Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (–)

Dramatic Works in the Traditional Beaumont and Fletcher Canon

Beggars' Bush

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, IX, 1-104. Bullen, II, 339-453, ed. P.A. Daniel. Bowers, III (1976), 246-331, ed. Fredson Bowers.

B&F 1

A fair copy, in a professional mixed hand, probably transcribed from a prompt-book, lacking a title-page, 47 folio leaves, foliated 158-204, in modern quarter green morocco. c.1637-8.

Formerly part of the ‘Lambarde volume’ of MS plays once owned by W.L. Lambarde, of Bradbourne Hall, Sevenoaks, Kent. Hodgson's, 19 June 1924, lot 528, to Major Barrett. Acquired by Folger from Frank Marcham, bookseller.

Edited from this MS in Bowers; described in Greg, Dramatic Documents, I, 336-7, and in R.C. Bald, ‘Bibliographical Studies in the Beaumont & Fletcher Folio of 1647’, Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Supplement 13 (Oxford, 1938), p. 50 et seq. (with a facsimile page facing p. 52). Discussed in Fredson Bowers, ‘Beggars Bush: A Reconstructed Prompt-Book and its Copy’, Studies in bibliography, 27 (1974), 113-36.

Folger, MS J.b.5.

B&F 1.5

Marked up copiously as a promptbook, in an italic hand, with cuts and stage directions and with a cast list.

In: A printed and partly marked-up exemplum of Beaumont and Fletcher, Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). c.1670.

Discussed in Gordon McMullan, ‘Some Late Seventeenth-Century Annotations in Wadham's Copy of the Beaumont and Fletcher First Folio’, N&Q, 233 (December 1988), 496-8.

Wadham College, Oxford, [unspecified shelfmark], Beggars' Bush.

—— II, i, 143-64. Song (‘Cast our Caps and cares away!’)

Bowers, III, 264-5. This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

B&F 2

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: A folio songbook, 121 leaves (including c.20 blanks and an index), in contemporary calf (rebacked). Including ten poems by Carew and twelve poems by or attributed to Herrick, in musical settings, predominantly in a single hand (ff. 2r-63v, 92r-9r, 100r, with a change of style on ff. 64r-5v and in the index probably by the same hand), with 18th-century additions on ff. 81v-7v, 89r-v and 145v-53r, and scribbling elsewhere. c.1640s-60s.

Later owned by Colonel W.G. Probert, of Bevills, Bures, Suffolk. Sold by Quaritch in 1937.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Probert MS’: CwT Δ 4, HeR Δ 1. Discussed and analysed in John P. Cutts, ‘A Bodleian Song-Book: Don. C. 57’, M&L, 34 (1953), 192-211. Also briefly discussed in George Thewlis, ‘Some Notes on a Bodleian Manuscript’, M&L, 22 (1941) 32-5, and in Willa McClung Evans, ‘Shakespeare's “Harke Harke ye Larke”’, PMLA, 60 (1945), 95-101 (with a facsimile of f. 78r). A facsimile of the volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 6 (New York & London, 1987).

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 177-9, and in Bowers, p. 352.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 75v.

B&F 3

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: A large folio volume of songs in musical settings by John Wilson (1595-1674), composer and musician, vi + 214 leaves (plus some blanks), gilt-edged, in contemporary black morocco elaborately gilt, lettered on each cover ‘DR. / I.W’, with silver clasps. Possibly Wilson's formal autograph MS or else in the hand of someone similarly associated with Edward Lowe (c.1610-82). c.1656.

Complete facsimile in Jorgens, Vol. 7 (1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth Century Lyrics: Oxford, Bodleian, MS. Mus. b. 1’, MD, 10 (1956), 142-209.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 93 (collated p. 178). Collated in Bowers, p. 352.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 45v.

B&F 4

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: A folio music part book (2nd treble part), viii + 218 pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled by Edward Lowe (c.1610-82), organist and composer. c.1650s.

Bookplate of Povert Henley.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 150.

B&F 5

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, including (ff. 113r-15r) copies of, or brief extracts from, 30 poems by Donne (plus two apocryphal poems), in a single hand, transcribed from the 1635 or 1639 edition of Donne's Poems, headed ‘Donnes quaintest conceits’ in several hands, 156 leaves (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. Late 17th century.

Once owned by Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725) and afterwards among the collections of Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford (1689-1741).

Cited in IELM I.i (1980) as the ‘Harley Rawlinson MS’: DnJ Δ 64.

This MS collated in Bowers, p. 352.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 141v.

B&F 5.5

Copy, headed ‘1. Song’, under the general heading ‘Songs to the play called Beggars Bush’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of poems and songs, the greater part in a single cursive hand, 35 leaves, in modern cloth. c.1692.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 7112, f. 2r.

B&F 6

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: A folio songbook (First Treble part), in a single hand, written from both ends, viii + 213 pages (paginated 1-191, then 1-22 rev.), lacking pp. 87-8, 115-18, the first two of which are now Birmingham Central Library, Acc. No. 57316, Location No. S747.01, in modern half brown morocco marbled boards. Compiled entirely by Edward Lowe (c.1610-82), organist and composer. Mid-late 17th century.

Later owned by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author.

Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth-Century Songs and Lyrics in Edinburgh University Library Music MS. Dc. 1. 69’, MD, 13 (1959), 169-94. A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 8 (New York & London, 1987).

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 177-9, and in Bowers, p. 352.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, p. 155.

B&F 7

Copy, in double columns, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, a neat mixed hand predominating up to f. 55r, 151 leaves (including a few blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1730.

Inscribed (in another hand) on the front pastedown ‘Thomas Boydell’. Formerly Folger MS 4108.

This MS collated in Bowers, p. 352.

Folger, MS V.a.308, f. 7r.

B&F 8

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: A folio songbook, in a single secretary hand, some items misnumbered, 144 leaves. c.1640s.

Once owned by the Shirley family, Earls Ferrers, of Staunton Harold, Leicestershire. Also owned, and annotated, by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author. Acquired in 1888.

Generally cited as the Earl Ferrers MS. Collated in Cutts, ‘Drexel Manuscript 4041’, MD, 18 (1964), 151-202. A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 9 (New York & London, 1987).

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 91-2 (collated p. 178). Collated in Bowers, p. 352.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 106, ff. 84r-5r.

B&F 8.5

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Cast yor Caps and care away’.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, comprising c.406 poems, many of them song lyrics, in various neat hands, compiled probably over a period, 8 blank leaves (pp. [i-xvi]) + 10 unnumbered pages of poems (pp. [xvii-xxvi]) + 9 numbered pages (pp. 1-9) + ff. [9v]-151v + 12 leaves at the end blank but for a poem on the penultimate page (f. [11v]), in contemporary calf gilt. Once erroneously associated with Thomas Killigrew (1612-83), whose hand does not appear in the volume. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Sr Robert Killigrew / 1702’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 9070. Sotheby's, 19 May 1897, lot 455.

Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Nancy Cutbirth, ‘Thomas Killigrew's Commonplace Book?’, Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, NS No. 13 (1980), 31-8.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, ff. 63v-4r.

B&F 8.8

Copy of the song, untitled, here beginning ‘Cast your Caps & Care away’.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, in a single rounded hand, 259 pages (plus a three-page index), in modern boards. The contents, the latest of which (on pp. 203-7) can be dated to a marriage that took place in November 1656, reflect the taste of Interregnum Royalist sympathisers. c.Late 1650s.

Formerly in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 4001. Sotheby's, 29 June 1946, lot 164, to Myers. Then in the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist, and book collector.

University College London, MS Ogden 42, pp. 77-8.

B&F 9

Copies in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled and here beginning ‘Cast your Capps and cares away’.

In: Three oblong quarto music part books (4/a, 4/b, and 4/c), 103, 93, and 75 leaves (including numerous blanks) respectively, in contemporary calf gilt. Principally in a single hand, a second hand responsible for 4/b, ff. 17v-24v, and for 4/c, ff. 5r-12v; the collection largely copies of vocal trios that would appear in John Wilson's Cheereful Ayres (Oxford, 1660). Mid-17th century.

In a collection of MS music books associated with the Filmer family, baronets, of Kent, members of whom included the political philosopher Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653), his brother Edward (d.1650, compiler of French Court Aires, 1628) and son Sir Edward (d.1668), and the playwright Edward Filmer (fl.1700).

Yale Music Library, Misc. MS 170, Filmer MS 4, 4/a f. 22v; 4/b f. 16v; 4/c f. 22r.

—— III, i, 4-15. Song (‘Have ye any worke for the Sow-gelder, hoa’)

Bowers, III, 277.

B&F 10

Copy of Higgen's song in a musical setting by Nicholas Lanier (as edited by John Wilson).

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, pp. 90-1.

B&F 11

Copy, in a musical setting by Nicholas Lanier (as edited by John Wilson), untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, p. 95 (collated p. 181). Collated in Bowers, p. 352.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, pp. 92-3.

—— III, i, 20-37. Song (‘Take her and lug her’)

Bowers, III, 278.

B&F 11.5

Copy, headed ‘2. Song’.

In: the MS described under B&F 5.5. c.1692.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 7112, f. 2r.

—— III, i, 42-59. Song (‘I met with him first in the shape of a Ram’)

Bowers, III, 278-9.

B&F 12

Copy of a version of Higgen's song, here beginning ‘I met with ye deuell in the shape of a Ramme’, in a musical setting probably by John Wilson.

In: A folio music book, containing 327 songs, in three largely secretary hands, with a ‘Cattalogue’ of contents, 229 leaves. Owned (in 1659) and partly compiled by the composer John Gamble (d.1687), with some misnumbering. c.1630s-50s.

Later owned by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author. Acquired in 1888.

A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 10 (New York & London, 1987). Discussed in Charles W. Hughes, ‘John Gamble's Commonplace Book’, M&L, 26 (1945), 215-29.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 94, 179-80. Collated in Bowers, p. 252.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 67.

—— III, i, 97-113. Song (‘Bring out your Cony-skins, faire maids to me’)

Bowers, III, 281.

B&F 13

Copy of the Boy's song, in a musical setting.

In: Two music part books compiled by Thomas Smith (1614-1701) of The Queen's College, Oxford, later Bishop of Carlisle. c.1637.

Formerly Carlisle Cathedral, Dean & Chapter of Carlisle MSS, Box B1.

These MSS discussed in John P. Cutts, Bishop Smith's Part-Song Books in Carlisle Cathedral Library (American Institute of Musicology, 1972).

Edited from this MS in John P. Cutts, ‘A Newly Discovered Musical Setting from Fletcher's Beggars' Bush’, Comparative Drama, 5, 1971, 101-5.

Cumbria Archives, Carlisle, D&C Music 1, Bassus, pp. 96-7.

B&F 13.5

Copy, headed ‘3. Song’.

In: the MS described under B&F 5.5. c.1692.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 7112, f. 2r-v.

The Bloody Brother, II, ii, 47-58. Song (‘Drinke to day, and drowne all sorrow’)

First published in London, 1639. Dyce, X, 371-467 (p. 400). Edited by J.D. Jump, as Rollo Duke of Normandy (Liverpool, 1948), (p. 21). Bowers, X, 166-245 (p. 186), as Rollo, Duke of Normandy, ed. George Walton Williams.

B&F 14

Copy of the drinking song, in a musical setting (? probably by John Wilson), untitled, subscribed ‘Mr Chilmead’.

In: A folio songbook, almost entirely in a single rounded italic hand, with (ff. 3r-7v) a table of contents, 113 leaves, in 19th-century half dark red morocco. Compiled by Edward Lowe (c.1610-82), organist and composer (his signature f. 2v). c.1654-70s.

Arms of Eleanor Bursh on a seal affixed to f. 56r. Later owned and annotated in pencil by Thomas Oliphant (1799-1873), music editor and cataloguer.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 5 (New York & London, 1986).

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 83-4 (collated pp. 170-1).

British Library, Add. MS 29396, ff. 18v-19r.

—— III, ii, 46-90. Song (‘Three merry boyes, &c.’)

Bowers, X, 211-12.

—— V, ii, 21-32. Song (‘Take o take those lipps away’)

Dyce, X, 459. Jump, p. 67. Bowers, X, 237. The first stanza first published in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure (First Folio, 1623), IV, i. Authorship discussed in Jump, pp. 105-6 (first stanza probably by Shakespeare, second by Fletcher).

B&F 15

Copy of the Boy's song, untitled.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and some prose, in five hands, one predominating on ff. 8v-130r, ii + 166 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled in part (ff. 131v-66r) by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 130v.

B&F 16

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, compiled by the writer Robert Codrington (1602-65) of Magdalen College, Oxford, 360 pages (including stubs of extracted leaves on pp. 297-328 and blanks, plus index), in contemporary calf. Including 16 poems by Carew and 13 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode. Written in three hands: i.e. A (Codrington's hand, including his own poems) on pp. 1-283, 349-55; B on pp. 284-9; and C on pp. 289-348, 356-60; dated (pp. 1-22) ‘Anno Dom: 1638’ and ‘The 30th of May. 1638’. c.1638.

Acquired from Blackwell's, 1962.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Codrington MS’: CwT Δ 7 and StW Δ 7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, pp. 66-7.

B&F 17

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Wilson's setting first published in John Playford, Select Musicall Ayres (London, 1652). Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 1 (collated p. 114), and in English Songs 1625-1660, ed. Ian Spink, Musica Britannica XXXIII (London, 1971), No. 21.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 19v.

B&F 18

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Ignoto’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single informal hand, a member of St John's College, Oxford, i + 99 leaves, in half-vellum marbled boards. Including 19 poems by Habington and (ff. 8r-21r, 28v) 21 poems by Katherine Philips transcribed from a edited source. Late 17th century.

