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Vol. I, poems, some with alterations of words or whole lines, 1727-46

MS. Eng. d. 3623
Held at the Weston Library

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Fols. 1-257 in the hand of an amanuensis, possibly Hoadly's wife Elizabeth, much of the remainder in Hoadly's hand. Includes

(pp. 1-22) 'Poems written while at School', 1727, n.d.

(pp. 23-372) 'Poems on several occasions', some dated, 1729-46, including a few (pp. 51-3, 144-7) noted as set to music by [Maurice] Greene, and including

  1. (passim) a few poems by others, including (pp. 157-82) poems to Hoadly on his marriage, 1735-6
  2. (fols. 191-2) 'Venus & Adonis, A Cantata. Set to Musick by Mr. K[ellaway]' [ Joseph Kelway] (another copy, dated 1734, is in MS. Eng. d. 3626, fols. 100v-101v)
  3. (pp. 222-55) Latin verse play 'MUSCIPULA ...', by Edward Holdsworth, of Magdalen College, Oxford, 1709, with (on facing pages) English verse translation by Hoadly, 'KAMBROMYOMAXIA, or The Mouse-Trap', 1737. Separate Latin and English versions first published 1709; Hoadly's translation published in Dodsley, A collection of poems (1758).
  4. (pp. 259-73) Latin (and on facing pages) English translation of Horace, book 1, satire 1, 1738
  5. (p. 274) a sonnet, dedicated to [Maurice] Greene

With (pp. 375-88) list of contents.


  • Creation: 1727-46


396 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. d. 3623

Physical Facet

Binding: Gilt-ruled sprinkled calf, rebacked

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom