Richard Corbett, Bishop of Oxford and Norwich (1582–1635)

Verse

Poems by Corbett

Against the Opposing the Duke in Parliament, 1628 (‘The wisest King did wonder when hee spy'd’)

First published in Poems and Songs relating to George Duke of Buckingham, Percy Society (London, 1850), p. 31. Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 82-3.

Most MS texts followed by an anonymous ‘Answer’ beginning ‘The warlike king was troubl'd when hee spi'd’. Texts of these two poems discussed in V.L. Pearl and M.L. Pearl, ‘Richard Corbett's “Against the Opposing of the Duke in Parliament, 1628” and the Anonymous Rejoinder, “An Answere to the Same, Lyne for Lyne”: The Earliest Dated Manuscript Copies’, RES, NS 42 (1991), 32-9, and related correspondence in RES, NS 43 (1992), 248-9.

CoR 1

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Po. Coc.’, following a list of the MPs committed to the Tower by Charles I.

In: A composite volume of state papers. c.1628.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, pp. 68-71.

Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle, Volume. XIII, [unnumbered pages].

CoR 1.5

Copy 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.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, f. 94r.

CoR 2

Copy, headed ‘Verses supposed to be made by Doctor Corbett Bishop of Oxford against the opposing the Duke in Parliament. 1628’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in a secretary hand, vi + 221 pages, in 18th-century diced calf gilt. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. iiir) by Edmond Malone (1741-1812), literary scholar, biographer and book collector, ‘Bought at the sale of Mr. [Jonathan] Boucher's Library in April 1806, for £2. 12. 6. E Malone’.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 82, 152.

Bodleian, MS Malone 23, pp. 116-17.

CoR 3

Copy, headed ‘Upon the breach betweene ye King & ye Subiect, at ye dissolution of the Parliament. March. 1628’.

In: A folio composite volume, chiefly of English and Latin verse, in various hands; vi + 186 leaves, in reversed calf.

Scribbling on f. iir including ‘ffor mr William Rabey in New=market...’, ‘ffor my Louing ffriend in G John westhropp at mr Rogers Reringe house Bury in S[uffolk]’, ‘ffor mr John fford at his house in Newmarket in the countey of cambridge’; notes on f. iiiv-ivr, one ‘Recd 22 July 1669’, subscribed ‘John Cooke’ and including, on f. vir, ‘ffor mr John Cocke at his howse neere the white harte in Thetford...’. Later owned, in the 1730s, by Charles Barlow, of Emmanuel College, Cambridge (his bookplate f. iiv).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 8v.

CoR 4

Copy, headed ‘On ye Parliamt. 1627’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in a single small hand, 54 leaves, in vellum boards. Compiled by a Cambridge University man. c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 62, f. 42v.

CoR 5

Copy, headed ‘On the Parliament 1628’.

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, ff. 72r-71v rev.

CoR 6

Copy, headed ‘On ye Parleament 1627’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single predominantly italic hand, 49 leaves, outer leaves imperfect, in modern calf gilt. Including twenty poems by Carew, eleven poems by Crashaw on ff. 10-30 passim, and fifteen poems by Strode. c.1630s.

Thomas Thorpe, sale catalogue (1834), item 728. Acquired from C. Booth, October 1857.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Thorpe MS’: CwT Δ 12, CrR Δ 3, StW Δ 9.

British Library, Add. MS 22118, f. 36v.

CoR 6.2

Copy of the answer to Corbet's poem, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Answere to ye Doctr. Corbetts verses’ and here beginning “The warlicke kinge did wonder when he spide”, on one side of a single folio leaf.

In: A folio composite volume of verse and prose, i n various hands and paper sizes, 25 leaves, in modern half red calf.

British Library, Add. MS 29607 , f. 1r.

CoR 6.5

Copy, headed ‘An episcopall libell againste the lougher howse, the Bbp of Oxforde is thoughte to bee the author of them’, c.17 March-12 May 1628/9.

On f. 30v is ‘An answere to the verses pag: 49’ (‘The warlike Kinge did wonder when hee spide’), the page headed ‘Maye 12th 1629’.

In: Autograph diary of the lawyer Walter Yonge, MP, of Colyton, Devon, in his secretary hand, 90 folio leaves, with (ff. 84r-90r) a ‘Table’ of contents, in modern half red morocco. 1627-42.

Inscribed (f. 3r) ‘This manuscript was founde by me one the 22th day of April, 1644, in the studie of Walter Younge, Esq., in his house of Studcombe [i.e. Stedeombe in Axminster] in Devon, witnes my haunde the day & yeare first aboue-written. E. Fortescue’: i.e. probably by Sir Edmund Fortescue, the Royalist defender of Salcombe. Phillipps MS 20757. Sotheby's, 5-10 June 1899 (Phillipps sale), lot 340.

Edited from this MS in Pearl, pp. 36-8.

British Library, Add. MS 35331, f. 28r.

CoR 6.6

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio ‘book of parliament speeches’ in 1627/8-1629, in a professional secretary hand, on thirteen pages, in a folio composite volume of state papers and printed tracts. c.1630s.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 253/3, f. [7r].

CoR 6.8

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, following (f. 67r) ‘The Warlike kinge did wonder when he spide’, on the third page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1629-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of state, literary and family papers and speeches, in various hands and paper sizes, 93 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half red morocco. Papers principally of the Boteler family, of Biddenham, Bedfordshire, and of the family of John Hampden, MP (1595-1643), politician, of Great Hampden, Buckinghamshire.

Volume DLXXXIII of the Blenheim Papers, papers principally of John Churchill (1650-1722), first Duke of Marlborough, army commander and politician, his wife Sarah (née Jenyns) (1660-1744), and the related Spencer and Trevor families.

British Library, Add. MS 61683, f. 68r.

CoR 7

Copy in the hand of Sir Edward Nicholas, appended to a copy of Charles I's speech on 10 March 1628/9, on one of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers belonging to Sir Edward Nicholas (1593-1669), Secretary of State. c.1630.

British Library, Egerton MS 2541, f. 118.

CoR 8

Copy, headed ‘Verses made of the Lower house of Parlement 1628. supposed by Dr. Corbett bishop of Oxford at yt time’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat predominantly italic hand, occupying ff. 25r-79v, the second of three independent MSS in different hands (including extracts from Hayward's Henry IV and from Sir Edwin Sandys, and parliamentary proceedings 1623/4), in a composite volume, 141 leaves, in modern half morocco gilt. The verse miscellany, including an Index (ff. 78v-9v), is compiled by John Holles (1595-1666), second Earl of Clare. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, f. 29r-v.

CoR 9

Copy, untitled, following ‘The kinges speech 10 March 1628[/9]’. c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of antiquarian and parliamentary tracts, in various professional secretary hands, 245 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco in cloth boards gilt.

Inscribed (f. 2r) ‘Sum Edw Umfrevile Juneis. Interioris Templi Studentis 1725. 10o Aprilis’: i.e. by Edward Umfreville (1702?-86), collector of legal manuscripts. Bookplate (as ‘Shelburne’) of William Petty (1737-1805), second Earl of Shelburne and first Marquess of Lansdowne, Prime Minister.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 491, f. 184v.

CoR 10

Copy, headed ‘Verses supposed to bee made by Dr Corbet Bp of Oxford against the opposing the Duke in Parliament 1628’. c.1630.

In: A quarto composite volume of state papers and speeches, in several hands, ff. 153r-97r in a single professional hand, 197 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards. c.1630s.

Once owned by John Hart and John Ashton.

Edited from this MS in Percy Society volume (1850); in Bennett & Trevor-Roper; and in online Early Stuart Libels.

British Library, Sloane MS 826, f. 153r-v.

CoR 10.5

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo notebook, in Latin and English, entitled ‘Sales, Facetiæ & Collectiones promiscuæ’, in several hands, written from both ends, 56 leaves (plus blanks), in red morocco gilt. Including numerous medical prescriptions by Sir Théodore Turquet de Mayerne (1573-1654/5), royal physician. c.1658.

British Library, Sloane MS 1179, f. 47r.

CoR 11

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of ‘Sales, Facetiæ, & Collectiones promiscuæ’, including academic letters, speeches, etc., in English and Latin, in several hands, 56 leaves (plus blanks), the texts dating c.1623-1658, in red crushed morocco gilt. Compiled at least in part by a Cambridge University man. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 152.

British Library, Sloane MS 1479, f. 47r.

CoR 12

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, with a poem about Corbett, on a single folio leaf. c.1630.

In: A collection of unbound verse, in various hands. Probably collected by Dr Samuel Knight (1677/8-1746), clergyman and antiquary.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 42, f. 21r.

CoR 12.3

Copy, headed ‘A Libell found at the Court and presented to the King by the Bp of London Dr Lawde, 8 March 1628’, dated 14 March 1628[/9].

In: A small quarto miscellany, c.360 pages. Compiled by William Whiteway, Jr (1599-1635). 1623-34.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 11. 73, f. 304r.

CoR 12.5

Copy, headed ‘Certaine verses inveighing agt ye howse of Comons made vpon their said Disorder’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, speeches, and verse, closely written from both ends in a single hand, 260 pages, lacking a number of pages and some fragments (pp. 25-38, 48-64) now removed to MS Gg. 4. 13*, in quarter-calf. Mid-17th century.

Cambridge University Library, MS Gg. 4. 13, p. 104.

CoR 12.8

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, with a side-note ‘Ecles: 10’, endorsed ‘Vpon dissolucon of the Parliamte. Ao quinto Re Caroli’, on a single folio leaf.

In: A collection of unbound state papers, now in folders. c.1628.

Donated in 1921 by Dr J. R. Tanner.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS K. 56 (James 542), No. 30.

CoR 13

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, on one side of a single folio leaf. c.1628.

Among papers of the Griffith family of Carreglwyd, Anglesey, including papers of John Griffith of Gray's Inn, private secretary to Henry Howard (1540-1614), Earl of Northampton.

This MS recorded in HMC, 5th Report (1876), Appendix, p. 414.

National Library of Wales, Carreglwyd MS II. 339.

CoR 14

Copy, in a mixed hand, untitled but headed ‘Docter Corbett’, on one side of a single folio leaf. c.1620s.

In: A bundle of unbound poems and songs, in various hands and paper sizes.

Among the papers of the Sanford family. Formerly DD/SF C/2635, Box 1 and DD/SF 4516.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/SF/18/2/5, item 3.

CoR 15

Copy, headed ‘I had these verses deliuered me’ and subscried ‘Doctr Kerbie B: Ox’, dated 6 August 1629.

In: A small quarto diary, in a single secretary hand, 89 leaves, bound with a separately acquired continuation or companion MS (ff. 90r-153r, now Add. MS 28640), in modern half-morocco. Compiled by the Rev. John Rous (1584-1644), incumbent of Santon Downham, Suffolk, and relating, retrospectively, chiefly to public events and to literary texts in circulation in 1625-42. c.1625-42.

Later owned by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary. Turner sale, 7 June 1859, lot 253. The second MS purchased at Sotheby's, 15-25 March 1871 (library of the bookseller Joseph Lilly).

The first MS edited in full in Diary of John Rous, incumbent of Santon Downham, Suffolk, from 1625 to 1642, ed. Mary Anne Everett Green, Camden Society No. 66 (1856).

Edited from this MS in Diary of John Rous, ed. Mary Ann Everett Green, Camden Society 66 (London, 1856), pp. 42-3. This publication recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 82, 152.

British Library, Add. MS 22959, ff. 35v-6r.

A Certaine Poeme As it was presented in Latine by Divines and Others, before his Maiestye in Cambridge (‘It is not yet a fortnight, since’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 12-18.

Some texts accompanied by an ‘Answer’ (‘A ballad late was made’).

CoR 16

Copy 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. 44-9.

CoR 17

Copy, subscribed ‘R: C.’

In: A small octavo verse miscellany, written from both ends, predominantly in a single hand in variant styles (ff. 1v-79v, 80r, 88v-96v, 119r-117r rev.), with additions in later hands (ff. 97r-104v, 116v-106r rev.), 164 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Inscribed (f. 1v, in a court hand) ‘Daniell Leare his Booke’, ‘witnesse William Strode’, and (f. 164r) ‘Mr Daniell Leare eius Liber’: i.e. compiled chiefly by Daniel Leare, a distant cousin of the poet William Strode, probably at Christ Church, Oxford, before he entered the Middle Temple in 1633. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This suggestion, by Mary Hobbs, is supported by entries in the Caution Book of 1625-41 at Christ Church, where Strode is found (p. 22) paying £10 as college security for Leare and where Leare signs (p. 23) on this sum's repayment by Dr Fell on 13 May 1633. Forey suggests (p. lxxix) that he was the Daniell Leare of St Andrews, Holburne, whose will was proved in 1652; but it is more likely that he was the Daniel Leare to whom Henry King, Dean of Rochester, leased property at Chatham on 19 July 1655 (National Archives, Kew, SP 18/99/61). Daniel Leare's wife, Dorothy, was a member of the Hubert family with whom King was associated by virtue of the marriage of his sister Dorothy.

The volume includes 12 poems by Donne; 15 poems (plus a second copy of one and three of doubtful authorship) by Carew; 20 poems (plus two of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; and 84 poems (plus second copies of eight poems, four poems of doubtful authorship and some apocryphal poems) by Strode, the texts being closely related to, and in part probably transcribed from, the ‘Corpus MS’ of Strode's poems (StW Δ 1).

Inscribed also ‘John Leare’ (probably Daniel's younger brother); (f. 1r) ‘Anthony Euans his booke’ (who married Daniel Leare's niece Dorothy Leare in 1663); (f. 1v) ‘Alexander Croke his Book 1773’; and (f. 164v) ‘John Scott’ (who matriculated at Christ Church in 1632). Rimell & Son, 9 November 1878.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Leare MS’: DnJ Δ 41, CwT Δ 15, CoR Δ 4, and StW Δ 10.

Discussed in Mary Hobbs, An Edition of the Stoughton Manuscript (unpub. Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 1973), pp. 185-90; in her ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellanies and their Value for Textual Editors’, EMS, 1 (1989), 192-210 (pp. 189-90); and in her Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), passim, with facsimile examples of ff. 79-80 facing p. 87.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 53v-6v.

CoR 18

Copy, headed ‘The Entertainmt. of his Matye at Cambridge, to the Tune of Bonny Nell’.

In: An octavo miscellany of chiefly verse, in at least two cursive italic hands, with religious verse and prose at the reverse end in another hand, 111 leaves (plus blanks), in old calf gilt. Including nineteen poems by Corbett and 29 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, the date 1634 occurring on f. 78v. c.1635.

Inscribed on f. 111v rev. ‘Thursday next at Capricks for Mr Pitt’. Later among the collections of Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724), and his son Edward, second Earl (1689-1741).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Harley MS’: CoR Δ 5.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 49r-52r.

CoR 19

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett against Cambridge’.

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, pp. 364-5.

CoR 19.5

Copy by Stanhope of lines 3-6, here beginning ‘& vented hath a studdyed toy’.

In: A printed exemplum of the 1634 edition of Sir Walter Ralegh's Historie of the World copiously annotated by Charles, second Baron Stanhope of Harrington (1593-1675). c.1640s.

Discussed in G.P.V. Akrigg, ‘The Curious Marginalia of Charles, Second Lord Stanhope’, in Joseph Quincy Adams Memorial Studies, ed. James G. McManaway, Giles E. Dawson, and Edwin E. Willoughby (Washington, DC, 1948), pp. 785-801.

Quoted in Akrigg, p. 796.

Folger, STC 20641 Copy 3, sig. Ccc4r.

CoR 20

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, comprising c.118 items, including thirteen poems by Donne, twenty poems by Corbett, and twelve poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, written in several hands over an extended period, associated with Christ Church, Oxford, 99 leaves. c.1620-40s.

Owned and probably compiled in part, in his Oxford days, by George Morley (1598-1684), Bishop of Winchester.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Morley MS’: DnJ Δ 62, CoR Δ 13, and StW Δ 27. This MS apparently transcribed in part in the ‘Killigrew MS’ (British Library, Sloane MS 1792).

Facsimile of f. 49r in William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion, ed. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor (Oxford, 1987), p. 24.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 15v-17v.

CoR 21

Copy, headed ‘On K: James his entertainment in Cambridge’ and subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

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, pp. 346-51.

CoR 22

Copy, in double columns, on the first of two conjugate folio leaves of verse. c.1630s.

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. 258r-v.

