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A set of English songs and epigrams on separate sheets, written perhaps in the third quarter of the 18th cent.

MS. Douce 193
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

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.


108 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


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.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom