Beinecke Osborn c591

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c591
Complete Yes

John Sandys, 1753-1759.

Manuscript exercise book containing 26 items, related to the compiler's social circle at Eton college. Includes elegies, occasional poems, and translations.

Format Quarto
Book Size 19.8 x 15.9cm
Filled Page Count 44 pages
Item Count 26
Poem Count 24
First Line Index Yes
Digitized No
Additional Genres
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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 c591.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2023-12-14 2:31:49 PM
Updated 2024-02-10 4:33:36 PM
Contributor Role
John Sandys
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Author attributions



Paper wrapper with printed scene on cover.

Copperplate engraving. The conjugate leaves of the opening cut-out pages are still in the end of the volume.



Indications of use

Most items seem to be school exercises, or inspired by school exercises. Imitations and translations frequent. 

Item formatting

Very rough. Little separation between items. 

Original poetry

Yes, related to studies.

Page layout

Most items have some sort of header.