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as ‘Rawlinson MS I’: PsK Δ 6.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 26v.

B&F 19

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: A folio songbook, in two or more predominantly italic hands, written from both ends, 87 leaves, in remains of contemporary vellum within modern half red morocco. Possibly compiled in part by one ‘T. C.’ c.1641-59.

Inscribed (f. 1v) ‘R. Guise [of Abbey] Feb: 12. 1760’. Purchased from Thomas Thorpe, bookseller, 17 June 1839.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 4 (New York & London, 1986).

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 114-15.

British Library, Add. MS 11608, f. 56r.

B&F 20

Copy in: the MS described under B&F 5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 136v.

B&F 21

Copy, headed ‘A Sonnet’, subscribed ‘W. S.’

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single professional hand, with later additions on ff. 58v-62v in three or four other hands, 65 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt. Compiled by one Thomas Crosse, whose name appears (f. 1*) in ‘An Acrosticke upon my name’, as well as subscribed (‘Tho: Cro:)’ to a poem on ff. 23v-4r. c.1630s [-1670s].

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 36v.

B&F 22

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: A folio music volume, written from both ends, 4 + 9 rev. leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Early-mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 114.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 434, f. 1r.

B&F 23

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany (originally in two separate volumes), including eleven poems by Donne, chiefly in two hands, probably associated with the University of Oxford, 98 leaves, one of the original vellum covers now incorporated in modern red morocco. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Stephen Wellden’ and ‘Abraham Bassano’ and (f. 98r) ‘Elizabeth Weldon’. Later owned by William John Thoms (1803-85), writer, antiquary and librarian. Sotheby's, 11 February 1887 (Thoms sale), lot 1092. Also owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89). Formerly Folger MS 452.4.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Welden MS’: DnJ Δ 49.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 20r.

B&F 23.5

Copy of ‘2d stanza of ye song act 4 scene scen. 1.’, here beginning ‘Hide O hide those hills of snow’.

In: An annotated exemplum of the First Folio (London, 1623). Mid-17th century.

Free Library of Philadelphia, [Shakespeare First Folio], Measure for Measure, sig G6v.

B&F 24

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 114. Facsimile in John H. Long, Shakespeare's Use of Music (Gainesville, Florida, 1961), p. 135.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 44, f. 34r.

B&F 25

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 12. c.1630s-50s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 114.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 16.

B&F 26

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single small mixed hand throughout; 425 pages (plus an eight-page index), in contemporary calf. Including 45 poems (and a second copy of one) by Carew, 11 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Corbett, and 25 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1634.

The initials ‘T. C.’ stamped on the front cover. Sold by Thomas Thorpe (1836). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9536, and by Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), of Providence, Rhode Island, industrialist, banker, and art and books collector. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 189.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Rosenbach MS II’: CwT Δ 32, CoR Δ 12, and StW Δ 24. Discussed in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 193-5).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 126.

B&F 26.5

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 8.8. c.Late 1650s.

University College London, MS Ogden 42, p. 55.

B&F 26.8

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 8.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 29v.

—— [Song] (‘Bring out the cold chine’)

Bonduca

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, V, 1-102. Edited by W.W. Greg, Malone Society (Oxford, 1951). Bowers, IV, 156-244, ed. Cyrus Hoy. See also Grace Ioppolo, ‘The Final Revision of Bonduca: An Unpublished Essay by W.W. Greg’, SB, 43 (1990), 62-80.

B&F 27

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, with (f. 1r) a title-page ‘Bonduca Queene of Brittaine’, stage directions and some headings in bold, with deletions (f. 24r), 25 folio leaves, in contemporary vellum gilt. In the hand of Edward Knight, book-keeper and prompter of the King's Company, incomplete, lacking Act IV, scenes i and ii and part of scene iii, with his note (f. 24r) explaining that ‘the booke where by it was first Acted from is lost: and this hath been transcribed from the fowle papers of the Authors wch were found’. c.1624-30s.

Hodgson's, 20 February 1903, lot 1124.

Edited from this MS, with facsimile examples, in Greg. Collated in Bowers. Facsimile example in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 17.

British Library, Add. MS 36758.

The Captain, II, ii, 160-80. Song (‘Tell me dearest what is Love?’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, III, 217-328 (pp. 258-9). Bowers, I, 550-650, ed. L. A. Beaurline (pp. 583-4). A version of this song appears in The Knight of the Burning Pestle, III, 29-42 (London, 1613).

B&F 28

Copy, headed ‘Love’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including fourteen poems by Donne, almost entirely in a single hand, 33 leaves (plus six blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1630.

Possibly associated with the Inns of Court. Later used, and annotated in the margin, by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘Fulman MS’: DnJ Δ 36. Formerly Bodleian MS CCC 327.

This MS collated in Beaurline.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 327, f. 11v.

B&F 29

Copy of the first stanza, here beginning ‘Dearest tel me what is loue’, together with the second stanza of the version which appears in The Knight of the Burning Pestle (III, 29-42).

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single mixed hand, with additions in other hands, associated with Oxford University, possibly Christ Church, 315 pages (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. Including 11 poems by Donne, and 15 poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett. c.1630s.

Later owned by Edward Jeremiah Curteis, M.P., of Windmill Hill, Sussex. Puttick & Simpson's, 30 June 1884 (Curteis sale), lot 175, to Pearson of Pall Mall for James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89). Formerly Folger MS 452.5.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), and II.i (1987), as the ‘Curteis MS’: DnJ Δ 50 and CoR Δ 9. Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Arthur F. Marotti, ‘Folger MSS V.a.89 and V.a.345: Reading Lyric Poetry in Manuscript’, in The Reader Revealed, ed. Sabrina Alcorn Baron, et al. (Washington, DC, 2001), pp. 44-57. A facsimile of p. 36 is in Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey, Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper (Washington, DC, 2008), p. 32.

This MS collated in Beaurline and in Cyrus Hoy's edition of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Bowers, I, 93.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 160.

B&F 30

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 27-8 (collated p. 135). Collated in Beaurline.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 124, f. 105v.

B&F 31

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: A folio songbook, largely in a single secretary hand, with poems and (reversed) culinary and medical receipts in later hands at the end, imperfect or incomplete, now 27 leaves, lacking half the songs listed in a ‘Table’ at the end. c.1620s-30s.

The original cover inscribed ‘Ann Twice her booke’. Inscribed on the first page ‘My Cosen Twice Leftte this Booke with me...which is to be returne to her AGhaine...’. Later owned by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author.

A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 11 (New York & London, 1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘“Songs Vnto the Violl and Lute” -- Drexel Ms. 4175’, Musica Disciplina, 16 (1962), 73-92.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 27 (collated p. 135); collated in Beaurline.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4175, No. xliiii.

B&F 32

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 12. c.1630s-50s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 134-6, and in Beaurline.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 35.

B&F 33

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in probably two or more secretary hands, 108 pages, in half brown morocco. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by F.W. Cosens (1819-89). Bookplate of James W. Ellsworth.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, p. 104.

B&F 34

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 180 pages, in three secretary hands, in contemporary limp vellum. Probably compiled by a member of an Inn of Court. c.1630.

Bookplate of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Formerly Rosenbach 186.

This MS recorded in Bowers.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, p. 164.

—— III, iv, 33-48. Song (‘Away delights, goe seeke some other dwelling’)

Bowers, I, 600.

B&F 35

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 12. c.1630s-50s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 28 (collated pp. 136-7). Collated in Beaurline.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 109.

—— IV, iv, 85-104. Song (‘Come hither you that love, and heare me sing’)

Bowers, I, 624-5.

B&F 36

Copy of the first stanza in a musical setting by Robert Johnson (as edited by John Wilson).

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 89.

B&F 37

Copy of the first stanza, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson (as edited by John Wilson)

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, p. 29 (collated pp. 137-8). Collated in Beaurline.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, p. 91.

B&F 38

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson (as edited by John Wilson).

In: the MS described under B&F 12. c.1630s-50s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 30 (collated pp. 137-8). Collated in Beaurline.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 108.

B&F 39

Copies in a musical setting by Robert Johnson (as edited by John Wilson), untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 9. Mid-17th century.

Yale Music Library, Misc. MS 170, Filmer MS 4, 4/a f. 22r; 4/b f. 16r; 4/c f. 21v.

The Chances, V, iii, 92-119. Song (‘Come away, thou lady gay!’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VII, 211-304 (pp. 296-8). Bullen, IV, 435-531, ed. E. K. Chambers (pp. 524-5). Bowers, IV, 550-629, ed. George Walton Williams (pp. 621-2).

B&F 40

Copy of Vecchio's incantation, untitled, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 2. c.1640s-60s.

Printed from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 52-3 (collated pp. 149-50).

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 67v.

B&F 41

Copy, headed ‘The coniuringe of ye witch’.

In: the MS described under B&F 23. Mid-17th century.

Printed from this MS in James Orchard Halliwell, The First Sketch of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare Society (London, 1842), p. 69; recorded in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 150.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 56r.

Cupid's Revenge, I, ii, 19-24. Song (‘Lovers rejoyce, your paines shall be rewarded’)

First published in London, 1615. Dyce, II, 349-449 (pp. 364-5). Bowers, II, 333-414, ed. Fredson Bowers (p. 341).

B&F 42

Autograph copy by Lawes of the first six lines, in his musical setting, untitled.

In: A folio autograph songbook by William Lawes (1602-45), composer, 49 leaves, in contemporary calf stamped in gilt with arms of Charles I. c.1638-45.

Inscribed (f. 1v) ‘Richard Gibbon his booke giuen to him by Mr William Lawes all of his owne pricking and composeing’, and ‘Giuen to me J R by his widdow mris Gibbon J R:’, and ‘Borrowed of Alderman Fidye by me Jo: Surgenson’. Bookplates of William Gostling (1696-1777), antiquary and topographer, and of Julian Marshall (1836-1903), music and print collector and writer.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 2 (New York & London, 1986). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘British Museum Additional MS. 31432 William Lawes' writing for the Theatre and the Court’, The Library, 5th Ser. 7 (1952), 225-34, and in Margaret Crum, ‘Notes on the Texts of William Lawes's Songs in B.M. MS. Add. 31432’, The Library, 5th Ser. 9 (1954), 122-7.

British Library, Add. MS 31432, f. 36r.

Demetrius and Enanthe

See The Humorous Lieutenant: B&F 59-60.

The Elder Brother

First published in London, 1637. Dyce, X, 197-292. Bullen, II, 1-100, ed. W. W. Greg. Bowers, IX, 469-545, ed. Fredson Bowers.

B&F 43

Copy in: A folio composite volume of plays. c.1620s-1640s.

From the library of Lord Charlemont.

This MS partly collated in Greg; described in Greg, Dramatic Documents, I, 334-7.

British Library, Egerton MS 1994, ff. 2r-29r.

B&F 44

Extracts ‘Out of ye Elder brother. A Comedie by John ffletcher. Beaumonts fellow poet’, with comments on the play.

In: A quarto miscellany of extracts from plays and historical works, with comments on them, entitled ‘Excerpta quædam per A. W. Adolescentem’, in a single cursive predominantly italic hand, 119 leaves, in modern quarter-morocco. Entirely in the hand of the Rev. Abraham Wright (1611-90), of St John's College, Oxford, author. c.1640.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Ja: Wright’ (Abraham's son) and later ‘of Taylor, Brighton’. Bookplate of William Bromley, of Baginton, Warwickshire, 1703. Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 220.

For facsimile examples, see ShW 71 and ShW 44.

Wright's comments (f. 86r-v.) edited in Arthur C. Kirsch, ‘A Caroline Commentary on the Drama’, Modern Philology, 66 (1968-9), 256-61 (p. 258).

Facsimile of f. 85v in Parnassus Biceps or Severall Choice Pieces of Poetry by Abraham Wright 1656, ed. Peter Beal (Scolar Press, 1990), pp. 192-3.

British Library, Add. MS 22608, ff. 85v-86v.

B&F 45

Copy of Charles's song, headed ‘An ode’, subscribed ‘John Fletcher’.

In: the MS described under B&F 21. c.1630s [-1670s].

Dyce, X, 248-9; Bullen, II, 57-8.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 34v.

The Fair Maid of the Inn

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647), Bowers, X, 558-643, ed. Fredson Bowers.

The Faithful Shepherdess

First published in London, 1610. Dyce, II, 1-121. Bullen, III, 1-110, ed. W. W. Greg. Bowers, III, 489-583, ed. Cyrus Hoy.

B&F 46

Excerpts, with comments on the play.

In: the MS described under B&F 44. c.1640.

Wright's comments (f. 99r-v) printed in Arthur C. Kirsch, ‘A Caroline Commentary on the Drama’, MP, 66 (1968-9), 256-61 (p. 259).

British Library, Add. MS 22608, ff. 98r-9v.

—— I, ii, 29-42. Song (‘Sing his praises that doth keepe’)

Bowers, III, 505-6.

B&F 47

Copy, here beginning ‘Sing, That do keep our flocks’, in a musical setting by William Lawes.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, pp. 44-5.

B&F 48

Second copy in a musical setting by William Lawes.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, pp. 191-2 rev.

B&F 49

Copy, in a musical setting by William Lawes, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS collated in Cutts, ‘Seventeenth Century Songs and Lyrics in Edinburgh University Library Music MS. Dc. 1. 69’, MD, 13 (1959), 169-94 (p. 181); recorded in Hoy, p. 584.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, pp. 42-3.

