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Poetry in Manuscript

(Organized by Location)

Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

"Yes Though We Loved, Composed and Dedicated to Miss Catharine Potter by Victor Pelissier, the Words by Mrs. Opie."  Ms. Coll. 126, no. 9.


British Library, London

"Accept These Sheets with Roses Grac'd." [In letter to Sir James Mackintosh, 22 January 1807]. Add. Mss. 52451B, ff. 133-5.

"And Didst Thou Long for Angels' Drink?" [In letter to Elizabeth Fox, 11 January 1833]. Add. Mss. 61712, ff. 156-7.

"Go Youth Beloved in Distant Glade." [Augusta Leigh Byron's Commonplace Book]. Add. Ms. 58802, f. 37.

"Go Youth, by All Regretted." [In letter to George Thomson, 10 November 1803]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 192 (recto).

"How Dear to Me the Twilight Hour." [Augusta Leigh Byron's Commonplace Book]. Add. Ms. 58802, ff. 38-9.

"How Fondly I Gaze on the Fast Falling Leaves." [In letter to George Thomson, 10 November 1803]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 191 (recto).

"Low Hung the Dark Clouds on Plinlimmon's Tall Peak." [In letter to George Thomson, 10 November 1803]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 191 (recto).

"Saw Ye My Owen Saw Ye My True Love." [In letter to George Thomson, 10 November 1803]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 192 (recto).

"To Mrs. Lemaistre on Her Birthday 5th of June 1813."  Add. Ms. 18203, f. 374.

"Towyn Castle." [Sweet Mary, where now on this turf we recline]. [In letter to George Thomson, 10 November 1803]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 191 (verso).

"Where Dost Thou Bide Blessed Soul of My Love?" [In letter to George Thomson, 10 November 1803]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 192 (recto).

"Where Is My Owen? Where Is My True Love?" [In letter to George Thomson, 1805]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 259 (verso).

"You Ask Why These Mountains Delight Me No More." [In letter to George Thomson, 1805]. Add. Mss. 35263, f. 259 (recto).


Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

"Lines Addressed to a Departed Friend Some of Whose Nearest Relations Are Public Preachers in the Society of Friends."  Hayley XXVII.8.

"Lines to the Memory of Albert De St. Firmin."  Ascombe Collection. 11.8 (Large).

"Think Not Kind Bard! I Can the Fault Repent." [In letter to William Hayley, 25 July 1814.] Hayley XV.82. 


Friends House, London

"Could This Be Dying? Where the Struggling Breath."  Port. 20.149.

"Hymn." [I might have followed thee, dear Lord]. Temp. Mss. 434.4/42.

"Lines to the Memory of Sophia Bland Jun Who Was Interred in the Burying Ground in Norwich Belonging to Friends in the December of 1818." Port. 31.125.

"On the Death of Edmund Janson 9th Mo 1826." [In letter to J. J. Gurney, 7 September 1826]. Temp. Mss. 434.1/338b.

"On These Fearful Times." [Dated December 1831]. Temp. Mss. 434.4A/12.

"To Anna Gurney. A Description of My Last Recent Visit to North Repps Cottage." Temp. Mss. 434.4/43.

"To the Memory of Jane Gurney of Earlham." [Dated 14 June 1822]. Temp. Mss. 434.1/334A.


Huntington Library

"A David, Après Avoir Entendu Prononcer À L'institut L'éloge De Houdon--." AO.

"Dear Cousins I Am Full of Flusters."

"He Bade Me Remember Him."  mssOP 37.

"I Must Confess My Little Loves." [In letter to Eliza Alderson, 11 May 1821].

"Lines Sent with Some Buds &C for the Coffin of ?TW ?Send a Sweet Boy of 12 Years Old." [In letter to Eliza Alderson, undated].

"Song." [When you bid me love another] [Dated 6 October 1820]. 

"Oh Bright Was the Pageant When England's King." mssOP 39.

"To ____. With Cowper's Poems." mssOP 40.

"To a Prism, Sent from London to My Friend David." [Dated London 1829]. mssOP 37.

"To Mr. Curtis Aurist to the Regent." [In letter, recipient unknown, postmarked 6 Oct 1820].

"To Robert Southey on His Leaving Norwich." [In letter to Eliza Alderson, undated (but ca. 1824?)].

"To Thomas John Alderson on His Birthday." [Dated 28 November 1823].


Leeds University

"Epitaph on Lord Holland" on order


Magill Library, Haverford College, Philadelphia

"The Death of Abijah." [Dated 1843]. Charles Roberts Autograph Collection.