CoR 23

Copy, in double columns, headed ‘Of the ks enterteynmt. at Cambridge’.

In: A large folio miscellany of English and Welsh poems, in occasionally alternating black and red ink, 61 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Compiled by Richard Roberts, Justice of the Peace. c.1628.

Sold by P.J. Dobell in 1936.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, ff. 23v-4r.

CoR 24

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany compiled by an Oxford University man, i i + 37 leaves, in later half-calf. c.1630s.

Among the collections of Francis Douce (1757-1834), antiquary and collector.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fols 22v-5r.

CoR 25

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in three or more hands, probably compiled principally by a member of New College, Oxford, 163 pages, in calf-backed marbled boards. c.1620s-30s.

The name ‘George Brown’ inscribed on p. 14. Inscribed on p. i by Edmond Malone (1741-1812), literary scholar, biographer and book collector ‘Feb 13. 1790. I this day purchased this Manuscript Collection of Poems, at the sale of Mr Brander's books, at the exorbitant price of Ten Guineas. EMalone’.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, pp. 112-18.

CoR 25.5

Copy, transcribed from CoR 40.

In: A transcript of two 17th-century verse MSS, the second a miscellany, 195 large quarto pages, in calf gilt. 19th century.

Once owned by F.W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector. Sotheby's, 25 July 1890 (Cosens sale), in lot 136. Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, ff. 60r-9r.

CoR 26

Copy of the first five stanzas, incomplete.

In: A duodecimo notebook of verse and prose, in Latin and English, written from both ends, 80 leaves, in contemporary calf. Entitled (f. 1r) Liber de sententijs epistolarum Mearum, quas feci vel postea facicam deo iuuante Finis, and compiled by Joseph Meddus (b.1602/3) of Exeter College, Oxford c.1619.

Scribbling on f. 1b including the name ‘Hen Heardson’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 929, ff. 55r-54v rev.

CoR 27

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, ff. 26v-8.

CoR 28

Copy, untitled, on two quarto leaves; imperfect, lacking the ending.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, i + 250 leaves. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729). Some pages in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, ff. 200r-1v.

CoR 29

Copy, subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, in a single hand, 98 pages (plus some blanks), in reversed calf (rebacked). c.1620s-30s.

Inscribed (f. ir) by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), the date ‘1741’ added.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, pp. 18-23.

CoR 30

Copy, heaed ‘A Certaine graue poeme...’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, 49 leaves; in contemporary calf gilt. Including 14 poems by Carew; the main text (ff. 1r-27r) in a non-professional mixed hand of the 1630s (but for later scribbling); the remaining leaves filled by later hands; notes on family history from 1647 to 1664 on ff. 28r-9r. c.1630s[-75].

Inscribed on f. 29v ‘John Peverell Booke 1674’ and his name also on ff. 1r and 49r. Fol. 48v containing a receipt dated 30 June 1653 ‘by me Francis Blackitt of bro. William of Hoodcroft, Co. Durham’. Other names inside the front cover including ‘John Peves’ and ‘Railphe Hogwood’ and, inside the back cover, ‘James Portington’, ‘William Steadman 1675’, ‘Thomas Meeres’, ‘William Diton’ and ‘Ramond Swift’.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Peverell MS’: CwT Δ 9.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 209, ff. 16r-18v.

CoR 31

Copy, headed ‘The Oxfd-Ballad: by Dr Corbet’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse, in English and Latin, compiled by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury, who lived in Cambridge as student and Fellow of Emmanuel College from 1633 to 1651, ii + 115 leaves, in calf. Comprising three separate units: ff. 1r-96v all in Sancroft's hand; ff. 97r-104r in a second hand; and ff. 105r-9r in a third hand. c.1640s [and later].

Including (on ff. 2-23, 27ar-v, 70) 94 Latin poems ascribed to Crashaw (including three of doubtful authorship) and (on ff. 29-41, 43v, 44v-58, 60v, 62v-5v, 67-70v, 72-3, 95-6) 101 English poems (plus a second copy of one of them) attributed to him (including one of doubtful authorship) and (on f. 16r-v) one Greek poem attributed to him; a list of contents on the first page beginning ‘Mr. Crashaw's poems transcrib'd fro his own copie, before the were printed; among wch are some not printed…’.

Cited in IELM as the ‘Sancroft MS’: CrR Δ 1. Crashaw edited in part from this MS, and collated, in Grosart, in Waller and in Martin (cited as T or T5), and discussed in Waller, pp. vi-ix, and in Martin, pp. lviii-lxxiii. Folios 28-34v, 38v-41, 44v, 52v-6 reproduced in facsimile in Steps to the Temple (1970).

Bodleian, MS Tanner 465, ff. 75r-7r.

CoR 32

Copy in: A miscellany, ii + 182 leaves (ff. 39-130 blank). Compiled by a Cambridge man, probably James Monson (d.1683), ninth son of Sir John Monson, second Baronet. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. e. 344, ff. 137r-134r rev.

CoR 33

Copy on a single folio leaf. c.1630.

In: A composite volume of printed works and MSS.

Among the collections of Richard Gough, FSA (1735-1809), antiquary and topographer.

Bodleian, Gough Cambridge 98, at end.

CoR 34

Copy, transcribed from ‘Mr: Martin's MS’: i.e. from a MS owned by Cole's ‘Friend’ Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector.

In: A folio volume of antiquarian collections, in a single neat hand, 247 leaves, in half-morocco. In the hand of the Rev. William Cole, FSA (1714-82), antiquary (Volume XX of the Cole Collection). c.1747-52.

See CoR 41.

British Library, Add. MS 5821, ff. 217r-19r.

CoR 35

Copy, headed ‘A graue Parod as it was presented in Latin by certaine Diuines by way of Interlude before his Maiestie in Cambridge...’.

In: A tall folio volume of state papers, in probably a single professional rounded hand, 84 leaves, in modern half-calf on marbled boards. Mid-17th century.

Purchased from Messrs Waller, 7 July 1858.

British Library, Add. MS 22473, ff. 79v-82r.

CoR 36

Copy, headed ‘A graue Poeme...’ [&c.].

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single neat predominantly italic hand, 72 leaves, in old leather. Probably compiled by one ‘H.S.’, a Cambridge man. c.1640s-50s.

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector, with his bookplate and inscription ‘1806 Purchased of Lansdown of Bristol’. Bliss sale, 21 August 1858, lot 192.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, ff. 43v-5v.

CoR 37

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, on both sides of a single folio leaf. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, entitled ‘Songs & Sonnetts’, in various hands, 84 leaves, in half morocco gilt. Among the collections of Randle Holme, probably the third of that name (1627-1700), herald.

British Library, Harley MS 2127, f. 43r-v.

CoR 38

Copy, in a secretary hand, on two pages of two conjugate folio leaves; c.1630.

In: the MS described under CoR 12.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 42, f. 27r-v.

CoR 39

Copy, headed ‘After ye Kinges first entertainment att Cambridge, this Oxford ballad was comon, thus intitled A graue poem...[&c.]’. c.1620s.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse and prose, in two hands, partly associated with the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 2677, ff. 3v-5r.

CoR 40

Copy in: A verse miscellany, in long narrow format, 66 leaves (including a number of blanks), in later calf. Largely in one neat secretary hand; a second hand on ff. 58v-9r, and a third on f. 66r. Compiled chiefly by a University of Cambridge man. c.1630s.

Once owned by F. W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector. Bequeathed in 1894 by Samuel Sandars, of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Discussed in Ted-Larry Pebworth and Claude J. Summers, ‘Recovering an Important Seventeenth-Century Poetical Miscellany: Cambridge Add. MS 4138’, TCBS, 7 (1978), 156-69 (pp. 160-1). A 19th-century transcript of much of this MS is in the Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, ff. 60r-9r.

An additional stanza in this MS edited in Pebworth and Summers. pp. 160-1.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, ff. 1r-3r.

CoR 41

Copy, headed ‘A Libill made by Oxford Men upon Cambridge mens enterteyning the king’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several largely secretary hands, 68 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1620s.

Once owned by Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector. Later in the library of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8053 in his sale, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Formerly Chetham's MS 8011.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.16, pp. 47-51.

CoR 41.5

Copy, in a possibly professional hand, on two conjugate folio leaves. c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various chiefly professional hands, ii + 235 leaves, in reversed calf. Compiled, and partly written, by William Fulman (1632-8), Oxford antiquary.

Third volume of the miscellaneous collections of Richard Davis of Sandford.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 319, ff. 58r-9v.

CoR 42

Copy in: A folio volume of tracts and letters, many relating to Cambridge affairs, partly compiled by I. Wickstede, mayor of Cambridge. Early 17th century.

Downing College, Cambridge, Bowtell Collection, MS ‘Wickstede Thesaurus’, Part II, ff. 46r-7r.

CoR 43

Copy, headed ‘March. 7. anno Dni. 1625. A Graue Poem as it was praesented by diuers sheepesheads before his Maiesty in Cambridge’.

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.

A copy of ‘An answere’ to this poem is on ff. 70r-1v.

Folger, MS V.a.162, ff. 60r-2r.

CoR 44

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘R. C.’

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).

Folger, MS V.b.43, ff. 16v-18r.

CoR 45

Copy 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, ff. 7r-9v.

CoR 46

Copy, headed ‘Oxford Sonnet / A poeme as it was prsented before his Matie in Cambridge...[etc.]’, imperfect, lacking the ending.

In: An oblong octavo composite volume, comprising two independent verse miscellanies, Part I, in Latin and English, largely in a neat secretary hand, paginated 1-22, Part II, in English and Welsh, in several hands, one neat secretary hand predominating, paginated 1-266, the two parts bound together in modern quarter red morocco. c.1630s.

Inscriptions including (Part I, pp. 1, 3 and 42) ‘Edward Lewis his Book 1753’, ‘John Parker’, ‘P H Warburton’, and ‘John Aden’, and (Part II, p. 33) ‘Thomas Lloyd Esq’. Wigfair MS 43, among papers mainly of the Lloyd family of Hafodunos, Denbighshire, and Wigfair, near St Asaph, Flintshire, purchased in 1926-7 from Colonel H. C. Lloyd Howard, of Wigfair.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part II, pp. 265-6.

CoR 47

Copy, in a cursive secretary hand, beginning at line 43, here ‘Next rode his Lorshipp on a nag’, probably transcribed from CoR 48, on both sides of a single folio leaf, imperfect, lacking a title and the beginning. c.1620.

Among papers of the Isham family of Lamport Hall.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4270.

CoR 48

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, in double columns, on the first of two unbound conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1620.

Among papers of the Isham family of Lamport Hall.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4300.

CoR 49

Copy, in a small secretary hand, in double columns, on the first two pages (the third containing Latin verses) of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1620s.

University of Nottingham, Cl LM 33.

CoR 50

Copy, headed in the margin ‘The K: entertainmt in Cam:’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including fifteen poems by Donne, with a title-page ‘Miscellanies Or A Collection of Diuers Witty and pleasant Epigrams, Adages, poems Epitaphes &c for the recreation of ye ouertravelled sences: 1630 Robert Bishop’, in a single mixed hand, probably associated with the University of Oxford, 306 pages, in old calf. c.1630.

Owned and probably compiled by Robert Bishop. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9549. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue, English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 187.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘Bishop MS’: DnJ Δ 59. Edited in David Coleman Redding, Robert Bishop's Commonplace-Book: An Edition of a Seventeenth Century Miscellany (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1960) [Mic 60-3608].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 162-7.

CoR 50.5

Copy 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.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, pp. 154-9.

CoR 51

Copy, headed ‘The Oxford ballad’.

In: A quarto formal verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary and italic hand throughout, paginated 1-162 (but lacking some leaves), in modern limp vellum. Compiled by John Cruso (fl.1595-1655), poet and military writer, who matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1632. c.1630s.

Names inscribed lengthways down margins (pp. 71, 91, 95) including ‘Cuthbert Sewell Esq’, ‘Jos. Nicholson’, ‘Wm Richardson’, and ‘Somers’. Donated in 1922 by Gordon Wordsworth who claims that the volume was once owned by the poet William Wordsworth.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS U. 26 (James 548), pp. 72-80.

CoR 52

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, in double columns, headed ‘A Grave poem...[etc.]’, unascribed, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1620s.

In: the MS described under CoR 14.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/SF/18/2/5, item 4.

CoR 53

Copy in: MS. 17th century.

Recorded in HMC, 7th Report, Part I (1879), Appendix, p. 508. A set of microfilms of the Verney Papers is in the British Library (M/636/1-60).

Sir Ralph Verney, Bt., Claydon House, [no shelfmark], [unspecified item].

CoR 54

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, including 13 poems by or attributed to Herrick, almost entirely in a single small predominantly italic hand, 250 pages (plus numerous blanks), originally in contemporary calf, but now disbound. Inscribed four times on a flyleaf ‘Tobias Alston his booke’: i.e. probably Tobias Alston (1620-c.1639) of Sayham Hall, near Sudbury, Suffolk. His half-brother Edward (b.1598) was a contemporary of Herrick at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, while his cousin, Edward Alston, later President of the College of Physicians, was a contemporary of Herrick at St John's College, Cambridge, some of the other contents also relating to Cambridge, besides some relating to Suffolk. The date 1639 occurs on p. 241, and pp. 243-50 contains verses written in two later hands (to c.1728) and some prose pieces written from the reverse end. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Names inscribed on a flyleaf including Henry Glisson (later Fellow of the College of Physicians); Thomas Avral(?); Horace Norton; Henry Rich; and James Tavor (Registrar of Cambridge University). Later owned by one John Whitehead, and by Dr Mary Pickford. Sotheby's, 27 June 1972, lot 309.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Alston MS’: HeR Δ 7. A complete set of photocopies of the MS is in the British Library, RP 772. Facsimile of pp. 6-7 in Sotheby's sale catalogue (see HeR 176, HeR 405) where the MS is described at some length. See also letters by Peter Beal and Donald W. Foster in TLS (24 January 1986), pp. 87-8.

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, pp. 69-72.

CoR 55

Copy on a single folio leaf. Early-mid-17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/108.

Certain true Woords spoken concerning one Benet Corbett after her death. she dyed October the Second Anno 1634 (‘Here, or not many feet from hence’)

First published in Gilchrist (1807), pp. 154-5. Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 92.

CoR 56

A secretarial copy.

In: A folio composite volume of ecclesiastical papers principally relating to Richard Corbett, Bishop of Norwich, 90 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half crushed morocco gilt. Fols 4r-15r are in the professional secretary hand of Richard Corbett's personal secretary at Norwich.

Later owned by William Hopkins (1647-1700), Prebendary of Worcester, and afterwards by George Hickes (1642-1715), Dean of Worcester.

Edited from this MS in Gilchrist and in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

British Library, Harley MS 464, f. 14r.

CoR 57

Copy in Fulman's hand, transcribed from CoR 58.

In: The second of two octavo volumes of historical collections, 375 leaves altogether. Compiled and written by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 160.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 315b, f. 351v.

CoR 58

Copy in the hand of Corbett's chaplain William Strode.

In: A quarto volume of autograph poems by Strode, 130 leaves (including 31 blank leaves, plus numerous blanks, stubs of five extracted leaves, and some leaves added later). A working autograph notebook of poems by Strode, compiled and revised over a considerable period, comprising 101 English poems (including draft fragments, 66 Latin poems and 2 Greek poems by him, together with his copies of a few poems by others (generally paired with Strode's translations or answers) including Richard Corbett (2), Thomas Carew, Peter Apsley, and Henry King and Henry Reynolds, as well as a lecture in Latin by the Professor of Greek at Oxford; ff. 52r-96r written in Strode's mixed secretary and italic hand, probably early 1620s-30; ff. 96v-129v, and afterwards ff. 1-51v, written in Strode's italic hand, probably for the most part c.1635-7, with additions up to 1643; ff. 129v-30v containing rough jottings in both styles; many of the poems containing Strode's extensive revisions, probably made from the 1630s onwards. c.1620s-43.

Some scribbling on the last page including the name John Herbert. Possibly one of the MS volumes by Strode which, according to Anthony Wood (Athenae Oxonienses, ed. Philip Bliss, 4 vols (London, 1813-20), III, 152), came after Strode's death into the hands of Dr Richard Gardiner (1591-1670), canon of Christ Church, and then into those of Richard Davies, Oxford bookseller (fl.1646-88). Afterwards acquired, probably from Davies between 1665 and 1675, by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary, who added pagination, annotations and some further entries throughout.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Corpus MS’: StW Δ 1. Collated in part in Dobell. Identified as autograph and discussed in M.C. Crum, ‘William Fulman and an Autograph Manuscript of the Poet Strode’, BLR, 4 (1952-3), 324-35. Extensively discussed and the text edited from this MS in Forey. Facsimile of f. 94r in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 42 (see StW 641).