B&F 50

Copy of a version, in a musical setting by William Lawes, untitled and here beginning ‘Sing That doth Keep our flocks from harm’.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Cutts, MD, 13 (1959), 181, and in Hoy, p. 584.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, pp. 16-17 rev.

—— I, iii, 71-86. Song (‘Come Shepheards, come’)

Bowers, III, 514.

B&F 51

Copy of Cloe's song, in a musical setting by William Lawes.

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

This MS collated in Cutts, ‘Drexel Manuscript 4041’, p. 169.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 19, ff. 15v-16r.

—— III, i, 429-36. Song (‘Do not feare to put thy feete’)

Bowers, III, 545. This setting first published in John Wilson, Select Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1659).

B&F 52

Copy of the God of the River's song in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 151.

B&F 53

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth Century Songs and Lyrics in Edinburgh University Library Music MS. Dc. 1. 69’, Musica Disciplina, 13 (1959), 169-94 (p. 189), and in Hoy, p. 584.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, p. 155.

B&F 54

Copies, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: A set of four oblong duodecimo music part books, (i) Cantus Primus, (ii) Cantus Secundus, (iii) Bassus and (iv) Basso Continuo, each written from both ends, compiled by John Playford (1623-86?), 50, 36, 48, and 35 leaves respectively, each volume in limp vellum lettered ‘I. P.’. Leaves excised from these volumes are in the Folger, MS V.a.411 (five leaves) and (nine leaves) at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (Halliwell-Phillipps, Shakespearean scrapbooks). c.1660.

A flyleaf in the Cantus Secundus part book inscribed ‘Decemb. 30. 1674. Note that I Thomas Clifford bought this sett of Musick Books of Mr Richard Price's widow Mrs Dorothy Price for --7s--6d’.

University of Glasgow, MS Euing R.d.58-61, (i) f. 12r; (ii) f. 14r; (iii) f. 11r; (iv) f. 10r.

B&F 55

Copies in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 9. Mid-17th century.

Yale Music Library, Misc. MS 170, Filmer MS 4, 4/a f. 21v; 4/b f. 15v; 4/c f. 21r.

The False One, I, ii, 35-44. Song (‘Look out, bright eyes, and bless the air’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VI, 213-306 (p. 234). Bullen, IV, 1-90, ed. M. Luce (pp. 23-4). Bowers, VIII, 123-202, ed. Robert K. Turner (pp. 137-8).

B&F 56

Copy of the Boy's song in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 88 (collated p. 174).

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 40r.

B&F 57

Copy in: A large folio verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, probably associated with Oxford University, 34 leaves, in modern half-morocco marbled boards. Including 15 poems by Carew and 17 poems by King. c.1630s.

Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector. Bookplate of the Warwick Castle Library. Formerly Folger MS 1.8.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Halliwell MS’: CwT Δ 26 and KiH Δ 11. James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Some Account of the Antiquities…illustrating…Shakespeare (1852), No. 8. Facsimile example in Giles Dawson and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton, Elizabethan Handwriting 1500-1650 (London, 1968), Plate 42. Complete microfilm at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 195).

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 174.

Folger, MS V.b.43, ff. 7v-8r.

The Honest Man's Fortune

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, III, 329-452. Edited by Johan Gerritsen (Groningen, 1952). Bowers, X, 16-111, ed. Cyrus Hoy. Edited by Grace Ioppolo, Malone Society Reprints, Vol. 172 (Oxford, 2012). For Fletcher's poem on this play see FlJ 8-14.

B&F 58

Copy in the hand of ‘Jhon’: i.e. Edward Knight, book-keeper and prompter of the King's Company, prepared for use as a prompt book, inscribed by Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, ‘This Play, being an olde one and the Originall Lost was reallowed by mee, This 7 Febru. 1624[/5]’, 34 folio leaves. Early 17th century.

Later owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector, and by Alexander Dyce (1798-1869), literary scholar and editor.

Edited from this MS, with facsimile examples, in Gerritsen and in Ioppolo. Collated in Dyce and in Bowers. Discussed in Greg, Dramatic Documents, I, 288-93.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 9 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.9).

The Humorous Lieutenant

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VI, 415-539. Bullen, II, 455-581, ed. R.W. Bond. Edited by Margaret McLaren Cook and F.P. Wilson as Demetrius and Enanthe, Malone Society (Oxford, 1951). Bowers, V, 303-409, ed. Cyrus Hoy.

B&F 59

Copy in the professional largely secretary hand of Ralph Crane (fl.1589-1632), poet and scribe, with a flourished title-page in italic (p. iv) ‘Demetrius and Enanthe. a pleasant Comedie Written by John Fletcher gent.’, the scenes and entrances in bold italic, v + 126 quarto pages, in contemporary limp vellum gilt. A presentation copy prepared by Crane (as ‘a Matter Recreatiue’) for Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65), natural philiosopher and courtier, to whom a dedicatory epistle is written (p. v), dated 27 November 1625. 1625.

From the library of the Ormsby Gore family, Barons Harlech, of Brogyntyn (or Porkington), Oswestry, Shropshire. Inscribed (p. ii) by William E. Wynne with a note of provenance saying that Digby's grand-daughter married Richard Mostyn of Penbedw, Denbighshire, and that their daughter married Richard Williams, Wynne's great grandfather. Also inscribed ‘K. Digby Margrit’ (i.e Digby's daughter-in-law), and) ‘given by W. W. E. Wynne Esq. to me W. Ormsby Gore April 8. 1837.’

Printed from this MS, with three facsimile examples, in the Malone Society edition. Collated in Dyce, in Bond, and in Bowers.

Facsimiles of two pages also in F.P. Wilson, ‘Ralph Crane, Scrivener to the King's Players’, The Library, 4th Ser. 7 (1926-7), 194-215 (plates I and II). Facsimile of first page in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 20.

National Library of Wales, Brogyntyn MS II. 42.

—— IV, iii, 12-23. Song (‘Rise from the shades below’)

Bowers, 376-7.

B&F 59.5

Copy in: the MS described under B&F 8.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 17v.

—— IV, iii, 25-44. Song (‘I obey, I obey. | And am come to view the day’)

Dyce, VI, 502. Bullen, II, 544-5. Bowers, V, 377.

B&F 60

Copy of the spirit's song in a musical setting by ‘J. H.’ (John Hilton?) or ‘T.H.’ (Thomas Holmes?).

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 81-2 (collated pp. 169-70).

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 38, ff. 28v-9v.

B&F 60.5

Copy, untitled. and here beginning ‘Wee obay wee obay’.

In: the MS described under B&F 8.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 17v.

A King and No King

First published in London, 1619. Dyce, II, 231-347. Bullen, I, 243-354, ed. R.W. Bond. Bowers, II, 182-281, ed. George Walton Williams.

B&F 61

An exemplum of the printed edition of 1619 with approximately 60 MS corrections, possibly derived from a MS of the play or from the recollection of a performance. Early-mid-17th century.

Edited from this exemplum in Dyce. Recorded in Williams, p. 176.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 848 (Pressmark Dyce 25.A.18).

B&F 62

Excerpts, with comments on the play.

In: the MS described under B&F 44. c.1640.

Wright's comments (f. 95v) printed in Arthur C. Kirsch, ‘A Caroline Commentary on the Drama’, MP, 66 (1968-9), 256-61 (p. 259).

British Library, Add. MS 22608, f. 95r-v.

B&F 63

Extracts from Acts III and IV, in a neat rounded hand, on three leaves once folded as a letter or packet. c.1700s.

In: A large folio guardbook of chiefly verse MSS, in Latin, English and Greek, in various hands, at least some relating to Cambridge University, 408 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

British Library, Harley MS 6947, ff. 163r-4v.

B&F 64

Two brief extracts relating to marriage, transcribed from pp. 8-9 of a printed source, added in a late 17th-century hand.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including seventeen poems by Donne and fifteen by Strode, the main part in a single hand, 334 pages (but pp. 3-4 extracted, and including a later index). Possibly compiled by one ‘W: H:’: i.e. probably William Holgate (1618-46), of Queens' College, Cambridge, with late 17th-century additions apparently made by other members of the Holgate family, of Saffron Walden and Great Bardfield, Essex. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Owned in the early 18th century by John Wale, who supplied the index on pp. 330-3. Owned before 1927 by Col. W.G. Carwardine-Probert, of Bures, Suffolk (descendant of the Holgate family).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Holgate MS’: DnJ Δ 58. Briefly discussed in W.G.P., ‘Verses by Francis Beaumont’, TLS (15 September 1921), p. 596, and in E.K. Chambers, William Shakespeare, 2 vols (Oxford, 1930), II, 222-4. Also discussed, with facsimiles on pp. 68 and 70 of pp. 181 and 13, in Michael Roy Denbo, ‘Editing a Renaissance Commonplace Book: The Holgate Miscellany’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004). pp. 65-73. For facsimile pages see DnJ 2931 and ShW 25. Complete microfilm in the Essex Record Office (T/A 98).

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 222.

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

First published in London, 1613. Bowers, I, 7-88, ed. Cyrus Hoy.

Love's Cure, III, ii, 118-225. Song (‘Turn, turn thy beauteous face away’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, IX, 105-95 (p. 149). Bowers, III, 12-93, ed. George Walton Williams (p. 48). This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

B&F 65

Copy of Piorato's song, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 110 (collated pp. 188-9), and in English Songs 1625-1660, ed. Ian Spink, Musica Britannica XXXIII (London, 1971), No. 24; collated in Williams, p. 108.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 28v.

B&F 66

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 76.

B&F 67

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 188-9, and in Williams, p. 108.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, pp. 78-9.

B&F 68

Copy, headed ‘On his Mrs Eyes’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including ten poems by Carew and one of doubtful authorship, in a single neat non-professional hand, 72 leaves (plus a later index). c.1643-50s.

Later owned by the Newcastle antiquarian collectors John Bell (1783-1864) and Robert White (1802-74).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the Bell-White MS, CwT Δ 30. Described, with facsimiles of ff. 30r and 56v, in T.G.S. Cain, ‘The Bell/White MS: Some Unpublished Poems’, ELR, 2 (1972), 260-70.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, ff. 25v-6r.

B&F 69

Copy, headed ‘To his loue’.

In: An oblong quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, written with the volume tilted with the spine to the top, 167 pages (plus blanks), in elaborately tooled green morocco gilt. Including ten poems by Carew and twelve poems by Strode (and two poems of doubtful authorship). c.1634.

The initials ‘M W’ stamped on each cover: i.e. M[aidstone] and W[inchilsea]. Evidently compiled by or for Sir Thomas Finch, Viscount Maidstone and Earl of Winchilsea (who succeeded to the peerage in 1633 and died in 1634). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 190.

The MS came to Rosenbach with a printed exemplum of William Wishcart, An Exposition of the Lord's Prayer (London, 1633), and the two clearly share the same provenance. The printed volume is similarly bound, with the initials ‘M W’; it is inscribed ‘Lord Winchilsea for Mr Locker 1634’; it bears the late 17th-century signatures of Stephen Locker and Alexander Campbell, and the bookplates of Captain William Locker (1731-1800) and Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849).

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Winchelsea MS’: CwT Δ 33 and StW Δ 25.

This MS collated in Williams, p. 108.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, p. 55.

B&F 70

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio volume of 121 poems by Donne and his Paradoxes and Problems, in a probably professional, predominantly italic hand (the scribe also probably responsible for the Dublin MS (I) (Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877); some poems by others added at the end (pp. 239-50) in other hands, 250 pages. c.1623-5.

Owned in the mid-late 17th century by ‘E. Puckering’ (signed f. 1r), probably a man but possibly Elizabeth (d.1689), wife of Sir Henry Newton (afterwards Puckering) (1618-1701), by whose bequest the MS came to Trinity College in 1691 (this Lady Elizabeth being the daughter of Thomas Murray (1564-1623), tutor to Prince Charles).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Puckering MS, DnJ Δ 13. A note by Henry Bradshaw states that this MS was collated in 1861 and 1863 by the Rev. T.R. O' Flahertie (d.1894), of Capel, near Dorking, Surrey, book collector.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 3. 12 (James 592), p. 243.

B&F 71

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet’.

In: A folio miscellany of some 133 poems, including 55 poems by Henry King and nineteen by Thomas Carew, 247 pages. In the hands of two amanuenses associated with King: i.e. Scribe A (c.1636), pp. 1-214, that of Thomas Manne's ‘imitator’ using two styles (a: pp. 1-62, 64-6, 133-4, 147-215; and b, the earlier: pp. 63, 67-132, 135-45); and Scribe B (c.1641): pp. 217-47, that of the scribe responsible for the Phillipps MS (Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8471). c.1636-41.

The flyleaf inscribed ‘Ex dono Eugenii Stoughton Die Octobrii 23 Anno-1738-Domini’: i.e. owned before 1738 by the Stoughton family, of St John's House, Warwick.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Stoughton MS’: CwT Δ 36 and KiH Δ 6. A complete photocopy deposited by Mary Hobbs in the Bodleian (MS Facs. d. 157). Edited in Mary Hobbs, An Edition of the Stoughton Manuscript (An Early Seventeenth-Century Poetry Collection in Private Hands connected with Henry King and Oxford) seen in relation to other contemporary Poetry and Song Collections (unpub. Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 1973). Also discussed in Mary Hobbs, ‘The Poems of Henry King: Another Authoritative Manuscript’, The Library, 5th Ser. 31 (1976), 127-35. Recorded in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, A Bibliography of Henry King, D.D. Bishop of Chichester (London, 1977), p. 96. A complete facsimile edition in The Stoughton Manuscript, ed. Mary Hobbs (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1990).

Rosemary Williams, London, Stoughton MS, p. 50.

