Beinecke Osborn c167

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c167
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1744.

20 items.

Hymns, verse prayers, and prose meditations.

Format Quarto
Book Size 20cm x 17cm
Filled Page Count 47 pages
Item Count 20
Poem Count 17
First Line Index Yes
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose meditations
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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 c167.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-07-19 4:27:31 PM
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Post-Bound (stitched). One stitched gathering. Three blank leaves at the end, and numerous leaves cut out.

Different page arrangements and some writing very near gutter (p. 43, p. 20) suggests stitching after transcription.


Seemingly multiple hands, but difficult to say; could just be a matter of size and style of script, with poetry getting a larger, more formal hand than the prose meditations.

Indications of use

Some material inserted in another hand.

Loose page of poetry inserted.


A few lines of prose left on the second last leaf in the ambigraph section read like the translator's preface to a translation—maybe the end of a draft preface. 

Original poetry

Yes, but needs further checking; at least one item (pp. 13-15) which appears to be original (by a Lady) is elsewhere attributed Nahum Tate and Nicholas Bray.

Page layout

Paginated (except for three blank pages at the end of the manuscript).