|Archive||Folger Shakespeare Library|
|Call Number||Folger MS M.a.142|
Horatia Nelson (16 years old), 1817.
Quite a banal book but a good indication of what poetry was popular, including some poems on the Napoleonic wars, and Irish/Scottish materials.
|Format||Unknown [wove paper, no chainlines, no watermarks]|
|Book Size||23cm x 19cm|
|Filled Page Count||148 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.a.142. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/332.Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
|Created||2019-11-04 8:04:46 AM|
|Updated||2023-07-20 4:09:09 PM|
|George Gordon Byron|
|Horatia Nelson Ward|
|Take, holy earth, all that my soul holds dear||
Local title: [Two titles—p. 63:] On the death of Mrs Mason—extracts from Mason's poem on death of wife. [p. 64:] On a Lady who died of a Consumption at the Hot Wells Bristol by her husband.
Attributed author: Mason [and] her husband.
Other variants: First line: Whoe'er like me with trambling anguish brings...
Frequent or occasional, but not well-organised.
Half red roan, marbled paper boards.
Created from a pre-bound paperbook (writing goes right into the gutter).
Single loose hand.
|Indications of use||
Sense of ad hoc filling-in rather than advance planning.
Stubs of excised leaves follow leaves 6, 26, 63, 64, 75.
Heavy double lines under titles and at ends of items, sometimes between stanzas or individual extracts from the same work, occasionally varied with other sorts of dividers.
Sometimes difficult to determine where one source ends and another begins.
A fairly messy book, with cross-outs.
Two pages at the end in another hand and inside back cover are written in reverse orientation.
Written inside front cover: "Horatia N. Nelson. 1817. Burnham."
Paginated up to 162 with some errors (148 filled pages).