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By Peter Beal

This quantity, the 3rd within the sequence, discusses the works of eleven British 18th-century writers, offering info at the nature of the MS, date, variation title(s), nation crowning glory, provenance and placement, date and primary kind of book, any scholarly use of the MS, and the life of any released facsimiles. details is drawn from fabric in libraries, list places of work and personal collections during the global. The directory of every author's manuscripts is preceded by means of an creation. The publication files many hitherto unrecorded manuscripts. The writers thought of are: Laurence Sterne, Jonathan quick, James Thomson, Hester Lynch Thrale, Horace Walpole, Joseph Warton, Thomas Warton the more youthful, Isaac Watts, Anne Finch, Mary Wollstonecraft and Edward younger.

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II now lost. The authoritative account of these MSS, their relation to each other and to the printed text, is that of Gardner B. Stout in his critical edition of A Sentimental Journey. To this the present writer is much indebted. The autograph MS of Vol. E. A. This Manuscript is in the Autograph of the Author. William Upcott, Islington 1843'. Of more interest is a tipped-in letter written by Jemima Day, 7 July 1843, probably addressed to Upcott, which reveals the provenance of the MS. It had belonged to her father for the previous forty years, and before that to her grandfather John Farnworth, who possibly acquired it through his friend the Rev Harvest, although she also speculates on some possible family connection with Sterne himself.

Christie's, 29 June 1995, Lot 371, with facsimile. Memorandums First pub. in Emily J. Climenson, Elizabeth Montagu, 2 vols (London, 1906), II, 270-2; Letters, pp. 146-8. Pierpont Morgan, MA 1047. SERMONS StL 9 Autograph, headed 'Dec: 28. 1761 Memorandums left with Mrs Montague, In Case I should died abroad. L. Sterne', subscribed 'Memorandums left by Mr. Sterne in Mrs Montagu's hands before he left England', 4 pages. Our Conversation in Heaven, see Introduction. Penances First pub. 1769 in Sermons, VI, 83-113.

Autograph MSS survive for Sterne's short autobiographical 'Memoirs' and 'A Fragment in the Manner of Rabelais'. Although these two items were not published until after Sterne's death by Lydia Sterne Medalle, they are now regarded by scholars as early works. Indeed in the case of the 'Memoirs' it has been the recovery of the MS which has prompted the realization of its early date, and also the extent of Lydia Medalle's editorial interference. A facsimile edition has been produced as Sterne's Memoirs: A Hitherto Unrecorded Holograph Now brought to Light in Facsimile, Introduction and Commentary by Kenneth Monkman, privately printed for the Laurence Sterne Trust (Coxwold, 1985).

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