Found 9 collections related to English poetry -- 18th century -- Manuscripts -- Specimens

Montgomery, H
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
2 p. (single sheet), 23 x 19.5 cm; 2 p. (single sheet), 23 x 19.5 cm
H. Montgomery, Mary Rhoads and S. Rhoads remain unidentified. Nine quatrains in ink, on laid paper : (MISC 0988) : begins, "Ah! busy Memory how sharp thy stings / When Joys departed are the painful theme ..."; inscription following poem reads in... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz Ms
1 volume (18 leaves)
No compiler could be identified, but the content strongly suggests someone from Wales, likely connected to the clergy. Semi-stiff paste-paper covered notebook containing mostly poems, the bulk clearly copied from contemporary publications, a few... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz Ms
3 ¹/₂ pages (double sheet)
Anonymous fair copy sixty-one line poem, apparently unpublished, about a young woman named Fanny, forced by her family to work as a servant and seamstress at a vicarage; begins, "As you my dear friends have oft said was a pity / That a Girl like... more
Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
205 items
Amelia Opie, née Alderson, English novelist and poet. The Amelia Opie manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings, correspondence, and artwork. The writings include: a holograph story, "The Brithday," and a number of... more
Cowper, William, 1731-1800
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
32 items
Holograph commonplace book : 1790-1799 : (MISC 0660) : includes part of Cowper's translation of the Aeneid, Book VIII, beginning at line 18 ; also a 65-line translation from Ovid, beginning: "You bid me write t'amuse the tedious hours, / And save... more
Nicholson, Margaret, approximately 1750-1828
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
3 items
Holograph poem, "Justice with Mercy," : [post 2 Aug 1786] : (S'ANA 1076) : [from Bethlehem Hospital] : 1 p. (single sheet); written in two columns; seeking mercy from the king; begins, "Justice with Mercy / so to Balance the scale ...".
Seward, Anna, 1742-1809
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
8 items
Anna Seward, English poet and correspondent. · Holograph verses, "If, Lady, thou art fair, take heed, I pray," signed : 5 Sep 1800 : (MISC 3934) : 1 page (single sheet) : from Lichfield : begins, "If, Lady, thou art fair, take heed, I pray, / That... more
Thorn, Romaine Joseph
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
1 item
Romaine Joseph Thorn, English poet. · [?Holograph] poem, "The Poor Boy -- A Tale" : 24 Nov 1797 : (MISC 4139) : 1 ¹/₂ pages (single sheet) : from Bristol : in two columns on page 1, one column on page 2; begins, "Scarcely the day... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
34 manuscript pages (20 total leaves)
Sewn notebook with semi-stiff drab covers, containing six poems, a verse fragment, and one newspaper article copied in a single unidentified hand. The poems include: "On the Invention of Letters" ("Tell me what genius did the art invent"); "Ode... more