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CHELYS POIKILOCHERYS, or, a collection of miscellany poems, consisting of originals, translations, & paraphrases

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CHELYS POIKILOCHERYS, or, a collection of miscellany poems, consisting of originals, translations, & paraphrases, 1729-1758? | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Title: CHELYS POIKILOCHERYS, or, a collection of miscellany poems, consisting of originals, translations, & paraphrases, 1729-1758?Add to your cart.

ID: 01/02/02/POST-1650 MS 0608

Primary Creator: Massey W. (William) (1691-1764?)

Extent: 1.0 Volumes

Arrangement: CHELYS POIKILOCHERYS, or, a collection of miscellany poems, consisting of originals, translations, & paraphrases is a single 250-page volume.

Subjects: Bible - English, Bible - Latin, Death, Philosophy, Ancient

Languages: English, French, Latin, Greek,Ancient(to1453)

Abstract

This volume (250 pages) includes letters and poems on a variety of topics, including Biblical texts, death and dying, and friendship. The poems, written in English, Latin, Greek, and French, are both original compositions and transcriptions.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This volume (250 pages) includes letters and poems on a variety of topics, including Biblical texts, death and dying, and friendship. The poems are written in English, Latin, Greek, and French, occasionally with translations. Many of the poems are originals, while others are transcriptions. A brief Latin biography of William Massey's life prior to 1729 is included on the front flyleaves. Latin biographies of William Massey, Gilbert Massey, and Sara Massey and a family history written in Greek and Latin are included on the back flyleaves.

The binding is contemporary cloth over quarter calf. Poems are written in ink. There is evidence that a bookplate has been removed from the front paste-down. Text in ink on the cover reads: "T Upwood Lynn."

The title is transliterated from Greek.

Link to catalog record: https://i-share-uiu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CARLI_UIU/gpjosq/alma99307334512205899

Collection Historical Note

William Massey (1691-1764?) was an English Quaker, scholar, teacher, and translator. He studied Latin, Greek, and French in grammar school at Nottingham under William Thompson. From 1712 to 1715, he was a Latin usher at a boarding school at Half-Farthing House, Wandsworth, Surry, under Richard Soryer (1712-1714) and Edward Powell (1714-1715). He later ran his own Quaker boarding school at Wandsworth.

Massey published works on topics such as religion, ancient philosophy, and commentaries on contemporary works. His best-known work, The Origin and Progress of Letters, an Essay (1763) concerns the history of writing, including materials, printing, alphabets, and calligraphy.

Source

Thompson Cooper. "Massey, William (1691-1764?)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Accessed May 10, 2016. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18300.

Subject/Index Terms

Bible - English
Bible - Latin
Death
Philosophy, Ancient

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: The collection is open to researchers.

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This item is the physical property of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, may reside with the materials' creator(s) or their heirs.

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Processing Information: Processed by Emily Minehart, May 2016.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid incorporates text from a previous online finding aid written by RBML staff.

