Fugitive tracts, [late 18th century].


Walpole, Horace 1717-1797. Fugitive tracts, [late 18th century].

Fugitive tracts, [late 18th century].

Manuscript, in a single hand, of copies of 17 primarily lighthearted and occasional verses by Walpole and others, many annotated as having been printed at Strawberry Hill. Poems by Walpole include The magpie and her brood; To Madame de Damas, learning English; and a verse epilogue, "spoken by Mrs Clive on quitting the stage." The volume also contains the works of other poets, including David Garrick's To Mr. Gray on his odes; Charles Miller's To Lady Horatia Waldegrave on the death of the Duke of Ancaster; Charles Fox's To Mrs Crewe; and Anna Countess Temple's Verses sent to Lady Charles Spencer with a painted taffety. Also pasted in are newspaper clippings which contain 4 poems by Walpole.

1 v. (38 leaves) ; 23 cm.

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