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 160.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 325, f. 26v.

The Distracted Puritane (‘Am I madd, o noble Festus’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 56-9.

CoR 59

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 121r-v.

CoR 60

Copy in: A small octavo miscellany of verse and prose, written from both ends, i + 155 leaves (including numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum. Compiled by an Oxford University man. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 212, f. 149v-r rev.

CoR 61

Copy in: A folio miscellany of verse and some prose, 282 pages, in calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 34 of the Hopkinson MSS. Mid-late 17th century.

Signed bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector, of Eshton Hall, West Yorkshire. Subsequently owned by her step-father Matthew Wilson.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 299.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 15-18.

CoR 62

Copy, here beginning ‘O noble ffestus’.

In: A long narrow ledger-like volume (c.40 x 15 cm) of ballads and metrical romances, in a single predominantly secretary hand, 268 leaves, all mounted on guards, in modern half-morocco. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by Thomas Percy (1768-1808), Bishop of Dromore, writer and literary editor, and bearing copious annotations in his hand throughout, with a list by him at the end dated 20 December 1757.

This volume edited as Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript, ed. John W. Hales and Frederick J. Furnivall, 4 vols (London, 1867-8). Re-edited by I. Gollancz, 4 vols (London, 1905-10). Facsimile example of f. 94r in Hilton Kelliher and Sally Brown, English Literary Manuscripts (British Library, 1986), No. 20, p. 31. Discussed, with five facsimile examples, in Joseph Donatelli, ‘The Percy Folio Manuscript: A Seventeenth-Century Context for Medieval Poetry’, EMS, 4 (1993), 114-33.

Hales &Furnivall, III, 272-4. Recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 133.

British Library, Add. MS 27879, f. 222v.

CoR 63

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, written from both ends, 192 leaves (including blanks), in old brown calf. Compiled, over a period, principally by Thomas Manne (1581/2-1641), Chaplain of Christ Church, Oxford, and Henry King's amanuensis, including (ff. 7r-61r) 24 poems by King in Manne's formal hand, written c.1625-30s; ff. 61v-72v, 73r-99v, 100r-101v written in a variant style of Manne's hand, c.1630s; and (ff. 72v, 99v, 102r-14v, 190v-169r rev.) additions in six other hands, c.1630s-44, with (ff. 75r, 76r, and 76v) three poems to which the subscription ‘R. Dorset’ is added in the hand of King himself. c.1625-46.

Inscribed (f. 190v rev.) ‘Ann Littleton’. Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue, [June 1848], p. 31. Sotheby's, 4 Februry 1850 (Rodd sale), lot 500, to James Orchard Halliwell[-Phillipps] (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector. Afterward owned by the Rev. Thomas Corser, FSA (1793-1876), book collector. Sotheby's, 25 June 1873 (Corser sale), lot 325, to William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Later owned by the bookdealer Philip Robinson. Sotheby's, 26 June 1974, lot 3013, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Thomas Manne MS’: KiH Δ 7. Used in Crum. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis (see KiH Δ 6).

British Library, Add. MS 58215, ff. 42v-4r.

CoR 64

Copy in: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in several small non-professional hands, 88 leaves, imperfect at the beginning. c.1630s-40s.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, ff. 12r-14r.

CoR 65

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.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 60v-2v.

CoR 66

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, written in two styles of hand (A: ff. 2r, after first six lines, to 64v; B: ff. 2r, first six lines, 64v-91v, 92v-4r), possibly both in the same hand, with an Index (ff. 93r-4r), 94 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Including 22 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Carew, 13 poems by King, and 24 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, and probably associated with Christ Church, Oxford. c.1633.

Inscribed names including (f. 93v, in court hand) ‘ffrancis Baskeruile’: i.e. probably the Francis Baskerville who married Margaret Glanvill in 1635 and was in 1640 MP for Marlborough, Wiltshire. Other scribbling including (f. 1r) accounts referring to Wanborough, Wiltshire; (f. 9v) ‘Elizabeth White’; (f. 54v) ‘William Walrond his booke 1663’; (f. 92r) accounts dated 1658; and (f. 94r) ‘John Wallrond’. Later owned by Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), physician and collector.

Recorded in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Baskerville MS’: CwT Δ 20, KiH Δ 10, StW Δ 13. Facsimile examples of ff. 55r and 68r in Mary Hobbs, Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), Plate 6, after p. 86.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, ff. 11v-13r.

CoR 67

Copy, described as ‘to the tune of Tho: of Bedlam’.

In: the MS described under CoR 40. c.1630s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, ff. 14r-16r.

CoR 67.5

Copy, headed ‘The distracted puritan to ye tune of Joviall tinker’, partly in double columns.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, closely written in possibly several minute predominantly secretary hands, 291 leaves (ff. 212-16 bound out of order after f. 24), in modern calf. c.1640s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Joseph Hall’ (not the bishop). Later owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger, who has entered in pseudo-17th-century secretary script copies of various ballads on ff. 39r-41r, 107v-79r, 181r-v, 227r-8v, 243r-6r, as well as adding foliation (1-284) before the more recent foliation (1-291, used below). Quaritch's sale catalogue ‘of English Literature’ (August-November 1884), item 22350, Collier's transcript of the MS made c.1860 being item 22352. Formerly Folger MS 2071.7.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Giles E. Dawson, ‘John Payne Collier's Great Forgery’, SB, 24 (1971), 1-26.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 196r-v.

CoR 68

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of both bawdy and religious verse and some prose, in several hands, 94 leaves (including a number of blanks), in modern quarter-calf marbled boards. Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed ‘Charles Shuttleworth His Booke Anno 1691’. Peter Murray Hill, London, sale catalogue No. 82 (1962), item 33.

Folger, MS V.a.399, ff. 64v-5r.

CoR 69

Copy, subscribed ‘R C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 44. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.b.43, ff. 12v-13v.

CoR 70

Copy; imperfect, lacking pp. 37-8.

In: the MS described under CoR 46. c.1630s.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part II, pp. 31-9.

An Elegie on the late Lord William Haward Baron of Effingham, dead the tenth of December. 1615 (‘I did not know thee, Lord, nor do I striue’)

First published in Sir Thomas Overbury, A Wife, 9th impression (London, 1616). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 20-3.

CoR 71

Copy, the date in the title rendered as ‘20 December 1615’, subscribed ‘R. Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 27-8.

CoR 72

Copy, in a mixed hand, on a single folio leaf. c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands, 171 leaves, in half brown morocco. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary, his brother Oliver, and Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 115.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, f. 162r-v.

CoR 72.5

Copy, in a professopnal secretary hand, headed ‘An Eleagie on the death of E Howard Baron of Ethingham’, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1629-30s.

In: the MS described under CoR 6.8.

British Library, Add. MS 61683, f. 69r-v.

CoR 73

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie vpon the death of the Lord: Effingham 1615’, ascribed in the margin to ‘R: Cor.’

In: A folio volume of 143 poems by Donne, plus his Paradoxes and Problems, in a single neat hand, 270 pages (plus a three-page index), in contemporary calf. Transcribed from Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part I], pp. 13r-161v (‘Dublin MS I’: DnJ Δ 14) before the extraction from that MS of pages containing two poems by Donne but before the addition of the Hamilton elegy of 1625. c.1623-5.

Acquired in 1895 from Bernard Quaritch by Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), American professor and art historian. Formerly MS Nor 4503.

Recorded in IELM as the Norton MS: DnJ Δ 9. Briefly discussed in C.E. Norton, ‘The Text of Donne's Poems’, [Harvard] Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature, 5 (1896), 1-22 (pp. 11-13). Cited as N by most modern editors and as H4 in Variorum.

This MS recorded (as ‘N1’) in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 114.

Harvard, fMS Eng 966.3, pp. 90-2.

CoR 74

Copy, headed ‘An Elegye on the late Lo: Willm Howard Baron Efingham who dyed Decem: 10. 1615. Dr Corbet’.

In: A small octavo miscellany of 76 poems by Donne, together with a few poems by others dating up to 1627, in a single italic hand, occasionally marking the end of poems with one or more quatrefoils, 102 leaves (foliation jumping from 55 to 57), gilt-edged, in 19th-century dark green leather gilt. c.late 1620s.

Inscriptions including (f. 6r) ‘Hannah Lewis Junr’; ‘Thomas Turner his Book’ (three times, ff. 8r, 14v, 48v, dated ‘1750’, ‘58’ and ‘1760’); (f. 12r) ‘Edmund Baxter att Mrs Nortons’; (ff. 20r, 59v) ‘John Jones’; (f. 40r) ‘Jon: Pryse 1729’; (f. 59v) ‘Robt. Was’[?]; and (f. 79r) ‘Edmund Baxter 1729’. Later owned by Edward Vernon Utterson (1776-1856), of Shanklin and Ryde, Isle of Wight, artist, literary antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 24 April 1852 (Utterson sale), lot 1317, sold to ‘Lelly’. Then owned by Sir John Simeon, third Baronet (1815-70), M.P. Sotheby's, 3 March 1871 (Simeon sale), lot 638, to Pickering. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 436 (1930), item 576. Formerly MS Nor 4620.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Utterson MS’: DnJ Δ 51. Discussed in Sir John Simeon, ‘Unpublished Poems of Donne’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 3 (London, 1856-7), No. 3. For an account of Utterson, see Raymond V. Turley, ‘Edward Vernon Utterson’, The Book Collector, 25 (1976), 21-44 (and plates after p. 48).

This MS probably that recorded (as ‘N2’) in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 114.

Harvard, MS Eng 966.7, ff. 99r-100v.

CoR 75

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, headed ‘An elegie on the death of the late Lo: Howard Baron of Effingham deceased the .10. of Decemb:’, on the first two pages of two unbound conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1615-20s.

University of Nottingham, Cl LM 29.

CoR 76

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, containing 89 poems, including 43 by Donne, in several hands (ff. 21r-62r in a single accomplished secretary hand), 69 leaves, in paper wrappers. The text of the poems by Donne derived from the same source as the Lansdowne MS (British Library, Lansdowne MS 740) and related in part to the Haslewood-Kingsborough MS II (Huntington, HM 198, Part II). c.1620-5.

Formerly among the muniments of the Earl of Dalhousie (descendant of the Maule and Ramsay families), of Brechin Castle, on deposit in the Scottish Record Office [now National Archives of Scotland] (GD45/26/95/1). Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 490.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the the ‘Dalhousie MS I’: DnJ Δ 11. Complete reduced facsimile and transcription in The First and Second Dalhousie Manuscripts: Poems and Prose by John Donne and Others: A Facsimile Edition, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan, II (Columbia, 1988). Also discussed by Ernest W. Sullivan, II in ‘Donne Manuscripts: Dalhousie I’, John Donne Journal, 3/2 (1984), 204-19; in ‘“And, having done that, Thou hast done”: Locating, Acquiring, and Studying the Dalhousie Manuscripts’, in The Donne Dalhousie Discovery: Proceedings of a Symposium on the Acquisition and Study of the John Donne and Joseph Conrad Collections at Texas Tech University, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan II and David J. Murrah (Lubbock, TX, 1987), pp. 1-10; and in ‘The Renaissance Manuscript Verse Miscellany: Private Party, Private Text’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. W. Speed Hill (Binghamton, 1993), pp. 289-97.

Facsimiles of f. 15v in DLB, vol. 121, Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, First Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1992), p. 13, and of f. 42r in Sotheby's sale catalogue and in Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450-2000 (Oxford, 2008), p. 431, Illus. 91. A complete microfilm of the MS is in the National Archives of Scotland.

Sullivan suggests that the miscellany derives from sources preserved by members of the Earl of Essex's circle, their most likely ‘conduit’ to the Dalhousie family being John Ramsay (1580-1626), Viscount Haddington and Earl of Holderness.

Texas Tech University, PR 1171 D14, ff. 64r-5r.

CoR 77

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie vpon the death of the Lo: Effingham’, inscribed in the margin ‘R: Cor’.

In: A folio collection of verse containing 143 poems by Donne and his Paradoxes and Problems, in a single predominantly italic hand (except for two poems on f. 104r-v, added afterwards by two other italic and secretary hands), the main scribe also probably responsible for the ‘Puckering MS’ (DnJ Δ 13); this collection constituting ff. 13r-161v of a single folio volume containing also Part II, with an index on ff. 2r-11v (covering both Parts) in another hand, ii + 279 leaves in all, in old blind-stamped calf (rebacked). c.1623-5.

Old pressmark MS G. 2. 21.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the Dublin MS (Part I): DnJ Δ 14.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part I], ff. 59r-60r.

CoR 78

Copy, subscribed ‘Fran: Beaumont’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including 15 poems by Donne, f. 162r-v in a rounded italic hand, ff. 164r-74v in a slightly erratic italic hand, ff. 175r-279v in a neat formal italic hand (also responsible for the index on ff. 2r-11v), this miscellany constituting ff. 162r-279v of a single folio volume containing also Part I (DnJ Δ 15), ii + 279 leaves in all (lacking one or more leaves at the end), in old blind-stamped calf (rebacked). c.1630s.

Formerly MS G. 2.21.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the Dublin MS (II): DnJ Δ 61.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 251v-3r.

CoR 78.5

Copy of the first six lines, headed ‘An Elegie made by Dr Corbet on the late lord Sr William Howard baron of Effingham’; imperfect, lacking the rest.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, of English and Welsh verse and prose, in probably several hands, the English verse (on pages 9-70, 93-104) including eleven poems by Strode and two of doubtful authorship, 110 pages (plus stubs of extracted leaves). Compiled by members of the Griffith family, of Llanddyfnan, the verse probably entered by one or more of the various members of that family who studied in this period at the University of Oxford. Mid-17th century.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Griffith MS’: StW Δ 26.

Bangor University, MS 422, p. 30.

An Elegie Upon the death of his owne Father (‘Vincent Corbet, farther knowne’)

First published (omitting the last four lines) in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Published with the last four lines in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 67-9.

CoR 79

Copy, headed ‘On Doctor Corbetts Father: R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 56-7.

CoR 80

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Corbets father’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 143v-r rev.

CoR 81

Copy in two hands, headed ‘On Dr Corbets father’, subscribed ‘Dr R: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 27v-8v.

CoR 82

Copy, headed ‘In Eundem [i.e. on Vincent Corbett]. R:C:’.

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, ff. 62r-3r.

CoR 83

Copy, headed ‘Dr. C: Vpon his Father’.

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, pp. 222-4.

CoR 84

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Corbets ffather’ and subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 216-17.

CoR 85

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on Dr Corbets father’, subscribed ‘Dor Corbett’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including sixteen poems by Strode and one of doubtful authorship, in several hands, including a small mixed hand on ff. 2r-43v, cursive secretary hands thereafter, and Latin entries in italic at the reverse end, 139 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. c.1630s.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘[?] Johannes Philips’. Acquired from H. Stevens 11 December 1852.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1987), as the ‘John Philips MS’: StW Δ 8.

British Library, Add. MS 19268, ff. 35v-6r.

CoR 86

Copy, headed ‘Another vpon the same’ [i.e. on Vincent Corbett].

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. 44-5.

CoR 87

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Corbets father’.

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, pp. 108-9.

CoR 88

Copy, headed ‘Dr R. Corbet's Elegy on his own Father’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, predominantly in one female roman hand, written from both ends, 174 pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled by members of Sir Thomas Browne's family, chiefly his daughter Elizabeth Lyttelton (b. c.1648), containing various works in verse and prose including copies of a passage by Sir Thomas on consumptions (p. 43), a list of books which he had Elizabeth read out to him (pp. 44-5), copies of notes by him (pp. 77-76 rev.), his poem ‘Upon a Tempest at Sea’ (pp. 94-93 rev.) and verses beginning ‘the Almond flourisheth ye Birch trees flowe’ (p. 72); some of the verses in other hands including poems by Donne, Corbett, Wotton, Cartwright, William Browne, Ralegh, Katherine Phillips and others. Late 17th century.

