Beinecke Osborn c595

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c595
Complete Yes

S. Rawlings, 1788–1789.

This manuscript contains poems in two hands, the first (Rawlings) from 1788–1789, the second in the 1830s. This entry concerns only the 1788–89 section given this project's date restrictions. 

49 poems.

Primarily religious and didactic verse.

Format Quarto
Book Size 20cm x 16cm
Filled Page Count 97
Item Count 51
Poem Count 51
First Line Index No
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 c595.” 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 2:42:47 PM
First Line Context Print Source
Forc'd from home, and all its pleasures,

Page: 71-4

Local Title: The Negros Complaint

Attributed Author: n/a

Adaptation: Forsd from hom and all its pleasures...

Other Variants:


Take, holy earth, all that my soul holds dear

Page: 38

Local Title: An Epigraph on Mrs Mason

Attributed Author: n/a

Adaptation: N/A

Other Variants: N/A

Other: Dated January 12 - 1789

Turn, gentle hermit of the dale,

Page: n/a; item #345.

Local title: The Hermit of the Dale / A Ballad.

Attributed author: Unattributed.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: Dated at end: September 25 - 1788

Feature Note

Pre-bound paperbook. Includes a later addition, which likely capitalised on remaining blank pages. Re-bound in the 19th century after the completion of the second section.

Contemporary tree calf, covers edged in gilt; gilt spine decorations. Green oilcloth end papers.


Decorations - printed

Laid in: one cut paper silhouette; two cutout prints, of a chicken and an owl.


Single [this entry concerns only the items in Rawling's hand ie. the first part of the book]. 

Indications of use

Second part of the book taken over in the 1830s by another hand copying religious verse. 

Item formatting

Nearly all of the copies of poems are dated, from September 23, 1788 to June 1, 1789.

Decorative (calligraphic) titles.

Ownership mark

Red morocco label on front pastedown reads: "S. Rawlings 1788."

Page layout

Lots of white space.