English pastoral poet; author of an epitaph for the dowager Countess of Pembroke popular with miscellany compilers.
Schoolmaster and book collector, the second surviving son of music historian Charles Burney (1726–1814).
Musician and author; father of Frances Burney D’Arblay, Charles Burney, and Charlotte Burney Francis Broome; friend of Samuel Johnson, Hester Thrale Piozzi, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and Edmund Burke.
Anglican archdeacon; son of Charles Burney (1757–1817), grandson of Charles Burney (1726–1814); compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of love poems and occasional verse.
Writer; most famous for her novels, memoir of her father, Charles Burney (1726–1814), and posthumously published journals; features prominently in the manuscript verse miscellany of her sister, Charlotte Burney Francis Broome.
Scottish poet; regarded as a pioneer of Romantic poetry; popular with miscellany compilers.
Centre of the Burroughs-Crowfoot circle, possibly located in Norfolk; possibly the compiler of Beinecke Osborn c90, which features the group’s original work.
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Novelist and diarist; famous for her anonymously published court diary Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV; compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany that reflects her life in Edinburgh before 1810.
Primary compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of elegies, epitaphs, and other poems.
Elder of the two Ladies of Llangollen, whose unconventional relationship and lifestyle made them celebrities and a source of inspiration to the Romantic poets.
Probably a Harvard alumus; major author in Benjamin Church’s manuscript verse miscellany, which centres around a group of Harvard students.
Poet and creator of a system of shorthand; most famous as a writer of Anglican hymns.
Poet; one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement, popular with contemporary miscellany compilers.
Attributed author of a satirical poem called “Verses on receiving a Turkey and Sausages from Mrs. Mattocks, by a young Gentleman in the fifths Form at Westminster School.”
Daughter of William, third Earl of Essex, and wife of John Forbes (1714–1796); correspondent of Thomas Birch (his correspondence at the British Library confirmsher interest in literature and also her handwriting); compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany associated with the Yorke-Grey coterie.
Poet, translator, and writer; leading member of the Bluestocking Circle; her religious poetry was very popular with miscellany compilers.
Political hostess; leading member of the Cavendish-Ponsonby-Crewe network.
Lay preacher and Moravian minister; his hymns appear in Houghton MS Eng 614.
Poet; most famous for A Description of Bath (1733).
Compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany which contains poems by “Scriblerus,” apparently her suitor.
Poet; died by suicide at 17 years old; influence on Romantic poets.
Courtier and bigamist; author of a poetic petition to the Pope that was popular with miscellany compilers.
Poet and essayist; famous proto-feminist.
Graduated from Harvard College in 1754; compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of satirical poems by a group of Harvard students. A physician who became Director General of the American revolutionary army, in 1775 he was convicted of "criminal correspondence" with the British and imprisoned, then banished in 1778.