A receipt to make an epigram; said to be wrote by Lord Chesterfield
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Partial index at end of volume.
Written on flyleaf: This book was given me by Dear Mrs Ogle January the 15 1747.
Written on flyleaf: My brother Willm & Family came to my mother April the 26 1808 Retd from May the 26 1808 left July the 10th.
Autograph inside front cover: Mary Dyott 10 Febry 1792.
Binding: contemporary panelled calf; gilt decoration. The front cover is detached.
Manuscript, in multiple hands, of a collection of about 25 primarily satirical or lighthearted poems, many on the subject of women and love. Poem titles include Damon to Philomel; Advice to a lady, by George, 1st baron Lyttleton; On Sr Isaac Newton; Upon the death of Mrs Page's dove; and A receipt to make an epigram by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of Chesterfield. Other poets include John Hervey, baron of Ickworth and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
The poems are followed by a copy of a letter from the Earl of Orrery to Thomas Southern, dated 1735; and several poems, including one on the death of Lady Caroline Seymour, and several rebuses and poems on flowers.
The last section of the manuscript contains a 19th-century collection of social letters by religious figures addressed to Mr. or Mrs. Young and Miss Anna Young, pasted or tipped into the volume.
1 v. (76 p.) ; 21 x 16 cm.
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