Beinecke Osborn c170

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c170
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1712.

15 items.

Comic and satirical poems, often political; items directly related to political issues of late reign of Queen Anne.

Original productions of the Oxford-Winchester school circle.

Format Quarto
Book Size 20cm x 16cm
Filled Page Count 36 pages
Item Count 15
Poem Count 15
First Line Index Yes
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.


Beinecke Osborn c170.” 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 4:29:22 PM
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Feature Note
Author attributions

Regular. Often at the end of an item, name(s) written diagonally. 


Pre-bound notebook. Single gathering with stitching at p. 24 and p. 25. Strong sense of margins and gutters.

Marbled paper wrapper.



Indications of use

Pen trials on front page and also on back inside cover and last page.

Seems to be the record of a group of schoolfriends writing between Oxford and Winchester College.

Item formatting

Pattern of loops under titles and at ends of poems.

Original poetry

Yes, probably entirely.