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"Winchester Gathering Book, 1739", 1738-48

Dep. e. 291
Held at the Weston Library

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Containing extracts (or "gatherings") from classical and other works compiled by Joseph Warton at Winchester College, 1738-9, and occasional verse written by him in 1740 (see his note on fol. 81). The original verse includes:

  1. (fol. 54) "American Song", published in Thomas Warton, Poems (1748), with an earlier draft (fol. 54v) entitled "Mexican Love-song"
  2. (fols. 57v-9v) "To Pity"
  3. (fol. 62) "Ode to Iris"
  4. (fols. 69v-70) Latin verse "Josephus ad patrem suum"
  5. (fol. 71v) English verse beginning "Awake, Lodona, from thy coral bed"
  6. (fols. 72v-3) "Ode on the passion", published in Thomas Warton, Poems (1748)
  7. (fol. 74) "Song", beginning "When Love & Phoebus yet were young"
  8. (fols. 76v-7v) English verse beginning "Sleep soundly swain" part of a masque, "The Hermit", written by Warton at school (see his note on fol. 77v)
  9. (fols. 81v-3v) "Reflexions on my birthday"
  10. (fol. 34v) part of a pastoral elegy beginning "Come shepherds let us sit around the Hearse".


  • Creation: 1738-48


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


Dep. e. 291

Physical Facet

Vellum binding.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom