“They have destroyed me”

poem on silk

A illustrated broadside printed on silk.
With an image of a woman weeping at a tombstone enscribed with the words “Great Britain’s Queen, the injured Caroline. Around the border, following the title: Minister! go hang thyself in justice to mankind, for if after this, you die by the ordinary course of Nature, all honest men will be disgraced by sharing even a common death with you.

  • Title“They have destroyed me” : a monody on her late Majesty Queen Caroline, who departed this life August 7, 1821, aged fifty-three.
  • Publication[London?] : [publisher not identified], [1821]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 821b

Acquired May 2018

Aristotelis de poetica liber

Aristotelis de poetica liber title page

Greek text (111 p.) followed by Latin translation, with notes.

  • Author: Aristotle.
  • Uniform Title[Poetics. Latin & Greek. 1780]
  • Title: [Aristotelous peri poiētikes (romanized form)] = Aristotelis de poetica liber : ex versione Theodori Goulstoni ; lectionis varietatem e Codd. IV. Bibliothecae mediceae, verborum indicem et observationes suas adjunxit T. Winstanley …
  • PublishedOxonii : E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1780.

Catalog Record 

53 Ar717 780

Acquired June 2018

An inventory of the household furniture &c belonging to Mr. Stamford

Manuscript inventory for the Scots Arms, [10] Little Hermitage Street, a pub in Wapping in East London. Drawn up at a change of ownership in 1799, the document gives a record of the furniture, fixtues and other contents of this London pub during the late Georgian period. Equipment and paraphenalia relating to the running of the pub are included, in particular items listed in the “tap room”, “kitchen” and “cellars”.

  • TitleAn inventory of the household furniture &c belonging to Mr. Stamford at the Scots Arms Little Hermitage Street taken & sold by appraisement to Mr. Willm. Finlay …, the 31st of Jany. 1799 : manuscript.
  • ProductionLondon, 1799 January 31.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 235

Acquired July 2017

Maxims for playing the game of whist

title page

Attributed to: William Payne

  • TitleMaxims for playing the game of whist : with all necessary calculations, and laws of the game.
  • Edition: A new edition, with corrections.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for T. Payne and Son, next the Mews-Gate, St. Martin’s, MDCCXC [1790]

Catalog Record 

63 790 M464

Acquired May 2018

Salve Regina!

Salve Regina title page

First lines: Albion! along they thousand hills, And through thy thousand cities, now, A spirit is abroad, that fills, The hearts of men with holiest vow …

  • TitleSalve Regina! or, A lay of sympathy and loyal homage to a persecuted woman and a legitimate Queen Caroline of England.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and published by John Fairburn, Boradway, Ludgate-Hill, [1820]

Catalog Record 

763 820 Sa183

Acquired April 2018

Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales

  • TitleMemoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales, and of Saxe-Coburg Saalfeld.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by W. Clowes, [1818]

Catalog Record 

File 56 C47 818

Acquired October 2017

Shipload of seasick Opposition savants

Date from Draper Hill, who suggests that the drawing is a preliminary for one of the illustrations for the abandoned de luxe edition of Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin.

  • Creator: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist.
  • TitleShipload of seasick Opposition savants, or, A Margate hoy.
  • Production[England], [ca. 1800]

Catalog Record 

Drawings G41 no.6

Acquired October 2017