Beinecke Osborn c376

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c376
Complete Yes

Charles Earle, ca. 1750–1770. 

96 items.

Original epitaphs, occasional poetry, prayers, and letters.

Format Quarto
Book Size 19 x 16.2cm
Filled Page Count 62
Item Count 96
Poem Count 94
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 c376.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2024-04-08 3:55:09 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions



Pre-Bound. Many blank pages; suggesting this book was purchased with this binding. 

Calf with double rectangle pattern; middle in lighter colour. 2 clasps. some bookworm holds on back cover and in blank section 



First hand in first section (17 leaves, 34 pages) is quite loose and informal. 

Second is smaller and neater. 

Both hands seem to indicate Charles Earle as author of items compiler. 

Indications of use

Subsequent cross-outs and annotation of many of the self-epitaphs.

Item formatting

Variable; both sections have freehand double horizontal line in right-hand margin to mark ends of some items.

First (later) section has some pages ruled in half vertically to facilitate short-lined verses. 


Initials C E on spine

Original poetry

Yes, entirely. According to the First Line Index, all poems are by Charles Earle, except one by "Mrs. K—lly." 

Ownership mark

Final page includes note: 'This following last Epitaph shall be my Choice (Transcribd here Aug: 7th 1768)'