A set of English songs and epigrams on separate sheets, written perhaps in the third quarter of the 18th cent.
Apparently chiefly in the hand of James Boswell the elder (d. 1795). They seem to belong to his Edinburgh days, for one poem (to him, by A. McIntosh) is dated Sept. 22, 1761, and another 1762 (fols. 21, 61). Many of them are included in a 'plan of a volume of poems to be published for me by Becket & Dehorde' (fol. 1), and all are light in character.
- Creation: written perhaps in the third quarter of the 18th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 193
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21767
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
12 7/8 × 8 1/4 in.