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English satirical pieces, written in about A.D. 1750-1760

MS. Douce 201
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Oblivion. A poem. By the late Martinus Scriblerus ... Published from an Original Manuscript in the Editor's hands': beg. 'Thy pow'r, Oblivion': followed (fol. 12) by 'Comments and Notes on Oblivion. By the author Martinus Scriblerus': and (fol. 25) by 'The Reviewers Criticism on Oblivion with the Editor's Answer.'
  2. (fol. 34) 'The Jewiad. An Epic Poem': beg. ' I sing the Nation who by God's command.'
  3. (fol. 45) 'The Age of Dullness. A Satire. By a natural son of the late Mr. Pope. With a Preface ... 1756': beg. 'And with Pope's Genius is all Genius fled?'
  4. (fol. 55) 'Juvenal. Book 2nd Satire 6th, Englished . [in verse] against Women. Translated by William Popple Esq.', the last clause an addition: beg. 'It has been fabled': the Latin is also here
  5. (fol. 96) ' Juvenal Book 4th Satire 10th Englished', in verse: beg. 'From farthest West': with the Latin
  6. (fol. 120) 'Dialogues between a certain R. R. Doctor of D---y and a Critic' on Pope's Imitation of Horace's Satt. ii. 1-2 and his first Epistle to Bolingbroke: in prose.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1750-1760


167 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 201

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 21775

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper, injured at lower outer corners


15 1/8 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom