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Manuscript, in multiple hands, of a collection of 35 poems, bound in together. The verses are primarily lighthearted and address the subjects of love and women, occasionally in the form of occasional verse. Titles include A tale of Fidelia’s quarrell with her looking-glass; On a robin redbreast that in a stormy day flew in at a window and settled on a lady’s breast; The dangler; A prologue spoken at the opening of Punches Theatre at Bath; To Mrs Catherine Flemming at the Lord Digby’s at Coleshill; and The comical dreamer. Two comic poems address the marriages of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess Strathmore. The collection also includes Colley Cibber’s Ode for the new year as well as poems by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Anne Finch, countess of Winchilsea.
20 x 17 cm.
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