Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS272/C
TitleCalligraphic specimen cards and verse
Extent7 items
Date19th century
DescriptionExamplese of various texts written out in decorative style:

/1 'The Heavens declare the Glory of God and the firmament sheweth his Handy Work'
/2 'Our parents and teachers are the persons whom we ought in a particular manner to respect'
/3 Flee Sloth the Canker of good Men and Parts ...' (four lines of text)
/4 'Recompense to no man evil for evil'
/5 Rude behaviour and indecent language are peculiarly disgraceful to youth of Education'
/6 'Farewell: I cannot write fine words; but I can tell ...' (four lines of text), with initials HSH, 1834; on reverse is a copy of a poem titled 'Wedded Love' attributed to Lamb, but it is by the Rev George Croly

/7 'A Friendly Invitation': either a nonsense verse, or four lines in some code or cypher, or just examples of letter formats
Access StatusOpen