Beinecke Osborn c536

Title Arabella Browne Her Booke Annoque Dom 1728
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c536
Complete Yes

Arabella Browne, 1728.

28 poems.

Primarily epitaphs and songs, many satirising women and marriage.

Book Size 15.8cm x 10.1cm
Filled Page Count 40 pages
Item Count 30
Poem Count 28
First Line Index Yes
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose - miscellaneous
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 c536.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2024-01-13 2:30:30 PM
First Line Context
By your Honour's Command, an Example I stand

Page: n/a

Local title: Addressing himself to the captain.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions



Contemporary vellum.



Indications of use

Trial signatures on the inside-back-cover or flyleaf of the book.

The top of page 9 has been cut-out. 

Dark spots on the back of the book, probably an attempt to mark the book with her name.

Item formatting

Single and double lines between some items that are written on the same page, however, no lines under titles and generally very little to distinguish between one item and the next. 

Original poetry

Maybe "A Song" on pages 18–19, but otherwise no original poetry. Orbis suggests that the "Ode" "written by a young Lady of a very uncommon and promising Genius" might be a self-referential attribution by the compiler, but the poem is by Laetitia Pilkington. 

Ownership mark

Compiler's name on title page and some trial signatures, "A"s, and "B"s on the inside-back-cover. 

Title page

Yes, "Arabella Browne Her Booke Annoque Dom 1728" with a large decorative swirl.