Commonplace book, circa 1808-1820.

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Lawrence, Mrs. Commonplace book, circa 1808-1820.

Commonplace book, circa 1808-1820.

Manuscript, in various hands, of a collection of several hundred primarily sentimental and lighthearted poems, both copied by hand as well as printed and pasted in. The collection includes poetry by Robert Southey, Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Robinson, William Roscoe, and Thomas Moore; and address such subjects as death of children; orphans; love; nature; and women's conduct. Most of the manuscript poems include the names of the people who copied them; an excerpt from George Byron's Don Juan is labeled, "Copied for me by George H. Lawrence," while a poem by Southey is annotated, "C W Lawrence." Many others have been signed by members of the D'Aguilan family. The collection also includes a number of printed anecdotes, letters, and news articles on such subjects as the trial of John Bellingham for the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval; a report of a fancy-dress ball given by the Hand-in-Hand Society in 1819; an advertisement for the sale of a horse skeleton at Bullock's Museum; and the will of Samuel Romilly. On p. 18, a news article dated 1808 about a masquerade mentions Mrs. Lawrence as a guest. The volume also contains a letter in a child's hand written to "dear Sophy," followed by numerous sketches of people.

1 v. (ca. 180 p.) ; 31 x 24 cm.

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Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

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Robinson, Mary, 1758-1800

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The Beautiful Perdita. From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : to Sir Peter Burrell. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655533 ...

Roscoe, William, 1753-1831

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Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

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Romilly, Samuel, 1757-1818

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Romilly, an English lawyer and law reformer, practiced mainly on the Chancery side. He served as Solicitor General in All-the-Talents Administration (1806), and secured repeal of an Elizabethan statute making it a capital offense to steal from a person (1808). From the description of Letter and notes, 1809, 1812, and undated. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339909 Epithet: of Add MS 37949 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : P...