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Verse, 1715-1802, n.d.

MS. Eng. d. 3885

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  1. (fols. ii-vii) an index of contents
  2. (fol. 1) verse 'upon Mary Queen of Scots' pillar in Poole Hole' by Dr Vernon, 1715, with a reply in verse by Dr [John?] Byrom
  3. (fol. 2) verse 'On the King of Prussia', by unidentified, n.d.
  4. (fols. 3-4) verse 'on his friends at Eton school' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1762
  5. (fols. 6-7) verse 'addressed to Lord Fitzwilliam on his recovery from a dangerous illness' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1763
  6. (fols. 8-9) verse titled 'An inscription for the monument of Lady Sarah Bunbury's dead favourites' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1765
  7. (fol. 10) verse titled 'An inscription for the Urn of a favourite dog' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1765
  8. (fol. 11) verse for Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, 'on his enclosing the tomb of Archbishop Grey...with a beautiful gothic railing of cast iron' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, n.d.
  9. (fols. 12-13) 'Ode on the Cotillon Dancers' by unidentified, Apr. 1768
  10. (fol. 14) verse, from The Public Advertiser, commencing 'with noise for agument, abuse for wit' by unidentified, n.d.
  11. (fol. 15) verse, from The Public Advertiser, commencing 'Portland of mongrel breed, 'twixt Whig and Tory', by Jemima Campbell, Marchioness Grey, n.d.
  12. (fols. 16-17) verse, for Lady Newhaven, on the death of Lady Dashwood, commencing 'yes she is gone! in earth her body lies' by Lady Hardwicke, n.d.
  13. (fols. 18-22) verse commencing 'the ticket came; Lord Frederick sent it' by unidentified, n.d.
  14. (fols. 23-4) 'A popular ballad for the Associations in favour of loyalty' by Hester Lynch Piozzi, sent to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, by Sarah Siddons, [1793?]
  15. (fol. 25) verse 'on the Honourable Reverend C. Stewart' by Rachel Burton, n.d.
  16. (fol. 26) verse titled 'The rival colours' by Rachel Burton, n.d.
  17. (fol. 27) verse, for the Countess of Buckingh[amshire?], titled 'To Laura with the tragedy of Braganza' by Robert Jephson, 1778
  18. (fol. 28) epigram 'upon reading in the news-papers, the motion the Attorney General made in Parliament, for the enquirey into the traiterous correspondence with France' by unidentified, Mar. 1793
  19. (fol. 29) verse titled 'An attempt to give the English reader some idea of the late Mr Gray's most beautiful & classical ode written at the Grande Chartreuse' by Charles Dunster, n.d.
  20. (fol. 30) verse titled 'Inscription attempted for the monument of Collins in Chichester Cathedral' by unidentified, Oct. 1795
  21. (fol. 31) verse titled 'An impromptu attempt at Shenstone's manner on the refusal of Celia of placing a favorite flower in her bosom, from a cruel conformity to fashion at the expence of wounding the tender feelings of a susceptible mind' by Miss Fanquier, n.d.
  22. (fols. 32-3) verse commencing 'once on a time an humble muse' by unidentified, n.d.
  23. (fols. 34-5) song commencing 'of all the brave captains that ever were seen' by unidentified, n.d.
  24. (fol. 36r) verse titled 'The visionary' by William Robert Spencer, n.d.
  25. (fol. 36v) epigram commencing 'live, while you live, the Epicure would say' by Philip Doddridge, n.d.; verse 'on the city of Bristol having presented the freedom of the city in a gold box to Lord Rodney, & in a box of heart of oak to Admiral Keppel' by unidentified, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  26. (fol. 37r) verse 'written by Mrs Kennicott words given Saint, Soul, no, pearly, snow', n.d.
  27. (fol. 37v) verse titled 'On the death of a friend' by unidentified, n.d.
  28. (fols. 38-9) verse titled 'A party to Richmond' by les Dames de B. & [Cramons?], n.d.
  29. (fol. 40) verse commencing 'did not Dean Barker wisely preach' by unidentified, n.d.
  30. (fols. 40-41r) verse titled 'Prologue to the play read before their majesties' by unidentified, n.d.
  31. (fols. 41v-42) verse titled 'The Mimic Blackbird A Fable' by unidentified, n.d.
  32. (fol. 43) verse, addressed to Miss Vernon, commencing 'all smooth tongued flattery join in prizing' by George Montague, n.d.
  33. (fols. 44-5) verse titled 'An ideal visit to Lady Harcourt's flower garden after reading a description of Nuneham' by C. Dunsted, Jan. 1802
  34. (fol. 46) verse titled 'Arno's Vale' by unidentified, n.d.
