Beinecke Osborn c152

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c152
Complete Yes

Mrs. Ogle, ca. 1747.

32 items.

Sequence of names and hands suggests it was originally a book of 24 poems compiled by Mrs. Ogle as a gift, then the recipient added 8 items, and a later hand contributed a few additions.

Lighthearted poems about love; some satire of manners, marriage.

Format Quarto
Book Size 33cm x 20cm
Filled Page Count 76 pages
Item Count 36
Poem Count 34
First Line Index Yes
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose letters, Word games
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 c152.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2024-01-13 2:27:32 PM
Contributor Role
Mary Dyott
Mrs. Ogle
First Line Context
Cries Celia to a reverend Dean

p. 44

Local title: n/a

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Mistaken fair, lay Sherlock by

p. 31

Local title: On the right honble Countess of Walsingham's reading Sherlock upon death

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Stop, passenger! until my life you read

p. 76

Title: "Curious epitaph from a monument in Dunkeld Abbey Scotland"

Attributed author: Marion Scott

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: First line is "Stay, passenger, until my life you read..."

Other: n/a 

When Delia on the Plain appears

p. 32

Local title: The doubtful shepherd.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions



Pre-bound paperbook, given as a gift; about half the volume is blank.

Contemporary paneled calf; gilt decoration.

The front cover is detached.




At least three; sequential compilation by Mrs. Ogle (pp. 1-45); recipient of Mrs. Ogle's gift (pp. 48-72); later hand (pp. 74-76).

Indications of use

The opening notations and Table of Contents suggest the book was given as a gift, already compiled, by Mrs. Ogle.

Manuscript seems to have been passed down and used for different purposes: contains later annotations by the recipient, then contributions by a different owner, followed by its use as a container for pasted-in letters.

Item formatting

Ruled horizontal lines at ends of items.

Ownership mark

Written on flyleaf: "This book was given me by Dear Mrs Ogle January the 15 1747."

Written on flyleaf: "My brother Willm & Family came to my mother April the 26 1808 Retd from May the 26 1808 left July the 10th."

Autograph inside front cover: "Mary Dyott 10 Febry 1792."

Page layout

Dry-ruling of margins adjusted to item; however, there are cases of corrections (e.g. omitted line).

Table of Contents

Yes, partial index at the end for pages 1–45.