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Verse, [1710?]-[1808], n.d.

MS. Eng. d. 3884

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  1. (fols. ii-viii) an index of contents
  2. (fol. 1r) verse commencing 'sov'reign of love, nor own we less thy pow'r' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  3. (fol. 1r) verse commencing 'when lansdown vews the fierceness of my flame' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  4. (fol. 1v) verse commencing 'close, close the volume and no more engage' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  5. (fol.1v-2r) verse commencing 'it thunders & we now may boast' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  6. (fol. 2r-v) verse commencing 'dear Harry if any' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  7. (fol. 3) verse commencing 'the fiercest beasts their homage yeild' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  8. (fol. 4r) verse commencing 'the sacred canvass and the sacred rhime' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  9. (fol. 5r) verse commencing 'dear Harry if any' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  10. (fol. 5v) verse commencing 'while yet ye war in doubtfull ballance hung by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  11. (fol. 5v) verse commencing 'when lansdown vews the fierceness of my flame' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  12. (fol. 6) verse titled 'To Mr Prior - upon his invitation to town' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  13. (fol. 7) verse commencing 'here mayst thou see me, ere the trady sun' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  14. (fol. 8r) verse titled 'The Toilet" by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  15. (fol. 8v) verses titled 'To the Honorable Mr-' and 'Struggle' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  16. (fol. 9r) verse commencing 'chast Celia judge & judging own how strong' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  17. (fol. 9v) verse titled 'Upon ye Ly P- painting' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  18. (fol. 10) verse commencing 'when rash erostratus at fame aspird' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  19. (fols. 11-13) verse titled 'Astrop Wells, 1719, addressed to the honourable Thomas Harvey esq.' by Simon Harcourt, 1719
  20. (fol. 14) song, commencing 'as Damon languished at my feet', composed by Lady Julia Noel for Viscount Carbury, n.d.
  21. (fol. 15) '54th psalm paraphrased to the tune of the Easter Hymn' by Martha Vernon-Venables, n.d.
  22. (fols. 17-19) various verses and songs titled 'Imitations from the French' by unidentified, n.d.
  23. (fols. 20-3) verse titled 'On leaving Spaw' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, addressed to Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, and Miss [Frances?] Poole, 1766
  24. (fols. 24-5) verse titled 'Ode to Friendship' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, n.d.
  25. (fols. 26-7) verse titled 'On Beauty' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, n.d.
  26. (fol. 28) verse commencing 'oftimes in friendship's semblance drest' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, n.d.
  27. (fol. 29) epitaph for Charlotte, Countess of Dysart by Horatio Walpole, in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  28. (fol. 30) verse 'wrote on Pam's holding a telescope, & thrown into the Dutchess of Grafton's lapp at Loo, the night before she left England' by Horatio Walpole in an unidentified hand, n.d.; verse 'written by Ld Ch-d placed in the Parlour of Sir William Stanhope's house, that was Mr Pope's at Twickenham' by [ Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield?], n.d.
  29. (fols. 31-2) verse commencing 'when gentle Thames rowls back his silver streams' by Philip James Wharton, Duke of Wharton, n.d.
  30. (fol. 33) verse titled 'A riddle' by David Garrick in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  31. (fol. 33v) verse commencing 'Sir this will inform you I'm not in your debt' by Mrs Malbon, n.d.
  32. (fol. 34r) verse commencing 'your pinks, your tulips live an hour' for Walter Clark by Horatio Walpole, 1773
  33. (fol. 34v) inscription by William Mason for a pedestal to mark the site of Walter Clark's death in the flower garden at Nuneham Park, Aug. 1784
  34. (fols. 35-6) verse by David Garrick 'On leaving Chatsworth having had a dispute the preceding evening with Lord John Cavendish on the merits of Shakespeare' in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  35. (fol. 37) epitaph for William Hogarth commencing 'farewell great painter of mankind' by David Garrick, n.d.
