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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 309

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Author

Day, Esther Milnes, d. 1792

Title

Select miscellaneous productions, of Mrs. Day, and Thomas Day, Esq., in verse and prose: also, some detached pieces of poetry, by Thomas Lowndes, Esq., consisting of the first 52 pages. By Esther Milnes Day.

Imprint

London, Printed by T. Jones, [1805].

Call number

WPRP 309

Notes

Dedicated to the fair females of the British Isles. Errata.

Epigraph

"Tria Juncta In Uno."

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Contents

Not listed.

Verses to the memory of Thos. Day, Esq. Written in 1789, by Anthony Pye, Esq. Since appointed Poet Laureate

xv

Stanzas, on a young lady, Who being basely seduced, died of a broken heart, from the acute sensibility of her feelings.

xvii

To the authoress of "Verses to be inscribed on Delia's Tomb."

1

Written during a tour to the West of England.

5

The following verses were addressed to Mrs. Day, During an absence of a few weeks into the North of England.

8

These lines, written by Mr. Day, upon the death of a friend, Were thought so applicable to himself, that they were put upon his own Tomb Stone.

9

The following verses were written by him, Upon the Death of Colonel Laurens.

10

Mr. Day, Has given a short but pathetic Eulogium of this Young Gentleman, in a Note subjoined to his Fragment of a Letter on the Slavery of Negroes; and he again deplores the fate of his Friend in the following Verses, which have been found among his Papers.

11

An Elegy to a young lady.

14

Verses, addressed To Freedom.

19

Verses Addressed to a Young Lady, by the same, 1775.

25

In Praise of Horatius Cocles.

27

To Miss ***** By Mr. Day.

*

An Apology.

31

Character of Miss A.W.

37

Character of Miss P.W.

38

Character of Mrs. M.

39

Character of Mrs. J.K.

40

Character of the Rev. Mr. T.

41

To Miss W. With My Picture.

42

Verses Written In A Garden, When Miss M. was not more than twelve years of age.

44

To Miss M.'s Brother In Law, Mr. L. Written when she was about fifteen.

47

The following, written after the purchase of Tristram Shandy, Written by Miss M. when about sixteen.

49

A Prayer, Written by Miss. M. when about fourteen.

52

A Morning Hymn, Written by Miss M. when she was between eleven and twelve.

55

Written upon a Storm of Thunder and Lightning, By Miss M. when about twelve Years of Age.

57

To My Books. Written by Miss M. about fourteen.

59

To Miss P. Written by Miss M. when about fifteen.

61

No Date to this Translation of a Celebrated French Sonnet. of Monsieur des Barreaux.

65

Venus and Minerva. Written at fifteen.

67

An explanatory Note.

72

The Trail of A.B. in the high court of fashion, For several Crimes and Misdemeanors at sundry times committed against the Rights and Privileges of the said Court.

73

A Letter, to a friend.

91

The Traiteur. To the Traiteur.

102

To the Printed of Public Advertiser. But never sent to that paper, or published till now.

111

A Letter, to a friend.

119

[Prose written by Mrs. Day in her youth]

129

A Letter, to the same.

139

Reflections Upon My Birth-Day.

145

An Essay on Politeness.

151

Reflections Upon the Day called in the Christian Calendar Good-Friday.

157

A Description of a Learned Lady.

160

A Conversation Piece: between Camillus & Emilia, Upon Fame.

164

A Letter to a friend.

178

Letter I.

182

Letter II.

188

Letter III.

193

Letter IV.

199