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Scottish poetry

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Manuscript poem entitled: "Horace Ode 17 / To James Craig", early-mid 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/3
Scope and Contents Manuscript poem entitled: "Horace Ode 17 / To James Craig”. Published title (1850): "Horace, Book II., Ode XVII., Imitated. Inscribed to Mr James Craig". Note to the 1850 edition: "This Ode we print from the manuscript volume, it never having been before published."There are some small differences between the present manuscript and the published version. Here are a few examples: "Thy gents of his charge afraid", in this manuscript becomes "Thy genius for his charge...
Dates: early-mid 18th century

Manuscript poem entitled: "Interview between two fair Warriours at the Edinburgh Assembly in Imitation of Glaucus and Diomede”, early-mid 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/14
Scope and Contents Manuscript poem entitled "Interview between two fair Warriours at the Edinburgh Assembly in Imitation of Glaucus and Diomede". This text was later published under the title: "Interview of Miss Dalrymple and Miss Suttie between the Pillars at the Edinburgh Assembly. In Imitation of Homer’s Iliad, Book VI." The 1850 published poem is approximately double the length. However, the blank page and docket title indicate that this version was considered complete at the time of writing.The...
Dates: early-mid 18th century

Manuscript poem entitled: "Minch Muir in Swift's Stile”, early-mid 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/10
Scope and Contents This manuscript poem entitled: "Minch Muir in Swift's Stile" appears to be unpublished and unrecorded.

First and last lines:

"I Climbd the painfull Steep where Minch muir Shrouds / His Hoary Temples in Surrounding Clouds / Foggs Rise Eternall from his Dampfed Springs / Blew plague pale ffamine Load their Sable wings"

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"While Mercury o’erflows her Toothless Chops / All this is Paradice to Minch muir Tops".

Dates: early-mid 18th century

Manuscript poem entitled: "Ode and Universal Catholicon”, early-mid 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/13
Scope and Contents Manuscript title (on the reverse of manuscript): "Ode and Universal Catholicon”, unpublished and unrecorded.

First and last lines:

"Let no warmer wish escape / that may wear loves sacred shape / would thou be forever dear/ be not wity but sincere"

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"Let thy dreams & waking thought / Be with his dear image fraught / Evenin sleep it is a sin / To let other objects in / The end".

Dates: early-mid 18th century

Manuscript poem entitled: "Ode on the model of Horace B. 4. O: 1”, early-mid 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/2
Scope and Contents This poem is entitled did not appear in the 1745 edition. The 1760 published title was "Horace. Book IV. Ode I. Imitated.” There are a few corrections and amendments to the poem. These corrections were included in the posthumous 1760 edition. Several pages have annotations to the lower margins which did not appear in the printed version. They all appear to be quotes from Horace, e.g. "te per gramina martil campi”.
Dates: early-mid 18th century

Manuscript poem entitled "Ode to Contemplation”, c 1747

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/1
Scope and Contents Manuscript poem entitled "Ode to Contemplation". The poem was first published in 1747. The present manuscript is very similar to the published version and probably only pre-dates it by a short period. There are small changes, usually the addition or deletion of a word to adjust the metre, for example "And forms her bosoms beauteous rise”, becomes in the published version "Or forms her Bosom’s snowy Rise”. The oft mentioned "Maria” in the manuscript, becomes "Racelia” in the printed version. It...
Dates: c 1747

Manuscript poem entitled "Ode to Mrs(?) Rutherford”, early-mid 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/8
Scope and Contents Manuscript poem entitled "Ode to Mrs(?) Rutherford". Published title (1850 edition): "To Mrs A. R.”
Dates: early-mid 18th century

Manuscript poem entitled "On the Death of Mr Basil Hamilton”, 1742

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/7
Scope and Contents Manuscript poem entitled "On the Death of Mr Basil Hamilton". Basil Hamilton, Esq., of Baldoon, was an M.P. for the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. He died in November 1742, and the epitaph was written in December of the same year. Due to its controversial subject, only the first six lines were printed in Hamilton's Poems, 1760. It was not published in full until the 1850 edition.
Dates: 1742

Manuscript poem entitled: "On the melancholy Incident of a Young Lady who was present at the Execution of her Lover and after looking stedfastly & intrepidly on the dreadful Scene dy’d all at once in a most surprizing manner.”, c 1746

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/9
Scope and Contents This poem is recorded in the famous Jacobite manuscript collection "The Lyon in Mourning" (1746-75) under the title "Upon a young lady, who died on seeing her lover, Mr. Dawson, executed on 30th July 1746".
Dates: c 1746

Manuscript poem entitled: "Sir James Suttie”, 1736

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Identifier: Coll-2023/1/4
Scope and Contents Manuscript poem entitled: "Sir James Suttie", written in 1736. The 1760 published title was "Epitaph on Sir James Sooty." Small differences in wording to the printed version.
Sir James Suttie of Balgone, in East Lothian, died 4th May, 1730.
Dates: 1736