|Content Description||Poem consists of 284 lines of Latin hexameters on the odd-numbered pages, translating Pope's Essay on Man, Epistle 1, with 48 lines of the English original (Epistle 1.1-48) on the facing pages up to page 10.|
The text is a translation of Pope's Essay on Man, Epistle 1; and includes corrections and revisions.
Text dated on p 53 'Jan.1.1733 D[eo] G[ratia]'
On the front is a quotation from Horace, Satires 1.4.41-2.
According to Francis Needham, librarian to the 6th Duke of Portland, the manuscript is in the hand of Timothy Thomas, chaplain to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford; Thomas was a close friend of Sneyd Davies.