[Commonplace book]; Liverpool, 1789.

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Binns, Thomas. [Commonplace book]; Liverpool, 1789.

[Commonplace book]; Liverpool, 1789.

Collection of approximately 100 primarily contemplative or melancholy poems by various 17th- and 18th-century poets. The collection contains a large number of elegies, including Elegy by a gentleman on the death of his wife; On the death of a father by his only daughter in the 17th year of her age; and To the memory of Anthony Benezet who dy'd at Philadelphia 1784; the volume also contains Lines of sympathetic consolation on the death of infants and an epitaph on a girl 4 years old in Cockermouth churchyard. Also in the collection are a number of meditative pieces on nature, with titles such as A thought on autumn; The fall of the leaf; and Elegy to spring; as well as religious verses, many by George Wither and James Thomson. Other poets represented in the collection include Joseph Addison, Isaac Watts, John Gay, Thomas Warton, James Beattie, Robert Burns, William Cowper, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, George Herbert, and Hannah More.

1 v. (615 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm.

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[Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748.]

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Wither, George, 1588-1667

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Herbert, George, 1593-1633

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Gay, John, 1685-1732

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More, Hannah, 1745-1833

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Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

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Thomson, James, 1700-1748

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Binns, Thomas

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