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Verse by Joseph Warton, 1749-1979

Dep. c. 642
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 1-77) arranged alphabetically by first line
  2. (fols. 78-9) drafts of "Retirement. An Ode", with a list of the poems included in the 1748 edition of Thomas Warton's poems (see David Fairer, in "Review of English Studies", n.s.29 (1979), 61-5)
  3. (fols. 80-1) fair copy of part of Thomas Warton the elder's "Regal Dream", with a list by Joseph of his father's poems, and draft of his "Ode to sleep" (see David Fairer "The Poems of Thomas Warton the Elder?" in "Review of English Studies" n.s.26 (1975), 287-300, 395-406)
  4. (fols. 82-7) fragments of verse which Warton used in "The Enthusiast" (1744) (ex-inf. Christina le Prevost)
  5. (fols. 88-100) fragments of verse;
  6. (fols. 101-3) drafts of a prologue for Edward Young's play "The Brothers", 1753
  7. (fols. 104-21) notes and verse by Joseph Warton, his father and his brother, including (fol. 115) verse beginning "Happy the caverned hermit", (fol. 117) Joseph's "Lines written at Montauban", and (fol. 118) an early poem by Joseph Trapp entitled "The sacrifice of Christ".


  • Creation: 1749-1979


121 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


Dep. c. 642

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom