Scope and content
Lines from "Magpies" on inside cover. List of topics, many of which correspond to essays published in "Windfalls". Dialogue between Coryat [an figure often used by Trevelyan for autobiographical pieces] and G[oldie] L[owes] D[Dickinson]. Verse about Tuscan landscape. Notes for Trevelyan's translations of Horace. Comments on 'a bathe in November' and Trevelyan's friends' surprise; other short prose notes. Draft of "Trees". Notes on Browning. Notes for "Simple Pleasures". "Maxims (and reflexions)". "Poetry and Prose". List of 'Friends wives', some marked with x; perhaps notes for autobiographical piece.. "Daydreams". Notes on characters for "Imaginary Conversations".. Draft verse, 'I am the Genius/Guardian Spirit of this sleeping man'; prose dialogue between 'Man' and genius', also tried out as a conversation between Coryat and his spirit. Draft verse, 'As I was walking through a gloom filled wood' [version of "A Dream"].
Notebook also used from other end in: inside cover has quotation from E. M. Forster about being 'rooted in the past', note of Marcella Sembrich's name and a calculation of Jane Austen's age when writing her "History [of England]", as well as a list of topics or possible essays. Translations of Leopardi 40, 55, 75 and 11. Translation of Propertius IV.7. Trevelyan's "Two Imaginary Dialogues", between Horace and Tibullus and Horace and Maecenas. Dialogue between Coryat and 'Old Man', and between Coryat and 'G. D. [Goldie Dickinson?]. Readers' notes for Trevelyan's translations of Leopardi.