  36. (fols. 38-9) verse titled ' Garrick's wedding' attributed to Edward Moore, n.d.
  37. (fol. 40) verse commencing 'with gallant Onslow second in command' by [Thomas Onslow, Viscount Cranley?], n.d.
  38. (fol. 41) verse titled 'A catalogue of comforts for two sisters & mothers in law' by unidentifed, n.d.
  39. (fols. 42-3) verse titled 'Verses upon the honourable Stephen Fox written by the honourable C.J. Fox & the honourable Richard Fitzpatrick', n.d.
  40. (fol. 44r) verse commencing 'we are little Airy Creatures' attributed to Jonathan Swift, n.d.; verse commencing 'a word that consists of three letters alone', by unidentified, n.d.
  41. (fols. 46-7) verse, for Mrs Crewe, commencing 'when the loveliest expression to feature is joynd' by Charles James Fox, in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  42. (fol. 48-9) verse, for Lady Egremont, commencing 'virtue and fame the other day' by George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, 1761
  43. (fol. 50) verse commencing 'father of mercies deign to hear' by George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, n.d.
  44. (fol. 51) verse, for Lord William Gordon, titled 'The caution - by a friend' by Lady Anne Lindsay, n.d.
  45. (fols. 52-3) verse titled 'The removal of the village' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  46. (fols. 54-5) verse titled 'The old woman's tree' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  47. (fols. 56-9) verse titled 'The flower garden - a eclogue' by William Whitehead, 1770
  48. (fol. 60) verse, for Lady Spencer, commencing 'queen of the sports, you deign to grace' by William Whitehead, in an unidentified hand, 1778
  49. (fol. 61) verse, for George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, commencing 'we laundry maids at Nuneham' by William Whitehead, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, 1772
  50. (fols. 62-3) 'Verses occassioned by the death of Walter Clark, florist - written in the flower garden at Nuneham' by William Whitehead, [1784]
  51. (fols. 64-5) verse, concerning the death of Lancelot"Capability" Brown, commencing 'clos'd are his toils, the fatal shaft has flown', by William Whitehead, [1783]
  52. (fols. 66-7) verse, for Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer, commencing 'the dames of Greece & Rome when glory's charms' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  53. (fols. 68-9) verse commencing 'here shall our ling'ring footsteps oft be found' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  54. (fol. 70) verse commencing 'can this be Nuneham's liberal shade' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  55. (fols. 71-2) verse, for a memorial to William Mason at Nuneham Park, commencing 'these roseate bowers, these sun-bright glades' by Sir Brooke Boothby, May 1796
  56. (fol. 73) verse on Mark VII 31 by Francis Wrangham, n.d.
  57. (fol. 74) verse on John XX 24 by Francis Wrangham, n.d.
  58. (fols. 75-8) verse titled 'The search for content' by Thomas Wilson, n.d.
  59. (fols. 79-80) verse 'written at that part of the grounds at Nuneham, where the rewards of industry are annually distributed among the inhabitants of the village' by unidentified, n.d.
  60. (fol. 81) verse commencing 'thy years have flown on rapid wing' by Joseph Dacre Carlyle, n.d.
  61. (fols. 82-3) 'Part of an old ballad' concerning James Francis Edward Stuart, 'The Old Pretender', by unidentified, n.d.
  62. (fols. 84r) verse, concerning the American War of Independence, commencing 'each morn the chafing dishes round' by Dr Vansittart, n.d.
  63. (fol. 84r-v) verse, concerning the American War of Independence, commencing 'Upon a Tressel Pig was laid' by Dr Vansittart, in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  64. (fol. 85) verse titled 'The French Version of the ten Commandments' by unidentified, n.d.
  65. (fols. 86-7) verse titled 'A chapter in logick' by unidentified, n.d.
  66. (fols. 88-9) verse commencing 'I lately thought, no man alive' by unidentified, n.d.
  67. (fol. 90) verse 'written improptu in a box at Covent Garden theatre when Mrs Siddons had finished her address on taking leave of the stage' by Thomas Erskine 1st Baron Erskine, n.d.
