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Poetry commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8665

Scope and Contents

Poems copied with varying degrees of attribution, and a single sheet of 4 diary entries on the last white page of the book. They include:

The Eclipse, C. S. Fox
On staying too late with..., W. Spencer
The Devil's Walk, Porson
Epitaph on Duke Hamilton, Dr Moore
To one who promised on a lock of hair, Byron
Lines written upon Mrs Crewe, C. S. Fox
To Poverty, C. S. Fox
The Tears of the Crewets, Jekyll
Speech of the Chinese Emperor to Lord Macartney
Epigram by Mr. Hastings
The Genius of Ireland to the Regent, Moore
To a young Lady who accused her lover of betraying her, R. B. Sheridan
The Gaming table, Charles Fox
The Curfew, Porson
Inscription on a Grotto in view of a Cascade, W. L. Bowles
Staying too late with..., W. Laube [text here the same as the poem attributed to Spencer above]
The death of Sheridan, Moore
Verses on Lord Boringdon falling from his horse in going to cover, G. Ellis
Borino the Brave, Duchess of Devonshire

And many more poems, either without author or title given.


  • 1812 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume, paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought of Deighton Bell & Co., 13 Trinity Street, Cambridge, for £25, 27 Feb. 1988

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