreon -- Fol. 41r: [Untitled poem from the] Morning Herrald Decr 1788 -- Fol. 41v: Poems by Willm Cowper -- Fol. 42r-43v: The winter walk at noon -- Fol. 44r-45r: L?annee or the Year / by Mr Collens -- Fol. 45v: [Reflections at an Inn by Mr. Jones, Vicar of Caldicut] transcrib?d Feb 24th 1789 -- Fol. 46r-46v: The production of a sleepless night in Devonshire [dated July 1786] -- Fol. 47r: [Untitled poem beginning: "An elgant [sic] monument is erected" and signed D Garrick] -- Fol 48v: Epitaph on a printer of Boston in New England/ written by himself -- Fol. 49r-49v: [Address from an Indian chief to an English officer] -- Fol. 50-50vr: Note on the English wake -- Fol. 52r-53v: [Misc. notes on Scotland, Ireland and Orkney] -- Fol. 55r-56r: Sonnet the 5th / by Mrs Charlotte Smith from the Gents. Magazine April 1786 -- Fol. 57r-57v: From the O of the captive song -- Fol. 58r-59r: Translation of Cardinal de Retys political maxims -- Fol. 61r-61v: Zadig or the book of fate an oriental history / translated fromt he French of Mr de Voltaire by Francis Ashmore Esqr 1780