Beinecke Osborn c193

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c193
Complete Yes

Stephen Barrett, 1770-1794.

Gift from Cuthbert Wilson with a presentation poem.

45 items.

Original poems in Latin and English, mostly by Barrett, including school exercises; translations by Barrett of early modern and eighteenth-century English poems into Latin.

Format Octavo
Book Size 19cm x 13cm
Filled Page Count 149 pgs.
Item Count 45
Poem Count 45
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.


Times Literary Supplement 1953 Oct 9, p. 652


Beinecke Osborn c193.” 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 4:35:46 PM
Contributor Role
Stephen Barrett
First Line Context
Has not my Friend transported run

pp. 1–7.

Local title: To my Friend the Reverend Mr. Barrett with a Paper Book.

Attributed author: C: Wilson.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: Presentation poem. 

My Time, O ye Muses, was happily spent

p. 146

Local title: The following song, inserted in the Spectator, was written by John Byrom on Miss Betty one of the daughters of the great Dr. Bentley.

Attributed author: John Byrom.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Thou Pow'r supreme, by whose Command I live

p. 42

Local title: Eliza on her own birthday.

Attributed author: Eliza. 

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions



Pre-bound paperbook. 119 blank pages; Reference in opening poem "this fair Book with gaudy Coat" suggests a per-bound notebook. 

Speckled calf binding with gilt decorations. Gilt foredges. Marbled endpapers.


Single, except for presentation poem glued (not bound) into the book. 

Indications of use

Silk bookmark. 

Item formatting

Use of a kind of triangular flourish at the end of the final line of some poems.


Opening organization around poem accompanying gift of this book.

Original poetry

Majority of the poems by Barrett.

Ownership mark

First poem’s reference to the book as a gift.

Page layout