A collection of manuscript poem in the hand of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, entitled ‘Eclogues’, poems that describe upper-class rituals such as card playing and that mock immorality in the court of George I. While Lady Mary calls these poems “Eclogs.” Horace Walpole published them as Six Town Eclogues. In another unidentified hand on page  the identity of the characters in the poems are listed: Roxana, the Duchess of Roxburgh; Coquetilla, the Duchess of Sh-b-y, …
- Author: Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762.
- Title: Eclogues, [circa 1716]
LWL Mss File 135+
Acquired October 2015