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YOUNG MAN’S COMMONPLACE BOOK

COLE, Edward William

Manuscript Notebook containing a miscellany of poems, notes and letters.

Published
(Bermondsey?)

Description
8vo., 40 pp., entirely holograph, bound in limp calf, warped.

£325.00

SKU: 2869

Product Description

A miscellany of verse & prose revealing a young man of some literary pretension, but only moderate education, testing his muse. It also reveals, through copies of a series of his importuning letters to men of influence in public service, the extreme difficulty met by those without ‘friends in high places’ in obtaining employment. Pieces include “Lines written & spoken by E. W. Cole at the Anniversary Supper of the Queen’s Independent Lodge of Odd Fellows” 1815; “Written on being chosen to take a Vice President’s Chair at a Singing Society” 1816; “Verses written for Thanksgiving Day the 18 Jany 1816 The Day on which 2 French Eagles were Deposited in Whitehall Chapel” after Waterloo; “Lines on the Death of Princess Charlotte Augusta in Childbirth” 1817.