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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 [28] the identity of the characters in the poems are listed: Roxana, the Duchess of Roxburgh; Coquetilla, the Duchess of Sh-b-y, …

  • AuthorMontagu, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762.
  • TitleEclogues, [circa 1716]

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 135+

Acquired October 2015

Fashionable biography

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Attributed to Edward Du Bois.

In statement of responsibility the name “Rigdym Phynnidos” is spelled using the Greek alphabet.

  • Author:  Du Bois, Edward, 1774-1850.
  • Title: Fashionable biography, or, Specimens of public characters / by a connoisseur ; with a preface and notes, pantological and pantogelastical by Rigdym Phynnidos.
  • Published: London : Printed for S.A. and H. Oddy, Oxford Street, 1808 ([London] :  W. Lewis, printer, Paternoster-Row)

Catalog record

63 808 D815

Acquired November 2012