Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 632 Poems
- Hompesch, Ferdinand, Baroness
- Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782
Call numberMs. Codex 632
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 2363083
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Comprises poems to family members (her brother Hugh, her sister Joanna Christian, Louise de Hompesch, Baron William Hompesch, and to Baron Ferdinand Hompesch); on places (Netley Abbey, Carisbrooke Castle, Winchester Cathedral, the Isle of Wight), on the death of Robert Burns, and to Napoleon. There are also translations from German and French, but mostly a number of translations from Metastasio. Collection appears to have been compiled and annotated by Clementina Elphinstone, whose name appears on the title page, and who is the subject of one of the poems "To Clem: Elphinstone" on folio numbered 124. This collection was completed after the death of the Baroness Ferdinand Hompesch in 1803, and probably after 1805 (after the death of Sir Richard Worsley, 1751-1805, see note on f. 6v).
- Ms. codex.
- Title and attribution from title page (f. i recto).
Extent140 leaves : 237 x 182 (212 x 171) mm. bound to 245 x 195 mm
FoliationPaper, ii (contemporary paper) + 140 + ii (contemporary paper); [i], 1-56, 97-165, [166-179]; contemporary or near contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Contemporary pagination beginning on the verso of f. 165 with p. 167-192, [ii].
Binding19th-century marbled boards.
- Formerly owned by Clementina Elphinstone (signature, f. i recto).
- Sold by Sotheby's (London), 1997.
- English poetry--18th century
- English poetry--Women authors--19th century
- Manuscripts, English--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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