Robert Brinsley Sheridan: Poetry
Scope and Contents
Two stanzas of ten lines each by Richard Sheridan, beginning 'When tis night and the midwatch is set', copied in the hand of William Blake on the back of part of the title-page of William Hayley's Ballads (1802). The lines are accompanied by a letter from P.J. Dobell to Geoffrey Keynes, 6 September 1938, and part of a letter to Keynes from an unknown correspondent, 28 January 1965. There is also an extract from a sale catalogue relating to the stanzas.
- 1802 (Circa)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The stanzas were purchased by Bertram Dobell with the Hayley manuscripts before 1914. They were acquired by P.J. Dobell in 1938, who sold them subsequently to Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Received by the University Library from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.
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