Inscriptions (p. 1) ‘Mary Browne’ (who d.1676) and ‘James Dodsley’ and (p. 174) ‘Mar. 11th 1713/4 The gift of Mrs Lyttelton to Edward Tenison’. Percy Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1240. Bookplate of the Royal College of Medicine, London. Owned by Sir Geoffrey Keynes (Bibliotheca Bibliographici, No. 1301).

This MS volume described in [Geoffrey Keynes], ‘A Daughter of Sir Thomas Browne’, TLS (4 September 1919), p. 420. Discussed in Victoria E. Burke, ‘Contexts for Women's Manuscript Miscellanies: The Case of Elizabeth Lyttelton and Sir Thomas Browne’, Yearbook of English Studies, 33 (2003), 316-28. Edited selectively by Geoffrey Keynes as The Commonplace Book of Elizabeth Lyttelton, Daughter of Sir Thomas Browne (Cambridge, 1919). The passages by Browne also edited in Keynes, I, 120-1, and III, 236-7, 331-2.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8460, pp. 53, 52, 51 rev.

CoR 89

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

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, pp. 10-11.

CoR 90

Copy, here beginning ‘Dear Vincent Corbett...’.

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, pp. 4-5.

CoR 91

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbett on his father’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including ten poems by Thomas Carew, probably in a single accomplished hand (changing to two styles of italic on ff. 42v-4v, 5r-60r, 76r-v), i + 89 leaves (including blanks, stubs of two or three excised leaves, and an index), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1630s-40s.

Later notes and scribbling including the names ‘John Nutting’ (ff. 26r, 56r) and ‘John M.’ and ‘John Susan’ (rear paste-down). The last leaf also containing a list of the titles of 65 poems by Carew together with the number of lines in each poem, this list unrelated to the contents of the rest of the MS.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Nutting MS’: CwT Δ 35. The list of poems, probably relating to another MS, is edited, with facsimiles, in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 198-9, 217-19).

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 52r-3r.

CoR 92

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbetts Epitaph on his Father’.

In: the MS described under CoR 54. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, pp. 34-6.

CoR 92.5

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett on his father’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, predominantly in one secretary hand, erratically paginated up to 333, 250 leaves, in 18th-century boards. c.late 1630s.

Inscribed (on p. [330]) ‘Robert Lord his book Anno Domini’; (on [p. 335]) ‘william Jacob his booke Amen’; and, among scribbling on the last leaf, ‘Hugh Gibgans of the same’ and ‘John Winter of Buckland Dursbane [or husbande?]’. Owned in 1788 by Alexander R. Popham. Bloomsbury Book Auction, 23 November 2000, lot 8.

A microfilm is in the British Library, RP 7698.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 260-2.

CoR 93

Copy, the first two words in engrossed and decorated lettering, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbet’, in the left column.

In: Calligraphic funerary placard for Vincent Corbett, on a membrane of vellum, c.58.5 x 54.5cm, with pin holes. Comprising three English and Latin elegies on Vincent Corbett (‘He Dyed the xxvith: of Aprill in the Yeare of our Lord 1619’), by his son Richard Corbett, John Selden, and Ben Jonson, arranged in columns under the engrossed title ‘Sacred to the Memory of Vincent Corbet’, with an unattributed four-line epitaph at the foot To the Reader (‘Reader whose life and name did ere become’), in the form of a memorial tablet, with borders decorated in colours. This is evidently the original funerary placard for Vincent Corbett hung up in St Mary's Church, Twickenham, after 26 April 1619. 1619.

This MS once owned by John Evelyn. Thomas Rodd, ‘Catalogue of a Collection of Manuscripts’ (1838), item 317. Afterwards owned by William Upcott and sold at the Duke of Berwick sale 1843. Christie's 29 May 1986, lot 199 (with facsimile example in the sale catalogue). Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1066 (Winter 1986), item 99 (with colour facsimile).

A photograph is in the British Library, RP 3523.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 230, First verses.

An Elegy Upon the death of Queene Anne (‘Noe. not a quatch, sad Poets. doubt you’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 65-7.

CoR 94

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany of c.150 poems, in several hands; associated with Oxford, probably Christ Church, 279 pages (plus index and blanks). Including twelve poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 32 poems (plus four of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s-40s.

Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue (1836), item 1044. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9561. Sotheby's, 19 June 1893 (Phillipps sale), lot 628, and 21 March 1895, lot 903. Hodgson's, 23 April 1959, lot 528.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘English Poetry MS’: CoR Δ 3 and StW Δ 6.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, pp. 77-8.

CoR 95

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Q: Anne: R: Co:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This MS collated in part in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 66.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 41v-2v.

CoR 96

Copy, headed ‘On the same’ [i.e. death of Queen Anne], subscribed ‘Dr Rich: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 66, 140.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 30v-1r.

CoR 97

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy on Q: Anns Death’.

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.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 147-8.

CoR 98

Copy, headed ‘On ye Death of Q. Anne’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 66.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, pp. 26-7.

CoR 99

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, pp. 321-2.

CoR 100

Copy, headed ‘On ye Same [i.e. the death of Queen Anne]’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 236-8.

CoR 100.5

Copy, headed ‘On Queene Anne’.

In: the MS described under CoR 92.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 27-9.

CoR 101

Copy, headed ‘An Exhortacion to ye vniursitie concerning their printed poetry more especiallie at ye queens death’.

In: the MS described under CoR 24. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fol. 12v.

CoR 102

Copy, headed ‘On the Queene’.

In: A folio composite volume of separate MSS of verse and some prose, in various secretary and italic hands, written over an extended period, with a table of contents (f. 3r-v), 186 leaves. Comprising papers of the Skipwith family of Cotes, Leicestershire, including 60 poems by John Donne (and one Problem), the text related in part to the ‘Edward Smyth MS’ (DnJ Δ 45); also 15 poems (and second copies of two) by Henry King; and 19 poems (and two of doubtful authorship) by Carew. c.1620-50.

Including poems ascribed to William Skipwith (? Sir William Skipwith, d.1610, or his grandson, William, or possibly a cousin, William Skipwith, of Ketsby, Lincolnshire, fl.1633); to Sir Henry Skipwith (fl.1609-52); and to Thomas Skipwith, and several poems by Donne's friend Sir Henry Goodyer (1571-1627), to whom a branch of the Skipwith family was related by marriage. Later owned by Robert Sherard (1719-99), fourth Earl of Harborough. Sotheby's, 10 June 1864, lot 605, to Boone.

This MS is the ‘curious folio volume’ lent to John Nichols (1745-1826) by ‘the late Lord Harborough’ and cited in Nichols's account of the Skipwith family in his History of Leicestershire, 4 vols (1795-1815), III, part i (1800), 367.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Skipwith MS’: DnJ Δ 21; CwT Δ 14; KiH Δ 8. Also described in Mary Hobbs's thesis, pp. 119-29 (see KiH Δ 6). For Sir William Skipwith and his literary connections, see James Knowles, ‘Marston, Skipwith and The Entertainment at Ashby’, EMS, 3 (1992), 137-92 (esp.pp. 171-2).

British Library, Add. MS 25707, ff. 91v-2r.

CoR 103

Copy, headed ‘Elegy on Queene Anne's Death’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a single professional secretary hand associated with the playhouse and possibly inns of court (also responsible for ChG 12.5, HyT 5, and MiT 6), 97 leaves, with a first-line ‘Index’ at the end, in contemporary vellum boards. Including fourteen poems by James Shirley, generally ascribed to him, and eleven poems by Strode (and two of doubtful authorship). c.1636.

Inscribed (on the front paste-down) ‘My cousin chute gaue me this book out of his father study at the vine Hampshire’ (following the same statement in French), indicating that the MS was owned by, and possibly originally compiled for, the family of Chaloner Chute, MP (c.1595-1659), Speaker of the house of Commons, who acquired The Vyne, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, in 1653. Later owned by Sir William Tite (1798-1873), architect. Sotheby's, 30 May 1874, lot 2343. Bookplate of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Sotheby's, 21 March 1891 (Crawford sale), lot 2493.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Chute MS’: ShJ Δ 2 and StW Δ 11. Briefly discussed, with a facsimile of f. 34v (see ShJ 96 and ShJ 100) in Mary Hobbs, ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellanies and their Value for Textual Editors’, EMS, 1 (1989), 192-210 (pp. 200-1, 209-10 n. 40). Discussed, with facsimiles of ff. 53r and 80r, in Arthur F. Marotti, ‘Chaloner Chute's Poetical Anthology (British Library, Additional MS 33998) as a Cosmopolitan Collection’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 99).

British Library, Add. MS 33998, ff. 37v-8r.

CoR 104

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on Queene Anne’, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 66. c.1633.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, ff. 13r-14r.

CoR 105

Copy, headed ‘On the Death of Queene Anne’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, largely in a predominantly secretary hand, another hand on ff. 85r-7v, 95v-6r, xiii pages + 104 leaves (including blanks, but lacking ff. 7-9, 54-5, 95), with a table of contents (pp. 1-6), in modern calf, gilt-edged. Compiled by University or Inns of Court men. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. [104v] ‘Thomas White His Book May ye 20 Anno Domine 1691’. Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps and in his library at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1.21.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 66r-7r.

CoR 106

Copy 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. 11r-v.

CoR 107

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 87. c.late 1630s.

Huntington, HM 116, pp. 110-11.

CoR 107.5

Copy. headed ‘Dr: Corbett on the Queenes death’.

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. [15r-v].

CoR 108

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph on the late Queene Anne’.

In: A folio composite miscellany compiled entirely by William Drummond of Hawthornden, including (ff. 165r-6v, 246r-7v) copies of, or brief extracts from, nineteen poems by Donne, 300 leaves, in 19th-century calf gilt. c.1618-20s.

Among the collections of William Drummond of Hawthornden: Hawthornden Vol. VIII.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the Drummond Miscellany: DnJ Δ 66. Some extracts from this MS edited in Laing (1831), pp. 78-82. ‘Drummond's Catalogue of Comedies’ (ff. 122-3). Recorded in MacDonald, Library of Drummond, pp. 231-2.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2060, f. 44r-v.

CoR 109

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on Q. Anne’.

In: the MS described under CoR 54. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, pp. 165-7.

An Elegie vpon the Death of Sir Thomas Ouerbury Knight poysoned in the Tower (‘Hadst thou, like other Sirs and Knights of worth’)

First published in Sir Thomas Overbury, A Wife, 9th impression (London, 1616). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 18-19.

CoR 110

Copy, headed ‘On Sr Thomas Ouerbury’, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 65v-6r.

CoR 111

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 74r-v.

CoR 111.5

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 25.5. 19th century.

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, f. 138r.

CoR 112

Copy, headed ‘On Sr Thomas Ouerbury’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, compiled by an Oxford man, possibly a member of Christ Church, pp. 1-202 in a single minute hand, written over a period, with a few later additions (including two lines on p. 7) by other hands; pp. 202-19 containing entries in later hands up to 1789, in half-calf on marbled boards, pp. 77-84 detached in the 19th century and now separately bound as Folger MS V.a.152. Including twelve poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 30 poems by Strode (one of them in V.a.152) plus one of doubtful authorship. c.late 1630s [-1789].

Later sold by Thomas Thorpe. Afterwards owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89) (and No. 27 in his Catalogue of Shakespeare Reliques (Brixton Hill, 1852)) and subsequently in the library of Lord Warwick at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1.27.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Thorpe-Halliwell MS’: CoR Δ 7 and StW Δ 17. Complete microfilm at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 23).

Edited from this MS in online Early Stuart Libels.

Folger, MS V.a.97, p. 20.

CoR 113

Copy, headed ‘In obitum Domi Thomae Ouerbury. Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 106.

CoR 114

Copy, ascribed to Corbet.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 51v-2r.

CoR 115

Copy, headed ‘on ye Death of Sr Thomas overburye poysen'd in ye tower’.

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, ff. 112a-b.

CoR 115.5

Copy, transcribed from CoR 121.

In: the MS described under CoR 25.5. 19th century.

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, ff. 138r-9r.

CoR 116

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, including 37 poems by Donne, in several hands, written from both ends, 279 leaves (including numerous blanks, mostly in ff. 42r-140r), with stubs of extracted leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled in part by the Oxford printer Christopher Wase (1627-90), fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by John Somers (1651-1716), Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor, and his brother-in-law Sir Joseph Jekyll (1662-1738), lawyer and politician.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Wase MS’: DnJ Δ 39.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 261v rev.

CoR 117

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 48.

CoR 118

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on Sr Thos Ouerbury poysoned in the Tower 16i4’ and as ‘By Dr Corbet’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, in a single neat largely italic hand, 155 leaves, in modern half-morocco. c.1630.

The table of contents (f. 155v) subscribed ‘Margrett Bellasys’, possibly the daughter of Thomas Belasyse (1577-1652), first Viscount Fauconberg of Henknowle. The front endpaper later inscribed ‘The pieces which I have extracted for “The Specimens” are, Page 91, 211, 265’: i.e. possibly by Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), editor of Specimens of the British Poets first published in 1809. Afterwards owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Evans (Sotheby's), 29 February 1836 (Heber sale, Part VIII), lot 13.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 152r-v.

CoR 119

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 18 poems by Donne, in several hands over a period (the predominant secretary hand on ff. 1r-35v, 45v-63r), written from both ends, 91 leaves, in later green morocco. c.1630s [-1777].

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘E Libris Richardo Glovero pharmacopol. Londinense pertinantibus’, the date ‘1638’ possibly added in a different hand. The name ‘William Allen’ on f. 77v among scribbling. Inscribed (f. 1v) by a later owner, apparently for ‘Mr Thorpe’, ‘I was informed by the bookseller of whom I bought this book; that it belonged formerly to a literary gentleman who lived in Burton Crescent and who died about six months ago. 3rd Augt. 1835’.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Glover MS’: DnJ Δ 42.

British Library, Egerton MS 2230, ff. 72v-3r.

CoR 120

Copy, headed ‘Overbury’.

In: A folio volume of state trials, 33 leaves. c.1620.

British Library, Stowe MS 402, f. 24r.

CoR 121

Copy, headed ‘Of Sr. Tho: Ouerburie’ and subscribed ‘Beamond’.

In: the MS described under CoR 40. c.1630s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, f. 44r.

CoR 122

Copy, headed ‘Mr. Dr. Corbets Elegy on Sr. Thomas Ouerburie’.

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

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part II, f. 14r-v.

CoR 123

Copy, headed ‘On Sr Thomas Ouerbury’.

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.

Folger, MS V.a.319, ff. 22v-3r.

CoR 124

Copy, headed On Sr Thomas Ouerbury.

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, p. 49.

CoR 125

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie vpon the death of Sr. Thomas Overbury Knight. Dr. Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 74. c.late 1620s.

Harvard, MS Eng 966.7, ff. 100v-1r.

CoR 125.5

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbet upon Ouerbury death’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose on state matters, entitled Ephemeris Chirographoru quorudam Memorabiliam Succincta, 703 pages, in modern calf gilt. A formal compilation written throughout in a calligraphic hand, in black and red inks with elaborate black and coloured decorations and patterned layouts, associated with one Henry Feilde, with his inscription (p. 1) ‘No 4. Henry Feilde 1642’. c.1642.

Bookplates of Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary, and of the Rev. Charles Winn (1795-1874), of Nostell Priory, Yorkshire. Christie's, 2 July 1975, lot 229, to H.P. Kraus. Sotheby's, New York, 17 December 1992, lot 95.

Facsimile example in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Feilde MS], p. 572.

CoR 126

Copy, headed ‘D.C. on Sr Tho: Ouerbury’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, written over a period in three hands (A, in alternating secretary and italic, written c.1638: ff. 1-59v; B, written c.1645: ff. 60r-9r; C, written c.1649, ff. 69v-70r), 70 leaves, in old calf. Including thirteen poems by Strode and three of doubtful authorship. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Later sold by Thomas Thorpe (1836). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9569. Bookplate of the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, and 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 193.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Rosenbach MS I’: CwT Δ 31 and StW Δ 23.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, ff. 49v-50r.

CoR 126.5

Copy, headed ‘On Sr Tho: Ouerbury’.

In: the MS described under CoR 92.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 29-30.

An Elegie Upon the death of the Lady Haddington who dyed of the small Pox (‘Deare Losse, to tell the world I greiue were true’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 59-62. The last 42 lines, beginning ‘O thou deformed unwomanlike disease’, in Parnassus Biceps (London, 1656), p. 48.

CoR 127

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, pp. 65-7.

CoR 128

Copy, headed ‘Upon the Lady Haddington dying of the small Poxe’, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 76v-8r.

