Miscellanies [Commonplace book], [circa 1730].


Miscellanies [Commonplace book], [circa 1730].

Miscellanies [Commonplace book], [circa 1730].

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of several hundred lighthearted prose anecdotes and panegyric poems, primarily by unidentified authors. Many of the anecdotes concern miraculous events or famous individuals. The first part of the volume contains short prose entries with titles such as Of two monsters in the Ottoman Empire; Of the great ages of some people; Of a savage woman; and An account of a talking partridge at North Carlston in Yorkshire. It also includes several serious poems, including one on King William by Dr. W. Salmon; An ode on the nativity of Christ; and On the death of the Right Hon. Edward, Earl of Orford. The second section of the volume, titled Miscellanies IV, contains poems by the Puritan divine Robert Wild from his Iter Boreale, and extracts on miraculous events from the works of Cotton Mather and Jeremy Collier, as well as numerous notes on the deaths of bishops and archbishops.

1 v. (346 p.) ; 16 x 11 cm.

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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...

Wild, Robert, 1609-1679

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Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728

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Mather was an American Puritan clergyman and writer. Mather attended Harvard (A.B. 1678, M.A. 1681) and served as minister at the Second Church in Boston from 1685 until his death. His advice was sought during the Salem witch trials. During his lifetime Mather wrote more than 450 books. ...

Collier, Jeremy, 1650-1726

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Fenton, Elijah, 1683-1730

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