[Commonplace book], [ca. 1815-1821].


[Commonplace book], [ca. 1815-1821].

[Commonplace book], [ca. 1815-1821].

Manuscript, in multiple hands, of a collection of about 35 verses, riddles, and prose pieces by various authors. Poems include On the Death of the Princess Charlotte; The Negro's Complaint by William Cowper; War Poem by Robert Southey; and numerous selections from James Hervey's Meditations; as well as a lighthearted piece titled "The Card Club, a Tale Dedicated & Addressed to that Honourable Society." Prose pieces include a diary excerpt recording the routine events of a woman's day, purported to be "a part of that journal of the celebrated Elizabeth Woodville, previous to her marriage with Lord Grey...This was extracted from an ancient manuscript preserved in Drummond Castle;" a letter consoling the recipient for the loss of her brother; and an excerpt from the Spectator. The volume also contains a page of riddles and a parodic dinner menu which includes "The Divine Part of Man Fried."

1 v. (110 p.) ; 24 x 19 cm.

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