Beinecke Osborn c351

Title Poetry Vol: iii
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c351
Complete Yes

Anonymous, 1751.

58 poems.

Collection of poems by various authors, mainly religious.

Format Quarto
Book Size 20.8 x 15.7cm
Filled Page Count 230 pages
Item Count 58
Poem Count 58
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 c351.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-12-14 10:08:31 AM
First Line Context
The Day of Wrath, that Dreadful Day

p. 58

Local title: On the Day of Judgment.

Attributed author: the Earl of Roscommon.

Other variants: n/a

Other: Part of a section of poems by Dillon Wentworth.

Feature Note
Author attributions

Yes, regular (all poems except those in the Miscellaneous section).

The sections organised by author include the attribution as part of the section title and do not repeat the author next to the title of each individual poem.



Original vellum; simple lines tooled around outer edges of front and back. 



Indications of use

Fair copy.

Ref. to next vol on p. 230: “See Vol: iv.”

Subheadings in the margin of longer poems (e.g., p. 172) for easy reference by subject.

Item formatting

Titles framed by decorative lines.

Items separated by lines.

Occasional use of numbered stanzas.


Apparently the third volume in the series based on the title (from the front flyleaf) and the note on the final page, “See Vol: iv.”

Most of the collection is organised by author with section headings for each.


Front flyleaf has inscription: 'Poetry Vol: iii'.

Reference to next volume on page 230: 'See Vol: iv'

Ownership mark

Potentially the word "Hasler" on the first flyleaf next to the title and date.

Page layout

Pencil margins on the left-hand side.

Comfortable use of space (no cramming).

Paginated by the compiler.

Table of Contents

Yes, on the front flyleaf, though it does not list the individual poems, but rather the sections of the manuscript (e.g., Extracts from Mr: West's Pindar, Poems by the Earl of Roscommon...)