Leeds Brotherton Lt 36

Title Untitled
Archive Brotherton Library
Call Number Leeds Brotherton Lt 36
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1715.

72 items.

Essentially the "greatest hits" of Finch, Granville, and Waller, with some Pope thrown in. 

Book Size
Filled Page Count 116 pages
Item Count 72
Poem Count 72
First Line Index Yes
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.


Leeds Brotherton Lt 36.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://mvm.dhil.lib.sfu.ca/manuscript/297. Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:45 PM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:37:25 AM
Contributor Role
Anne Kingsmill Finch
George Granville
Edmund Waller
First Line Context
As some fond virgin, whom her mother's care

pp. 74–75.

Local title: On a young Lady's leaving the Town after the Coronation.

Attributed author: Mr. Pope.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

How gaily is at first begun

ff. 1–2r

Local title: Life's Progress

Attributed author: Lady Winch—

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Sure of Success, to You I boldly write

f. 6r-v

Local title: A letter to the same person. October 21, 1690. 

Attributed author: Countess of Winchilsea

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: A letter to Daphnis

Other: n/a

That, which Her slender Waist confin'd

f. 22r

Local title: On a girdle

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

What art thou, Spleen, which everything dost ape?

ff. 2r–4v 

Local title: Spleen: a pindarick poem

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Regular, since poems by the same author are grouped together, and the first poem by any new author is always attributed, the rest seem to be assumed. Only the two poems in the second hand are fully unattributed.


Pre-bound paperbook. No blanks, writing never swallowed by the spine, adjusted to fit page width. The additions in the second hand also suggest a pre-bound book that had space remaining after the primary compiler’s portion was completed.

Modern sheep gilt, antique style.


Single, with two poems added later in another hand ff. 53–59.

Indications of use

f. 23r an entire piece crossed-out.

Addition of two poems at end in a different hand – using available blank space at a later date, seemingly mid-century.

Item formatting

Simple lines under titles and between items; second hand does dashes between items. Very simple presentation. 


Organized into sections by author, though not labelled as such – could mean that the book is compiled from single-author volumes or miscellanies organized into sections of these author’s works. The two poems in the second hand do not follow this system.

Page layout

Very little white space and pages are filled entirely.

New items typically begun on a new page if half or more of the last page is full.

Paginated (in folios on the top right of every verso, and in pages from pp. 1–77, but pagination missing from what would be pp. 78–118. pp. 9–10 are absent, though no sign of tear-out. Numbering begins again with second mid-century hand).