Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
Winchilsea, Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of, 1661-1720.
Source Title:
Miscellany poems with two plays by Ardelia [manuscript], [ca. 1685-1702].
Source Created or Published:
[ca. 1685-1702]
Physical Description:
p.141
Source Call Number:
N.b.3
Digital Image File Name:
2366
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
228032
Hamnet Holdings ID:
259840
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Creator (Hamnet):
Winchilsea, Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of, 1661-1720.
Title (Hamnet):
Miscellany poems with two plays by Ardelia [manuscript], [ca. 1685-1702].
Physical Description (Hamnet):
160 leaves ; 37 x 23 cm.
Notes (Hamnet):
An autograph collection of the Countess of Winchilsea's poems and plays. The two plays are The triumphs of love and innocence: a tragecomedy and Aristomenes or the royal shepheard a tragedy. The first, the author originally gave the title The queen of Cypresse or love above ambition (erased from the title-page). One of the first poems in the volume is dated 1685; the last is "Upon the Death of King James the Second" (d. 1701). Many pencilled annotations by Sir Edmund Gosse; and an autograph letter of Richard Garnett tipped in.
Notes (Hamnet):
Many of the poems, including Aristomenes, were printed in Miscellany poems on several occasions written by a lady (London, 1713). Many of these were reprinted and many of the others printed for the first time (excluding some translations and paraphrases) in Minor poets of the eighteenth century (ed. H. I'A. Fausset, Everyman Lib.). The volume forms the subject of an essay in Sir Edmund Gosse's Gossip in a library (London, 1891). The poems, including those in this manuscript, were collected by Myra Reynolds in The poems of Anne Countess of Winchilsea (1903). According to Gosse (op. cit.) the volume is mentioned by Theophilus Cibber as then in the hands of a Rev. Mr. Creake. Gosse obtained it in 1884, its last previous private owner a member of the Creake family. Obtained by H.C. Folger from P.J. and A.E. Dobell, 1929.
Notes (Hamnet):
Poems listed in Folger index of first lines.
Subject (Hamnet):
Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906 -- Correspondence -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Letters -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Letters -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- 18th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Plays -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Plays -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Poetical miscellanies -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Poetical miscellanies -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Creake, Rev., former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Dobell, A. E., former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Dobell, P. J., former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906, correspondent.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Provenance (Hamnet):
Rev. Creake -- P.J. and A.E. Dobell
Call Number (Hamnet):
N.b.3

Miscellany poems with two plays by Ardelia [manuscript], [ca. 1685-1702].