  35. (fol. 47) song commencing 'my sheep I've forsaken I've lop'd my sheep hook' by Sir Gilbert Elliott, n.d.
  36. (fol. 48) verse commencing 'poor little Tommy was in pain' by unidentified, n.d.
  37. (fol. 49) verse commencing 'little busy, pretty fly' by unidentified, n.d.
  38. (fols. 50-1) 'free translation of the copy of verses written and presented by the Emperor of China to Lord Macartney his Majesty's minister plenipotentiary at the court of Pekin at his audience of leave three days after his arrival' by unidentified, n.d.
  39. (fols. 52-3) verse commencing 'young genius soar'd on pinious light' by Harriet Eyre, n.d.
  40. (fols. 54-5) hymn 'for young children' by unidentified, n.d.
  41. (fol. 56r) verse 'in the church of Tenby to the memory of Jane Griffith wife of Thomas Griffith mariner' by unidentified, n.d.; epitaph at 'Tenby: to the Memory of Elizabeth Prosser', n.d.
  42. (fol. 57) verse commencing 'spirit leave thine house of clay!' by unidentified, n.d.
  43. (fol. 58) verse commencing 'worn out with hunger I espy' by C.B., n.d.
  44. (fol. 59) 'Sonnet to nothing' attributed to Porson, n.d.
  45. (fols. 60-1) charade, addressed to Miss Vernon, commencing 'my first tho your House nay your life it defends' attributed to Porson, n.d.
  46. (fols. 62-4) epilogue, with a cast list, 'for the play of the jealous wife', n.d.
  47. (fol. 65) sonnet commencing 'alas that fancy's pencil still pourtrays' by John Leyden, n.d.
  48. (fol. 66) verse commencing 'all you donst know said Combe to Sir John', by unidentified, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  49. (fol. 67) verse commencing 'to ready Scotland boys & girls are carried' by unidentified, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  50. (fol. 68) verse, 'to be sent with a copy of Mr Whitehead's Lines on friendship, commencing 'friendship's best thoughts & feelings here exprest' by unidentified, n.d.
  51. (fol. 69) epitaph 'for the indended tomb of Mrs Nelly Mundy' by F.N.C. Mundy, n.d.
  52. (fol. 70r) 'An epitaph in a churchyard near Bognor' commencing 'when sorrow weeps o'er virtues sacred chest' by unidentified, n.d.; 'Epitaph in a Country Churchyard - written by himself' commencing 'Poor John Gray here he lies' by unidentified, n.d.
  53. (fol. 70v) 'Epitaph in Chichester churchyard' commencing 'weep not for me my husband dear' by unidentified, n.d.
  54. (fol. 71) verse by John Williams on his being reproved for not weeping over the remains of a female friend', n.d.; epitaph on Lord Ferrers commencing 'The fifth of May' by unidentified, n.d.
  55. (fols. 72-3) verse, 'made on Lord Ferrars the morning of his execution, commencing 'the fleeting minutes roll away' by unidentified, [c.1760?]
  56. (fol. 74) verse commencing 'ah fondly cherish then then lovely plant' by Mary Tighe, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d
  57. (fol. 75r) verse commencing 'two brothers there are' by Lady Susan O'Brien, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  58. (fol. 75v) verse commencing 'with my head I am all deformity' by Lady Susanna Sarah Louisa Fox-Strangways, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  59. (fols. 76-7) verse commencing 'yet where begin - in spite of sceptic wit', in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  60. (fol. 77r) verse commencing 'while Eloisa burns with [p.....] love' by unidentified, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  61. (fol. 78r) verse commencing 'if nature & fortune had placed me with you' by Richard Porson, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first tho your house nay your life he depends' by unidentified, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first with more than Quakers pride' by Richard Porson, n.d.;
  62. (fol. 78v) verse commencing 'nor your unhappy poet' by unidentified, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first is the nymph I adore' by Richard Porson, n.d.; verse, in French, commencing 'le premier vous mangera' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  63. (fol. 79) verse, in French, commencing '[..] se monge du premier', in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first if lost, is a disgrace' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  64. (fol. 80r) verse, in French, commencing 'D'arnaud par votre beau genie' by the Frederick II of Prussia for Mr D'Arnaud, 1751; verse letter, in French, from Voltaire to the King of Prussia, n.d.
  65. (fol. 80r-v) verse, in French, titled 'Le Cu de Manon' by Mr D'Arnaud, n.d.