B&F 72

Copies in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 9. Mid-17th century.

Yale Music Library, Misc. MS 170, Filmer MS 4, 4/a f. 15r; 4/b f. 11r; 4/c f. 15v.

The Lovers' Progress, III, iv, 34-45. Song (‘Adieu, fond love! farewell, you wanton powers!’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, XI, 1-118 (pp. 71-2). Bowers, X, 436-527 (p. 480).

B&F 73

Copy of the Novice's song, in a musical setting probably by Robert Johnson, untitled.

In: A square-shaped folio songbook, largely in a single rounded secretary hand, with (ff. 1r-v, 69r-v) a table of contents, i + 69 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Mid-17th century.

Puttick & Simpson's, 2 March 1866, lot 230.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 2 (New York & London, 1986).

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 97-9 (collated pp. 183-4).

British Library, Egerton MS 2013, ff. 47v-8r.

—— III, v, 48-66. Song (‘Tis late and cold. stir up the fire’)

Dyce, XI, 75. Bowers, X, 483.

B&F 74

Copy of the song, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, headed ‘Myne Osts songe. Sung in ye Mad Lover’.

In: the MS described under B&F 19. c.1641-59.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 102 (collated pp. 184-5).

British Library, Add. MS 11608, f. 20r.

B&F 75

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 14. c.1654-70s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 100-1 (collated pp. 184-5).

British Library, Add. MS 29396, ff. 39v-40r.

B&F 76

Copy, in an incomplete musical setting, untitled.

In: An oblong folio songbook, the lyrics in two or more secretary and italic hands, 44 leaves, in contemporary vellum within brown calf gilt, stamped with the initials ‘A. B.’, now within modern half red morocco. c.1630.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Richard Elliotts his Booke’ and ‘William Wilkins 1743’. The cover initials ‘A. B.’ conjecturally attributed to Adrian Batten (1591-1637), composer. Puttick & Simpson's, 30 June 1873.

Facsimile of ff. 2r-26v in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 1 (New York & London, 1986).

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 103 (collated pp. 184-5).

British Library, Add. MS 29481, ff. 25v-6r.

The Loyal Subject

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VI, 1-114. Bullen, III, 221-356, ed. J. Masefield. Bowers, V, 157-260, ed. Fredson Bowers.

B&F 76.5

Marked up for possible use as a promptbook.

In: A printed and partly marked up exemplum of Beaumont and Fletcher, Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed ‘Edward Goldesbrough of Lincoln's Inn Esqr’ and ‘James Webb’.

Discussed in James P. O'Donnell, ‘Some Beaumont and Fletcher Prompt Annotations’, PBSA, 73 (1979), 334-7.

Facsimile of p. 27 in O'Donnell.

Pennsylvania State University, PR 2420 1647Q, sigs 3C4-3G1v.

—— III, v, 24-33. Song (‘Will ye buy any honesty? come away’)

Dyce, VI, 68-9. Bullen, III, 304. Bowers, V, 217. This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

B&F 77

Copy of the third soldier's song in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 86.

B&F 78

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, p. 77 (collated pp. 166-7).

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, p. 86.

The Mad Lover, III, iv, 49-63. Song (‘Go, happy heart! for thou shalt lie’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VI, 115-212 (pp. 171-2). Bullen, III, 111-219, ed. R.W. Bond (p. 174). Bowers, V, 11-98, ed. Robert K. Turner (pp. 58-9).

B&F 79

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 2. c.1640s-60s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 161-2.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 63v.

B&F 80

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 71-2 (collated pp. 161-2).

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 27v-8.

B&F 81

Copy in: the MS described under B&F 5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 138v.

B&F 82

Copy, headed in the margin ‘The madd Louer yt sent his hart to his Mrs:’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in one or more secretary hands, with (ff. 244r-54r) a first-line index, 254 leaves, in modern half-morocco, poems on ff. 34v and 242v dated 1637. Including 91 poems and some prose works by John Donne and fourteen poems by Thomas Carew. c.1637.

Among the collections of Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (1776-1839), first Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham, largely derived from the collection of the antiquary Thomas Astle (1735-1803), which in turn chiefly derived from Astle's father-in-law, the Essex historian Philip Morant (1700-70) (see DnJ Δ 15). Later owned by Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as ‘Stowe MS II’: DnJ Δ 44 and ‘Stowe MS’: CwT Δ 22.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 180v.

B&F 83

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: MS songbook. Owned and probably compiled by Elizabeth Davenant (sister of Sir William Davenant), of Oxford. c.1624-30s.

Complete facsimile of this MS volume in Jorgens, VII (1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘“Mris Elizabeth Davenant 1624”: Christ Church MS. Mus. 87’, RES, NS 10 (1959), 26-37.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 161-2.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 87, ff. 7v-8r.

B&F 84

Copies in a musical setting by John Wilson in a music part book.

In: A music book partly compiled by John Bull (c.1562-1628). Early 17th century.

Printed from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 70-1 (collated pp. 161-2).

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, MS 52. D. 25, ff. 98v-9r.

B&F 85

Copy in: the MS described under B&F 57. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 161-2.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 8r-v.

—— IV, i, 24-41. Song (‘Orpheus I am, come from the deeps below’)

Dyce, VI, 179-80. Bullen, III, 183. Bowers, V, 66-7.

B&F 86

Copy of Stremon's song, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 16. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 67.

B&F 86.2

Originally a copy in a musical setting, listed in the table of contents (as ‘Orpheus I am come’) but now lacking

In: the MS described under B&F 31. c.1620s-30s.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4175, No. xxx.

B&F 86.5

Copy of the song, in a musical setting generally attributed to Robert Johnson.

In: A tall folio composite miscellany of chiefly music and heraldic and genealogical material, in various hands and paper sizes, 45 leaves, in contemporary leather gilt with stamped initials ‘R A’ and arms of James I within modern half morocco. Volume XXII of the collections of Warren Royal Dawson (1888-1968), antiquary.

Associated with the Aston family of Aston, Cheshire, and probably once owned by Sir Roger Aston (d.1612), Master of the Great Wardrobe to James I and his heirs. Also inscribed with the names of [James?] Davies, an officer serving under Sir Charles Morgan during the Thirty Years War, and Thomas Davies. One section linscribed (f. 12r, c.1682-6) ‘Sylvanus Stirrop His Booke’. Bought by Warren Dawson at Sotheby's 1931.

This volume described in Pamela J. Willetts, ‘Silvanus Stirrop's Book’, Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, No. 10 (1972), 101-7, 156.

British Library, Add. MS 56279, ff. 22v-3r.

B&F 87

Copy, headed ‘A Sonnet’.

In: the MS described under B&F 21. c.1630s [-1670s].

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 34r.

B&F 88

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under B&F 13. c.1637.

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, Bishop Smith's Part-Song Books in Carlisle Cathedral Library (American Institute of Musicology, 1972), pp. 61-2.

Cumbria Archives, Carlisle, D&C Music 1, Bassus, pp. 94-5.

B&F 89

Copy of the first line only, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: Three small quarto musical part books of the ‘St Andrews Psalter’ (the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1566 etc. by Thomas Wode, afterwards Vicar of St Andrews), copied c.1575-8, in formal angular roman hands, with rubrication and colour decoration, and with a series of secular songs added later in secretary and italic hands at the end, comprising (i) Treble part: iv + 214 pages (including blanks; (ii) Tenor part: iv + 200 pages; and (iii) Bassus part: 214 pages, all in 19th-century black morocco (iii incorporating an original vellum board). c.1575-early 17th century.

For a fourth (Counter-tenor) part book of this Psalter, see British Library, Add. MS 33933.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 60-1 (collated pp. 154-6).

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 483, (iii) pp. 200-1.

B&F 90

Copy in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under B&F 84. Early 17th century.

Printed from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 58-9 (collated pp. 154-6).

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, MS 52. D. 25, ff. 99v-100r.

B&F 91

Copy of the song, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: A quarto musical part book, in several neat secretary and italic hands, with some initial-letter decoration, headed (f. 5r) ‘This is the fyrst Buke addit to the four psalme Bukkes, for songis of four or fyue partis, meit and apt for musitians, to recreat...’, with (ff. 2r-4r) a table of contents, 63 leaves, in old blind-stamped calf. One of the part books of the ‘St Andrews Psalter’. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 60-1 (collated pp. 154-6).

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 412, f. 30r-v.

—— IV, i, 45-68. Song (‘Charon, oh, Charon, Thou wafter of the souls to bliss or bane!’)

Dyce, VI, 180-1. Bullen, III, 184. Bowers, V, 67-8.

B&F 92

Copy of the Orpheus-Charon duet, in a musical setting by Richard Balls, headed ‘A Dialogue between Charon & a Louer’.

In: Portion of a folio songbook compiled by John Playford (1623-86?). c.1660.

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth-Century Songs and Lyrics in Paris Conservatoire MS. Res. 2489’, MD, 23 (1969), 117-39 (pp. 129-30).

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 2489, pp. 301-3 [ff. 26v-7v].

B&F 93

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 18. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 32v.

B&F 94

Copy, in a musical setting by Richard Balls, untitled.

In: A folio virginal book, largely in a single italic hand, written from both ends, with a list of contents (f. 1r), 60 leaves, in old brown calf gilt. Inscribed (f. 1v), probably by the compiler, ‘Elizabeth: Rogers hir virginall booke. ffebruarye ye 27: 1656’. c.1656.

Also inscribed (f. 1r, twice) ‘Elizabeth Fayre’. Later owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's, February 1836 (Heber sale), lot 1151.

A facsimile of ff. 20v-3r, 26v-7r, 35v-7r, 46v-60r of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 2 (New York & London, 1986).

Edied from this MS (erroneously cited as ‘Add. 11337’) in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 62-4 (collated pp. 156-8).

British Library, Add. MS 10337, ff. 37r-35v rev.

B&F 95

Copy in: the MS described under B&F 5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 88v-9r.

B&F 95.5

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, written predominantly in a single italic hand (on ff. 2r-19v, 20v-134v, 139r-43r); another hand on ff. 20r-v, 135v, 136v, 137v, 138v, with verbal alterations in yet another hand and scribbling elsewhere; f. 137v (rev.) containing a receipt of one Richard Bull signed by one Thomas Johnson and dated 1676; 143 leaves. Including 14 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Carew, 22 poems by Corbett and 36 poems (plus three of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.early 1630s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) by one ‘I A’ of Christ Church, Oxford, and also ‘Robert Killigrew his booke witnes by his Maiesties ape Gorge Harison’. Later owned by Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), physician and collector.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Killigrew MS’: CwT Δ 21; CoR Δ 6; StW Δ 14. Facsimile example of f. 2v in Mary Hobbs, Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), Plate 7, after p. 86.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 115r-v.

B&F 96

Copy in: A small unbound collection of verse among papers of the Gell family, formerly of Hopton Hall, Derbyshire. Early 17th century.

Derbyshire Record Office, D258/28/5i, f. [i5r].

B&F 97

Copy, headed ‘Sonnett. 18’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany of Scottish provenance, chiefly in a single cursive hand, written from both ends, including some shorthand, inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Incept. March. 23. 1652/3.’, 190 leaves, in old brown calf gilt (rebacked). c.1653-64.

Purchased c.1798.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.3.4, f. 17r3.

B&F 98

Copy, headed ‘A dialogue betweene Orpheus & Charon’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including ten poems by Henry King, perhaps almost entirely written over a period in a single secretary hand with slightly varying styles, 54 leaves, in limp vellum. c.1636-40s.

The name of the possible compiler ‘John Pike’ inscribed on f. 1r: i.e. possibly a member of the Pike family of Cambridge (one John Pike (d.1677) matriculating at Peterhouse in 1662).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as the ‘Pike MS’: KiH Δ 12. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis (see KiH Δ 6), pp. 143-7.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 33r.

B&F 99

Copy of the song, untitled, imperfect.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 54 leaves, imperfect (chewed by rodents), lacking covers. Compiled by Herbert Aston (1613-88/9), poet, son of Walter Aston, Baron Aston of Forfar (1584-1639), of Tixall, Staffordshire, diplomat. c.1634.

Inscribed on f. iv‘Her: Aston [monogram] the 29 of July an: D: 1634’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 4, f. 10r-v.

—— IV, i, 78-88. Song (‘This lion was a man of war that died’)

Dyce, VI, 182. Bullen, III, 185. Bowers, V. 68.

B&F 100

Copy of lines 10-11 of Stremon's song, here beginning ‘All these lye howling all these lye howling’, in a musical setting by William Lawes.

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 65 (collated pp. 158-9).

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 111, f. 89r.

—— V, i, 13-24. Song (‘Oh, fair sweet goddess, queen of loves’)

Dyce, VI, 194. Bullen, III, 198-9. Bowers, V, 79-80.

B&F 101

Copy of a version, here beginning ‘O divinest God of Love’, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 2. c.1640s-60s.

Printed from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 73-4, 162-4.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 71v.

B&F 102

Copies of a version, untitled and here beginning ‘O divinest God of Loue’, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 9. Mid-17th century.

Yale Music Library, Misc. MS 170, Filmer MS 4, 4/a ff. 28v-9r; 4/b ff. 23v-4r; 4/c ff. 28v-9r.

—— V, iv, 43-73. Song (‘Arm, arm, arm, arm! the scouts are all come in’)

Dyce, VI, 199. Bullen, III, 204-5. Bowers, V, 84-5.

B&F 103

Copy of Stremon's song.

In: the MS described under B&F 5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 84v-5r.

B&F 104

Copy, in a musical setting, subscribed ‘ye Battle’.

In: the MS described under B&F 13. c.1637.

