Poems on several occasions. / by different hands. [175-?]


Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806. Poems on several occasions. / by different hands.

Poems on several occasions. / by different hands. [175-?]

Manuscript poetical miscellany composed around 1750, containing a variety of poems, both published and possibly unpublished. Poets represented include Elizabeth Carter, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, William Whitehead, David Garrick, and many others. Poems are all written in a neat, fine hand. Many are related to social life at Bristol, Bath and Tunbridge Wells.

[22], 131, [101] p., bound ; 21 cm.

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Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806

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Elizabeth Carter, English poet, translator, and miscellaneous writer.She began publishing poems in the Gentleman's Magazine in the 1730's and her Poems on Particular Occasions was published in 1738. Carter was the first to translate the complete works of the Greek philosopher Epictetus (1758), and her Poems on Several Occasions (1762) was very popular....

Whitehead, William, 1715-1785

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William Whitehead was born in Cambridge, England, in February 1715. Educated at Winchester College and at Cambridge, Whitehead served for many years as tutor to the sons of the Earl of Jersey and Earl Harcourt. In 1757, Whitehead was named Poet Laureate. Whitehead died in London on April 14, 1785. From the description of William Whitehead poem addressed to Robert Lowth, circa 1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122386021 William Whitehead was a poet and playwright who rose ...

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745

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The attribution of this otherwise unknown poem to 'D. Swift' may indicate D[ean Jonathan] Swift, the poet and satirist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the A gentle echo on woman, attributed to D. Swift, ca. 1710-1720, (Leeds University Library) Epithet: Dean of St Patrick's Dublin, author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000...

Garrick, David, 1717-1779

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David Garrick was raised in Lichfield, England, and became a leading actor, playwright and theatrical producer in London. From 1747 to 1776, he was a partner in the Drury Lane Theatre. From the description of Papers, 1749-1778. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213417 David Garrick, English actor and playwright. Garrick frequently invested in land, and in 1756 he bought a large estate in Hendon, northwest of London. There is no evidence that Garrick ever lived at H...

Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

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A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography, but there are numerous biographical and critical evaluations if more detailed information is required From the guide to the Verse translation of Book III, metre 9 of Boethius's, De consolatione philosophiae, by Alexander Pope, ca.1703-1704, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope can ...