The Queen and Magna charta

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A satire, in verse, on the trial, etc., of Queen Caroline.
Illustrated by Isaac Robert Cruikshank.

  • TitleThe Queen and Magna charta; or, The thing that John signed …
  • PublishedLondon, Printed for and published by T. Dolby, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016


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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

A peep at the p*v****n

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A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline

  • TitleA peep at the p*v****n, or, Boiled mutton with caper sauce at the temple of joss : a satirical poem.
  • EditionSixth edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by and for E. Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

A copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor

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Probably a Christmas poem.
With a woodcut showing a watchman with his dog with buildings including a church behind

  • AuthorBouch, Thomas.
  • TitleA copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor, the aldermen, and common-council-men, and the rest of my worthy masters and mistresses dwelling in King’s-Lynn / by Thomas Bouch, watchman, 1752.
  • Publication[King’s Lynn, England? : Publisher not identified, 1752]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 763 752 B752++

Acquired July 2015

Pro-Pinchbeck’s answer to the ode

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Sometimes wrongly attributed to William Mason; the work is a Tory answer to his Ode to Mr. Pinchbeck (1776)

  • Author: Pro-Pinchbeck.
  • Title: Pro-Pinchbeck’s answer to the ode from the author of The heroic epistle to Sir William Chambers.
  • Published: London : Printed for J. Ridley, in St. James’s Street, MDCCLXXVI [1776]

Catalog Record

53 P962 776

Acquired June 2013

Lovat to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland sends greeting

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Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8-1747), Jacobite conspirator, army officer, and outlaw is shown sitting on a chair in a jail cell (The Tower of London?), his gouty foot raised on a small stool. He has a pen in his hand and on the table beside him rests an open journal and a box with two ink pots.

  • Title: Lovat to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland sends greeting
  • Published: [London? : s.n., ca. 1746]

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Acquired November 2012

The Omnium…pieces in prose and verse

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Contents: A journal of a late three day tour into France — Anecdotes and critical remarks — A modest defence of my late translations of Horace, against the opinions of the editors of the British critic, and The critical review — Imitations and translations — Original pieces.

Uncut in contemporary paper-backed boards, spine with original printed label.

  • Author: Clubbe, William, 1745-1814.
  • Title: The omnium : containing the journal of a late three days tour into France, curious and extraordinary anecdotes, critical remarks, and other miscellaneous pieces in prose and verse / by William Clubbe, L.L.B., Vicar of Brandeston, Suffolk.
  • Published: Ipswich : Printed and sold by George Jermyn : sold also by F. and C. Rivington … London, 1798.

Catalog record

82 798ch

Acquired December 2012

A collection of poems, 1777-1778.


A collection of poems by Philip Howard beginning with “Privacy, a poem (in 3 parts) written in the year 1777” which appears on the first 17 leaves. Another version of a portion of the poem (starting at line 180) appears on the blank sides of five letters addressed to Robert Ellison, Esq. Great Merrybone Street, London. The poem is prefaced by a prose “Argument” and a sonnet addressed to William Mason as suggested by later references within the poem.  The next two sonnets, on separate leaves, are also presumably by Howard. The first lines are “Ye, who delight your day of youth to wear” and “When to the tabor’s beat, & sounding wire”. The final section of ten leaves contains drafts of a poem identified in a preliminary note in an unidentified hand as “Poem (unfinished) on Greece & the Classic Poets, by Philip Howard of Corby c[irca] 1778. Origl. autograph ms. A clever composition.” ; Philip Howard of Corby Castle, Cumbria, poet and antiquarian, was the great-great-grandson of Lord William Howard (1563-1640).

  • Author: Howard, Phillip, 1730-1810.
  • Title: A collection of poems, 1777-1778.

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Acquired May 2012

Poems, lyric and pastoral

Cover: Poems, lyric and pastoral

Bookplates: Poems, lyric and pastoral

Title: Poems, lyric and pastoral

Edward Williams also wrote under the pseudonym Iolo Morganwg.

  • Author: Iolo Morganwg, 1747-1826.
  • Title: Poems, lyric and pastoral : in two volumes / by Edward Williams.
  • Published: London : Printed for the author by J. Nichols, and sold by J. Johnson, No. 72 St. Paul’s Church-Yard; J. Owen, No. 158 Piccadilly; E. Williams, No. 11 Strand; Darton and Harvey, Grace-Church Street; by all the booksellers in Bath; Fletcher, Oxford; Merrill, Cambridge; Brown and Lloyd, Bristol; Harward, Cheltenham; and Pritchard, Philadelphia, 1794.

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Acquired September, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.