Upper to lower leaf] pencil inscriptions, with pencil score at lines 5-7:
"A seaman figures in The Canterbury Tales.
With many a tempest had his beard been
shook. Secret grief is a
cannibal of its own heart. Bacon. Claudia of the Appian family, 'I wish
some fight or pestilence would thin out
this crowd.' Arrogance. Roast beef in the pulpit.
An animal of a man 'do eagles wear
spectacles?' Health. Contrast: an
over spiritual man.
'Yes, Madam, Cain was a godless froward boy, &
Reuben (Gen: 49) & Absalom' Many pious men
have impious children (Devil as a Quaker)
A formal compact Imprimis First Second.
The aforesaid soul. said soul &c Duplicates 'How was it about the temptation on the
hill?' &c D begs the hero to form
one of a 'Society of D's' his name would be weighty
&c Leaves a letter to the D 'My
Dear D' Conversation upon Gabriel, Michael &
Raphael gentlemanly &c
'Terra Oblivionis' 'Hellites' At the Astor find him
making almanacks going to a ball takes a long
time making toilette. The Doctor's coach stops
the way. 'Do you beleive all that stuff?
nonsence the world was never made. 'But Is not
this you mentioned here in the scriptures?'
Receives visits from the principal d's 'Gentlemen' &c. Arguments to persuade 'Would you not rather
be below with kings than above with fools?'"