Beinecke Osborn d256

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn d256
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1816.

Over 200 poems.

Serious, sentimental, and occasional poems, many addressed to individual women.

Format Octavo
Book Size 18.4cm x 11.9cm
Filled Page Count 165 pages
Item Count 149
Poem Count 149
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres
Print Sources
Major Themes

Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.

Minor Themes

Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.


Beinecke Osborn d256.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-12-15 10:03:18 AM
First Line Context Print Source
Immortal Newton never spoke

Page: 49

Local title: Upon a full length statue of Mr. Nash, being placed between the bust of Newton & Pope, By Lord Chesterfield

Attributed author: Lord Chesterfield

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants:n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Presumably regular or frequent given the attributions to personal acquaintances, and the number of featured authors listed in the catalogue description. 


Pre-Bound and Re-Bound. Likely trimmed for rebinding but originally bound before transcription. 15 blanks at end.

Quarter calf over marbled paper boards.



Indications of use

Seemingly some later fill-ins and annotations in very tiny hand

Item formatting

Most items have a double ruled line at end, but sometimes, esp. towards end, these are very casually drawn; sometimes just a single line 

Original poetry

Uncertain if the compiler contributed poems, but their personal acquaintances did (eg. Warton, Symmons). 

Table of Contents

Yes, until page 49, then discontinued.

Title page

'Poems by S. T. Coleridge, late of Jesus college Cambridge'.

May only apply to first few poems.