CoR 129

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 47v-9v, 54r.

CoR 130

Copy of the last 42 lines, headed ‘On ye Lady Haddington who died of the small pox’ and here beginning ‘Oh thou deformed vnwomanlike disease’, subscribed ‘Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 94-6.

CoR 131

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the lady Haddington, dying of the small poxe. R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 216-20.

CoR 131.5

Copy of lines 59-82, headed ‘On a woman deformed wth ye Pocks’, here beginning ‘O thou deformd unwoman like disease’, docketed in the top margin ‘see more of these verses page 88’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 6.

CoR 132

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on the death of ye Lady Hay’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 84-5.

CoR 132.5

Copy of lines 83-100, headed ‘On a woman disfigured wth ye smal pocks’, here beginning ‘Thou shouldst haue wrought on som such Lady mould’, superscribed ‘Part of ye former verses sup pag 6’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 88.

CoR 133

Copy, headed ‘A Funerall Elegye on the Lady Haddington who dyed of the Small Pox’, marked ‘L C’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 206 pages (plus blanks), rebound in 1832 (by Charles Lewis) with an independent miscellany (Huntington, HM 198, Part II). Including 52 poems by Donne (many on pp. 64-109, 167-74 initialled ‘L.C.’ [? Lord Chancellor], as are some poems by others), 11 poems by Carew, ten poems by Corbett, and 11 poems by or attributed to Herrick, in a single neat hand throughout; the poems dating up to 1637. c.1637.

Later scribbling and inscriptions including the names ‘Edw Denny’ [presumably Edward Denny (1569-1637), Baron Denny of Waltham and first Earl of Norwich], ‘Charles Cocks’, ‘Edward Randolphe’ and (on p. 162) ‘Thomas Cassy’. Later owned by Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary (sold in the Haslewood sale, London, 1833, lot 1329, to Thorpe); by Edward King (1795-1837), Viscount Kingsborough, antiquary (his sale in Dublin, 1 November 1841, item 624); and by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector (his library catalogue, 1880, IV, pp. 1159-64), and sold at Sotheby's, 17 July 1917 (Huth sale), lot 5873.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Haslewood Kingsborough MS (I)’: DnJ Δ 25, CwT Δ 28, CoR Δ 10, and HeR Δ 5. A complete microfilm is at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 15). Discussed in C.M. Armitage, ‘Donne's Poems in Huntington Manuscript 198: New Light on “The Funerall”’, SP, 63 (1966), 697-707. A facsimile of part of p. 63 in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 101).

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 97-8.

CoR 134

Copy of the last 42 lines, headed ‘On the smallpox’.

In: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 183-4.

CoR 135

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy on the Lady Hayes death by Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 341-2.

CoR 136

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 19r-20r, 25v.

CoR 137

Copy, headed ‘Dor Corbett on the Lady Haddington who dyed on the Smalpox’.

In: the MS described under CoR 115. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 116r-v.

CoR 138

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, ii + 65 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Entitled Miscentur seria iocis. 1647. Elegies, Exequies, Epitaphs, Epigrams, Songs Satires and other Poems, a formal compilation entirely in the hand of the Yorkshire antiquary John Hopkinson (1610-80). 1647.

From the library of Cecil Brent, FSA. Sold by P.J. & A.E. Dobell, January 1938.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, ff. 5r-6v.

CoR 139

Copy, subscribed ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 1.5. c.1634-43.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, ff. 17v-19r.

CoR 140

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbet one my Lady Haddington who dyed of the small pox’.

In: the MS described under CoR 116. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, ff. 18v-19r.

CoR 141

Copy, headed ‘Vpon my Lady Harringtons death who dyed of the small poxe by Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 118. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, ff. 145v-7r.

CoR 142

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on ye Lady Haddington’, subscribed ‘Ric Corbett’, transcribed from CoR 143.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single predominantly secretary hand, with some later additions and annotations, 188 leaves, in quarter-morocco. Transcribed from British Library Add. MS 25303 and perhaps associated likewise with the Inns of Court. Including 23 poems by Carew and three of doubtful authorship. c.1620s-30s.

Later owned by William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 13 May 1856 (Pickering sale), lot 258.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Pickering MS’: CwT Δ 11.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, ff. 172v-4v.

CoR 143

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy on ye Lady Haddington’, subscribed ‘Ric: Corbett’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single neat secretary hand, the first page formally inscribed ‘To the righte honoble: the Lorde Thomas Darcy Viscount Colchester’ (c.1565-1640, Viscount Colchester from 1621 to 1626), 191 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Including 27 poems (and second copies of two poems) by Thomas Carew and three of doubtful authorship. c.1620s.

This MS largely transcribed in British Library, Add. MS 21433. The hand occurs also in British Library, Harley MS 3910, between ff. 112v and 120v, and is possibly associated with the Inns of Court.

Scribbled inscriptions including (f. 1r) ‘Mr John Bowyer’; (f. 2r) ‘Jeronomus ffox’; and (f. 3r) ‘William Ralph Baesh’.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Colchester MS’: CwT Δ 13.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, ff. 100v-2r.

CoR 144

Copy, in a professional predominantly italic hand, headed ‘An Elegie Upon the Lady Haddington’, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1630s.

In: the MS described under CoR 72.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, ff. 167r-8r.

CoR 145

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 63. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, ff. 44v-6r.

CoR 146

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie vpon the Lady Haddington’, subscribed ‘A R C’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in several largely italic hands, closely written, 148 leaves (plus blanks), in modern quarter morocco gilt. Probably compiled by university or inns of court men. c.1620s-30s.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, ff. 33v-5r.

CoR 147

Copy, headed ‘On the death of the La: Haddington’, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 66. c.1633.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, ff. 14r-15v.

CoR 148

Copy 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, ff. 45v-7r.

CoR 149

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single small neat predominantly secretary hand but for additions in a second hand on ff. 35v and 58r, compiled by an Oxford man, possibly a member of Wadham College, 97 leaves (inclusing two blanks), in half-calf. Including 14 poems by Carew (and a second copy of one poem), eight poems (plus 3 of doubtful authorship) by Randolph, and 28 poems by Strode (plus a second copy of one and two of doubtful authorship). c.late 1630s.

Later used and annotated by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary, and entries in his hand on f. 97r. Formerly Bodleian, MS CCC.328.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Fulman MS’: CwT Δ 2; RnT Δ 6; StW Δ 16.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, ff. 53r-4r.

CoR 150

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on the Lady Hayes her Death by Dr: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 105. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 28v-9v.

CoR 151

Copy, headed ‘On the Lady Harrington who dyed of the Small Pox. by Dr: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 105. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 76v-9r.

CoR 152

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the Lady Haddington, who dyed of the small Pox’.

In: the MS described under CoR 86. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 46-9.

CoR 153

Copy, as by ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 67.5. c.1640s.

Folger, MS V.a.339, ff. 260v-1v.

CoR 154

Copy on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Sr Arthur Terringham An Elegy upon lady Haddington’. c.1630.

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

Huntington, EL 8798.

CoR 155

Copy, headed ‘An Elogie on the Ladie Hayes her death by Doctor Corbett’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, written in alternating secretary and italic scripts, probably in a single hand; foliated in ink 1-32 and paginated in pencil 33-96, 32 leaves (lacking final leaf). Including nine poems by Randolph, plus two of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 10110. Bookplate of Robert Hoe (1839-1909), New York businessman and book collector.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Huntington MS’: RnT Δ 9. Complete microfilm at the Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham (Mic S 15).

Huntington, HM 172, f. 19r-v.

CoR 156

Copy of the last 42 lines, headed ‘On the pox in the Face’.

In: An oblong octavo verse miscellany, in a neat mixed hand up to p. 78, the remainder in later hands, 116 pages, in 19th-century half-leather marbled boards, with remains of crimson velvet. c.1630[-1700s].

Once owned by Elizabeth Herrick (1684-1745) and her brother William Herrick (1689-1773). Formerly among the papers of the Herrick family, of Beaumanor.

This MS discussed in J.A. Taylor, ‘Two Unpublished Poems on the Duke of Buckingham’, RES, NS 40 (May 1989), 232-40.

Leicestershire Record Office, DG. 9/2796, p. 50.

CoR 157

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on the Lady’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 39-41.

CoR 158

Copy, headed ‘On ye Lady Haddington who dyed of ye small poxe’, inscribed at the side ‘DC’.

In: the MS described under CoR 126. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, ff. 37v-8v.

CoR 159

Copy, with the last 42 lines sub-headed ‘Aliter’.

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, pp. 8-11.

CoR 160

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on the death of the La: Haddington; Dr: Corbett’.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous MSS, in various hands, 368 leaves, in old blind-stamped calf (rebacked). Folios 357r-68v comprising a portion of a quarto verse miscellany, in a neat italic hand, probably associated with the Inns of Court, c.1620s-30s.

Old pressmark F. 4. 20.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 652, ff. 361v-2v.

CoR 161

Copy of the last 42 lines, headed ‘On ye Lady Harrington diing on ye smale pox’ and here beginning ‘O ye deformed vnwomanlike disease’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, compiled principally in the secretary hand of a University of Oxford man, with additions in one or more other hands, 150 pages, imperfect, disbound. c.1640.

Yale, Osborn MS b 62, pp. 106-7.

CoR 162

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on the Lady Haddington’ and subscribed ‘Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 54. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, pp. 163-5.

CoR 162.5

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 92.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 13-16.

An Elegie written upon the death of Dr. Ravis Bishop of London (‘When I past Paules, and travell'd in that walke’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 3-4.

CoR 163

Copy, headed ‘On Byshopp Rains: R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 49-50.

CoR 164

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Ravis Bpp of London’, docketed in the margin ‘Dr Corbett’.

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. 98r rev.

CoR 165

Copy, headed ‘on Byshop Rains. R: C.’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 59v-60r.

CoR 166

Copy, headed ‘On Doctor Rauis Bpp of london’, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 55v-6r.

CoR 167

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 65r-6r.

CoR 168

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Rauis Bp of London’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, p. 126.

CoR 169

Copy, headed ‘On Dr. Ravis Bishpp of London. R:C.’, imperfect, lacking the ending on excised pp. 87-8.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 85-6.

CoR 170

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on Bp Ravis’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 93.

CoR 171

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Cor: An Ellegy of Doctor Rauis bishop of london’, marked ‘L C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 104-5.

CoR 172

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbett. / On Dr Ravis Bishop of London’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 6.

CoR 173

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 10r-v.

CoR 174

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Ravis, Bpp of London’ and subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 243-4.

CoR 175

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Ravis Bishop of London’.

In: the MS described under CoR 29. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, pp. 53-4.

CoR 176

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Docter Rauis Bishop of London’.

In: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 29.

CoR 177

Copy of the last four lines, headed ‘Dr: Corbett, in his last 4 vses on Dr: Rauis Bp: of London, speaking of his want of a monument, sayth’ and here beginning ‘Nor neede the Chauncellour boast, whose Pyramis’.

In: A quarto miscellany and memorandum book, in three or more cursive mixed hands, 113 leaves, in modern binding. Compiled, perhaps largely, by ‘Justinian Paget Es[q.] a Lawyer’, whose name is so inscribed on a flyleaf (f. 1*r), a number of the contents relating to the Paget family and also with references (ff. 34v-5v) to ‘my sister Ann Maydwell’. c.1633-1645.

The contents suggest an Inns of Court and possible Christ Church, Oxford, connection.

British Library, Harley MS 1026, f. 40v.

CoR 178

Copy, headed ‘On Dr King Bishopp of London’, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 66. c.1633.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 54r-v.

CoR 179

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Ravis Bishop of London’ and ascribed at the side to ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 106. c.1630 [-1677].

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 4r.

CoR 180

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on Dr. Rauis by Dr. Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 122. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part II, f. 13r-v.

CoR 181

Copy, headed ‘On Dor. Rauis Bishop of London’.

In: the MS described under CoR 123. c.1640.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 5r-v.

CoR 182

Copy, headed ‘On Doctor Ravis Bishop of London’, ‘by Dr Corbet’ added in another hand.

In: the MS described under CoR 124. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 28.

CoR 183

Copy, headed ‘Dr: C: Elegy on Bp. Rauis of London who dyed 1607’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 194.

CoR 184

Copy, headed ‘On Doctor Raines Bish: of London’.

In: the MS described under CoR 91. c.1630s-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), f. 58r-v.

CoR 185

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Dauis Bishop of London’.

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, ff. 80v-1r.

An Epitaph on Doctor Donne, Deane of Pauls (‘Hee that would write an Epitaph for thee’)

First published in John Donne, Poems (London, 1633). Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 89.

CoR 186

Copy. headed ‘On Doctor Donne an epitaph. R: C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 141-2.

CoR 187

Copy, headed ‘On ye Death of Dr Dun’.

In: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 87v rev.

CoR 188

Copy, headed ‘On Dr Donne a Epitapht by R: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 45v.

CoR 189

Copy, headed ‘His Epitaph’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 73-4.

CoR 190

Copy, headed ‘Dr Dunne Deane of Powles’.

In: the MS described under CoR 22.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 60r.

CoR 191

Copy in: A large folio composite verse miscellany, chiefly folio, partly quarto, 243 pages, in contemporary calf. Including 18 poems by Carew and two of doubtful authorship, compiled by Nicholas Burghe (d.1670), Royalist Captain during the Civil War and one of the poor Knights of Windsor in 1661 (references to ‘I Nicholas Burgh’ occurring on ff. 165r, with the date ‘3d of June 1638’, and 166r, and his name partly in cipher on other pages); predominantly in his hand, with some later additions in other hands. c.1638.

Afterwards owned by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Burghe MS’: CwT Δ 1.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 194.

CoR 192

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 70v.

CoR 193

Copy, headed ‘On the same’ [i.e. John Donne].

In: the MS described under CoR 63. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, f. 82r.

CoR 194

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 64. c.1630s-40s.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, f. 32r.

CoR 195

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett upon the death of Dr Donne. Print.’

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, predominantly in a single secretary hand, written from both ends, 179 leaves, in 19th-century half blue morocco gilt. c.1640s.

Inscribed (f. 179r) ‘This is Sr. Thomas Meres [or ? Maiors] Book’: i.e. probably Sir Thomas Meres (1634-1715), of Kirton, Lincolnshire. Later bookplate of the Rev. John Curtis. Purchased from Mrs Ann Austin Curtis 12 October 1889.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 110r.

CoR 196

Copy, headed ‘Corbett Bishop of Oxfords verses on Dr. Donne late Deane of Powles’.

In: the MS described under CoR 8. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, ff. 76v-7r.

CoR 197

Copy in the hand of Corbett's chaplain William Strode.

In: the MS described under CoR 58. c.1620s-43.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 325, f. 50r.

CoR 198

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 149. c.late 1630s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 94r-v.

CoR 199

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph made by Dr Corbett Bishop of Oxford; on Dr Dun Deane of Paules’, here beginning ‘Hee that will write an Epitaph on thee’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, predominantly in two very small hands (A: ff. 1r-44v; B: ff. 44v-87v), with further verse and prose pieces in other hands on ff. 88r-121r, written from both ends, associated with Oxford, possibly New College, and probably afterwards with the Inns of Court, 155 leaves (including 33 blanks), in modern black morocco elaborately gilt. Including 23 poems by Strode (and second copies of two poems) and one poem of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Including (ff. 98r-100r) a letter by one ‘Pet[er] Wood’. Inscribed (ff. 90r-1r), ‘Thease verses I borroed to write out of John Sherly [d. 1666] a booke seller in litle Brittaine, 28th of March 1633’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9235. Sotheby's, 21 February 1938, lot 243.

Cited in IELM II.ii (1993), as the ‘Wood MS’: StW Δ 21. Discussed in C.F. Main, ‘New Texts of John Donne’, SB, 9 (1957), 225-33.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 86r.

CoR 199.5

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Donnes Epitaph’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, comprising 162 poems in English, in a single hand, 273 pages, in brown morocco gilt. c.late 1640s.

Formerly (before 1686) in the Palatine Library at Heidelberg. Possibly acquired by Charles Louis (1617-80), Elector Palatine, while at the English court of his uncle, Charles I, from 1635 to 1649.

This volume discovered, and announced in the TLS, 23 July 2010, pp. 14-15, by June Schleuter and Paul Schleuter.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 37-8.

