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Epitaphs. Collection of mostly English epitaphs

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Epitaphs. Collection of mostly English epitaphs
c. 1812
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. i + 42. Quarto. Brown leather spine, rubbed, with marbled boards. Bookplate of John Frederick Head, FSA, fol. i.
Scope and content
Collection of (mostly) English epitaphs; (entry dated Oct. 1812, fol. 2v), Contains epitaphs of well-known figures such as Dr Johnson (fols. 8v-9, 39), Benjamin Franklin (fol. 9), Hogarth (fols. 11, 12v), Garrick and his wife (fols. 11v-12v), Shakespeare (fol. 13), and a group relating to the poet William Cowper (fols. 24-5, etc.). Also includes satirical or unusual epitaphs and a Dialogue (fol. 19). Some entries were copied in situ, including a number from the London area, e.g. Fulham, Chelsea, Chiswick, Stepney, Richmond and Twickenham. In a later hand a list of stocks and shares (fol. 41v), and a few index entries (fol. 42v).
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