Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister. Francis Quarles, Alexander Pennecuik, "Ned Scrawl Alexander Robertson, Thomas Woolrich, " Andrew Clubson.
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister
Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister

Solomons Recantation, Entituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphrased... (Third Edition, 1648) bound with 34 pp. mid-18th century handwritten commonplace book of poetry & verse, mainly Scottish, including Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister

London: Richard Royston, 1648. Hardcover. The Quarles is a Third Edition from 1648; this and the commonplace book are bound in mid 19th century half red calf and green paper-covered boards, approximately 7.5 x 6 inches. Paginated (6) 62 (2) pp. this appears to be complete, but OCLC cites a portrait plate, and there is none present here. The title page has been trimmed and there are small crenolated circular patches at the gutter of the title page and the next page (see pics). Quarles is followed by one printed leaf, which is the dedicatory poem to Alexander Pennecuik by John Forbes that appears in 'The Description of Tweeddale' published 1715. The 34 pp of handwritten verse that succeeds this appear to be mid 18th century and almost undoubtedly by a Scotsman, first, 'Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister' (authored by 'Ned Scrawl' and published in Edinburgh in 1737); 'To Delia, being detain'd from her by Sickness' (we find no record of publication), Alexander Robertson of Struan's 'Inscription of Mount Alexander' and also 'Struan's Apology to Mrs. Alicia McKenzie' (Alexander Robertson was the 13th Chief of Struan, 1689-1749); 'The Character of Sir Ewen Cameron...' (Cameron died in 1719), 'On the Murther of King Charles the first by the then Schoolmaster of Leith, an Ode' (here, too, no record of publication we could ascertain), 'An English-mans Grace over his Pock-pudding' (This was penned by Alexander Pennecuik and was first published in 1750), and finally 'Thanksgiving after Moat' (no record we could find of publication). There is also a smaller leaf with calculations bound in explaining the difference between English and Scottish pints and gallons. Because there are a number of holograph corrections, we can be reasonably sure that some of these efforts are probably original poems by the person who penned them and others are clearly the work of published authors. Since all of them have Scottish themes or authors, it is likely this was written out by a resident of Scotland. Good. Item #H1896

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