|Archive||Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
|Call Number||Beinecke Osborn c162|
Anonymous, ca. 1710s.
The first poem is a mock-heroic that praises the women of Stepney and Mile End, and the second and third respond to the first.
|Book Size||19cm x 15cm|
|Filled Page Count||18 pages|
|First Line Index||Yes|
Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
Beinecke Osborn c162. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/43.
Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
|Created||2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM|
|Updated||2023-07-19 4:24:59 PM|
Occasional; first poem is by "Mr. B--y," and the third is addressed to him as the author of first poem.
One gathering, stitched together for this purpose.
Visible red thread at the end of the first poem, in the centre of the gathering.
|Decorations - hand-drawn||
First and third items presented very ornately.
|Indications of use||
Annotations of poems in the margins and at bottoms; dialogue between the poems; use of “disguised” names — all suggest the manuscript was meant to be circulated, explicated, enjoyed within the group and perhaps beyond.
One blank leaf between each of the first three items.
Double red rules between stanzas.
Yes, all seem local and original — perhaps written between members of a local social network.
Double red-ruled margins.