Cumbria Archives, Carlisle, D&C Music 1, Altus, pp. 113-18.

B&F 105

Copy, on one side of a single folio leaf.

In: A small collection of unbound MS verse and some prose, all in the secretary hand of Thomas Gell, MP (1595-1657), of the Inner Temple, all imperfect. c.1620s.

Among the papers of the Gell family, of Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, including those of the Parliamentary commander and MP Sir John Gell, first Baronet (1593-1671). Formerly D258/28/5i.

Derbyshire Record Office, D258/7/5/9, f. [2r].

B&F 106

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 67-9 (collated pp. 159-60).

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 34, ff. 25r-6v.

B&F 106.5

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 8.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 62r-v.

The Maid in the Mill, II, i, 143-9. Song (‘Come follow me, you country lasses’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, IX, 197-294 (p. 226). Bowers, IX, 576-657, ed. George Walton Williams (p. 594).

B&F 107

Copy of Gerasto's song, in a musical setting by ‘J. J.’ (John Jenkins?).

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 104 (collated p. 185).

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 22, f. 17r.

—— II, i, 168-74. Song (‘You shall have crowns of roses, daisies’)

Dyce, IX, 227. Bowers, IX, 595.

B&F 108

Copy of Gerasto's song, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 105 (collated pp. 185-6).

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 23, f. 17v.

—— V, ii, 20-7. Song (‘How long shall I pine for love?’)

Dyce, IX, 277. Bowers, IX, 640-1.

B&F 109

Copy of Florimel's song.

In: the MS described under B&F 5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 84r-v.

B&F 109.5

Copy untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 8.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 54v.

The Maid's Tragedy

First published in London, 1619. Dyce, I, 311-424. Bullen, I, 1-114, ed. P.A. Daniel. Bowers, II, 28-124, ed. Robert K. Turner.

B&F 110

Excerpts, with comments on the play.

In: the MS described under B&F 44. c.1640.

Wright's comments (f. 96v) printed in Arthur C. Kirsch, ‘A Caroline Commentary on the Drama’, MP, 66 (1968-9), 256-61 (p. 259).

British Library, Add. MS 22608, ff. 95v-6v.

The Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn, 335-42. Song (‘Peace and silence be the guide’)

First published in London, [1613?]. Dyce, II, 451-69 (p. 469). Bowers, I, 124-38, ed. Fredson Bowers (p. 138).

B&F 111

Copy of the last song, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, comprising nearly 250 poems, in five hands, vii + 135 leaves (with a modern index), in contemporary calf gilt (rebacked), with remains of clasps. Including 16 poems (plus second copies of two) by Carew, 19 poems by or attributed to Herrick (and second copies of six of them), 23 poems (plus second copies of two and four of doubtful authorship) by Randolph, 18 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode, and eleven poems by Waller. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Peeter Daniell’ and his initials stamped on both covers. Later scribbling including the names ‘Thomas Gardinor’, ‘James Leigh’ and ‘Pettrus Romell’. Owned in 1780 by one ‘A. B.’ when it was given to Thomas Percy (1768-1808), later Bishop of Dromore. Sotheby's, 29 April 1884 (Percy sale), lot 1. Acquired from Quaritch, 1957.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Daniell MS’: CwT Δ 5, HeR Δ 2, RnT Δ 1, StW Δ 5, WaE Δ 9. Briefly discussed in Margaret Crum, ‘An Unpublished Fragment of Verse by Herrick’, RES, NS 11 (1960), 186-9. A facsimile of f. 22v in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 106). Betagraphs of the watermark in f. 65 in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Watermarks’, in Puzzles in Paper: Concepts in Historical Watermarks, ed. Daniel W. Mosser, Michael Saffle and Ernest W. Sullivan, II (London, 2000), pp. 229-42 (p. 241).

This MS collated in Bowers, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 36v.

The Nice Valour, II, i, 114-24. Song (‘Thou diety swift-winged love’)

The play first published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, X, 293-370 (pp. 335-6). Bullen, VII, 438-97, ed. George Walton Williams (p. 451). Thomas Middleton, The Collected Works, general editors Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino (Oxford, 2007), pp. 1683-1713 (p. 1690). The play is now generally attributed to Thomas Middleton.

B&F 111.5

Copy of the song, headed ‘Sonnets 20’.

In: the MS described under B&F 7. c.1730.

Folger, MS V.a.308, f. 5r.

—— III, iii, 36-4. Song (‘Hence, all you vain delights’)

Bowers, VII, 468-9. This song first published in A Description of the King and Queene of Fayries (London, 1634). Thomas Middleton, The Collected Works, general editors Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino (Oxford, 2007), pp. 1698-9.

For William Strode's answer to this song (which has sometimes led to both songs being attributed to Strode) see StW 641-663.

B&F 112

Copy of the Passionate Lord's song, headed ‘Vpon Melancholy. W: S’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single italic hand, evidently associated with Oxford, probably Christ Church, 214 pages (skipping p. 177), plus an index. Including 18 poems by Corbett and 59 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Elizabeth Lane hir booke’ and, among scribbling on another flyleaf, ‘Johannes Finch’. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 341.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Elizabeth Lane MS’: CoR Δ 1 and StW Δ 4. The Dobell catalogue description recorded in Forey (pp. lxxxv-lxxxvi).

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 187-8.

B&F 113

Copy in the hand of Elias Ashmole, untitled, in a column faced on the right by an answer poem beginning ‘Come all my deare delights’.

In: A large folio composite volume of verse, in various largely secretary hands, 327 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Collected, and partly written, by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary.

Betagraph of the watermark in f. 29 in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Watermarks’, in Puzzles in Paper: Concepts in Historical Watermarks, ed. Daniel W. Mosser, Michael Saffle and Ernest W. Sullivan, II (London, 2000), pp. 229-42 (p. 239).

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 26r.

B&F 114

Copy, headed ‘on Melencholie’.

In: the MS described under B&F 111. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 130r-v.

B&F 115

Copy, headed ‘The Image of Melancolly’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including 13 poems by Donne and 14 poems by Corbett, in several hands, probably associated with Oxford University, written from both ends, 102 leaves, in 17th-century calf. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. 101v) ‘Henry Lawson’ (or just possibly ‘Lamson’). Thomas Thorpe, sale catalogue (1836), item 1185. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9257. Sotheby's, 15 June 1896 (Phillipps sale), lot 862. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 164 (1896), item 64.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Lawson MS’: DnJ Δ 37 and CoR Δ 2.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 84r rev.

B&F 116

Copy of the song, headed ‘A Sonnett’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, apparently a presentation MS, 133 pages (including blanks), plus index, in half-calf. Including twenty poems by Randolph, plus ten of doubtful authorship (some here ascribed to ‘T.R.’), in two hands (A: pp. 3-99; B: pp. 1, 99-129), with some scribbling and one heading in other hands on pp. 3, 98 and 133; a poem on p. 1 (beginning ‘Loe here a sett of paper=pilgrimes sent’) dedicatingthe collection [‘To ye] Incomparably vertuous Lady the Lady Harflette’: i.e. Afra (d.1664), wife of Sir Christopher Harflete of Canterbury. c.1640.

Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Harflete MS: RnT Δ 2.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, pp. 72-3.

B&F 117

Copy of the song. Inscribed on p. 144 in a late-15th-century quarto volume of astrological and astronomical texts and a Cambridge play. 17th century.

Probably once owned by John and Elizabeth Salkeld. Bookplate of Ashburnham Appendix No. CCXLIX. Bought in May 1897 by Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928), newspaper proprietor and manuscript collector. Sotheby's, 1 May 1899, lot 171. Tregaskis, Caxton Head, sale catalogue No. 1020 (February 1936), item 6. Maggs's sale catalogue No. 697 (1940-1), item 169. Among the collections of James P.R. Lyell (1871-1948), book collector, who purchased it in August 1942.

Bodleian, MS Lyell 37.

B&F 118

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye praise of Malancholye’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in two or more hands, 95 leaves (plus blanks), including two ‘Indexes’, in contemporary vellum. Compiled by an Oxford University man, possibly a member of St John's College. c.1634-43.

A receipt (f. 104r) by John Weston recording payment from his ‘brother Ed: Weston’, 3 May 1714. The name ‘John Saunders’ inscribed on the final leaf.

This MS briefly discussed in Edward F. Rimbault, ‘Song in Fletcher's Play of “The Nice Valour”…’, N&Q, 1 (5 January 1850), 146-7.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, f. 80r.

B&F 119

Copy, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: An oblong quarto music book, 95 leaves (ff. 32r-75v blank), in contemporary calf. Mid-late 17th century.

No. 7 of a set of ten volumes, owned in 1673 by one William Iles (friend of Izaak Walton), who sent them to John Fell (1625-86), Dean of Christ Church and Bishop of Oxford, for ‘ye vse of the publicke musicke Scoole’.

Complete facsimile in Jorgens, Vol. 6 (1987).

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 106-7 (collated pp. 186-8).

Bodleian, MS Mus. Sch. F. 575, f. 7v.

B&F 120

Copy, headed ‘The Lovers Melancholy’, here beginning ‘Hence hence all you vaine delights’, and subscribed ‘W. Strode’, in a verse miscellany (ff. 267r-73v) compiled by an Oxford University man. c.1630.

In: A quarto composite volume of tracts and other papers, in verse and prose, 349 leaves, in half-calf. Copy, headed ‘An other lre from Sr Thomas Wiatte the elder to his sonne oute of Spaine aboute the same tyme’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1092, f. 273r.

B&F 121

Copy, with an additional stanza by Henry King.

In: A quarto verse miscellany and masque, in at least three hands, written from both ends, i + 123 leaves, in contemporary calf. Mid-late 17th century.

Including (f. 1r) an anagram on Frances Pawlett. Inscribed in red ink (f. 123v) ‘Egigius Frampton hunc librum jure tenet non est mortale quod opto: 1659’: i.e. by Giles Frampton, who is perhaps responsible for some of the later poems. Also inscribed [?]‘R. N. 1663’. Some later notes in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 40r rev.

B&F 122

Second copy, headed ‘A Song’, also with an additional stanza by Henry King.

In: the MS described under B&F 121. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 66r-65v rev.

B&F 123

Copy, headed ‘Melancholy’.

In: A quarto composite volume comprising three independent MSS bound together, i + 78 leaves. The first MS a verse miscellany, in an italic hand, 29 leaves. c.1640.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 153, f. 13r.

B&F 124

Copy, headed ‘In laudem Melancholie’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in several largely secretary hands, written from both ends over a long period, 149 leaves, in modern half blue morocco. c.1627-c.1673.

Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1830-84), merchant and author. Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (Bright sale), lot 190, to Thomas Rodd (1796-1849), bookseller.

British Library, Add. MS 15226, f. 28v-9r.

B&F 125

Copy, headed ‘Melancholicus’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, entitled Juvenilia Ludicra, in a single small mixed hand, 103 leaves, all now window mounted in a quarto volume, in 19th-century half morocco. Probably compiled by a Cambridge University man. c.1630s.

Inscribed in engrossed lettering (f. 1r) ‘E Libris Richard Sutclif’. Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1830-84), merchant and author. Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (Bright sale), lot 194.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 75v.

B&F 126

Copy, headed ‘Melancholy’. c.1630s.

In: An octavo volume of chiefly verse, in at least two cursive hands, 102 leaves (plus blanks), in half brown morocco on marbled boards. Including principally autograph poems by Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax (1661-1715), but also (ff. 72v-7v) some poems apparently in a much earlier hand.

Later owned by John Lilly, bookseller. Sotheby's, 15-25 March 1871 (Lilly sale), lot 1366.

British Library, Add. MS 28644, f. 74v.

B&F 127

Copy, headed ‘On Malancholy’, omitting the first stanza and here beginning ‘Welcom folded armes and fixed eye’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in English, Latin and Greek, largely in one secretary hand, written from both ends, with indexes (ff. 2r-3r, 168r-v), 168 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. Compiled by Sir John Perceval, Bt (1629-65), probably while at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Volume CXCII of the papers of the Perceval family, Earls of Egmont, and the allied Southwell family. c.1646-9.

British Library, Add. MS 47111, f. 11r-v.

B&F 128

Copy, in a musical setting by John Hilton, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 73. Mid-17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 108-9 (collated pp. 186-8). Facsimile of f. 3v in Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture: A Companion to The Collected Works, ed. Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino (Oxford, 2007), p. 170.

British Library, Egerton MS 2013, ff. 3v-4v.

B&F 129

Copy, headed ‘One Melancholy’ and here beginning ‘Hence all yee vaine delights’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in Latin and English, one cursive hand predominating, 69 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half black crushed morocco. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. 62r) ‘Nathaniel Heighmore’: i.e. presumably Nathaniel Highmore (1613-85), chemical physician and anatomist; ‘John Sacheverell his hand and pen Amen’; and ‘John Sacheverell the Author of this...’.

British Library, Sloane MS 542, f. 42v.

B&F 130

Copy, headed ‘Verses made of Maloncholy’.

In: the MS described under B&F 95.5. c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 123r.

B&F 131

Copy, headed ‘Malancholy’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single cursive hand, 30 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half-calf. Compiled by a royalist. Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Wm Godolphin Servt to Mr Savile’ and ‘Hen: Savile Servt: to Mr Godolphin’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 6. 43, f. 23r.

B&F 132

Copy, headed ‘Melancholly’, dedicated to ‘Reverendissimo domino Do T. Episc. Dunelm’ [i.e. Thomas Martin, Bishop of Durham in 1632-59], omitting the first stanza and here beginning ‘Come, folded arms’.

In: A small quarto miscellany of verse and prose, 81 leaves. c.1658.

