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Transcription Tuesday VII: True Beauty

Posted on July 13, 2021

Ariana Malthaner To continue with poems lovingly inscribed by Isabella, we have ‘True Beauty’ by Thomas Carew. Carew was 17th century English poet, who worked as a diplomatic secretary and […]

Transcription Tuesday VI: Farewell

Posted on July 6, 2021

Ariana Malthaner This week we are back with another original poem composed by a friend of Isabella Woods. This particular poem speaks of a parting, and is signed by an […]

Transcription Tuesday V: Still to be neat

Posted on June 29, 2021

Ariana Malthaner Almost immediately following a stanza from Lord Byron, Isabella has written a single stanza attributed to Ben Jonson. Although hardly as well-known, Jonson was a contemporary of Shakespeare […]

Transcription Tuesdays III: Don Juan Canto I

Posted on June 15, 2021

Ariana Malthaner Isabella Woods had a particular fondness for Lord Byron, based on the number of sections of his poems in her beautiful handwriting. The first of the her personal […]

Transcription Tuesdays II: Love Thee

Posted on June 8, 2021

Ariana Malthaner Isabella Woods’ autograph book is a delight to browse through. Not only does it contain treasured poems and songs collected by the owner, but it also contains a […]