1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.
1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.

1830 GEORGE BIRKENHEAD. 87pp Important Elaborate Manuscript Commonplace Book. Exceptional Example.

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An absolutely wonderful early manuscript book executed by George Birkenhead with a date of July 31, 1830. 

Containing 87pp and bound, probably late 19th century or early 20th century, in a simple pebbled morocco binding, this is one of the most interesting and attractive commonplace books we have handled. 

Pages 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 contain the record of various kinds of handwriting to be used in the book with complete alphabetic examples of each. 

Pages 11 and 12. Containg "Learning" by Pope and Instances of Patience. Original Extracts from Isaac Newton, Dr Hough of Worcester, and the Duke of Marlborough.

Pages 13 - 17. A Cure for a Recent Scald [from the Gentleman's Magazine; including an historical account]

Page 18. Recipes for Rheumatic. Wonderful two stanza poem, appears original; not traced elsewhere. Begins "When rheumatic pains prevail, Take three pints of good old ale." 

Page 19. The Picture of Good Manner [Account of Sir William Gooch, "Sir William Gooch returned the salute of a negro, who was passing by about his master's business. Sir, said the gentleman, does your honour descend so far as to salute a slave? Why yes. I cannot suffer a man of his condition to exceed me in good manners., etc."]. Also, On a Drunkard. 

Page 20. Another Drunkard. 

Pages 20 - 27. Honesty the Best Policy. Later in Charles Buck, Religious and Moral Anecdote. Original source unknown.

Pages 29, 31. Health. Begins, "O blessed health! Thou art above all gold."

Page 31. Resignation. by John Byrom

Page 33. The Wish. by Maria Falconar. 

Page 35. Scan the Watch's Memento. Also. An Estimate of Religion by Byrom. And The Contrast. 

Page 37 and 39.. Scraps of Horace the Heathen Poet. Paraphrase and Reflection by Isaac Watts

Page 41. Humility by Sterne. Faith, Hope, and Love by Byrom [this was a much-loved poem of Spurgeon's]

Page 43. "English Ingenuity." and "On Time."

Page 45. The Beau and the Bedlamite. by Charles Wesley

Page 47. The Winter's Day.

Page 49 - 53. On the Life of Man. by Isaac Watts

Page 53. The Hazard of Tomorrow

Page 55. On Being Asked What is the Greatest Blessing on Earth. And. Reflections over a Pipe of Tobacco and a Pinch of Snuff. 

Page 57. An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh on Beer and Tobacco. And. Versus Taken with Little Variation from the Tombstone of Margaret Scott, who died at Dalkeith, Four Miles from Edinburgh. 1738.

Page 59. The Sailor's Petition. 

Page 61 - 63. Potters Field. And. Elegant Epigram. Ink faded on the latter.

Page 65. Smart Reply. And. On Scandal.

Page 67. The Secrety of Being Always Easy. 

Page 69. Infidel Wit Repelled. 

Page 71. The Man of the World and the Christian. And. Fine Courage. 

Page 73 - 75. Mahomet's Charge. A Tale. by William Cowper. 

Page 75. The Chinese Mandarin.

Page 77 - 79. The Jester's Surprise. And. Exercise, Recreation, &c.

Page 81. Against Lewdness. by Isaaac Watts

Page 83. The Interest of the Poor

Page 85 - 87. A Sermon on the Word Wait.

A wonderful manuscript artifact.