Inscribed at the end ‘12th October, 1658. J. Hinson’, possibly the compiler.

Cambridge University Library, MS Gg. 1. 4, f. 24r.

B&F 133

Copy, in a musical setting; incomplete.

In: An oblong quarto songbook. Late 17th century.

Owned in 1732 by Richard Goodson, of Christ Church, Oxford.

This MS recorded in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 186.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 350, pp. 64-5.

B&F 134

Copy, headed ‘The praises of melancholy’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, arranged (Part I) as an anthology, under genre headings, the reverse end (Part II) largely occupied by a later series of Latin verses, epistles, and other exercises, 168 leaves, in old calf (rebacked). Part I probably in several hands, the predominant italic hand that also responsible for the ‘Welbeck MS’: DnJ Δ 57), and including 21 poems by Donne. c.1630 [-1677].

Part I inscribed (f. 1r) ‘John Smyth his Book 1640’, ‘Charles Smyth 1674’, ‘Hugh Smyth 1676’; (f. 23v) ‘J Smyth 1677 / 1676’. Part II inscribed several times ‘Thomas Smith’, on f. 19r also ‘Die: Maij 12o Ano 1659’, with a reference on f. 58v to Balliol College, Oxford, 1659/60. Later inscribed (f. [ir]) by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), who records buying ‘this very curious and interesting MS. of Messrs Boone’. Afterwards in the library at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1. 28.

Cited in IELM, I.i, as the ‘Thomas Smyth MS’: DnJ Δ 48.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 52r-v.

B&F 135

Copy, headed ‘On Melancholy’.

In: A sextodecimo pocket miscellany, ff. 3r-53r in a single hand, other hands and scribbling on ff. 1r-2r, 54v, 87v-90v, 90 leaves in all (including blanks ff. 55r-87r), in contemporary calf, with remains of clasps. Including 12 poems by Carew. c.1650s.

Inscribed ‘Richard Archard his booke Amen 1650’; ‘Richard Archard his penn Amen 1657’; ‘to Mr Satars[?] towads the Casting of ye lead 1657’; ‘Tho: Wise’; ‘John Smith of halmortaine and I…went to Thornebury’; and ‘Edward Watt’. Bookplate of William Harris Arnold.

Cited in IELM, II.i, as the ‘Archard MS’: CwT Δ 24.

Folger, MS V.a.124, f. 20r-v.

B&F 136

Copy, headed ‘Verses made of Melancholy’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, including a number of culinary receipts, 255 leaves (including over 65 blanks), written from both ends (Part I, in a rounded italic hand: ff. 1r-117r:; Part II: ff. 1*r-72r), in old calf. Inscribed (Part II, f. 1*r) ‘A booke of verses collected by mee RDungaruan’: i.e. Richard Boyle (1612-98), Viscount Dungarvon and later Earl of Burlington. c.1630s.

Also inscribed ‘Mary Helerd’. Subsequently owned by James Tyrrell (1642-1718), historical writer, and by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1782-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 15745. Formerly Folger MS 46. 2

This MS recorded in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 186.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part I, f. 7r.

B&F 137

Copy, headed ‘A Melancholy meditation’, with the second stanza placed first (here beginning ‘Welcome folded armes, and fixed eyes’).

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 170 leaves, paginated 1-8 (Latin text in a small secretary hand), then pp. 1-162 (in one or possibly two largely italic hands; pp. 108-57 blanks; pp. 158-62 containing later notes), in modern red morocco gilt. The pagination cited below relates to the second, main series of pagination. c.1640.

Inscribed on a flyleaf in red ink ‘Matheus Day me suum vvst’: i.e. Matthew Day (d.1661), five times Mayor of Windsor. Later owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger. Collier's sale, 1884, lot 906. Formerly Folger MS 452.1.

Folger, MS V.a.160, p. 2.

B&F 138

Copy, headed ‘Melancholly. WS’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, pp. 13-244 in a single largely roman hand, the remainder in varying styles in one or more other hands (up to c.1655), probably associated with Oxford University, 541 pages (of which pp. 1-12, 87-8 have been extracted and pp. 251-68, 334, 400, 410-540 are blank, with stubs of other extracted leaves at the end), in contemporary brown calf. Including 15 poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 57 poems (plus a second copy of one poem and four poems of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s[-55].

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: possibly his MS 18123. Owned c.1903 by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914), literary scholar and bookseller. Formerly MS 646.4.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Dobell MS’: CoR Δ 8 and StW Δ 18A. Discussed in Bertram Dobell in The Athenaeum, No. 4475 (2 August 1913), p. 112. A complete microfilm is at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 23).

Folger, MS V.a.170, p. 29.

B&F 139

Copy, headed ‘Of Melancholy’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, probably associated with Oxford and afterwards with the Inns of Court, 73 leaves (plus a few blanks and a modern index). Including 40 poems by Strode and two poems of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9510. (Phillipps sale, lot 1015.) Owned c.1903 by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914). Percy Dobell's sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 342. Formerly MS 4201. 27. 1.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Dobell MS II’: StW Δ 19. Formerly Folger MS 1.27.42.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 58v.

B&F 140

Copy, headed ‘A Melancholy Meditation’, here omitting the first stanza and beginning ‘Welcome foulded armes and fixed eyes’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, 210 pages, comprising 38 unnumbered pages and 172 numbered pages (plus four blank leaves), perhaps largely in a single predominantly secretary hand, with additions in four other hands on the unnumbered pages and pp. 167-71, including the scribbled title ‘Divers Sonnets & Poems compiled by certaine gentil Clarks and Ryme-Wrightes’, probably associated with Oxford University and the Inns of Court, in contemporary vellum. Including 14 poems by Strode (and a second copy of one poem). c.1637-51.

Inscribed (front pastedown) ‘Wakelin EeK Hering / Blows of Whitsor’, and (rear pastedown) ‘R. J. Cotton’. Formerly Folger MS 2073.4.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Cotton MS: StW Δ 20.

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 131-2.

B&F 141

Copy, stanzas 2 and 3 placed first, headed ‘Melancholy’ and here beginning ‘Wellcome folded armes, & fixed eyes’, then stanza 1, also headed ‘Melancholy’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, 77 leaves (including blanks), in old calf gilt. c.1640.

Formerly MS 2073.3.

This MS recorded in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 186.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 35r.

B&F 142

Copy, written as two separate poems, stanza 1 headed ‘On Melancholly’ and stanzas 2-3 headed ‘Melancholly’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, with later accounts on the last page dated June 1658, 1* + 238 pages (including stubs of extracted pages 191-6, plus numerous blanks), in old calf (rebacked). Including 11 poems by Carew and 14 poems by Randolph. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed ‘Jane Wheeler’ and ‘Tho: Oliver Busfield’. Francis Quarles's poem (pp. 209-11) ‘To ye two partners of my heart Mr John Wheeler, and Mr Symon Tue’. Item 96 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Formerly Folger MS 2071.6.

A ‘Jo. Wheeler’ signed the Christ Church, Oxford, disbursement books for 1641-3 (xii, b.85 and 86).

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Wheeler MS’: CwT Δ 25 and RnT Δ 7.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 33, 37.

B&F 143

Copy, headed ‘Of melancholy’.

In: the MS described under B&F 57. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 186-8.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 21r.

B&F 144

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, written over a period, 80 leaves (plus 67 blanks and stubs of numerous extracted leaves), in contemporary vellum gilt. Compiled by or for Sir Henry Cholmley, brother of Sir Hugh Cholmley (1600-57), the ascription ‘by my brother Sr Hugh Cholmley’ (1600-57) inserted on f. 19r in a cursive hand responsible for entries on ff. 3r-12v, 15v-29r, 41r-v, 75v-7r, the contents including twelve poems by Thomas Carew and poems by members of the circle of Lucius Cary (1610?-43), second Viscount Falkland, of Great Tew, Oxfordshire, by the St Leger family of Ulcombe, Kent, and by Sir William Twysden of Kent. c.1624-41.

Later bookplate of Henry B. Humphrey.

Recorded in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Cholmley MS’: CwT Δ 27.

Discussed and edited from this MS in Peter J. Seng, ‘Early Version of a Song in Fletcher's Nice Valour’, N&Q, 228 (April 1983), 151-2.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 34r.

B&F 145

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: An octavo miscellany, comprising ‘Instructions for Justices of the Peace’ in a roman hand at one end and, from the other end a collection of poems in a secretary hand, much of the MS written in double columns in oblong format, 92 leaves, in calf. c.1623-30s.

Probably compiled by two members of the Calverley family (f. 1r contains a poem headed ‘A new years giuft presented to my father and Mother by my Brother Thomas Calverly’).

Later in the library od Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9624. Owned before 1947 by N.M. Broadbent. Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 13 June 1979 (Houghton sale, Part I), lot 135, to Maggs.

Huntington, HM 46323, f. 19r.

B&F 146

Copy, headed ‘The praise of Melancholly’, the text followed (pp. 125-6) by ‘The mock song’ (‘Come, come all you deare delights’).

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single, minute non-professional italic hand, probably someone associated with Oxford University, comprising 180 pages now all separated and mounted, interleaved, in 19th-century calf. c.late 1630s.

Later in the libraries (with bookplates) of the book collector Richard Heber (1774-1833); of the bibliographer and antiquary Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833); of the biographer and literary editor Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834); and of the antiquary Edward King (1795-1837), Viscount Kingsborough (his sale by Charles Sharpe in Dublin, 1 November 1842, lot 577).

Huntington, HM 116, p. 125.

B&F 146.5

Copy of the song, on a single quarto leaf, docketed ‘These words have lately been extremely well set to music by Mr: Webbe’. 18th century.

Huntington, MO 163.

B&F 146.6

Copy, headed ‘Of Malenchollye’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, in probably a single non-professional mixed hand, written from both ends, 90 leaves, in vellum (lacking spine). c.1630s.

Among papers of the Clitherow family of London, which included Sir Christopher Clitherow (1578-1642), Lord Mayor of London in 1635. Bookplate of James Clitherow Esq. of Boston House, Middlesex: i.e. either Christopher's son, James Clitherow (1618-82), merchant and banker, who purchased Boston Manor, in the parish of Hanwell, in 1670, or James Clitherow (1694-1752).

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, f. [22v].

B&F 146.7

Copy, headed ‘Melancholy’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, predominantly in a single non-professional hand, iv + 214 pages, in contemporary calf. Inscribed (p. 211) ‘I ended this book Novr. 13th 1723’. c.1723.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 15, pp. 110-11.

B&F 146.8

Copy of a variant, garbled version, beginning ‘Hence vaine delights as short’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, including some thirty poems by Donne, in several hands, associated with the Inns of Court, with a 19th-century title-page, ‘A Collection of Original Poetry, written about the time of Ben: Johnson, qui ob. 1637’ and erroneously annotated ‘Chiefly in the Autograph of Dr. Donne Dean of St. Paul's’.67 pages (plus index). c.1614-25.

Later owned by Sir John Simeon, third Baronet, MP (1815-70); by Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-85), first Baron Houghton, author and politician, and by his son, Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Sotheby's, 22 July 1980, lot 585, to Quaritch.

Recorded in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Monckton Milnes MS’: DnJ Δ 63. Briefly discussed in Sir John Simeon, ‘Unpublished Poems of Donne’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 3 (London, 1856-7), No. 3, and, with selected collations, in Grierson (II, cix et passim). A complete set of photographs of the MS is in the British Library, RP 2031.

Meisei University, MR 0799, p. 10.

B&F 147

Copy, headed ‘The praise of melancholy’.

In: A small quarto verse anthology, in a single minute hand (but for p. 206), arranged under genre headings (‘Epitaphs’, ‘Satyricall’, ‘Love Sonnets’, etc.), probably associated with Oxford University, possibly Christ Church, 382 pages (including numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Including 13 poems by Donne and 14 (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; the scribe is that mainly responsible also for the ‘Thomas Smyth MS’ (DnJ Δ 48). c.1630s.

Later owned and used extensively as a notebook by Dr William Balam (1651-1726), of Ely, Cambridgeshire, who also annotated Cambridge University Library MS Add. 5778 and Harvard fMS Eng 966.4. Bookplate of N. Micklethwait. Owned in 1931 by the Rev. F.W. Glass, of Taverham Hall, near Norwich (seat in the 17th century of the Sotherton family and later of the Branthwayt and Micklethwait families).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Welbeck MS’: DnJ Δ 57 and CoR Δ 11. Discussed in H. Harvey Wood, ‘A Seventeenth-Century Manuscript of Poems by Donne and Others’, Essays & Studies, 16 (1931), 179-90. For Taverham Hall, see Thomas B. Norgate, A History of Taverham from Early Times to 1969 (Aylsham, 1969).

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 107.

B&F 148

Copy, headed ‘On Melancholly’.

In: the MS described under B&F 26. c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 161.

B&F 149

Copy, headed ‘On Malancholly’.

In: the MS described under B&F 98. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 9r.

B&F 150

Copy in: A small quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat italic hand, with rubrication, 144 pages (plus later index). Including twelve poems by Carew, nine poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Randolph and nineteen (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode, the miscellany associated with Oxford University and possibly related to Bodleian MS Malone 21, the latest date occuring in a poem on pp. 63-6 ‘Vpon ye great Frost 1634’. c.1635.

Inscribed inside the front cover by a later owner: ‘April 1853 Read to Lit[erary] & Philosophical] Soc[iet]y of L[iver]pool’. Acquired in 1940 by Edwin Wolf II (1911-91), Philadelphia librarian.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Wolf MS’: CwT Δ 37; RnT Δ 12; StW Δ 28.

