Beinecke Osborn d80

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn d80
Complete Yes

Anne Butler, begun in 1806.

186 pages.

Elegies, epitaphs, and poems on death, friendship, moderation, hope and female virtue.

Format Octavo
Book Size 20.5cm x 13cm
Filled Page Count 172
Item Count 93
Poem Count 92
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 d80.” 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 3:21:55 PM
First Line Context Print Source
Here lies poor Johnson: reader have a care,

Page: 7

Local title: Epitaph on Dr. Johnson.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Take, holy earth, all that my soul holds dear

Page: 48-49

Local title: n/a

Attributed author: Mason

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Where the loveliest expression to features is join'd

Page: 126-129

Local title: Fox's poem to Mrs. Crewe

Attributed author: Charles James Fox

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Mostly poems unattributed. 


Pre-Bound. Large blank section at end suggests pre-binding in some form; 12-13 gatherings of +/- 16 leaves each; gilt edges of pages.

Black calf; gold tooling around edges of front and back covers.



Several other hands interspersed in blank pages, indicating other owners. 

Indications of use

Some pressed flowers in blank section.

Notes on flyleaf imply a book handed on over several decades 

Item formatting

Heavily ruled lines between short items on the same page, occasionally between title and poem or between stanzas

Original poetry


Ownership mark

Partially effaced inscription on verso of front flyleaf: "Ann Butler march 6th 1806. To Marianne Macklin, from her friend...1848."