Item No: frkm100000
Title: Dis War Freund Simeons Resitbuch? A Collection of Religioiusly-themed Rhymed Poetry, Receipts, and Remedies
German script; Roman script
laid paper; ink
Dis War Freund Simeons, Resite buch?/ Nachdem er damit fertig War, ist mirs noch gut genug? / Wer darin lieset Wird seine Schuld, auf allen Blättern sehn. / Doch glaube mir, Gott hat gedult! Möcht man mir gerne weiter gehn. / Die Gottes Lieb seÿ mein Panier, Und diss a b c für mir und dir./ 1782…NB: Beim beginnen dieses Büchleins, war mein hin aus, nach dem / Alphabet, Reimen, darauf zunahm, allein fiel mir so dann / immer eines nach dem andern oft ohne mein zu thun.
This was my friend Simeon’s receipts book? After he had no further use for it, was it good enough for me? Whoever takes the liberty to read within will soon see and be the judge of all its pages. But do understand, may God be patient! I hope you find you want to read on for God’s love is my banner, and this A B C is intended for you and me. 1782… N.B. When I started this little book, it was my intention to create rhymes according to the letters of the alphabet, but as I went along, many others, very often as sheer inspiration, occurred to me, which didn’t follow this schema.
Rare Book Department
Brown leather, raised bands.
About the paper used in this Ms.
The leaves of this Ms. were previously part of a receipt book owned by the anonymous author’s friend Simeon. They appear to have been cut down, and rebound: Receipt entries appear randomly in English, in a different strong, clear hand on paper with hand-drawn ledger lines. The author of the rhymed poetry entries writes in German script and in a miniscule, hurried hand.
Erwin, Ebenezer; Groves, John; Kollack, Cornelius
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FLP Borneman Ms. 100
Simeon - Author