Collection of letters, sermons, epigrams, and verse primarily copied in the hand of Ann Weld.
Title from cover, statement of responsibility and date from recto of front fly-leaf: "Ann Weld, January 1st 1793"; table of contents on verso of last leaf and on rear pastedown.
A sermon by the Reverend James Duchale on the blessedness of the pure in heart -- Ellina, A fragment / by a Lady -- The song of Armyn, imitated from a fragment of Eanse poetry -- The inscription -- An Irish wedding -- Kikkikee, a ballad / by Mr. J. Taylor -- Inscription in a burying ground by / the same -- Epitaph / by the same -- Another / by the same -- The muff / by the same -- A Revolution song, written November 5th 1790 / by the same -- The nursery / by the same -- Anxiety / by Mr. R. Sheridan -- Boquet d' hiver / by the same -- Discontent / by the same -- To Miss xxx with Hammonds Elegies -- Eliza's choice / by Miss Linley -- Eliza to Lollio / by the same -- Epigrams / by J. Sheridan -- Epitaph on Miss xx aged 7 years / by Mr. R. Sheridan -- Written when Mr. & Mrs. Edwards left Warrington to go to Jamaica, 1772 / by Miss Aikon -- Character of Miss Barbauld / by the same -- Song / by Mr. E. Morgan -- To Maria / by Mr. Nixon -- To a young lady on the day she enter'd her 13th year / by Miss Benn -- The virgins first love / by Miss Alderston -- To Miss Enfield, now Mrs. Fletcher, on her hair / by Mr J. Aikin -- A morning soliloquy on deafness -- The negro's complaint -- The supernatural horse to his master who had sentenc'd him to die at the end of the summer, on account of his being unable from extreme old age to live through the winter -- Prologue to Douglas as perform'd by Mr J.'s family / by Dr. Drennan, 1791 -- Epitaph on Mrs R. of Greenville / by the same -- To Maria Enfield, now Mrs Baron / from Mr. J. Taylor -- To Emilia, with a bosom friend -- During the time Mr. & Mrs. Taylor were at Norwich, in the year 1796, Mr. & and Mrs. J. Taylor gave a large party, which consisted of all the young folks of the family at the conclusion of it P.M. Taylor repeadted the following verses / written by Mr. John Taylor -- Caroline to Henry / by Miss Alderstan -- Allen Brooke of Windermere / by the same -- Laura / by the same -- Ode, written on the opening of the last campaign / by the same -- Consumption / by the same -- Death / by the same -- Sonnet / by the same -- Song / by Mr. Boscoe June 17, 1790 -- Elegy on a favorite dog / by J. Burroughs -- To Miss Wxxx / J. Burroughs -- Erin / Dr. Drennan -- On presenting a young lady a green ribbon / by J. Burroughs -- The duty of a wife -- To Abelinda, 1796 -- Abelinda's answer -- To Abelinda -- A song / by Mr. J.J. -- Ode on solitude / by Pope, when only 12 years of age -- An inscription on the Dingle Gate / by Mr. Roscon -- On receiving a branch of Mogenian that flowered at Woodstock, December 1809 / by Mr. Henry Tighe -- From eighteen hundred and eleven / by Mrs Barbauld -- Poem on Mrs. Henry Tighe / by J. Moore -- To my books / by Boscoe.
Pagination numbered by hand, last 18 pages unnumbered.
Script: written in 18th century secretary hand.
Origin: primarily in the hand of Ann Weld, with at least two other later hands appearing at the end of the work, dates within the collection range to 1809.