[Commonplace book], 1765 and later.


Bromehead, Joseph, b. 1748. [Commonplace book], 1765 and later.

[Commonplace book], 1765 and later.

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of over a hundred primarily religious and moral entries, though the manuscript also includes a significant amount of secular items. The religious entries include excerpts from published religious reflections and brief biographies of religious figures such as those by Cotton Mather; Jeremiah Burroughs; and Anthony Wood; as well as a large collection of aphorisms. The manuscript also contains excerpts from the poetry of John Dryden; William Shakespeare; Beaumont and Fletcher; Edward Young's Night Thoughts; Verses written by Samuel Davies, president of the college at Princeton, New Jersey, on the birth of his son; and numerous verse epitaphs. Elsewhere, Bromehead records John Wesley's General rules of Kingswood School; Rules at the foundling hospital London; and Rules for health. At the end of the manuscript is an obituary for Rev. Thomas Richard, dated 1798, appended by a note by Bromehead on his friend.

1 v. (146 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm.

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