Other Note: Former shelfmark: MS821.M383C


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Item 1: "Quintiulian's complaint"Add to your cart.
Item 2: "The contest"Add to your cart.
Item 3: "The change"Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Freedom"Add to your cart.
Item 5: "An epigram on learning by Callimachus in Lat[in] and English"Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Le portrait du Sage"Add to your cart.
Item 7: "The wise man"Add to your cart.
Item 8: "An enigma"Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Air a boire"Add to your cart.
Item 10: "In obitum"Add to your cart.
Item 11: "An elegy on the death of Mr. Peter Parham..."Add to your cart.
Item 12: "The question: a letter to Serena"Add to your cart.
Item 13: "Air a boire" [sic]Add to your cart.
Item 14: "Upon genius"Add to your cart.
Item 15: "The rule of drinking; from Eubulus"Add to your cart.
Item 16: "Sur les douceurs de la vie privee"Add to your cart.
Item 17: "The happy obscurity"Add to your cart.
Item 18: "An epigram"Add to your cart.
Item 19: "A letter to a friend upon his recovery from a fever"Add to your cart.
Item 20: "On the anniversary of K[ing] George I accession to the Crown"Add to your cart.
Item 21: "The 30th chapter of Job paraphrased"Add to your cart.
Item 22: "A letter to a sickly gentlewoman"Add to your cart.
Item 23: "The choice; inscribed to P.F."Add to your cart.
Item 24: "De agenda vita beata"Add to your cart.
Item 25: "By W[illiam] Massey, in a letter to a fr[ien]d"Add to your cart.
Item 26: "The troubles of human life; an epigram by Posidippus"Add to your cart.
Item 27: "The pleasures of human life; an epigram by Metrodorus"Add to your cart.
Item 28: "The revolution"Add to your cart.
Item 29: "A letter to a gentlewoman under some uneasiness of mind"Add to your cart.
Item 30: "The weaver"Add to your cart.
Item 31: "Part of the first chap[ter] of the 2nd Book of Samuel, paraphraz[e]d"Add to your cart.
Item 32: "To a friend about to go to sea, a letter"Add to your cart.
Item 33: "Hannah's song"Add to your cart.
Item 34: "Part of the 32nd chap[ter] of Duteronomy, paraphraz[e]d"Add to your cart.
Item 35: "The song of Moses and the children of Israel, after their passage thro[ugh] the Red Sea"Add to your cart.
Item 36: "The 22nd chap[ter] of II of Samuel"Add to your cart.
Item 37: "The XIV chap[ter] of Job"Add to your cart.
Item 38: "In obitum"Add to your cart.
Item 39: "An enigma"Add to your cart.
Item 40: "AEnigma satinum"Add to your cart.
Item 41: "An arithmetical question"Add to your cart.
Item 42: "AEnigma satinum" [sic]Add to your cart.
Item 43: "A letter to a friend in Rotterdam"Add to your cart.
Item 44: "The answer"Add to your cart.
Item 45: "A reply to the foregoing answer"Add to your cart.
Item 46: "Ad amicum meum Johannem Fairchild; epistola"Add to your cart.
Item 47: "His answer"Add to your cart.
Item 48: "My reply"Add to your cart.
Item 49: "A collection of letters-pastorial to a young gentlewoman of Sylvia"Add to your cart.
Item 50: "Verses made for one of the Norwich Speech Boys at the Gild"Add to your cart.
Item 51: "Censoriousness"Add to your cart.
Item 52: "On religion"Add to your cart.
Item 53: "The third chapter of Habakkuk, paraphraz[e]d"Add to your cart.
Item 54: "Plaiston, a poem"Add to your cart.
Item 55: "Instructions for a boarding school"Add to your cart.
Item 56: "Peri Biou?"Add to your cart.
Note: trasliterated from the Greek.
Item 57: "On Life"Add to your cart.
Item 58: "Man's prerogative vindicated in a letter to a young gentlewoman"Add to your cart.
Item 59: "Ro[a]st chickens"Add to your cart.
Item 60: "The goose-quill"Add to your cart.
Item 61: "On the death of Betsy King"Add to your cart.
Item 62: "An epithalamium"Add to your cart.
Item 63: "On the marriage of Mr. J. Van...ll to Miss Fanny In...m"Add to your cart.
Item 64: "To Miss S. W."Add to your cart.
Item 65: "To the memory of M. Willcocks"Add to your cart.
Item 66: "On the Holy Scriptures"Add to your cart.
Item 67: "On Mrs. W...ll...t's going to attend astronomical lectures"Add to your cart.
Item 68: "On Mrs. W...t's birthday"Add to your cart.
Item 69: "Enigme Francoise"Add to your cart.
Item 70: "The foregoing enigma in English"Add to your cart.
Item 71: "On Mrs. M...y's birthday"Add to your cart.
Item 72: "To Sr. P.T."Add to your cart.
Item 73: "An ejaculation"Add to your cart.
Item 74: "The removal from Wadsworth to London to America"Add to your cart.
Item 75: "On Sir Isac[sic] Newton"Add to your cart.
Item 76: "On Dr. Samuel Clarke"Add to your cart.
Item 77: "On Mr. W[ilia]m Whiston"Add to your cart.
Item 78: "On Mr. Pope"Add to your cart.
Item 79: "On Mr. Toland"Add to your cart.
Item 80: "On Mr. Shakespear[sic]"Add to your cart.
Item 81: "On the four elements"Add to your cart.
Item 82: "On content"Add to your cart.
Item 83: "On death"Add to your cart.
Item 84: "On the seven liberal sciences"Add to your cart.

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