Beinecke Osborn c110

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c110
Complete Yes

Bishop Worth, ca. 1730s.

11 Latin poems, 13 English poems.

Betty Careless and Dryden-themed poems.

Format Quarto
Book Size 19cm x 16cm
Filled Page Count ca.58 pages
Item Count 25
Poem Count 25
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 c110.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-07-19 4:12:36 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions



Post-Bound (stitched). 2-3 stitched gatherings, likely stitched together after compilation.

Decorations - hand-drawn

Small decorative drawings at end of each poem – e.g. feather, angel, trumpet.



Indications of use

Booklet is very deteriorated, but difficult to see if from use or just its not being bound or protected.

Pencil note speculating the manuscript was "the composition of Bishop Worth one of our ancestors" suggests the book was passed down through a family.

Item formatting

Drawings at the end of each poem separate items.

Original poetry

Yes, possibly all the English poems.

Ownership mark

A later note in pencil on p. 1 reads, "I believe this M.S.S. is the composition of Bishop Worth one of our ancestors."

Page layout

Lefthand margins ruled in pencil up to p. 41.