UChicago Library Codex Ms. 551

Title A Collection of Miscellaneous poems on Different Subjects. To which is Subjond[sic] pastorals by Mr Philips. 1730.
Archive University of Chicago Special Collections and Research Center
Call Number UChicago Library Codex Ms. 551
Complete Yes

Anonymous, 1730.

19 poems.

Primarily religious and sentimental poems with six pastorals by Ambrose Philips.

Book Size 18cm x 14.9cm
Filled Page Count 73 pages
Item Count 18
Poem Count 18
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.


UChicago Library Codex Ms. 551.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://mvm.dhil.lib.sfu.ca/manuscript/400. Accessed .

Created 2022-08-30 9:04:31 AM
Updated 2023-08-16 12:33:35 PM
First Line Context
Say, Mighty Love, and teach my Song

pp. 38–40

Local title: Few happy Matches.

Attributed author: By the same hand ["Watts"].

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Regular, including two source attributions (to the Spectator).


Pre-bound, likely. No words in the gutter.

Detached boards.


Yes, regular.



Indications of use

Note the seemingly late addition of the last and only original poem, which is not in the Table of Contents.

Note on p. 37: “Watts seems to have borrow’d some of these thoughts from Horace Lib: 1 Od: 3 Lin: 9&c."

Item formatting

Frequent numbered stanzas.

Double lines or a squiggly line between items.

No lines under titles. 

Original poetry

Every poem is attributed to a published author except the last item which is also not in the Table of Contents. This item seems original, based on the title and spelling: "The hundred and thirty ninth Psalm Parafres’d[sic] In Scribed to my good friend Duncan Tosshoch of monyoad[?]"

Page layout

Paginated up to p. 69 of 73.

Table of Contents

Yes, after the title page. Does not include the last item.

Title page