The muse so oft her silver harp has strung …

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An elderly man plays his harp on a hillside surrounded by couples and children. In the distance are mountains and a tower.
Title from the first line of the four-line poem printed below the image.Title continues: “… That not a mountain rears his head unsung. And many an amorous, many a humourous lay, which many a bard had changed many a day.”

Frontispiece to: Jones, E. Bardic Museum. Musical and poetical relicks of the Welsh Bards, v. 2. London : For the author, 1802

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • Title: “The muse so oft her silver harp has strung …” [graphic] / the figures drawn by Ibbetson, and the landscape by J. Smith ; etched by Rowlandson.
  • Published: [London] : Published according to act of Parliament Feb. 20, 1802 by Ed. Jones, in Lord Steward’s Court-Yard, St. James’s Place, [20 February 1802]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

802.02.20.01+

Acquired April 2013

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The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library since 1980, is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its unrivalled collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole's famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The Library's book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture. The Library is also home to the largest and finest collection of eighteenth-century British graphic art outside the British Museum; its 35,000 satirical prints, portraits, and topographical views are an incomparable resource for visual material on many facets of English life of the period. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, forty miles north of New Haven and within easy distance of Boston and New York, the Lewis Walpole Library's collections also include drawings, paintings, and furniture, all housed on a 14-acre campus with four historically important structures and extensive grounds. The Library runs an active fellowship program and sponsors conferences, lectures, and exhibitions in cooperation with other Yale libraries and departments.

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