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Philip Yorke 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, ca. 1756. Principal figure in Yorke-Grey coterie.
12 items—11 original or local poems, 1 Latin paste-in.
Ann Countess of Strafford, ca. 1715–1730.
Primarily political satire, some acrostics of Ann's name; Jacobite-related material.
Mary Capell, ca. 1740–1751.
Verso pages are filled with explanatory notes identifying people and places from the poems.
Political satire, love poems; poems about poetry (writing, collection, gifts of poetry), the arts, and prologues and epilogues.
The final section of poems seems to be associated with the Yorke-Grey coterie.
A coterie centred around Philip Yorke, future 2nd earl of Hardwicke, and his wife Jemima, Marchioness Grey, at Wrest in Bedfordshire from the 1740s to the early 1750s. Discussed in Schellenberg, Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture: 1740–1790 (Cambridge UP, 2016).