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Common-place book of verses, written in 1788-1817, chiefly by E. Chapman

MS. Montagu e. 14
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'Poetry Selected and Original, 1788 & 1789', a common-place book of verses, chiefly in the hand of E(liza) Chapman, with additions of 1793 and 1817. Among the writers whose poems are copied are 'Scriblerus' (passim), Burns (fols. 11v, 17), Beattie (fols. 15v, 27), dr. John Langhome (fols. 42, 45, 47v, 52, 54v). Some are by the writer, who seems to have lived at Warminster in 1788 (fols. 17v, 21).


  • Creation: written in 1788-1817, chiefly by E. Chapman


89 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Montagu e. 14

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. V, no. 25418.

Custodial History

Acquired by Montagu on Jan. 27, 1735.

Old (until about 1890) MS. Montagu no. 20.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/8 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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