The Family Album, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, [Wolf MS], p. 73.

B&F 151

Copy, headed ‘On ye prayse of Melancholly’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands (one predominating up to p. 167), probably associated with Oxford, 436 pages (pp. 198-9 and 269-70 skipped in the pagination, and including many blanks and an index) and numerous further blank leaves at the end, in modern black morocco gilt. Including 14 poems by Carew, 13 poems by Corbett and 25 poems (plus one poem of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1650.

Scribbling on the first page including the words ‘Peyton Chester…’.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Osborn MS I’: CwT Δ 38; CoR Δ 14; StW Δ 29.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, p. 46.

B&F 152

Copy, headed ‘A Melancholy’.

In: A sextodecimo verse miscellany, written from both ends in several hands (two principal ones on ff. 6r-40r, 41r et seq. respectively), 102 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf, with remains of metal clasps. Including 45 poems by Strode and three poems of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Formerly Box 22, item II.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Osborn MS II’: StW Δ 30.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 76r.

B&F 153

Copy in: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in several hands, showing communal use, 161 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Formerly Chest II, No. 21.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, p. 49.

The Night-Walker

First published in London, [1640]. Bowers, VII, 532-611, ed. Cyrus Hoy.

B&F 153.5

An exemplum of the printed edition of 1640, with neatly written directions made apparently for use at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, a quarto in modern half-calf. c.1670s-80s.

Bookplate of Frederick Andrew Inderwick, Q.C. (1836-1904), of the Inner Temple.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in A. Stevenson, ‘The Case of the Decapitated Cast or The Night-Walker at Smock Alley’, Shakespeare Quarterly, 6 (1955), 275-96.

Folger, STC 11072 copy 2.

Philaster

First published in London, 1620. Dyce, I, 197-310. Bullen, I, 115-242, ed. P.A. Daniel. Bowers, I, 398-481, ed. Robert K. Turner.

B&F 154

Extracts, headed ‘Out of Philaster, or loue lies bleeding, A Tragicomedie by ffrancis Beaumont, and John ffletcher’, with comments on the play.

In: the MS described under B&F 44. c.1640.

Wright's comments (f. 94v) printed in Arthur C. Kirsch, ‘A Caroline Commentary on the Drama’, MP, 66 (1968-9), 256-61 (p. 259).

British Library, Add. MS 22608, ff. 93v-4v.

The Pilgrim, III, vii, 107-18. Song (‘Down, ye angry waters all!’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VIII, 1-99 (p. 57). Bowers, VI, 121-205, ed. Cyrus Hoy (p. 166).

B&F 155

Copy of a version of Stephano's song, here beginning ‘Downe bee still you Seas’, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 69.

B&F 156

Copy of a version, here beginning ‘Downe downe be still yow seas’, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 174-6.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, p. 71.

B&F 157

Copy of a version, here beginning ‘Downe downe be still yow seas’, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 8. c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 89 (collated pp. 174-6).

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 17, ff. 13v-14r.

The Queen of Corinth, III, ii. Song (‘Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, V, 393-486 (p. 448). Bowers, VIII, 10-93, ed. Robert K. Turner (p. 57).

B&F 158

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting possibly by Stephen Mace.

In: the MS described under B&F 2. c.1640s-60s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 164-5.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 16r.

B&F 159

Second copy, also untitled and in a musical setting possibly by Stephen Mace.

In: the MS described under B&F 2. c.1640s-60s.

Edited from this MS in English Songs (1625-1660), ed. Ian Spink, Musica Britannica XXXIII (London, 1971), No. 17; collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 164-5.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 42r.

B&F 160

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 75 (collated pp. 164-5).

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 37v.

B&F 160.5

Copy of the song, in a musical setting by Nicholas Lanier.

In: the MS described under B&F 86.5.

British Library, Add. MS 56279, f. 22r.

B&F 161

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, nearly all perhaps in probably several hands, with (ff. 41v-2r) a ‘Tabula’ of contents, 45 leaves, in 19th-century mottled leather gilt. c.1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1867, f. 38r.

B&F 162

Copy, headed ‘Carmen Consolatoriu’.

In: the MS described under B&F 146. c.late 1630s.

Huntington, HM 116, p. 132.

B&F 163

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, headed ‘Carmen consolatorium’, here beginning ‘Weepe no more, sigh, nor groane’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and some prose, in several italic and mixed hands, written probably over a period from both ends, 72 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1630s-40s.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 410, f. 28v.

B&F 164

Copy, headed ‘This exquisite little song as from Beaumont & Fletcher's Queen of Corinthy. As it is not in the first Folio, it has been rejected from the text printed in the notes, in the Edition of 1778’.

In: A composite volume of transcripts of ballads made, from various printed and manuscript sources, by and for Robert Jamieson (1780?-1844) for his edition of Popular Ballads and Songs (Edinburgh, 1806). c.1800.

Owned in 1921 by George Neilson, then by Charles R. Cowie, and now in the John Cowie Collection.

Discussed in G. Neilson, ‘A Bundle of Ballads’, E&S, 7 (1921), 108-42.

This MS recorded in Neilson, ‘A Bundle of Ballads’, p. 120.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow, SR 241 308897, p. 143.

—— III, ii, 15-22. Song (‘Court ladies, laugh and wonder: here is one’)

Dyce, V, 448.

B&F 165

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 76 (collated pp. 165-6).

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 38r.

Rollo, Duke of Normandy

See The Bloody Brother (B&F 14-26).

Rule a Wife and Have a Wife

First published in Oxford, 1640. Bowers, VI, 501-77, ed. George Walton Williams.

B&F 165.5

A corrected proof-sheet of the outer forme of sheet G (sigs G1r-2v, 3r-4v: pp. 45, 48-9, 52) for the Oxford edition of 1640. Used as the binder's front endpapers in an exemplum of St Cyril, Opera (Paris, 1638), vol. VI. c.1640.

Recorded, with a facsimile, in Jan Moore, p. 74 and at end.

Brasenose College, Oxford, Lath.F.2.6.

The Scornful Lady

First published in London, 1616. Dyce, III, 1-113. Bullen, I, 355-473, ed. R.W. Bond. Bowers, II, 464-545, ed. Cyrus Hoy.

B&F 166

Excerpts, with comments on the play.

In: the MS described under B&F 44. c.1640.

Wright's comments (f. 98) printed in Arthur C. Kirsch, ‘A Caroline Commentary on the Drama’, MP, 66 (1968-9), 256-61 (p. 259).

British Library, Add. MS 22608, ff. 96v-8r.

B&F 166.5

An exemplum of the printed edition of 1616, marked-up as a promptbook, possibly used by the King's Company in the 1660s-70s. c.1660s-70s.

British Library, C.4.c.5.

Sir John van Olden Barnavelt

First published in A Collection of Old English Plays, ed. A. H. Bullen, II (London, 1883), 201-314. Edited by Wilhelmina P. Frijlinck (Amsterdam, 1922), and in the Malone Society (Oxford, 1979-80). Bowers, VIII, 503-89, ed. Fredson Bowers.

B&F 167

Copy, in the hand of Ralph Crane (fl.1589-1632), poet and scribe, with deletions and additions in black ink possibly in another hand (? a playhouse prompter), the title on f. ir‘The Tragedy of Sr John Van Olden Barnauelt’ added in a later hand, 31 folio leaves (ff. 9 and 16 quarto), in modern calf gilt. The MS submitted for censorship to Sir George Buc, Master of the Revels, marked up for the writing of actors' parts, and with the King's Company's book-keeper's preliminary rehearsal notes for performance. [1619].

Owned until 10 May 1851 by the Fielding family, Earls of Denbigh and Desmond, of Newnham Paddex, Warwickshire. Recorded, as in their ownership, by Edward Bernard in Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliæ et Hiberniæ [ed. Humphrey Wanley] (Oxford, 1697).

Edited from this MS in Frijlinck and, with facsimile examples of ff. 2v, 3v, 7v, 24r, in the Malone Society edition. Discussed in T.H. Howard-Hill, ‘Crane's 1619 Promptbook of Barnavelt and Theatrical Processes’, MP, 86 (1988-9), 146-70; in T.H. Howard-Hill, ‘Buc and the Censorship of Sir John Van Barnavelt in 1619’, RES, NS 39 (February 1988), 39-63; and in Joseph F. Stephenson, ‘On the Markings in the Manuscript of Sir John Van Olden Barnavelt’, N&Q, 250 (December 2006), 522-4.

Facsimile examples in Greg, Dramatic Documents, II (discussed I, 228-9, 268-74); in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 174; and in Grace Ioppolo, Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood (London & New York), p. 149.

British Library, Add. MS 18653.

The Spanish Curate

B&F 167.5

Marked up for possible use as a promptbook.

In: the MS described under B&F 76.5. Mid-late 17th century.

Pennsylvania State University, PR 2420 1647Q, sigs 1E1-1H1v.

B&F 167.8

Marked up as a promptbook, with cuts and stage directions and with a cast-list in two hands. c.1670.

In: the MS described under B&F 1.5. c.1670.

Wadham College, Oxford, [unspecified shelfmark], The Spanish Curate.

The Spanish Curate, II, iv, 52-63. Song (‘Dearest, do not you delay me’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VIII, 371-495 (p. 429). Bullen, II, 101-228, ed. R.B. McKerrow (pp. 158-9). Bowers, X, 301-95, ed. Robert K. Turner (p. 335). This song first published, ascribed to Henry Harrington, in Henry Lawes, Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1653).

B&F 168

Copy in a musical setting adapted by Henry Lawes.

In: A large folio volume of autograph vocal music by Henry Lawes (1596-1662), ix + 184 leaves, in modern black morocco gilt. Comprising over 300 songs and musical dialogues by Lawes, probably written over an extended period (c.1626-62) in preparation for his eventual publications, including settings of 38 poems by Carew, fourteen poems by or attributed to Herrick, and fifteen by Waller. Mid-17th century.

Bookplates of William Gostling (1696-1777), antiquary and topographer; of Robert Smith, of 3 St Paul's Churchyard; and of Stephen Groombridge, FRS (1755-1832), astronomer. Later owned, until 1966, by Miss Naomi D. Church, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Formerly British Library Loan MS 35.

Recorded in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Henry Lawes MS’: CwT Δ 16; HeR Δ 3; WaE Δ 11. Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Pamela J. Willetts, The Henry Lawes Manuscript (London, 1969). Facsimiles of ff. 42r, 78r, 80r, 84r, 111r and 169r in The Poems and Masques of Aurelian Townshend, ed. Cedric C. Brown (Reading, 1983), pp. 59, 60, 62, 64, 66 and 117. Also discussed in Willa McClung Evans, Henry Lawes: Musician and Friend of Poets (New York and London, 1941), and elsewhere. A complete facsimile of the volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 3 (New York & London, 1986).

Printed from this MS in John P. Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 96 (collated pp. 181-3).

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 60v.

B&F 169

Copy, in a musical setting adapted by Henry Lawes.

In: the MS described under B&F 12. c.1630s-50s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 181-3.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 17.

—— III, ii, 109-28. Song (‘Let the bells ring, and let the boys sing’)

Dyce, VIII, 435-6. Bullen, II, 166-7. Bowers, X, 341-2.

B&F 170

Copy in: the MS described under B&F 5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 85r-v.

B&F 170.5

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 8.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 67v.

Thierry and Theodoret

Written probably in collaboration with Philip Massinger. First published London, 1621. Bowers, III, 376-456, ed. Robert K. Turner.

B&F 170.8

A proof-sheet with corrector's marks on sig.C1v, tipped into an exemplum of the quarto printed edition of 1621, in modern quarter-morocco marbled boards. 1621.

Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell (from 1872 Halliwell-Phillipps) (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector. Sotheby's, 23 May 1856 (Halliwell sale), lot 150, to J. Russell Smith; thence to Thomas Pennant Barton.

This item discussed in Robert K. Turner, Jr., ‘Notes on the Text of Thierry and Theodoret’, SB, 14 (1961), 218-31, and in Bowers's edition (Cambridge, 1966), III, 374. Recorded in Jan Moore, p. 67.

Boston Public Library, G. 3966.21.

Valentinian, II, v, 4-23. Song (‘Now the lustry spring is seen’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, V, 207-316 (p. 243). Bullen, IV, 207-321, ed. R.G. Martin (pp. 247-8). Bowers, IV, 276-380, ed. Robert K. Turner (pp. 307-8). The musical setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

B&F 171

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 74.

B&F 172

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, p. 34 (collated pp. 139-40).

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, p. 76.

B&F 172.5

Copy of the song, in a musical setting by Nicholas Lanier.

In: the MS described under B&F 86.5.

British Library, Add. MS 56279, f. 21v.

B&F 173

Copies in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 9. Mid-17th century.

Yale Music Library, Misc. MS 170, Filmer MS 4, 4/a f. 14v; 4/b f. 10v; 4/c f. 15r.

—— II, v, 24-43. Song (‘Hear, ye ladies that despise’)

Dyce, V, 243-4. Bullen, IV, 248. Bowers, IV, 308.

B&F 174

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Hearke you ladies yt dispise’.

In: the MS described under B&F 111. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 39r.

B&F 175

The poem here, ‘Hearke yee virgins yt soe prize’, is quite different from the song in Valentinian, II, v, 24-43.

Deleted entry, Bodleian MS Eng. poet. e. 50, f. 39v.

B&F 175.5

Copy of the song in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under B&F 86.5.

Printed from this MS in Willetts, p. 107.

British Library, Add. MS 56279, f. 21v.

B&F 175.8

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 8.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 60r.

