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Binding: full calf.
Manuscript, in a single secretary hand, of a collection of over a hundred poems. Many are serious verses on the subject of death, including An epitaph on Jo. Moon, sometime clark of Modbury, by Jos. King; An epitaph on Mrs. Honour Rich; The Earl of Montrose's lamentation for the death of King Charles I; epitaphs on Dives and Lazarus; and On a skeleton sitting on a pile of dead men's bones. This last poem is illustrated by a pen drawing and is followed by numerous verses on death.
The volume also contains many lighthearted poems, especially concerning love and women's behavior. These include The despairing lover; a satirical poem titled To Strephon; and numerous lighthearted songs. Two shape poems titled Hope and Charity concern moral behavior; and one poem, Thomas Rich gent. to Ms. Ellen Bogan, postea uxor, is an acrostic on Ellen's name. Authors represented in the collection include William Congreve; John Dryden; John Wilmot, earl of Rochester; and Matthew Prior.
1 v. (222 p.) ; 13 x 8 cm.
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