|Archive||University of Chicago Special Collections and Research Center|
|Call Number||UChicago Library Codex Ms. 581|
Anonymous, ca. 1769–1790.
Bound-with The New Bath Guide (1766).
Celebrity-centred manuscript verse miscellany, with a particular focus on Samuel Johnson, Hester Thrale Piozzi, David Garrick, Peter Pindar, and Horace Walpole.
|Book Size||20.2cm x 12.5cm|
|Filled Page Count||417 pages|
|First Line Index||No|
|Additional Genres||Prose - dialogue|
Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
UChicago Library Codex Ms. 581. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/404.Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
|Created||2022-09-18 10:41:08 AM|
|Updated||2023-08-16 12:42:55 PM|
|Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi|
|Richard Brinsley Sheridan|
|Thee, Mary, with this Ring I wed||
Local title: To Mrs — with a Ring. 1778.
Attributed author: n/a
Other variants: n/a
Other: possibly accompanied by a source attribution; "1-1-80. Russ—altakid" (or something like that) is written at the bottom of the last page.
Frequent; includes frequent source attributions and occasionally notes the format of the source text (4to, 12mo, etc.).
Post-bound after compilation with The New Bath Guide (1766) ; navy cloth over boards.
|Indications of use||
Bound-with text suggests connection to Bath, reading about Bath.
Occasional footnotes, endnotes, and commentary.
Page division, source attribution, or simple line between items.
Titles bear no demarcating features.
The rectos and versos proceed separately up to p. 128; there’s some crossover notes at the bottoms of these pages; the verso pages were seemingly filled in later.
Generally proceeds chronologically with loose sections dedicated to a particular celebrity subject.
Possible reference to other manuscript(s), e.g. on p. 13: “The Forest Hunt with an Answer by Zephalinda 10-10-66. vid Manuscript" (this poem does not appear in this book, perhaps the compiler is redirecting the reader to a different manuscript).
Possibly but most of the contents seem to be copied from periodicals.
Paginated by the compiler.
|Table of Contents||
Yes; an Index at the end of the book.