  68. (fol. 91) verse titled 'On a beautiful young lady with an impediment in her speech, & remarkable for sweetness of disposition' by ? Nares, n.d.
  69. (fol. 92) verse 'hung on the boughs of a venerable wallnut tree which overshadows the burial ground of Mr Waller in Beaconsfield church yard' by unidentified, n.d.
  70. (fols. 93-4) verse titled 'The diversions of Purley' by unidentified, n.d.
  71. (fol. 95) verse titled 'Ecclesiastical Joy', concerning Edward Venables-Vernon's appointment as Archbishop of York, by Mrs [Kobett?], [1808]
  72. (fols. 96-8) ballad commencing 'of all the men I ever saw' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  73. (fol. 99) verse, for Sir Joshua Reynolds, commencing 'hope not my Mary's charms to trace' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  74. (fols. 100-1) verse titled 'The maids of honor' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  75. (fols. 102-3) verse titled 'The maid of honor's answer to Lord de la Warr's farewell' by Charles Townshend, n.d.
  76. (fol. 104) song commencing 'fair hebe I left with a cautious design' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  77. (fols. 105-6) verse titled 'Goodbye and howd'ydo' attributed to William Robert Spencer, n.d.
  78. (fol. 107) verse titled 'Fragment of an oration' by George Canning, n.d.
  79. (fol. 108) copy of verse in the hand of Edward Jerningham, concerning Isabella Markham, commencing 'whence comes my love, o hearte disclose' by John Harington, 1564
  80. (fol. 109) verse, for Anne Berry on the the loss of the nest of cupids, commencing 'the many loves that o'er thy bosom stray' by Edward Jerningham, n.d.
  81. (fol. 110) verse commencing 'the Arts improve in this aspiring age' by unidentified, n.d.
  82. (fols. 111-12) verse titled 'New games at St. Stephen's chapel' by unidentified, n.d.
  83. (fol. 113) verse titled 'March of intellect in Ireland' by unidentified, n.d.
  84. (fols. 114-15) verse titled 'The proper epithet' by unidentified, n.d.
  85. (fol. 116) epigram 'written at the time when a tax was laid on receipts when Mr Fox was minister' by Mrs Walsingham in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  86. (fol. 117) verse, for Elizabeth Carpenter, commencing 'the high flown kiss and studied verse' by Anne Talbot, Dec. 1800
  87. (fol. 118) verse commencing 'to horse to horse my comrades say' by Charlotte Chetwynd Talbot, Countess Talbot, n.d.
  88. (fol. 119) verse 'on Lord Nuneham having his arms painted on his chariot without a coronet' by Charlotte Chetwynd Talbot, Countess Talbot, n.d.
  89. (fols. 120-1) copy of an epitaph by Hersell inscribed upon the monument to Mary, Countess Talbot in the church of Barrington, Gloucestershire, n.d.
  90. (fols. 122-3) verse 'addressed to Mrs North upon her asking why she was graceful, by George Lyttelton, 1st B Lyttelton, n.d.
  91. (fols. 124-5) verse, on Lord Guilford, commencing 'though darkness o'er the sight may roll' by Anthony Morris Storer, n.d.
  92. (fols. 126-7) verse titled 'The gentleman's skull' by unidentified, n.d.
  93. (fols. 127-8) verse titled 'The lady's skull' by unidentified, n.d.
  94. (fol. 129) verse commencing 'oh thou for whom my lyre I string' by unidentified, n.d.
  95. (fols. 129-30) prose riddles by William Mason, n.d.
  96. (fols. 131-2) verse, for Elizabeth Anne Linley, commencing 'uncouth this moss covered grotto of stone' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, n.d.
  97. (fol. 133) address of George Selwyn to the electors of Gloucester put into verse by R. Fitzpatrick, 1786


  • Creation: [1710?]-[1808], n.d.


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MS. Eng. d. 3884