Holograph copybook, The Esdaile Notebook
NamesShelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 (Author)Shelley, Harriet, 1795-1816 (Author)Shelley, Harriet, 1795-1816 (Former owner)Esdaile, Eliza Ianthe Shelley (Former owner)Esdaile, Eliza Margaret (Former owner)Worrall, Lettice Annie Esdaile (Former owner)
Percy Bysshe Shelley manuscript material
Series I. Writings
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1808 - 1815 (Questionable)
Table of ContentsTo Harriet ("Whose is the love"). -- A sabbath Walk. -- The Crisis. -- Passion. -- To Harriet ("Never o never"). -- Falshood & Vice. -- To the Emperors of Russia & Austria. -- To November. -- Written on a beautiful day in Spring. -- On leaving London for Wales. -- A winters day. -- To Liberty. -- On Robert Emmets tomb. -- A Tale of Society as it is from 1811. -- The solitary. -- The Monarchs funeral. -- To the Republicans of North America. -- Written at Cwm Ellan 1811. -- To Death. -- Dark Spirit of the desart rude. -- The pale, the cold & the moony smile. -- Death spurning rocks! -- The Tombs. -- To Harriet ("It is not blasphemy"). -- Sonnet To Harriet On her birth day August 1, 1812. -- Sonnet To a balloon, laden with Knowledge. -- Sonnet On launching some bottles. -- Sonnet On waiting for a wind. -- To Harriet ("Harriet! thy kiss to my soul is dear"). -- Mary to the Sea-Wind. -- A retrospect of Times of Old. -- The Voyage. -- A Dialogue. -- How eloquent are eyes! -- Hopes that bud in youthful breasts. -- Moonbeam! leave the shadowy dale. -- Advertisement. -- To Mary I. -- To Mary II. -- To Mary III. -- To the Lover of Mary. -- Dares the Lama. -- I will kneel at thine altar. -- Fragment of a Poem. -- On an Icicle. -- Cold are the Blasts. -- Henry & Louisa. -- A Translation of the Marsellois Hymn. -- Written in very early youth. -- Zeinab and Kathema. -- The Retrospect, Cwm Elan 1812. -- The wandering Jews soliloquy. -- To Ianthe. -- Evening-to Harriet. -- To Harriet ("Thy look of love"). -- Full many a mind. -- To Harriet ("Oh Harriet love like mine"). -- Late was the night. -- To St Irvyne.
Library locationsCarl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His CircleShelf locator: Pforz MS (PBS 0237)
NotesCitation/reference: SC 372: volume IV, page 924Publications: "The Esdaile notebook: a volume of early poems", edited by Kenneth Neill Cameron, was published in 1964.Funding: Digitized through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 volume (183 manuscript pages; 140 total leaves); 19 cmHalf-bound in original red roan and marbled boards; within quarter green morocco and linen clam-shell case with gilt spine titling.
DescriptionContains fifty-six or fifty-seven early fair copy poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley, and one or two probably by Harriet Shelley.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17040453MSS Unit ID: 19614Archives EAD ID: 1746875NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 17.01.6006Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e0ffa20-4619-0134-6882-00505686d14e
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