Leeds Brotherton Lt 100

Title Untitled
Archive Brotherton Library
Call Number Leeds Brotherton Lt 100
Complete Yes
Description

Anonymous, ca. 1775–1810.

130 items.

Pieces from Garrick's memoir and other prose with a record of Wyvill-G—ll coterie's poetic exchanges in the middle.

Format
Book Size
Filled Page Count 237 pages
Item Count 130
Poem Count 106
Periods
First Line Index Yes
Digitized Yes
Region
Additional Genres Bills of fare, Lists, Prose
Print Sources
Major Themes

Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.

Minor Themes

Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.

Links
Bibliography
Citation

Leeds Brotherton Lt 100. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/382.

 
Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.
Created 2020-05-06 1:28:44 PM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:29:58 AM
First Line Context Print Source
A Knife, dear Girl, cuts Love, they say

f. 105 inverted.

Local title: Verses sent by a gentleman to his lady with a present of a knife.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Goddess of golden dreams, whose magic pow'r

ff. 6r–8r

Local title: Castle building, an Elegy.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Is not my measter here among you, pray?

f. 15r-16r 

Local title: Prologue. Written by Mr. Garrick, and spoken by him in the Character of a Country Boy.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Painful source of many a sorrow!

p. 32v. 

Local title: On the Word Last.

Attributed author: Miss HM. Williams.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: Epigraph: What a desolate word is the monosyllable last!

York Chronicle
Since thine is the only power on earth we know

p. 107v inverted. 

Local title: To the Pope—Supposed to be wrote by the Dutchess of Kingston.

Attributed author: Dutchess of Kingston.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Take, holy earth, all that my soul holds dear

p. 104v.

Local title: Mrs. Mason's Epitaph.

Attributed author: W. Mason.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Take, holy earth, all that my soul holds dear

p. 78.

Local title: Mrs. Mason's Epitaph.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Thee, Mary, with this Ring I wed

ff. 104r–103v inverted. 

Local title: To Mrs Locke with a Ring.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Frequent; frequent source attributions as well.

Binding

Vellum with some blind tooling, worn and somewhat discoloured.

Hands

Single, varying over time and with varying degrees of formality, with a different hand at ff. 33v and 37.

Indications of use

Seemingly contains a record of coterie exchanges in the middle (ff. 57–48).

“Key to the Riddles” written upside-down on the first (unpaginated) page at the front of the ms, perhaps suggesting anticipation of a reader who wouldn’t already know the answers.

Frequent annotations throughout, eg. f. 86.

f. 94 item seemingly added in at a later date in remaining space, and then when the compiler ran out of space, a paper insert was added as well. Another paper insert between ff. 34–35.

Item formatting

Small space between items, rare lines under titles or separating items.

Organization

Ambigraph.

Original poetry

Yes; the Wyvill sequence at the end of the ambigraph section seems to be original.

Page layout

Paginated (in folios; from f. 48v, pagination is written from the back of the book inwards and upside down; f. 1v is also upside down).

Some pages are filled to the edges, eg. f. 71, and some have plenty of leftover space, eg. f. 63. The use of space is inconsistent.