- 1818-[c. 1828] / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
ii, 182 ff. (paginated 1-364; blank from p. 72) ; 325 x 200 mm. Bound in diced russia with gold tooling.
Name of creator
'R. Rushbrooke from Mrs. Gooch 1818' and 'Given to Mrs. Eyres by Mrs. Rushbrooke' on f. i.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
David E. Hughes; Llandudno; Donation (with NLW MS 21785B); 1982
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Scope and content
Commonplace book, 1818-[c. 1828], mainly in English with portions in French, Latin, German, Italian and Dutch. The volume contains facetious 'Resolutions for the Preservation of regularity at Shanes Castle during the meeting for the Performance of Cymbeline' by Frederick, Lord North, 1786 (pp. 1-2) (cf. NLW MS 11167B); miscellaneous poems including an apparently unpublished poem by Byron, 'On a Lock of Hair', commencing 'Swear not at all, but if thou must' (p. 13), another two of his poems (pp. 13, 24), poems by R. B. Sheridan (pp. 5, 7, 14) and a number of rhymes by 'Mr. Cowper' [?William Cowper] (pp. 3-4); a famous sermon on malt attributed to Dr John Dod (pp. 8-9); and humorous letters, epigrams, epitaphs, anagrams and charades including two composed by Charles James Fox (pp. 25, 28) and four composed by Professor [Richard] Porson (pp. 28-9, 31, 69). The answers to the anagrams and charades are in Greek orthography written in reverse.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Language and script notes
English, French, Latin, German, Italian, Dutch.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The contents of NLW MSS 21701-22852 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 8 (Aberystwyth, 1999).
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Related units of description
Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 21786E.
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Name access points
- Shane's Castle (County Antrim, Ireland) (Subject)
- Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 (Subject)
- Cowper, William, 1731-1800 (Subject)
- Dod, John, 1549?-1645 (Subject)
- Fox, Charles J. (Charles James), 1811-1846 (Subject)
- North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792 (Subject)
- Porson, Richard, 1759-1808 (Subject)
- Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816 (Subject)
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.
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