[Commonplace book], [ca. 1751-1790].


Sharpe, Anna, b.1734. [Commonplace book], [ca. 1751-1790].

[Commonplace book], [ca. 1751-1790].

Manuscript, in multiple hands, of a collection of several dozen primarily elegiac, sentimental, or lighthearted poems on such subjects as death, sleep, and marriage. Many of the poems are occasional and written by Sharpe, her father, or their acquaintances, including By Miss O to Miss S sent with a full blown rose and a budd in year 1754; By M. S. on his infant son sleeping upon his arm Oct 21 1730; and An epitaph by M. S. intended for his daughter A. S. whom he believed dying aged ten years Sept 17th 1744. Other poems include On sleep by A. S.; Miss Jenny H-mil-tn to Miss Duck; and A congratulatory ode to Miss Surflen the ladies' fair guide at Margate, on her marriage with a son of Vulcan. The bulk of the contents, however, are elegiac, including serious epitaphs on "Mrs. Moddy who died at Bristol" and "on Mrs Mason who died of a consumption at Bristol Wells; by her husband." The collection also contains poems by Jonathan Swift and James Beattie, a collection of epigrams labeled "Cambridge," as well as a humorous diagram labeled "A Bill of Fare" and a list of puns labeled "A Garland of Flowers."

1 v. (ca. 65 p.) ; 18 x 15 cm.

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Sharpe, Anna, b.1734.

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Beattie, James, 1735-1803

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James Beattie was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland. From the description of Notes on James Beattie's lectures, 1766-1767. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58659044 Scottish poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aberdeen, to Dr. Lettsom, 1779 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621921 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the Reverend Mr. Calde...

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...