CoR 200

Copy. headed ‘An Epitaphe made uppon Doctor Donne Deane of Paules by Doctor Corbet Bishoppe of Oxforde’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including 26 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Thomas Carew and poems by Henry King, in several hands, 92 leaves, plus an inserted gathering of eleven leaves after f. 82v (ff. [82a-82k]), but including stubs of some extracted leaves (ff. 74-8, 94-5), in contemporary vellum. Inscribed ‘To my euer honored good Cosen Sr John Reresby Barronett these prsent’: i.e. presented to Sir John Reresby, first Baronet (1611-46), royalist, of Thribergh Hall. c.1630s.

Among the muniments of Lord Mexborough, descended from the Savile family formerly of Methley Hall, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Formerly MX 237.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Mexborough MS’: CwT Δ 29.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. [82hr].

CoR 200.5

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the Deane of Paules: D.D.’ and subscribed ‘R. Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 107.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, f. [2r rev.].

CoR 201

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 46. c.1630s.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part II, pp. 133-4.

CoR 202

Copy 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), ff. 21v-2r.

An Epitaph on Tho. Jonce (‘Here for the nonce’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 74.

CoR 203

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph: on Tho: Jone's Clarke’.

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 145.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 25v-6r.

CoR 204

Copy, headed ‘Epi: vpon Tho: Jones Clarke of St Giles Parish’.

In: the MS described under CoR 118. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 145.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 155r.

An Exhortation to Mr. John Hammon minister in the parish of Bewdly, for the battering downe of the Vanityes of the Gentiles, which are comprehended in a May-pole… (‘The mighty Zeale which thou hast new put on’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 52-6.

An exemplum of Poëtica Stromata at Christ Church, Oxford, has against this poem the MS marginal note ‘None of Dr Corbets’ and an attribution to John Harris of Christ Church.

CoR 205

Copy, headed ‘A godly exhortation...’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 51-4.

CoR 206

Copy, headed ‘To Mr John Hammond parson of Bewdly for the beating down of the maypole...’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 80v-1r.

CoR 207

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Hamond of Bewdley For meating downe ye May=pole’, subscribed ‘Geo: Morleye’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 36r-7v.

CoR 208

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 50r-2r.

CoR 209

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Hammon parson of Bewdly for pulling down the maypole’, subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 107-10.

CoR 210

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Hammond, Parson of Bewdly: for the beating down of the Maypole’.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 130.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 72-6.

CoR 210.5

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 199.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 249-53.

CoR 211

Copy, headed ‘A godly exhortation...’.

In: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 148-51.

CoR 212

Copy, headed ‘A godly Exhortation...’.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 22v-4r.

CoR 213

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Hammond of Bewdly for beating downe ye Maypole’ and subscribed ‘John Harris’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 238-42.

CoR 214

Copy, headed ‘An ehortacon to mr John Hamond at Bewdley for the battring downe the Maypole’.

In: the MS described under CoR 138. 1647.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, ff. 49r-50r.

CoR 215

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Hammond Parson of Beaudly for ye beating downe of ye May-pole’ and subscribed ‘Dr Corb:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 1.5. c.1634-43.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, ff. 80v-2.

CoR 216

Copy of an abridged 38-line version, headed ‘To Mr Hamon of Beaudly. Dr Corbet’ and beginning at line 5 (here ‘My verse is gone, I haue all rimes defied’).

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in several hands, written from both ends, 84 leaves, in contemporary calf. Probably compiled principally by an Oxford University man. c.1630s-40s.

Names inscribed on rear flyleaf and paste-down ‘Elizabeth hosman’ and ‘William Blois’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 142, f. 42r.

CoR 217

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, including eleven poems by Carew, in a single professional secretary hand (adopting a different style on ff. 176r-8r), ii + 231 leaves (including numerous blanks), the date 1633 occurring on f. 55r. c.1630s.

The name Edward Michell inscribed later inside the rear cover. Afterwards owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Michell MS’: CwT Δ 8. Briefly discussed (in connection with the poem ‘Shall I die?’ attributed to Shakespeare) by Gary Taylor in The Sunday Times (24 November 1985, pp. 1, 3, with a facsimile example) and by Peter Beal in TLS (3 January 1986, p. 13); and see also letters on 24 January 1986, pp. 87-8.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, ff. 155r-6r.

CoR 218

Copy, subscribed ‘Dr C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 29. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, pp. 63-5.

CoR 219

Copy, headed ‘a godly exhortation...’ and here ascribed to ‘John Harris of Christchurch’.

In: the MS described under CoR 63. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, ff. 188v-186v rev.

CoR 219.5

Copy, in a mixed hand, on the first three pages (two following leaves unopened) of a quarto booklet. c.1620s-30s.

In: A collection of unbound verse manuscripts, in various hands and paper sizes (chiefly folio), 142 leaves. Partly compiled by Sir Richard Browne and his father Christopher Browne (1577-1646), of Saye's Court, Deptford.

Volume LXVII of the Evelyn Papers, of John Evelyn (1620-1706), diarist and writer, of Wootton House, Surrey, and his family, also incorporating papers of his father-in-law, Sir Richard Browne, Bt (1605-83), diplomat, and his family. Formerly preserved at Christ Church, Oxford. Acquired March 1995.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, ff. 18r-19r.

CoR 220

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Hamond Parson for the beating downe of the Maypole’.

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, ff. 57r-9v.

CoR 221

Copy, headed ‘A Godly Exhortation to Mr John Haymond in the parish of Beudly for the battering downe of the Vanities of the Gentiles; which are comprehended in a maypole, written by a zealous Brother from the Black-ffrires’, subscribed ‘John Harris of Christ-Church’.

In: the MS described under CoR 44. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.b.43, ff. 10r-11v.

CoR 221.5

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 107.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, ff. [38r-9v].

CoR 222

Copy, headed ‘A goodly exhortation...’.

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. 13v-15r.

CoR 223

Copy, headed ‘To mr. John Hammond Parson of Beudly for the beating doune of the Maypole’.

In: the MS described under CoR 91. c.1630s-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 46r-8r.

CoR 224

Copy, headed ‘A godly exhortation to Mr. John Hammond minister of the word of God in the parish of Beawdly for the battering downe of uanities of the Gentiles wch are comprehended in a May-poole by a zealous brother from ye Black ffriars’, imperfect, lacking the last eighteen lines.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, including 24 poems by Strode, in a single mixed hand, associated with Oxford, 56 leaves (out of an original eight gatherings), in contemporary calf. c.1630s.

Inscriptions inside the covers including the name ‘Phil. Mu’ (or ‘Mer.’). Later in the library of John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector. Acquired in 1969 by Dr Bent Juel-Jensen (1922-2006), Oxford physician and book collector.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Sparrow MS’: StW Δ 31.

Bodleian, Juel-Jensen E 7 [item 5], ff. 49v-51v.

For Trinity Sunday, an Anthymne (‘Blessed forever may he bee’)

First published in Bennett & Trevor-Roper (1955), p. 93.

CoR 225

Copy in Fulman's hand, transcribed from CoR 226.

In: the MS described under CoR 57. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 161.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 315b, f. 352r.

CoR 226

Copy in the hand of Corbett's chaplain William Strode.

In: the MS described under CoR 58. c.1620s-43.

Edited from this MS in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 325, f. 49v.

In Poetam Exauctoratum et Emeritum (‘Nor is it griev'd (graue youth) the memory’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 10-11.

For related poems see CoR 247-78.

CoR 227

Copy, headed ‘An Answear to Dctr. Price his reply’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, p. 40.

CoR 228

Copy, headed ‘To Dr. Preice’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 156r-155v rev.

CoR 229

Copy, headed ‘The answere to Dr. Price’, subscribed ‘R: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 11.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, f. 16r-v.

CoR 230

Copy, headed ‘An answer to Dr Price’.

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 60v-1r.

CoR 231

Copy, headed ‘R: C: againe, to Dr Price’.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 14-15.

CoR 232

Copy, headed ‘A Reply to ye Defence’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 112.

CoR 233

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbetts reply’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 137.

CoR 234

Copy, headed ‘Ad Poetam exauctoratum et emeritum’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, pp. 144-5.

CoR 235

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 11r-v.

CoR 236

Copy, headed ‘The aunswere to Dr Price’ and subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 213-14.

CoR 237

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoR 25. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, pp. 101-2.

CoR 238

Copy, headed ‘A replie to the defence’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, nearly all in a single mixed hand, 19 leaves, in a wrapper comprising a recycled vellum leaf bearing a rubricated (?)15th-century religious text in Latin. c.1630.

Among the papers of the Stanhope family, of Horsforth, near Leeds. Formerly Spencer-Stanhope MSS, Calendar No. 2795 (Bundle 10, No. 34).

Bradford Archives, SpSt/9/1a, f. [7r-v].

CoR 239

Copy, headed ‘Ad Poetam exauctorata et emerita’.

In: the MS described under CoR 118. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, ff. 150v-1r.

CoR 240

Copy, headed ‘Ad Poetam exeustoratum et emeritum’.

In: the MS described under CoR 106. c.1630 [-1677].

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 71r-v.

CoR 241

Copy, headed ‘In Authorum Exauctoratum et Emeritum’, subscribed ‘R: C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 44. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 2r.

CoR 242

Copy, headed ‘The reply’ and subscribed ‘R C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 200. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, ff. 89v-90r.

CoR 243

Copy, headed ‘An answere to Price’.

In: the MS described under CoR 222. c.1643-50s.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, f. 13r-v.

CoR 244

Copy of lines 17-30, headed ‘The Replye’ and here beginning ‘But for a Cobler to goe burne his Cappe’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in three hands (A: pp. 1-56; B: pp. 57-60, 75-122; C: pp. 61-74, 125-7), 127 pages, in contemporary limp vellum. Including 23 poems (and a second copy of one) by Randolph. c.1635.

Mostyn MS 196: from the library originally founded by Sir Thomas Mostyn (1535-1617) at Mostyn Hall, near Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, the MS possibly acquired by Sir Roger Mostyn (1567-1642) or by his son Sir Roger Mostyn, first Baronet (1625?-90). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 191.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Mostyn MS’: RnT Δ 11. Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1873), Appendix, p. 356. Edited in Howard H. Thompson, An Edition of Two Seventeenth-Century Manuscript Poetical Miscellanies (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1959) [Mic 59-4669].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/7, p. 122.

CoR 245

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbetts Answeare’.

In: the MS described under CoR 202. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), ff. 43v-4r.

CoR 246

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbetts Replye’.

In: the MS described under CoR 160.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 652, f. 361r-v.

In Quendam Anniversariorum Scriptorem (‘Even soe dead Hector thrice was triumph'd on’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 8-9.

The poem is usually followed in MSS by Dr Daniel Price's ‘Answer’ (‘So to dead Hector boyes may doe disgrace’), and see also CoR 227-46.

CoR 247

Copy, headed ‘Against Price his Anniversary upon Prince Henry: R:C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 38-9.

CoR 248

Copy, headed ‘Song, on Dr Pricees annivers. R:C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 156v-r rev.

CoR 249

Copy, headed ‘An Antianniversary’, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, f. 15r-v.

CoR 250

Copy, headed ‘Docter Corbet against Prices aniuersary on Prince Henery’.

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 12v.

CoR 251

Copy, headed ‘Against Dr Prices Anniuersaries vpon Prince Henrie’, subscribed ‘Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 96-7.

CoR 252

Copy, headed ‘R:C: on Dr. Price his Aniversary on Prince Henry’.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 107.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 13-14.

CoR 253

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet agt Dr Price Aniversaryes on Prince Henry’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 111.

CoR 253.5

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: A quarto volume of poems, including 72 by Donne, arranged under genres, probably in two hands, poems by Corbett and others at the reverse end, 160 pages (not numbered consecutively, plus blanks). Owned, and possibly compiled, by John Cave, of Lincoln College, Oxford (M.A. 28 January 1618/19; d.1657). The first page of text is a poem ‘Vpon Mr Donn's Satires’ subscribed ‘Io. Ca. Jun. 3. 1620’. If John Cave was a member of the Cave family of Stanford, Northamptonshire, he would have been related (by marriage) to the Skipwith family. c.1620-5.

Also inscribed with names of Elizabeth Park [or Parker], John Nedham, and William Adams. Later owned by the Rev. T.R. O' Flahertie (d.1894), of Capel, near Dorking, Surrey, book collector; by Charles Elkin Matthews (1851-19210, bookseller; and by Richard Jennings. Sotheby's, 28 April 1952 (Jennings sale), lot 12.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘John Cave MS’, DnJ Δ 27. For a facsimile of page 3 see DnJ 793, DnJ 3858.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 191 (Acc. No. 7167), f. [22r-v].

CoR 254

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet Against Dr Price’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 144.

CoR 255

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corb. against Prices Anniversary vpon Prince Henry’.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 10v.

CoR 256

Copy, headed ‘An Antianiversary’ and subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 211-12.

CoR 257

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbett: agt. one Price an idle writer as beneth’, dated at the end 23 June 1628.

In: the MS described under CoR 23. c.1628.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 29r.

CoR 258

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 138. 1647.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 4r-v.

CoR 259

Copy, headed ‘Ad Autorem de anniversarijs eiusdem In Henricum Principem’.

In: the MS described under CoR 25. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, p. 101.

CoR 260

Copy, headed ‘On Dr P: Price his 3 Anniversary vpon ye death of prince Henry’.

In: the MS described under CoR 30. c.1630s[-75].

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 209, f. 8r-v.

CoR 261

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbett against Doctor Prince his Anniversary upon this princes death’.

In: A folio volume of state documents, speeches and verse, 284 leaves (plus blanks), in modern calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 27 of the Hopkinson MSS. Chiefly transcribed from papers belonging to John Savile, Baron of Pontefract, and Edward Taylor, of Furnivall's Inn, Holborn. 1674.

Signed bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector, of Eshton Hall, West Yorkshire. Subsequently owned by her step-father Matthew Wilson.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 298.

sy

Bradford Archives, 32D86/27, ff. 116v-17.

CoR 262

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett against Dr Brice's annyversaries on P: Henrie’.

In: the MS described under CoR 238. c.1630.

Bradford Archives, SpSt/9/1a, f. [6v].

CoR 263

Copy, headed ‘Ad Authorem...’.

In: the MS described under CoR 118. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 150r.

CoR 264

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Dr Price his Anniursary’, subscribed ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in generally small mixed hands, ii + 40 leaves, in 19th-century embossed black leather. c.1640s.

Later owned by Thomas Rodd (1796-1849), bookseller; by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector; and by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 190.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 10r.

CoR 265

Copy, headed ‘On the Anauersy of Mr Price who writt on the death of Prince Henery D:C.’.

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. 27r.

CoR 265.5

Copy, in a rounded italic hand, headed ‘Ad Authorem...’, on the first two pages of two conjugate quarto leaves. c.1620s-30s.

In: the MS described under CoR 219.5.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 7r-v.

CoR 266

Copy, headed ‘Ad authorem de anniuersarijs eisdem siue anmadversarijs, siue adversarijs In Henricum principem’.

In: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous tracts and papers, in various hands, in modern red morocco gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 1221, f. 76r.

CoR 267

Copy, headed ‘Ad Authorem...’, subscribed ‘Dr: C:’.

In: A large quarto volume of verse and prose, in several hands, a cursive mixed hand predominating on ff. 1r -51, 53r-8v, with a later addition dated 1694 on f. 78r, 82 leaves, in modern half green morocco. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6038, f. 20r.

CoR 268

Copy, probably in the secretary hand of Thomas Carre (d.1641), rector of Himsworth and vicar of Aycliffe, Co. Durham, headed ‘Vpon Dr Price his Anniversary for noble prince Henrie’, subscribed ‘Dr. Corbit’. c.1630s.

In: A tall folio composite volume of largely ecclesiastical verse and prose documents, in English and Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, with dates from 1613 to 1669, 238 leaves, in reversed calf.

Among the collections of Christopher Hunter (1675-1757), Durham antiquary and physician.

This MS recorded in P.G. Stanwood, ‘Poetry Manuscripts of the Seventeenth Century in the Durham Cathedral Library’, DUJ, 62 (1969-70), 81-90 (p. 84).

Durham Cathedral Library, Hunter MS 27, f. 92r-v.

CoR 269

Copy, headed ‘Ad Authorem de Anniversarijs ejusdem, sive adiversarijs in Henricum Prin:’.

‘’.

In: the MS described under CoR 106. c.1630 [-1677].

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, ff. 70v-1r.

CoR 270

Copy, subscribed ‘RC.’

In: the MS described under CoR 44. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. lv.

