Commonplace book, [between ca. 1680 and 1704] | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Manuscript commonplace book of Restoration poetry written in several cursive hands; compiler unknown.Â Contains libertine poems, prose orations, satirical poems, love poems, and a translation from Ovid's Amores; by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester; Smallwood; Dryden; and others.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Commonplace book occupies the first 22 leaves of the volume, the remainder are almost all blank. Poems have title headings. Rochester's poem, "The Wish," has been expurgated with ink but remains legible. Last three leaves contain account records dated 1703 to 1704.
Bound in blind-tooled calf, red sprinkled edges.
Purchased from Quaritch, 23 July 1959.
Former shelfmark: 821 R58c.
The prologue to Mr Smallwood's speech ... -- Epilogue to the same -- Mr Smallwood's verses to the ladies -- Lamentable Obediah -- Upon the Earl of Rochester's death -- Verses made & spoken to the Queen by Mr Duke -- The E[arl] of R[ochester]'s farewell -- A satyr against man by the Earl of Rochester -- Upon nothing by ye E[arl] of R[ochester] -- Mac Flecknoe: a satyr writt[en] by J. Dryden -- To a postboy: E[arl] of R[ochester] -- The E[arl] of R[ochester]: wish -- The history of insipids by ye E[arl] of R[ochester] -- Ovid: Amor: lib: 2d. Eleg: 9: O nunquam pro me satis indignate Cupido!