- [Commonplace book]
- Published / Created
- [after 1700]
- Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of 83 poems, primarily political verse satires, from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. A number of the poems satirize King William III, including The lamentation of the French king for the death of K. William, a ballad to the tune of the The dragon of Wantley; and A simile. Other targets of satire include Parliament; Queen Anne; and John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. Other poem titles include Matthew Prior's Ode to the memory of the Honble Col. George Villiers drown'd in the River Piava; The history of the conformity bill; The opening of the sessions in the House of Commons; and To the vice chancellor of Cambridge.
Binding: full calf; gilt decoration on spine.
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Index at end of volume.
Written on title page: Anecdota 1700. Honi soit qui mal y pense.
- 1 v. (130 p.) ; 16 x 9 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Partially digitized
- Call Number
- Osborn c111
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Subject (Geographic)
Great Britain--Politics and government--17th century
Great Britain--Politics and government--18th century
- Subject (Name)
Marlborough, John Churchill,--Duke of,--1650-1722
William--III,--King of England,--1650-1702
- Subject (Topic)
English poetry--18th century
Political poetry, English
Verse satire, English
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- Commonplace Book, After 1700. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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