CoR 271

Copy, headed ‘Ad Authorem de Anniversarijs ejusdem in Henricu Principem’.

In: the MS described under CoR 199. c.1630s.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 28v.

CoR 272

Copy, headed ‘Against Dr Price his Aniuersarys vppon Prince Henry 1613: 1614’ and subscribed ‘R. C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 200. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 89r.

CoR 273

Copy, headed ‘Ter circum Iliacos raptaverat Hectora Muros’.

In: the MS described under CoR 46. c.1630s.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part I, pp. 12-13.

CoR 274

In Quendam Anniversariorum Scriptorem. This entry in IELM, II.i, is a typographically garbled repetition of CoR 272.

Deleted entry, Leeds Archives, MX 237 [now WYL156/237].

CoR 275

Copy, headed ‘Docter Corbet against Prices Universary upon Prince Henry’.

In: the MS described under CoR 222. c.1643-50s.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, f. 12r.

CoR 276

Copy, headed ‘Dr: Corbett to Dr: Pryce touchinge his Anniversaryes’.

In: the MS described under CoR 244. c.1635.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/7, pp. 120-1.

CoR 277

Copy, headed ‘Against Dr Prices Anniversaries of P Henry’.

In: the MS described under CoR 202. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), ff. 42v-3r.

CoR 278

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbett against Dr. Price's Anniversarys on Prince Henery’.

In: the MS described under CoR 160.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 652, f. 360v.

Iter Boreale (‘Foure Clerkes of Oxford, Doctours two, and two’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 31-49.

CoR 279

Copy, headed ‘Iter Boreale: R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 1-15.

CoR 280

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbetts Journey’.

In: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, ff. 2r-8v.

CoR 281

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, pp. 14-25.

CoR 282

Copy, subscribed ‘Dr R: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 39r-48r.

CoR 283

Copy, with corrections in another hand.

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 28r-38r.

CoR 284

Copy, headed ‘A iourney into the North’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 45-51.

CoR 285

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbets Iter Boreale’.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 106-26.

CoR 286

Copy in double columns, headed ‘The Itinnary in ye North, 10mo: Aug: 1618’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 109-13.

CoR 287

Copy of lines 1-46, headed ‘Dr Corbett. / The description of a Northerne Journey’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 323.

CoR 288

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 226-39.

CoR 289

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 3r-9v.

CoR 290

Copy, in two hands, headed ‘Iter Boreale by Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 115. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 8r-16v.

CoR 291

Copy headed ‘Docter Corbets Journey’.

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).

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, ff. 47r-51v.

CoR 292

Copy, in a professional hand, docketed ‘Dr Corbett Iter Boreale’, on sixteen quarto leaves. c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of verse and some prose, in various hands, v + 179 leaves, in early 18th-century half-calf.

With a few additions in Rawlinson's hand.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 172, ff. 143r-58r.

CoR 293

Copy, headed ‘A iourney into the North by Ri. Corbet’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, predominantly in a single hand, vi + 98 leaves, in calf. Probably compiled by a member of New College, Oxford. c.1630s.

Some tipped-in notes by Richard Rawlinson.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 44.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 206, pp. 1-16.

CoR 294

Copy, untitled, on eight quarto leaves, with a note on a preliminary leaf (f. 71v) by Wood identifying it as ‘Iter boreale by Rich. Corbet, D.D., afterwards Bp of Norwich’ and recording ‘I remember I had this out of Dr Barten Holydayes studie after his death’ [i.e. Barten Holyday (1593-1661), poet and cleric]. c.1630s.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous MSS, in various hands, ii + 117 leaves, in half-calf.

Among collections of Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. xxi-xxii.

Bodleian, MS Wood D. 19, ff. 72r-9v.

CoR 295

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 138-50.

CoR 296

Copy of lines 1-474, in a mixed hand, on eight folio leaves, inscribed at the top of the first leaf ‘Ralph Thoresby’, imperfect, lacking lines 475 onwards. Mid-17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 231 leaves, in 19th-century half black morocco. Including items once owned by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer. Collected by Thomas Birch (1705-66), biographer and historian.

Presumably from item 47 among the folio MSS recorded in Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis, 2nd edition (Leeds, 1816), Appendix, p. 77.

British Library, Add. MS 4457, ff. 7r-14v.

CoR 297

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, in double columns, headed ‘Secundum Iter Boreale’, on a single folio leaf. c.1630s-40s.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 126 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half green morocco.

Volume II of the papers of Peter Alfred Taylor, MP (fl.1875).

British Library, Add. MS 37683, f. 1r-v.

CoR 298

Copy, headed ‘Dor. Corbett's Northerne Journey’.

In: the MS described under CoR 63. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, ff. 32r-42r.

CoR 299

Copy, headed ‘Doctour Corbetts iter boreale to Newarke’.

In: the MS described under CoR 195. c.1640s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, ff. 47v-54r.

CoR 300

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbets Iter Boreale’.

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, ff. 29v-36r.

CoR 301

Copy, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 66. c.1633.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 47.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, ff. 2r-9v.

CoR 301.5

Copy, subscribed ‘Dr Rich. Corbet’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, comprising approximately 80 poems, including eleven poems by Donne, 21 poems by Strode, and one poem of doubtful authorship, in several hands, one small neat hand predominating (ff. 1r-34r), with later receipts for 1658-62 at the end, 161 leaves (including numerous blanks). c.1630s-40s.

Inscriptions include ‘Edwardus Hyde’ (at the end) and (f. [ir]) ‘Edward Hyde is a knave’: i.e. probably Edward Hyde (1607-59), royalist divine, who may be the ‘E. H.’ responsible for a poem ‘To his Wife’ (f. 34r) and the ‘Ned Hide’ who is subject of an ‘Epitaph’ (f. [18r rev]). Later inscribed ‘Robertus Walker’ and ‘Elizabeth Walker’. Early 18th- century bookplate of Baron Aston of Forfar. Percy Dobell, sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 345. Later owned by Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, literary scholar, and book collector.

Discussed in Geoffrey Keynes, ‘A Footnote to Donne’, The Book Collector, 22 (Summer 1973), 165-8, with a facsimile of the page with Hyde's ‘signature’ (which does not correspond to the main handwriting). Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici (London, 1964), No. 1863.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8470, ff. 22v-9r.

CoR 302

Copy, in a neat italic hand, headed ‘Secundum iter Boreale’, inscribed at the side ‘Per Dre. Corbet’. c.1620s.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse and dramatic works, in various hands, 200 leaves, each of the fifteen items now bound separately in modern boards.

Sotheby's, 19 March 1930, lot 450.

Folger, MS J.a.1, ff. 93r-104v (MS J.a.1.8).

CoR 303

Copy, headed ‘The Northeirne voyadge’, subscribed ‘R.C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 122. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part I, ff. 10r-19v.

CoR 304

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett his relation of his iourney Northward from Oxford’.

In: the MS described under CoR 253.5. c.1620-5.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 191 (Acc. No. 7167), ff. [4r-14v rev.].

CoR 305

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in two hands, one mixed hand predominating, 128 pages (plus a five-page index). Inscribed, and probably compiled, by Hugh Barrow (b.1617/18), of Brasenose College, Oxford. c.1638.

Also inscribed names of George Hope, Peter Wynne and [?]Anselm Huff. Later owned by Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia bookseller and scholar: Rosenbach MS 192.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 288 (Acc. No. 5442), pp. 54-67.

CoR 306

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 222. c.1643-50s.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, ff. 1r-8r.

CoR 307

Copy, headed ‘Dr: Corbet's Iter Boreale’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 25-36.

CoR 308

Copy, beginning at line 23 (here ‘Ther had wee venison such as Virgill slew’).

In: the MS described under CoR 126. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, ff. 28r-35v.

CoR 309

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 244. c.1635.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/7, pp. 101-16.

CoR 310

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbetts Iter Boreale’.

In: the MS described under CoR 50. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 210-26.

CoR 311

Copy, headed ‘Iter Boriale. D. Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 91. c.1630s-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 4r-14v.

CoR 312

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled. Early 17th century.

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.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS B. 14. 22 (James 307), ff. 62r-71r.

CoR 313

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett his relation of his iourney Northwarde from Oxforde’, transcribed from CoR 304.

In: A quarto volume of 72 poems by Donne, together with a poem by John Cave on Donne's satires and four poems by Richard Corbett, in two alternating styles of hand, 84 leaves (including 41 blank pages). Chiefly in the hand of John Nedham, of Lincoln College, Oxford, and probably transcribed from the ‘John Cave MS’ (DnJ Δ 27), the title-page dated 31 March 1625. c.1625.

Also owned or used by Millicent Nedham and by one William Edmunde. Possibly the quarto MS of ‘Poems by Dr. Donne and Dr. Corbet’ in Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue of a Collection of MSS, 1841, item 600, and in his catalogue of MSS, 1846, p. 29. Later owned by Francis Godolphin Waldron (1743-1818), actor and playwright, and by Alexander Dyce (1798-1869), literary scholar and editor.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Nedham MS’: DnJ Δ 28. Some poems edited from this MS in F.G. Waldron, A Collection of Miscellaneous Poetry (London, 1802).

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 18 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.17), ff. 65r-71v.

CoR 314

Copy, headed ‘Secundum Iter horale [sic] DCor’.

In: A group of poems by Corbett, in a single hand, in a folio booklet of fifteen leaves presumably once part of a larger collection, foliated in pencil 49-63, numbered ‘22’, disbound. c.1620s-30s.

Dr Williams's Library, MSS 12. 54, ff. 49r-55v.

CoR 314.5

Copy, headed ‘Corbetts Iter Boreale’. with a side note ‘Dr Hutton and dr Corbett’, imperfect, part of pp. 62-3 torn away.

In: the MS described under CoR 92.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 49-65.

CoR 315

Copy, described as ‘The itinerarij in to the North, 10. Aug. 1618. by Richard Corbett. En Vers. & quantités d'autres Poëmes, sur toute sorte de sujets par les Meilleurs Auteurs Anglois; à sçavoir par Edward Lapworth, John Squijer, Tomkis, Sr. Henry Godyer, John Donne, & autres; tous en Anglois.’ ‘Ex Bibliotheca Constantini Hugenii’: i.e. the Dutch diplomatist and poet Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687). Janus Albinus, Catalogus...librorum (Dordrecht, 1696), p. 325, as item 41 in the section ‘Libri Manuscripti in Folio’. 17th century.

Untraced, [Huygens MS].

The Ladyes Answer (‘Blacke Cypresse vailes are shrouds of night’)

Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 91.

See GrJ 14-37.

A letter sent from Doctor Corbet to Master Ailesbury, Decem. 9. 1618 (‘My Brother and much more had'st thou bin mine’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 63-5.

CoR 316

Copy, headed ‘To Sr. Thomas Aylesbury: R: C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 78-80.

CoR 317

Copy, headed ‘A letter of Dr Corbet to mr Alisbury’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 80r-v.

CoR 318

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to Mr Aylsbury’.

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 68r-9r.

CoR 319

Copy, headed ‘A Letter of Dr. Corbett's, to Mr. Alisbury’.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 65.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 242-4.

CoR 320

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to Mr Alesbury on ye Comet ibid’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 113-15.

CoR 321

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbett to Mr: Alsburye upon ye Comett Noue: 1628’, marked ‘L C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 105-6.

CoR 322

Copy, as by ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 65.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, pp. 312-13.

CoR 323

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 142-3.

CoR 324

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 66v-7r.

CoR 325

Copy in the hand of Elias Ashmole, in an interleaved printed exemplum of Lilly's Englands Propheticall Merline (1644). Mid-17th century.

In: A composite collection of quarto tracts published by William Lilly (1602-81), astrologer.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 313, ff. 32v-3r.

CoR 326

Copy, in a roman hand, headed ‘Decem '90 from Mr Corbett to Mr Alesburie’, on both sides of a single folio leaf of verse.

In: A folio composite volume of discourses, notes, of verses, and letters by Camden, mainly autograph, viii + 226 pages, different sizes, in early 18th-century half-calf. Including papers on barons in connection with the case of Lord Roos, 27 April 1616, on the judicial proceedings in 1616 after the death of Sir Thomas Overbury (1613), on the punishment of peers, on Rathlin Island, and an anonymous tract on Geoffrey of Monmouth (pp. 133-8). c.1615-20s.

Owned or used by Edward Walker, Garter King of Arms; by Francis Sandford, Lancaster Herald; and by Mr Howell (herald painter). Acquired by Thomas Smith (1638-1710), Oxford scholar and editor, at Christmas 1703. Inscribed by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), on 2 March 1710/11, as having been bequeathed by Smith to him.

Extracts from this MS (concerning the trial of the Earl of Somerset) printed in Beatrice White, Cast of Ravens (London, 1965), pp. 213-16.

Bodleian, MS Smith 17, pp. 140-1.

CoR 327

Copy, on a long ledger leaf, headed ‘A letter written from a Gentleman in Oxford to a Mithemati: his friend being at Sion’ and docketed ‘Dr. Corbet’.

In: A folio composite volume of verse and academic plays, in English and Latin, in various hands, 493 leaves, now in two volumes, foliated 1-250 and 251-493 respectively. Partly compiled by Archbishop Sancroft.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 306, Vol. II, f. 251r.

CoR 328

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the blasing starr by Doctor Corbett to Mr Alesbane’.

In: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 37-8.

CoR 329

Copy, headed ‘To my Lord Admirall Mr Alisbury vppon ye Comett R Corbett’, transcribed from CoR 331.

In: the MS described under CoR 142. c.1620s-30s.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, ff. 103r-4v.

CoR 330

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 264. c.1640s.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 9r-v.

CoR 331

Copy, headed ‘To my Lorde Admiralls Mr Alisbury vppon the Comett. R. Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 143. c.1620s.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, ff. 107v-8v.

CoR 332

Copy, headed ‘A Letter to Mr. Alesbury’.

In: the MS described under CoR 103. c.1636.

British Library, Add. MS 33998, f. 10r-v.

CoR 333

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 63. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, ff. 13v-14r.

CoR 334

Copy, in an uneven italic hand, headed ‘To my Lord Admiralls mr Alesbury vppon the Comet R Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 146. c.1620s-30s.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, ff. 58r-9r.

CoR 335

Copy, headed ‘A Letter from Doctor Corbett: to a freind’.

In: A quarto formal verse miscellany, in a single professional secretary hand, 83 pages, in modern quarter-calf. c.1630s.

National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 500 B, pp. 1-4.

CoR 337

Copy, headed ‘A Letter from Dr. C: to a friend’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 92-3.

CoR 338

Copy, headed ‘ffrom Doctor Corbett to Mr Alesburye on ye Comett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 126. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, ff. 17v-18v.

CoR 339

Copy, transcribed from CoR 336.

In: the MS described under CoR 313. c.1625.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 18 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.17), f. 72r-v.

CoR 340

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Hilsbury at London from Dor Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 314. c.1620s-30s.

Dr Williams's Library, MSS 12. 54, ff. 61r, 62r.

CoR 341

Copy, in a secretary hand, on both sides of a single folio leaf.

Among papers of the Middletons, a Yorkshire recusant family. Formerly MD59/22/B/3.

Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, MD59/5/6/92.

A letter To the Duke of Buckingham, being with the Prince of Spaine (‘I've read of Ilands floating, and remov'd’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 76-9.

CoR 342

Copy, headed ‘To ye Marquis on his iourney into spaine: R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 21-4.

CoR 343

Copy, headed ‘To ye Marquesse on his iourney into Spaine’, subscribed ‘Dr Rich: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 6r-7v.

CoR 344

Copy, headed ‘By Mr Doctor Corbet’ [‘To the Marquis vpon his iourney into Spain’added in different ink].

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 42-3v.

CoR 345

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet of ye Princes iorney into Spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 135-6.

CoR 346

Copy, headed ‘Docter Corbets Letter to the Duke of Buckingham in Spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 6-8.

CoR 347

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett. / To the Duke of Buckingham in Spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, pp. 317-19.

CoR 348

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 11-13.

CoR 349

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 12v-13v.

CoR 350

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to Marques Buckingham 1618’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 24-7.

CoR 351

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to the marriage in spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 115. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 83v-5v.

CoR 352

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbett to the Duke of Buckingham’.

In: the MS described under CoR 25. c.1620s-30s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 146.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, pp. 27-30.

CoR 353

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbets verses: Spayne’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in various secretary and italic hands, 90 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1625.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 146.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1048, ff. 51v-2v.

