Transcription Tuesday XI: The Shipwreck

Posted on August 10, 2021

Ariana Malthaner There is no other poet loved as dearly by Isabella as Byron. She has dedicated numerous pages to his poetry, most of which are faithful representations of the […]

Transcription Tuesday X: Happiness

Posted on August 3, 2021

Ariana Malthaner Although we will be continuing with the copied poems from Isabella Woods’ autograph book, this week we will be looking at an original piece from the autograph book […]

Transcription Tuesday IX: If I Should Die Tonight

Posted on July 27, 2021

Ariana Malthaner Unlike Isabella herself, who always attributes authorship to the poems she collects, this particular poem has gone unattributed by the author. This poem is written by an E.M.M […]

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 […]