—— V, ii, 13-22. Song (‘Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all woes’)

Dyce, V, 297. Bullen, IV, 302. Bowers, IV, 360-1.

B&F 176

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 2. c.1640s-60s.

Printed from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 35 (collated pp. 140-2).

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 19v.

B&F 177

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Come charming sleepe thou easer of all woes’; c. 1638.

In: the MS described under B&F 16. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 27.

B&F 178

Copy of the song, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 19. c.1641-59.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 140-2.

British Library, Add. MS 11608, ff. 16v-17r.

B&F 179

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 83. c.1624-30s.

Edited ffom this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 37-8 (collated pp. 140-2).

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 87, ff. 5v-6r.

B&F 180

Copy in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: the MS described under B&F 84. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 36-7 (collated pp. 140-2).

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, MS 52. D. 25, ff. 109v-10r.

B&F 181

Copy, headed ‘A Sonnet. W: S.’

In: the MS described under B&F 138. c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, p. 27.

B&F 182

Copy, headed ‘songe sung to Prince Henry at his departinge’.

In: the MS described under B&F 141. c.1640.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 73r rev.

B&F 183

Copy, headed ‘A Song sung to Prince Henery at his departinge’.

In: the MS described under B&F 142. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 61.

B&F 184

Copy of the song, in a predominantly italic hand, headed ‘When prince Henry on his death bed could not sleepe’.

In: the MS described under B&F 163. c.1630s-40s.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 410, f. 29v.

B&F 185

Copy, headed ‘A wish to his discontented freinde’.

In: the MS described under B&F 69. c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, p. 39.

B&F 186

Copy, headed ‘Vpon prince Henry being in a slumber a little before his death’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single predominantly italic hand, 152 leaves (paginated 1-34, thereafter foliated 35-169), plus index, in modern red leather. Including 85 poems (and second copies of two) by Thomas Carew. c.1638-42.

Inscriptions including ‘Horatio Carey 1642 te deus pardamus’ [viz. Horatio Carey (1619-ante 1677), eldest son of Sir Richard Carey (1583-1630) and great-grandson of Sir Henry Carey (1524?-96), first Baron Hunsdon ], ‘Thomas Arding’, ‘Thomas Arden’, ‘William Harrington’, ‘Thomas John’, ‘John Anthehope’ and ‘Clement Poxall’. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 8270. Bookplates of John William Cole and of the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936 (Perry sale). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 194.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Carey MS’: CwT Δ 34. Briefly discussed in Gary Taylor, ‘Some Manuscripts of Shakespeare's Sonnets’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 68 (1985), 210-46 (pp. 220-4). Discussed, with facsimile pages, in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 188, 191-2).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, p. 4.

B&F 187

Copy, in a secretary hand, subscribed ‘Dr Donn’. c.1620s-30s.

In: A quarto composite volume of ecclesiastical tracts and sermons, in different hands, possibly associated with Lancelot Andrewes, 98 leaves, in quarter-calf marbled boards. Inscribed on the last page (f. 98v) by Andrewes's secretary ‘samMVel. WrIght of LonDon 1616’.

This MS discussed, with facsimiles of ff. 36r, 40v and 44v, in P.J. Klemp, ‘“Betwixt the Hammer and the Anvill”: Lancelot Andrewes's Revision Techniques in the Manuscript of His 1620 Easter Sermon’, PBSA, 89/2 (June 1995), 149-82.

Edited from this MS in The Complete Poems of John Donne, D.D., ed. Alexander B. Grosart, 2 vols (privately printed, 1872-3), II, 246.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS B. 14. 22 (James 307), f. 87v.

B&F 188

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, in vellum. Late 17th century?

Inscribed on the front cover ‘William Turner his booke, 1662’ and, on the rear paste-down ‘Catherine Gage's Booke’: i.e. Catherine Gage, Lady Aston (d.1720). Formerly among the papers of the Aston family, of Tixall, Staffordshire.

Poems selectively edited from this MS (as his ‘Third Division: Poems Collected by the Right Honourable Lady Aston’) in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 107-205.

Edited from this MS, as ‘To Sleep’, in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 134-5.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 3, [unspecified page numbers].

—— V, viii, 37-46. Song (‘God Lyaeus, ever young’)

Dyce, V, 313. Bullen, IV, 318. Bowers, IV, 376.

B&F 189

Copy of the Boy's song in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

This setting first published in John Wilson, Cheerfull Ayres (Oxford, 1659).

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, p. 144.

B&F 190

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, p. 39 (collated pp. 142-3).

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, p. 148.

A Wife for a Month

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Bowers, VI, 367-452.

B&F 190.5

Marked up for possible use as a promptbook.

In: the MS described under B&F 76.5. Mid-late 17th century.

Pennsylvania State University, PR 2420 1647Q, sigs 6F4-6I2v.

The Wild-Goose Chase, V, vi, 11-15. Song (‘From the honour'd dead I bring’)

First published in London, 1652. Dyce, VIII, 101-206 (p. 202). Bowers, VI, 242-335, ed. Fredson Bowers (p. 331).

B&F 191

Copy of the Boy's song in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 90 (collated pp. 176-7).

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 43r.

Wit at Several Weapons

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Thomas Middleton, The Collected Works, general editors Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino (Oxford, 2007), pp. 983-1026. The play is now generally attributed to Thomas Middleton.

B&F 191.5

Marked up possibly as a promptbook, with cuts and stage directions.

In: the MS described under B&F 1.5. c.1670.

Wadham College, Oxford, [unspecified shelfmark], Wit at Several Weapons.

The Woman's Prize

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VII, 95-210. Edited by George B. Ferguson (The Hague, 1966). Bowers, IV, 15-117, ed. Fredson Bowers.

B&F 192

A fair copy, in a professional italic hand, lacking a title-page, 51 folio leaves, foliated 71-121, in modern wrappers. c.1630s.

Formerly part of the ‘Lambarde volume’ of MS plays once owned by W.L. Lambarde, of Bradbourne Hall, Sevenoaks, Kent. Hodgson's, 19 June 1924, lot 528, to Major Barrett. Purchased by Folger from Frank Marcham, bookseller.

The text corrected from this MS in Ferguson. A complete colour facsimile edition of the MS ed. Meg Powers Livingston, Malone Society Reprints, Vol. 172 (2008). Facsimile of one page in R.C. Bald, ‘Bibliographical Studies in the Beaumont & Fletcher Folio of 1647’, Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Supplement 13 (Oxford, 1938), facing p. 50.

Folger, MS J.b.3.

Women Pleased, III, iv. Song (‘Oh, fair sweet face! oh, eyes celestial bright’)

First published in Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1647). Dyce, VII, 1-94 (p. 50). Bowers, V, 448-529, ed. Hans W. Gabler (p. 489).

B&F 193

Copy of Lopez's song, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 16. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 60.

B&F 194

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 3. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 86-7 (collated pp. 173-4).

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 38v-9r.

B&F 195

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under B&F 4. c.1650s.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 238, pp. 46-7.

B&F 196

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 73. Mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 173-4.

British Library, Egerton MS 2013, ff. 12v-13r.

B&F 197

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under B&F 6. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de La troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 173-4.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, pp. 44-5.

B&F 198

Copy, headed ‘In praise of a Mistresse’.

In: the MS described under B&F 71. c.1636-41.

Rosemary Williams, London, Stoughton MS, p. 53.

Songs quoted in the Plays

Song (‘As you came from Walsingham’)

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Bowers, II, 464-7.

See RaW 4-7.

Song (‘But yet or ere you part (oh cruell!)’)

Part of John Dowland's song “Wilt thou unkind thus reave me of my heart”. Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Bowers, I, 396-7.

B&F 199

Copy, in a musical setting by Dowland.

In: A virginal book. Compiled by one ‘R: Cr.’ (Robert Creighton). c.1635-8.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 1186, f. 13r.

B&F 200

Copy, in a musical setting by Dowland.

In: A set of four oblong quarto music part books (Cantus, Quintus, Altus, Tenor and Bassus), including verses, ranging from 24 to 30 leaves each, in half-red calf marbled boards. Compiled chiefly by Thomas Hamond (d.1662), of Cressners, in the parish of Hawkdons, Suffolk. c.1630s.

Also inscribed ‘Marie Hammond’.

Bodleian, MS Mus. f. 7-10, f. 7, fol 12.

Song (‘Fortune my foe, &c.’)

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Bowers, V, 235.

See also RaW 133-5.

B&F 201

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under B&F 199. c.1635-8.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 1186, f. 24r.

Song (‘Go from my window’)

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Bowers, III, 496-500.

B&F 202

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under B&F 199. c.1635-8.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 1186, f. 119r.

B&F 203

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A folio MS music book, 196 pages, damaged. Early 17th century.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 2. 11, f. 3r.

B&F 204

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A long quarto MS music book, 35 leaves of music, each doubled. c.1610.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 4. 23, f. 5v.

Song (‘I am three merry men, and three merry men’)

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and also in The Bloody Brother, III, iii. Bowers, II, 429.

B&F 205

Copy, in a musical setting by Dowland.

In: MS music book. 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Rowe MS 1, No. 32.

B&F 206

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A ‘commonplace book’ of John Playford (1622/3-1686/7), music publisher. 17th century.

Once owned by the Hon. G.O. Callaghan.

Edited from this MS in William Chappell, Old English Popular Music (London, 1893), I, 197.

Untraced, [Playford/Callaghan MS], [unspecified page numbers].

Song (‘It was a Ladies daughter, &c’)

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Bowers, V, 219.

B&F 207

Copy in: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous papers, in prose and verse, in various hands, 303 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt.

British Library, Sloane MS 1709, ff. 269r-70r.

Song (‘Tell me (dearest) what is love’)

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle and also in The Captain. Bowers, III, 29-42.

See B&F 28-34.

Song (‘Troule the blacke bowle to mee’)

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Bowers, II, 432. The Melvill Book of Roundels, ed. Granville Bantock and H. Orsmond Anderton (London, 1916), pp. 13, 52-3.

B&F 208

Copy in: An oblong folio of catches and songs, 46 leaves, in a single hand. c.1835.

British Library, Add. MS 5336, f. 1r.

B&F 209

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A music MS. 17th century?.

Library of Congress, Music Division, PR 1105.R7, 1916c, [unspecified page number].

B&F 210

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under B&F 91. Early 17th century.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 412, f. 29r.

B&F 211

18th century.

In: An oblong octavo book of roundels, in a formal Scottish hand with some rubrication, 152 pages, in near-contemporary calf elaborately gilt, with clasps. With a title-page ‘Ane buck off roundells...Collected and notted by dauid meluill. 1612’, the compiler David Melvill, of Aberdeen, being the brother of James Melvill (1556-1614), Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages. 1612.

The binding bearing the name of ‘Robert Ogilvie’ in gilt. Later owned by Lord Ashburnham. Recorded in 1916 as owned by Michael Tomkinson, of Franche Hall, Kidderminster. Recorded in 1958 as being ‘somewhere in Australia’.

This MS edited as The Melvill Book of Roundels, ed. Granville Bantock and H. Orsmond Anderton (Roxburghe Club, London, 1916).

II, 432: ‘Troule the blacke bowle to mee’. Edited in The Melvill Book of Roundels, ed. Granville Bantock and H. Orsmond Anderton (London, 1916), pp. 13, 52-3.

Library of Congress, Music Division, M1490 M535 A5, No. 33.

Miscellaneous Extracts

Extracts

B&F 212

A series of extracts from several plays.

In: An octavo commonplace book of extracts from various authors, some under headings, compiled by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury, written from both ends, iv + 558 pages (the majority blank), in contemporary vellum. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 29, pp. 1-54, 124-5, 311-12.

B&F 213

Extracts from various plays

In: A tall folio composite volume of commonplace-book notes and extracts, chiefly in the hand of John Evelyn the younger, on various paper sizes, 248 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Late 17th century.

Volume CCLXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 281.

British Library, Add. MS 78448, ff. 183r-8r.

B&F 214

Extracts from numerous plays.

In: A large untitled folio anthology of quotations chiefly from Elizabethan and Stuart plays, alphabetically arranged under subject headings, in a single mixed hand, in double columns, 900 pages (lacking pp. 1-4, 379-80, 667-8, 715-20 and 785-8), including (pp. 893-7) an alphabetical index of some 351 titles of plays, in modern boards. This is the longest known extant version of the unpublished anthology Hesperides or The Muses Garden, by John Evans, entered in the Stationers' Register on 16 August 1655 and subsequently advertised c.1660, among works he purposed to print, by Humphrey Moseley. Another version of this work, in the same hand, dissected by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), is now distributed between Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Halliwell-Phillipps, Notes upon the Works of Shakespeare, Folger, MS V.a.75, Folger, MS V.a.79, and Folger, MS V.a.80. c.1656-66.

Formerly MS 469.2.

This MS identified in IELM, II.i (1980), p. 450. Discussed, as the ‘master draft’, with a facsimile of p. 7 on p. 381, in Hao Tianhu, ‘Hesperides, or the Muses' Garden and its Manuscript History’, The Library, 7th Ser. 10/4 (December 2009), 372-404 (the full index printed as ‘Catalogue A’ on pp. 385-94).

Folger, MS V.b.93, passim.

B&F 215

Extracts.

In: A quarto miscellany. Late 17th century.

Northamptonshire Record Office, W(A) Misc Vol 27, [unspecified page numbers].

B&F 216

Extracts from plays.

In: A miscellany.

Plume Library, Maldon, MS 30, passim.

Editorial Papers

Editorial papers

B&F 217

Papers of A.H. Bullen (1857-1920), editor and publisher, for his unfinished edition of of the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher. c.1900s.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, DR 709/82.