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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 23

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Author

Curties, Marianne.

Title

Classical pastime, in a set of poetical enigmas, on the planets and zodiacal signs.

Imprint

Reading : printed by Snare and Man, Seven Bridges. Sold by J. Richardson, Royal Exchange, London. 1813.

Physical description

8,[9],6-103,[1]p. Half title, Errata slip. Original grey boards, respined.

Call number

WPRP 23.

Citation

Jackson, Annals of English Verse, p. 367; CtY, NjP in NUC.

Notes

Contains Advertisement and Introduction.

Epigraph

---------------My timorous muse,
Unambitious tracts pursues;
Does with weak unballast wings,
About the mossy brooks and springs,
Like the laborious bee,
For little drops of honey fly,
And there with humble sweets contents her industry.
 
COWLEY.

Online copies

Google Books

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

No Contents page. Includes:

ENIGMAS ON THE PLANETS

SOL

5

MERCURY

8

VENUS

11

TERRA

14

LUNA

17

MARS

20

JUPITER

23

SATURN

28

GEORGIUM

32

CERES

41

PALLAS

45

VESTA

52

KEY TO ENIGMAS

56

ENIGMAS ON THE ZODIACAL SIGNS

ARIES

58

TAURUS

60

GEMINI

62

CANCER

65

LEO

68

VIRGO

70

LIBRA

73

SCORPIO

75

SAGITTARIUS

78

CAPRICORNIUS

83

AQUARIUS

88

PISCES

91

CONCLUSION

95

KEY TO ENIGMAS

96

TO FRIENDSHIP.

99

Paraphrase on Part of the Third Chapter of the First Epistle of St. Peter

101