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Manuscript poem entitled: "Hamlet.”, early 1746

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/11

Scope and Contents

Manuscript poem entitled: "Hamlet.”, written early in 1746 and inserted anonymously in the Scots Magazine for June of the same year. Published in Hamilton's Poems (1760) under the title "A Soliloquy. In Imitation of Hamlet.”
This transcription of the poem is annotated at the end: "This very incorrect but as it only existed in my Memory I send it you — Tell Vertue for itself begins to move / And servile Fear replies melts into filial Love”.

Dates

  • early 1746

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Quarto. Bifolium. Textto 3 sides. 40 lines, plus 4 lines of annotations. A few corrections.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

2 folios

Bibliography

William Hamilton of Bangour, Poems on several occasions (Edinburgh: printed for W. Gordon Bookseller in the Parliament Close MDCCLX [1760]).

Physical Description

Quarto. Bifolium. Textto 3 sides. 40 lines, plus 4 lines of annotations. A few corrections.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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