English literature -- 19th century, Leipzig, Battle of, Leipzig, Germany, 1813, Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Poetry, Occasional verse, English, Religious poetry, English, Seasons -- Poetry, Sentimentalism in literature, Treaty of Paris (1815), Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815 -- Poetry, Diplomatic relations, English literature, Occasional verse, English, Religious poetry, English, Seasons, Sentimentalism in literature, Commonplace books, History, and Poetry
Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of over a hundred poems, by various authors, chiefly copied from The Weekly Entertainer, with some also copied from the Western Luminary. The majority of the poems have nationalistic subjects, and many address the Napoleonic Wars. Poems such as Liberty triumphant; The extinction of tyranny; Wellington's victory; Ode to my country; War song; On the prospect of renewal of hostilities; and Peace refer to Napoleon Bonaparte; Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington; the Battle of Leipzig, the Battle of Waterloo; and the Peace at Paris. The volume also contains several poems on the War of 1812, including a poem titled Peace with America, dated April 1815, and another on the death of General Robert Ross, killed in America in 1814. The other poems in the collection focus primarily on serious and sentimental subjects such as the seasons; death; friendship; and the Christian religion.