  66. (fols. 81-2) verse, in French, 'Chanson faite a Chanteloup ches Mr le Duc de Choiseul en 1775, par Mr de Lille pendant le ministre de Mr Turgot', 1775
  67. (fol. 83) verse, in French; titled 'Description de l'opera' by unidentified, n.d.
  68. (fol. 84) verse, in French, titled 'Epitre a Mr de Marmontel historiographe de France' by unidentified, n.d.
  69. (fols. 85-6) ode 'a My Lord Comte de Harcourt' [for Simon, 1st Earl Harcourt], n.d.
  70. (fols. 87-8) verse, in French, titled 'Le tems present', by M. Joseph, n.d.
  71. (fols. 89-90) song, in French, commencing 'Chantons dans un badin vaudeville, n.d.
  72. (fol. 91) verse, in French, commencing 'Le grand Coburg a mis trois mois' by unidentified, n.d.
  73. (fol. 92) couplets, in French, 'sung at a play in the presence of Boisset which he was forced to applaud in French' commencing 'Le Dimanche 31 May, Boisset etant a la Comedie, on a fait chanter les couplets suivans' by unidentified, n.d.
  74. (fol. 93) verse, in French, 'sung at Paris after the King had been sentenced to death' by unidentified, n.d.
  75. (fols. 94-5) verse, in French, titled 'Romance', by unidentified, n.d.
  76. (fols. 96-7) verse, in French, titled 'O ma Dame' by Duke of Mortemart for Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Sept. 1794
  77. (fol. 98) verse, in French, commencing 'A Shaftesbury Charles second', in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  78. (fol. 99) verse, in French, commencing 'Avec les jeux dans le village' by unidentified, n.d.
  79. (fols. 100-1) verse, in French, addressed to Voltaire by [Saurin?] with Voltaire's reply, n.d.
  80. (fols. 102-3) verse, in French, titled 'Jean qui Pleure, et jean qui Rit' by unidentified, n.d.
  81. (fol. 104) verse, in French, replying to (fols. 102-3) by Mr L'abbe de Voisenon, n.d.
  82. (fols. 106-9) dialogue, in French, between De Pegase and Du Vicillard, n.d.
  83. (fol. 110) epitaph, in French, for Jean Jacques Rousseau by the Marquess de Girard with an English translation by William Mason (not in Mason's hand), n.d.
  84. (fols. 111-12) verse, in French, titled 'Epitre au Pape Clement Quatorze les castrats, by unidentified, n.d.
  85. (fol. 113) verse, in French, commencing 'le counois tu ma chere Eleonore' by Cardinal de Bernis, n.d.
  86. (fols. 114-15) verse titled 'The fairy's answer' by Lady Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower, n.d.
  87. (fols. 116-17) epitaph, in Bristol churchyard, commencing 'who'[ear?], like me, with trembling anguish brings' by unidentified, n.d.
  88. (fol. 116v) epitaph on Samuel Johnson commencing 'here lies poor Johnson! Reader have a care' by Soame Jennings, n.d.
  89. (fol. 118) verse titled 'The brides' by unidentified, n.d.
  90. (fol. 119) verse titled 'Christian chronology' by unidentified, n.d.
  91. (fol. 120) cunundrums in English and French [description taken from index], n.d.
  92. (fol. 122) verse titled 'Riddle' and commencing 'the riddle of riddles that dances and skips' by unidentified, n.d.
  93. (fol. 123) verse commencing 'with Devon's girl so blithe and gay' by Charles James Fox, n.d.
  94. (fol. 124) verse titled 'The wither'd violet' by unidentified, n.d.
  95. (fol. 125) verse commencing 'this is the note that nobody wrote' by unidentified, n.d.
  96. (fol. 126) verse, in French, 'written upon the walls of La Belle Alliance' commencing 'Wellington le grand general', n.d.
  97. (fols. 127-34) translation of Petrach's 'The canzoni' by Barbarina Wilmot, n.d.
  98. (fol. 135r) verse, in French, commencing 'Les voicy ces cheveux depuis longtems blanchis' by Madame La marechale de Mirepoix, n.d.; verse, in French, commencing 'Quoi? vous parlez de cheveux blancs' by the Duke of Nivernois, n.d.
  99. (fol. 135v) verse, in French, 'Inscription [...] dune statue de l'amour par Voltaire', n.d.
  100. (fol. 136) verse titled 'to the memory of Richard West esq. who died June 1st 1742 in the 26th year of his age after a tedious & painful illness - supposed to be written by his uncle Judge Burnet', by Thomas Ashton, n.d.
  101. (fols. 137-8) 'Ode to indifference' by Frances Greville, n.d.


  • Creation: 1715-1802, n.d.


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MS. Eng. d. 3885