Clark MS 1948.003

Title Untitled
Archive Clark Library
Call Number Clark MS 1948.003
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1709–1712.

57 items.

Very author oriented, with source attributions.

Format Octavo
Book Size 17.5 cm x 11.5 cm
Filled Page Count 144 pages
Item Count 57
Poem Count 57
First Line Index No
Digitized Yes
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.


Clark MS 1948.003.” 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 3:47:28 PM
First Line Context Print Source
From Frozen Climes and Endless Tracts of Snow

pp. 8–11.

Local title: Winter/ To the Earl of Dorset, from Copenhagen. March. 9. 1709.

Attributed author: Philips.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: Source attribution: Tatler. 12. Vol. 1. p. 90.

Say, Mighty Love, and teach my Song

p. 2

Local title: Few Happy Matches.

Attributed author: Watts.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: Attribution: "Watts.Hor.Lyr.C.2. p. 224/175" [possibly numbering for two different editions]. 

Feature Note
Author attributions

Regular; nearly every poem is also captioned with information about its source (including volume and page numbers). 


Post-bound. Cover slightly smaller than page at the bottom, and cover pasted on.

Single large gathering, with front and back pages pasted onto vellum cover. Defective spine. 


Single; neat but small. 

Indications of use

Index is alphabetical; titles tend to be short and sometimes made up, especially for extracts, so possibly intended to be used to reference items to be remembered.

End leaves used for pen trials, lists of clothing and household inventory that have been crossed out.


Tendency to have series of poems by individual authors.

Original poetry

Unlikely. No indication of anything that is not found in the various miscellanies and collections of works indicated at the end of most works, although not 100% sourced.

Ownership mark

Pencilled name A. Rogers and date 1948 on back page (p. 144).

Page layout

Paginated (pp. 1-140 paginated, p. 141 and 2 pp of index not paginated).

Poems begun immediately one after another even if only space enough for one line.

Table of Contents

Yes, an alphabetical index at the end of the manuscript. Sometimes topical rather than titles.