Bodleian MS Eng. poet. e. 111

Title Untitled
Archive Bodleian Library
Call Number Bodleian MS Eng. poet. e. 111
Complete Yes

Reginald Heber, ca. 1788–1789.

Very plain book. 

18 poems.

Commemoration of people and events in the Brent River area. 

Format Quarto
Book Size 20.5cm x 16.8cm
Filled Page Count 86 pages
Item Count 18
Poem Count 18
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.


Bodleian MS Eng. poet. e. 111.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-07-20 2:08:23 PM
First Line Context
When Bath, grown temperate, his bottle leaves

f. 43

Local title: Ultimatum.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: verso note: "This spirited and pointed little party jeu d'esprit, was copied out of an Irish newspaper." 

Feature Note
Author attributions

Regular; four unattributed items seem to be by the compiler.


Pre-bound paperbook. 101 leaves, fifty-eight blank.




Indications of use

A commemoration of individuals (father) and occasions (elections, etc.).

Item formatting

Some titles and poem ends marked by a thick but watery ink line, but not invariably.

New poems begun on new pages (except in cases of paired poem & answer, prologue & epilogue, very short epitaph on young man drowning at Eton & Latin enigma).


Versos left blank except for notes and attributions.

Original poetry

Yes, those (four) not attributed are seemingly by the compiler, since a number of others are by his father.

Page layout

A lot of white space, given the blank verso sides as well.