"How Darkly Life Now Spreads before Me." [Dated 20 June 1827.] Quaker Collection.

"Hymn after a Walk in Spring." [There seems a voice in every gale]. [Dated 1842]. Quaker Collection. 

"Lines on the Death of Elizabeth Opie, My Husband's Sister, Whom I Never Saw after I Parted from Her Soon after His Death in the Year 1807." Quaker Collection. 

"On These Fearful Times." [In letter to "friends," 11 April 1832].  Quaker Collection,

"Song." [I had a hope which now is o'er]. [Dated April 1824]. Charles Roberts Autograph Collection.

"To America." [Famed is the day when thy brave sons]. [Dated Norwich 1846]. Charles Roberts Autograph Collection.

"Tributary Lines." [While gazing on the glowing West]. [Undated but with note: "original lines written at Malvern Wales 1813]. Quaker Collection.


National Library of Scotland

"To Elizabeth Lemaistre on her birthday 5 June 1845" Ms 966.f.278.278v                    


New College Library, Oxford

"Go Youth Belov'd! In Distant Glades."  4429, p. 13.


Norfolk Records Office, Norfolk

"The Lame Poets."

"Lines on Lady Harrt. Gurney & Her Daughter Harriet--to DG--." [In letter to "dear friend," 19 January 1846].

"Oh Ye! Who Come This Show to View." [Dated 20 April 1850].

"To Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart on His Birthday 1st April 1842." [In letter to Josiah Fletcher, 31 March 1851].


Pforzheimer Collection, New York Public Library, New York

"Address to a Dying Friend." In letter to Henrietta E. Erskine, 25 January 1828.

"Again, Eliza, Let Me Hail That Day."   AO 19M.

"Hymn." [There's not a leaf within the bower,]. In letter to Thomas Erskine, 14 May 1828.  

"There's Not a Leaf within the Bower." In letter to Henrietta E.Erskine, 14 May 1828. 

"To Elizabeth Lemaistre (Alas! Not Birthday Verses, as Usual but Heartfelt Apologies for Not Having Written Any! The First Omission During 35 Years!)."   AO 19N.

"To Elizabeth Lemaistre on Her Birthday 5th of June 1824."   AO 19K.

"To Elizabeth Lemaistre on Her Birthday 6th Mo 5th 1825."   AO 19L.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre at Malvern, on Her Birthday 5th of June 1818."   AO 19E.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre at Paris on Her Birthday--5th of June 1816."   AO 19C.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre on Her Birthday--5th of June 1813."   AO 19A.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre on Her Birthday--5th of June 1815."   AO 19B.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre on Her Birthday--5th of June 1822."   AO 19H.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre on Her Birthday 5th of June 1820."   AO 19G.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre on Her Birth-Day 5th of June 1819 with an Ivory Box Containing a Remedy
for the Headach--."   AO 19F.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre on Her Birthday--with a Three-Sided Seal on Which Is Engraved T’amo."   AO 19J.

"To Mrs. Lemaistre with an Almanack, on Her Birthday--5th of June 1817."   AO 19D.


Rhodes House Library, Oxford

"On Hearing of the Death of Priscilla Hannah Gurney."  MS. Brit. Emp.s.444, volume 3, pp. 9-10.

"On These Fearful Times."  Mss. Brit. Emp.s.444, vol. 1, pp. 7-8.

"To Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart. On His Birthday 1st April 1841." 


John Rylands University Library, Manchester

"Hymn." [Great God! let thy constraining power]. MS. 733/119.


Society of Antiquaries, London

"In Memory of Our Beloved Young Friend Thomas Sparshall."  MS 444 13/10.


Swathmore College Library, Philadelphia
                                                                                   
"Come Back! One Gift from Foreign Shore."  

"An Enigma."  

"A Mad Song." [Oh! what is this which on my brow]. [Dated 1843].

"On a Late Affecting Event at Woodrising."  

"To Mr & Mrs Roberts, with Some Dried Apples."  

"To My Father, on the 7th of April 1823." 


Wellcome Library, London

"Lines Address'd to a Departed Friend." [Friend, long belov'd! on thy untimely bier]. PP/HO/D/A2477.1-3 [Box 17, file 11].

"To America." [Welcome beyond the utmost powers]. PP/HO/D/A2478 [Box 17, File 11].

"To America." [Fair is thy land America, & free!]. PP/HO/D/A2478 [Box 17, file 11].


Wisbec and Fenland Museum

"To J[oseph]  J[ohn] Gurney 'On his inviting me to see his spring flowers.'" n.d.
Townshend Autographs collection III 56 & IV 41.

 

   
 
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