George Cornelius Gorham: Verses in Boyhood
Scope and Contents
Poems composed by Gorham at various dates between October 1802 and September 1804. Octavo volume bound in calf with spine labels 'POEMS MSS' and 'I'. The title, 'Verses in Boyhood', occurs in pencil on an early leaf. The poems, many of which have footnotes or indications of places of writing (principally Cheam, where Gorham was at school, and Long Sutton), include translations into English from classical authors and into Latin from the Psalms, and (on pages 75-91) 'Rural Simplicity, or, Reflections on the Place of my Nativity', concerning St Neots. With an index of poem titles.
- 1802-1804 (dates of composition)
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1 collection (1 volume, numbered pages 3-225 + blanks and index paper) : paper
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from John Hart Rare Books (Catalogue 93, no. 19), September 2011.
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