|Archive||Folger Shakespeare Library|
|Call Number||Folger MS M.b.23|
Anonymous, ca. 1805–1817.
Themes of love, support for the oppressed (slaves, Irish peasants, workhorses, foundlings, animals in general, etc.), consumption.
Maybe part of local network as some pieces attributed to single initials.
|Book Size||31cm x 20cm|
|Filled Page Count||363 pages|
|First Line Index||No|
Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
Folger MS M.b.23. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/256.
Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.
|Created||2019-09-04 1:13:45 PM|
|Updated||2023-07-25 11:08:52 AM|
|Wou'd you think it, my Duck! (for the fault I must own)||
Local title: Miss Hamilton/ afterwards Mrs. M./ expressed her partiality for Moore in the following Song, addressed to a daughter of the famous Stephen Duck, in which she quibbles on his name with great ingenuity & delicacy—
Attributed author: Miss Hamilton afterwards Mrs. M.
Other variants: n/a
Other: Identifies the poem as addressed to the daughter of Stephen Duck.
Regular; simply the name at the end of the piece. Anecdotes often unattributed.
Red cloth. Subsequently rebound with modern binding.
Created from a pre-bound paperbook (stubs of excised leaves).
Single hand; seeming shift to various hands for final 21 leaves.
|Indications of use||
Insert of note signed MC and dated Feb. 1829, addressed to Miss S—.
Stubs of excised leaves at the front, another at leaves 113–114.
Items often occur in clusters by one author, suggesting sources that are organized in this way (i.e. single-author books or collections with clusters by author).
Likely, given the number of unattributed and unknown items.
Insert of a note signed "MC" and dated Feb. 1829, addressed to "Miss S" re: a poem not included, but copying prose lines written by the intermediary between a poem and a young lady.