Leeds Brotherton Lt 106

Title Untitled
Archive Brotherton Library
Call Number Leeds Brotherton Lt 106
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1745–1780.

An example of a collection that includes print paste-ins, perhaps added at a a later date onto the blank pages.

90 items, 48 poems.

Post-1745 Jacobite-related material.

Book Size
Filled Page Count 228 filled pages
Item Count 90
Poem Count 48
First Line Index Yes
Digitized Yes
Additional Genres Lists, Prose
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 106.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://mvm.dhil.lib.sfu.ca/manuscript/308. Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:45 PM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:31:36 AM
First Line Context
Beneath this Stone lies Katherine Gray

f. 136v

Local title: Solution of before-written epitaph.

Attributed author: Anonymous.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: "Katharine" instead of "Katherine."

Other: n/a

God prosper long our noble King/ our lives and safeties all

f. 138v

Local title: Chevy-Chase.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: Beginning of Chevy Chase ballad, only, up to "The stout Earls of Northumberland A vow to God did make." 

Other: Crossed-out.

Here lies Father & Mother, & Sister and I

f. 79v

Local title: An exact copy of an epitaph in the Church-yard at Andover, in Hampshire.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

I Hold for faith

f. 89v-90r 

Local title: The Jesuits Double-fac'd creed in three languages

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: I hold as faith what England's church allows 

Other variants: n/a

Other: Same as in Lt 99, but here begins with English, then in Latin, then in Greek [the other was Latin first, then English, but no Greek]. 

I love with all my heart/ The Tory party here

f. 144

Local title: n/a

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Struck with religious awe, and solemn dread

pp. 70–71

Local title: A Soliloquy, written in a Country Church-yard.

Attributed author: the Revd Mr. Moore, of Cornwall.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Occasional; include some source attributions. 


Pre-bound paperbook, likely. Stretches of blank pages ff. 90v–123v and ff. 148v–191.

Plain vellum pasted on boards.


Single, with some additions to fill in blank sections.

Indications of use

Printed pieces pasted in may have been inserted at a later date, using blank pages.

Also handwritten medical receipts, and some other bits of information seem to be later additions, sometimes pasted in – some of these also written or pasted-in sideways; some are foldout.

Item formatting

The first portion of the book uses a spiral device vertically down the page at the ends of items that end in mid-page; later, some items use a similar spiral mark, but it is oriented horizontally at the ends of items.

Original poetry

Maybe, but not obviously. Some shorter, unattributed items like On the Scotch Pavement (f. 124v) might be original - they are not in the First Line Index, though this might just be due to their length.

Page layout

Paginated (by the compiler, in the first section of the book).

Printed items

Poetry paste-ins, including Greek and Latin poetry.