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A volume entitled 'Orations', containing translations and essays by Beckford, 1773-4, c. 1774

MS. Beckford e. 3
Held at the Weston Library

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(pp. 120-146) are blank


  1. (pp. 1-83) translations from classical texts, Jan. 1773-May 1774
  2. (pp. 85-105) an essay 'Whether the conduct of Lord Bacon in pleading against the Earl of Essex be defensible?'
  3. (pp. 109-19) 'The speech of William the Conqueror to his army on landing at Hastings'
  4. (pp. 152-147 rev.) 'The state of innosense [sic]'

Signature 'William T. Beckford' (p. 1), faint pencilled inscription on pastedown 'at[?] the rev. Dr. [Samuel] Berdmore's [?]/ Charter House Square/ London[?]'.


  • Creation: 1773-4, c. 1774


154 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford e. 3

Physical Facet

Binding: vellum spine, marbled boards (lower board detached and lacking marbled cover)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom