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Author: John Lawson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Manuscript   Book : English
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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of several hundred pieces of poetry and prose, primarily on sentimental, religious, or occasionally historical subjects. The verse entries include titles such as British honor, occasioned by a victory obtained in the Bay of Cadiz by Capt. Harman; The conquest of Quebec by Joseph Hazard; Delia's wish; Night, a poem; The death of Artho, an ancient galic poem; Humbly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commonplace books
Poetry
Named Person: Francis Drake; Joseph Hazard; John Lawson; Alexander Pope; James Wolfe; Francis Drake; Joseph Hazard; Alexander Pope; James Wolfe
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Archival Material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lawson
OCLC Number: 702178075
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Colored drawing of a shield on p. 336; colored and decorated epitaph on p. 341; colored drawing of vegetation on p. 368.
Index at end of manuscript.
On title page: John - Lawson Book 1783. Stamped on page: I * Lawson 1.
On p. 92: John-Lawson's Book March 18th 1783.
Laid in between p. 76 and 77: pressed leaf.
Laid in between p. 222 and 223: pressed leaf.
Binding: half calf over marbled boards.
Description: 1 v. (368 p.) ; 31 x 19 cm.

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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of several hundred pieces of poetry and prose, primarily on sentimental, religious, or occasionally historical subjects. The verse entries include titles such as British honor, occasioned by a victory obtained in the Bay of Cadiz by Capt. Harman; The conquest of Quebec by Joseph Hazard; Delia's wish; Night, a poem; The death of Artho, an ancient galic poem; Humbly addressed to his royal highness Geo. prince of Wales; and Pope's Verses on a grotto. The prose pieces include a series of epistles advising women on proper conduct titled Frater letters, advice to a sister; a historical piece titled My lord of Crequi, from the French; The life of Sir Francis Drake; a The story of Lefever; and A receipt to compose friendship. The volume also includes numerous religious pieces in both poetry and prose, including poems titled Ode for St. Cecelia's and Translation of a Latin poem by Dr. Watts...on the divine love of Jesus Christ for mankind by the Revd. Mr. Davies, late president of the college in New Jersey; and an excerpt from the Book of Matthew. The volume also contains numerous verse epitaphs, including several epitaphs and eulogies on General James Wolfe, "who fell victoriously before Quebec September 13th 1759."

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