Beinecke Osborn c172

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c172
Complete Yes

Anonymous, late 1720s.

22 items.

Satirical (including an excerpt from Gulliver's Travels) and many poems on domestic animals. Includes references to Irish affairs. 

Format Quarto
Book Size 19cm x 16cm
Filled Page Count 52 pages
Item Count 22
Poem Count 22
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.


Beinecke Osborn c172.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-11-19 9:08:09 AM
Updated 2023-07-19 4:29:59 PM
First Line Context
When Foes are o'ercome, we preserve them from Slaughter

pp. 21–24

Local title: A serious poem on Will: Wood, Hardwareman Brazier, Tinker Coyner founder, & esquire.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Othe variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions




Final two pages torn out.

Marbled paper wrappers.



Indications of use

Notes jotted on inside cover: list of names and dates in same hand as the contents.

Page edges stained as from page-turning.

Somewhat dog-eared, but could be a function of the lack of firm binding.

Item formatting

Line of horizontal dashes above and below titles; otherwise items are continuous.


“9” written on cover – possibly one of a series of notebooks.

Original poetry

Possibly the series of animal poems, the Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day.

Page layout


No blank space between poems. 

Table of Contents

Yes, at the beginning on an unnumbered page.