A miscellany of poems

Creator:
Lockman, John, 1698-1771
Published/Created:
1740
Physical Description:
1 v. (ca. 411 p.) ; 25 x 21 cm.
Notes:
Additional poems, in a smaller hand and with numerous corrections, appear in the margins.
Pasted onto pages at beginning at end: printed poems by Lockman, with handwritten corrections.
Laid in at the beginning of "Imitations": a piece of paper with an engraving in red ink.
Binding: full sueded calf.
Abstract:
Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of approximately 105 poems divided into "Miscellaneous Pieces," "Songs," "Cantatas," "Odes," Satirical Pieces," "Mock-Pieces relating to the Stage," and "Imitations." The first "Imitation" is a sonnet concerning an abortion scandal surrounding Mademoiselle de Guerchi in 1660, and is addressed in her voice to her aborted "embrio;" other poem titles include "An Ode, Inscrib'd to his grace the Duke of Buckingham, on his Embarking for France," "The paper Bonnets worn by Ladys," "On seeing lewd Women refus'd Admittance," "Fungus," "The poor & Rich Rogue," "Prologue to a Puppet-Show," and "The Shipwrack'd Sailors." The collection is prefaced by a dedication to Viscount Nessuno in the voice of an "orphan Muse" who writes, "should she beg your Lordship...to favour her with a corner of the Green-house in delightful Groves of Utopia; there to correct at Leisure, the numberless Reams she has scribbled within these twelve years: And should she afterwards implore your Lordship to assist the publication of her labours, by raising a handsom subscription among your friends for that purpose...she is certain your Lordship would not deny her one of them." Many additional poems, in a smaller hand and with numerous corrections, appear in the margins.
Associated Names:
Lockman, John, 1698-1771 [Author]
Topics:
English drama--18th century
English literature--18th century
English poetry--18th century
Epigrams
Occasional verse, English
Verse satire, English
Topics:
Lockman, John, 1698-1771
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations
Commonplace books
Manuscripts
Poems
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Digital:
The Osborn Collection
Call Number:
Osborn c268
Orbis Record:
7040770
Orbis Barcode:
39002098409312
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
oid pointer:
1116851
Citation:
John Lockman, A Miscellany of Poems. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Partial work digitized.
OID:
2031687
PID:
digcoll:3451314

Number of Pages: 10
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