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Choice pieces, circa 1856.

Author: J. J. S.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of about 30 primarily religious poems by various authors and several brief notes on the subject of poetry. Many of the poems are verse translations of hymns, copied from William Graham's The Jordan And The Rhine. Other entries include a poem titled A Christmas Carol, dated 1867; and a poem by Sir Walter Scott titled On The Bible, which the manuscript notes is "ascribed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commonplace books
Named Person: Edmund Henry Barker; J. J. S.; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Walter Scott; Edmund Henry Barker; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Walter Scott
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: J. J. S.
OCLC Number: 702176944
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Marbled endpapers.
Binding: full parchment; gilt decoration. Printed on title page: Choice Pieces.
Description: 1 v. (39 p.) ; 25 x 21 cm.

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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of about 30 primarily religious poems by various authors and several brief notes on the subject of poetry. Many of the poems are verse translations of hymns, copied from William Graham's The Jordan And The Rhine. Other entries include a poem titled A Christmas Carol, dated 1867; and a poem by Sir Walter Scott titled On The Bible, which the manuscript notes is "ascribed to Lord Byron. Printed in Barker's Literary Reminiscences." A poem called An Old Romance In Three Parts is annotated "From the German (Well. Coll. concert 1867). Set to music by Mendelssohn"; and An Impromptu by F. Nunn, Captain of Bury School is titled Snails Versus Oysters. Pasted in at the beginning of many of the poems is a small square of paper with a decorated initial printed on it.

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