CoR 354

Copy, headed ‘Docter Corbett to the Duke of Buckingham may 1mo 1623°’.

In: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 49-51.

CoR 355

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbets lr to ye D. of Buck: beinge in Spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 36. c.1640s-50s.

Edited from this MS in online Early Stuart Libels.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, ff. 39v-41r.

CoR 356

Copy, headed ‘A Letter of Doctor Corbettes to ye duke then wth ye Prince in Spayne’.

In: the MS described under CoR 103. c.1636.

British Library, Add. MS 33998, ff. 8v-10r.

CoR 356.5

Copy, in a professional italic hand, untitled, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Verses. Dr. Corbet’. c.1620s.

In: the MS described under CoR 219.5.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, ff. 21r-2r.

CoR 357

Copy, headed ‘To the Duke of Buckingham’, subscribed ‘Dr Rich: Corbett’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, predominantly in a single hand (up to f. 34v), with additions in four subsequent hands (ff. 37-50v), 50 leaves, in vellum. Compiled for the most part by a University of Oxford man, with (f. 1r-v) a list of contents. c.1640s.

Once owned by one John Faith, and by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Formerly cited as Corpus Christi College, MS E.i.33.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 2r.

CoR 358

Copy, headed ‘By Mr. Dr. Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 122. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part I, ff. 22v-3v.

CoR 359

Copy, headed ‘Dr: Corbett: on the Princes & Duke of Buckingham goinge into Spayne’.

In: the MS described under CoR 43. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, ff. 66v-8r.

CoR 360

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbet to the Duke of Buckingham being in Spayne’.

In: the MS described under CoR 86. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 61-4.

CoR 361

Copy, headed ‘On the Spanish Match Dr Corbet to the Duke of Buckingame’.

In: the MS described under CoR 199. c.1630s.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, ff. 5r-6.

CoR 361.5

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 107.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, ff. [1r-2r].

CoR 362

Copy, headed ‘To the Lord Marquess Buckingha, vpon his Journey into Spayn Richard Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 253.5. c.1620-5.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 191 (Acc. No. 7167), f. [2r-v rev.].

CoR 363

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Dr Corbet To ye Duke of Buckingham’. c.1630s.

In: A quarto composite volume of plays, poems and tracts, in various hands.

Owned in 1702 by John Newdegate, of the Inner Temple. Among papers of the Newdegate family, Viscounts Daventry, of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton.

Warwickshire County Record Office, microfilm M1 351/3 & /5, No. 20.

Viscount Daventry, Arbury Hall, CR 136/A414, ff. 71r-2r.

CoR 364

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to the Duke of Buckingham in Spaine: 1623’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 87-9.

CoR 365

Copy, headed ‘D.C. his verses to the Duke of Buckingham being in Spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 126. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, ff. 36r-7r.

CoR 365.5

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, here beginning ‘I have heard of Ilands flotinge and remoud’, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves of verse relating to Corbett, endorsed ‘Dor. Corbetts verses’.

In: the MS described under CoR 12.8. c.1628.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS K. 56 (James 542), No. 65.

CoR 366

Copy, headed ‘To the Marques of Buck on his iourney to Spaine R Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 202. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), ff. 38v-9v.

CoR 367

Copy, headed ‘A Coppy of Dr Corbetts Letter to the Duke of Buckingham’, on two pages of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1620s-30s.

In: A bundle of unbound verse and prose MSS, in various hands and paper sizes.

Among the papers of the Wentworth family, Earls of Strafford.

Sheffield Archives, WWM Str P 40/91, [item 17].

CoR 368

Copy, headed in the margin ‘D C verses, on wch the former were made’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse and prose, in various hands, probably associated with the University of Cambridge, 352 pages (including 35 blanks), in 19th-century boards. Erroneously described in 1965 as a commonplace book of the poet Robert Herrick. The so-called ‘Herrick hand’ responsible for complete poems or substantial passages on pp. 73-4, 102-3, 253, 312-13, 319-21, 323, 328 and 343, this hand also responsible for corrections and brief insertions in both verse and prose on pp. 55-6, 58-60, 68, 71, 75-6, 78, 83, 89, 91, 93, 97, 99. 108-9, 203, 266, 285, 291, 348 and 350. c.1612-24.

Scribbling on front- and end-leaves including ‘Georgius Cantuarien’, ‘Thomas Hobson’ [?the Cambridge Carrier], ‘Benjamin Broadeface’, ‘To my very long friend mr John Bond’, ‘To the right reuerend ffather in God George Archbyshop of Canterbury his grace’, ‘Whereas the Bearer hereof Thomas Hall hath serued his sixe weekes…’, ‘To the right honor Sr Tho: Moore Whereas the Bearer hereof John Tis[?]sdale’, ‘Williamson’ and ‘Phillip de Maceden’. Puttick and Simpson's, 30 May 1849, lot 158 (erroneously described as a commonplace book of George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 12341*. Sotheby's, 29 June 1965, lot 146 (as Herrick's commonplace book). House of El Dieff (Lew David Feldman), New York, sale catalogue No. 65 (1965), with facsimile page as frontispiece. Formerly Ms File/(Herrick, R)/Works B.

Also facsimiles of p. 323 in the Sotheby's sale catalogue (frontispiece) and of p. 253 (as if in Herrick's hand) in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 33. Facsimile of all the verse in the MS (viz. pp. 63-83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93,95, 97, 99, 101-3, 105-9, 113-17, 251-3, 277-82, 291, 317-21, 323, 325-43, 345-50), together with a transcript, in Norman K. Farmer, Jr, ‘Poems from a Seventeenth-century Manuscript with the Hand of Robert Herrick’, Texas Quarterly, 16, No. 4 (Supplement) (Winter 1973), 1-185. Microfilm of the complete MS in the British Library, M/751.

The MS discussed by Farmer in loc. cit. and in ‘Robert Herrick's Commonplace Book? Some Observations and Questions’, PBSA, 66 (1972), 21-34; in P.J. Croft's critical comments on Farmer's articles in ‘To the Editor’, PBSA, 66 (1972), 421-6, and (correcting Farmer's published transcript of the text) in ‘Errata in “Poems from a Seventeenth-Century Manuscript”’, TQ, 19 (1976), 160-73; and in Farmer's ‘A Reply to Mr P. Croft’, TQ, 19 (1976), 174. Reasons for rejecting Herrick's alleged association are presented in the Introduction above, under The Texas ‘Herrick’ Manuscript.

University of Texas at Austin, HRC 79, pp. 348-50.

CoR 369

Copy, untitled, in a verse miscellany appended to a MS volume of poems by Donne.

In: the MS described under CoR 78. c.1630s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 193r-5r.

CoR 369.5

Copy, headed ‘To the Marquesse of Buckingham on his returne from Spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 78.5. Mid-17th century.

Bangor University, MS 422, pp. 24-6.

CoR 370

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbetts letter to the Duke of Buckingham being in Spaine’.

In: the MS described under CoR 54. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, pp. 119-21.

CoR 371

Copy, headed ‘D:C: To D of B’.

In: A quarto commonplace book of miscellaneous extracts, largely in one small hand, with a few additions in three other hands, 257 pages, in contemporary vellum. c.1620s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 208, pp. 252-5.

Little Lute (‘Little lute, when I am gone’)

First published in Bennett & Trevor-Roper (1955), p. 8.

Some texts followed by an answer beginning ‘Little booke, when I am gone’.

CoR 372

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Cor: To his Mris: Lute’.

In: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 107.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 71r.

CoR 372.5

Copy, headed ‘To his Mrs Lute’ and here beginning ‘Pretty lute when I am gone’.

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, p. 217.

CoR 373

Copy, headed ‘Vpon a Curtesants lute’ and here beginning ‘Pretty lute when I am gone’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 36v.

CoR 374

Copy, headed ‘To a Curtezan’ and here beginning ‘My pretty lute when I am gone’.

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 44r.

CoR 375

Copy, headed ‘Verses written on a lute she yt. owed it being absent’ and here beginning ‘Pretty lute when I am gon’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 8.

CoR 376

Copy, headed ‘To a courtesan’ and here beginning ‘My prety lute when I am gon’.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 26r.

CoR 377

Copy, headed ‘These written upon a lute the gentlewoman being absent who was the owner’ and here beginning ‘I pray thee lute when I am gone’.

In: the MS described under CoR 138. 1647.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 36r.

CoR 378

Copy, headed ‘Verses inscript upon a Lute’ and here beginning ‘Pretty Lute when I am gone’.

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. 39v.

CoR 379

Copy, headed ‘Upon one comminge to visit his Mrs and shee being absent hee wrote upon her lute thus’, deleted.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany in several hands, written from both ends, 46 leaves, in contemporary calf. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed names (on front paste-down and f. 1r) of ‘Fra: Norreys’ (? Sir Francis Norris (1609-69)) and ‘Hen. Balle’. Purchased from J. Harvey 8 December 1877.

Edited from this MS in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, f. 14v.

CoR 380

Copy of the first stanza, headed ‘A Gentle woman on a Lute or Little Book of a Gentleman whom she entirely loved’, inscribed in the book.

In: Printed exemplum of Poëtica Stromata (1648). Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 106-7.

Christ Church, Oxford, a. 3. 130, p. 120.

CoR 381

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘I prithee lute when I am gone’; mid-late 17th century.

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.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 327, f. 21r.

CoR 382

Copy, headed ‘One wrote in his loues absence on her lute’.

In: the MS described under CoR 43. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 36r.

CoR 383

Copy, headed ‘Vpon A Lute’ and here beginning ‘Pretty lute when I am gone’.

In: the MS described under CoR 86. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 154.

CoR 384

Copy, headed ‘One finding a Lute instead of his mistresse’.

In: the MS described under CoR 123. c.1640.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 17v.

CoR 385

Copy, headed ‘One wrot this in his loves asence on her lute’.

In: the MS described under CoR 199. c.1630s.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 33r.

CoR 386

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoR 87. c.late 1630s.

Huntington, HM 116, p. 20.

CoR 387

Copy, headed ‘Dr C. to Mrs. Os. Lute’.

In: the MS described under CoR 50. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 22.

CoR 387.5

Copy of a two-line version, headed ‘verses uerste on his Mrs lecke’ and beginning ‘Pretty lute when I am gon tell thy Mrs there was one’.

In: the MS described under CoR 78.5. Mid-17th century.

Bangor University, MS 422, p. 50.

CoR 388

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on his Mris Lute’ and here beginning ‘I prethee Lute when I am gone’.

In: the MS described under CoR 161. c.1640.

Yale, Osborn MS b 62, p. 79.

CoR 388.5

Copy, headed ‘Vpon a Lute’ and here beginning ‘I prethee Lute when I am gone’, followed by ‘Her Answer’ (with same first line).

In: the MS described under CoR 92.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 305.

A New-Yeares Gift To my Lorde Duke of Buckingham (‘When I can pay my Parents, or my King’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 71-2.

CoR 389

Copy, headed ‘To ye Duke of Buckingham: R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 24-5.

CoR 390

Copy, headed ‘Dr: Corbett to ye Marquess of Bucking: on a New-yeares Day’.

In: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 9v.

CoR 391

Copy, headed ‘Docter Corbett. To the Duke of Buckingham’.

In: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, p. 154.

CoR 392

Copy, headed ‘To the Duke of Buckingame by R C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 57r-v.

CoR 393

Copy, headed ‘To ye Duke of Buckingham’, subscribed ‘Dr Rich: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 21v-2r.

CoR 394

Copy, headed ‘To the Duke of Buckingham’.

In: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 49v-50r.

CoR 395

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet. A Newyeares gift to ye Duke of Buckingham 1621’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 124.

CoR 396

Copy, in double columns, headed ‘Doctor Corbet to ye Lo: Marques Buckingham Christchurch this present new Years Day 1624’, marked ‘L C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 174.

CoR 397

Copy, headed ‘To the Marquess’.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 20r.

CoR 398

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to ye Duke of Buckingham’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, p. 215.

CoR 399

Copy, headed ‘To the Duke of Buckingam Dr. Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 115. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 91r-v.

CoR 400

Copy, headed (in margin) ‘To the Duke of Buckingham. Ld. George Villiers Rich: Corbet Christes-Church, this present New-yeares day 1621’.

In: the MS described under CoR 3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 60r.

CoR 401

Copy, untitled, on two quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under CoR 28.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, ff. 17v-18.

CoR 402

Copy, headed ‘D:C: To the D: of Buckingham’.

In: the MS described under CoR 29. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, pp. 28-9.

CoR 403

Copy, headed ‘A New Yeares guifte to the marquess of Buckingham by Doctor Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 33.

CoR 403.5

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, on one side of a single quarto leaf, folded as a letter. c.1620s-30s.

In: the MS described under CoR 219.5.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 17r.

CoR 404

Copy, headed ‘The Deane of Christs Church to marques Buckingham’ and subscribed ‘Christs church this present newyeares day 1621’.

In: the MS described under CoR 266.

This MS recorded (and erroneously described as ‘a holograph’) in J.E.V. Crofts, ‘A Life of Bishop Corbett 1582-1635’, E&S, 10 (1924), 61-96 (p. 81); recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 143.

British Library, Harley MS 1221, f. 75v.

CoR 405

Copy, headed ‘The Deane of Christs-Church to Marquesse of Buckingham’ and subscribed ‘Christs-church this present newyeares day 1621 Rich: Corbett.’.

In: the MS described under CoR 267. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 72, 143.

British Library, Harley MS 6038, f. 19v.

CoR 406

Copy, headed ‘To the Duke of Buckingham’, subscribed ‘R. C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 44. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 25r.

CoR 407

Copy, headed ‘D.C. to ye M:B:1622:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 47.

CoR 408

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoR 368. c.1612-24.

University of Texas at Austin, HRC 79, pp. 251-2.

On Christ-Church Play at Woodstock (‘If wee, at Woodstock, haue not pleased those’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 70.

CoR 409

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 140.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 66r-v.

CoR 410

Copy, headed ‘In ye Person of Ch. Ch.’.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 24v.

CoR 411

Copy, headed ‘On Ch: Ch: Play’.

In: the MS described under CoR 224. c.1630s.

Bodleian, Juel-Jensen E 7 [item 5], f. 14r.

On Francis Beaumont's death (‘He that hath Youth, and Friends, and so much Wit’)

First published in Francis Beaumont, Poems (London, 1640). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 23.

CoR 412

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Fran Beaumont’.

In: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 23.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 93v rev.

CoR 413

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph: on Beamont’.

In: the MS described under CoR 378. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 82v.

CoR 414

Copy, headed ‘On Sr francis Beaumont's death’.

In: the MS described under CoR 85. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 19268, f. 12v.

CoR 415

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Beaumont's death’, here beginning ‘He that hath such greatness & such wit’.

In: the MS described under CoR 142. c.1620s-30s.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, ff. 177v-8r.

CoR 415.5

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Beaumonts death’ and here beginning ‘Hee that hath such acutenesse & such witt’.

In: the MS described under CoR 143. c.1620s.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 120r.

CoR 416

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph on ffrancis Beaumont’ and here beginning ‘He that hath such Acutenesse & such witt’.

In: the MS described under CoR 103. c.1636.

British Library, Add. MS 33998, f. 41r.

CoR 417

Copy, headed ‘On Mr. ffr: Beaumonts Death’.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous tracts, poems and other papers, in various hands, 329 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Fols 1r-82r comprise a separate collection of verse and some prose, possibly in a single predominantly secretary hand with some variants of style, the first leaf (f. 1) inscribed in another hand ‘Poems by Wm: Browne of the Inner-Temple Gent &c / 1650’, this possibly applying to the poems up to f. 62v, which is subscribed ‘ffinis W Browne’. c.1637-50.

This volume comprising Parts 1-3, 5, 8-13, of what was formerly a single composite volume but is now bound in three volumes.

Inscribed (f. 280v) ‘Philip Butler his book’.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 777, f. 67r.

CoR 417.5

Copy, headed ‘On Mr: Francis Beaumonts death’, ‘by Dr Corbet’ added in another hand.

In: the MS described under CoR 124. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 189.

CoR 418

Copy, here beginning ‘He yt hath such acuteness, & such wit’.

In: A verse miscellany. c.1674.

Owned by Henry Bracegirdle, of Merton College, Oxford, and in 1674 by one Hugh Massey.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 13, f. [30r].

CoR 418.8

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Beaumont’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 271.

CoR 419

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Francis Beaumonts death’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, 204 pages, in old calf. Including ten poems by Carew (and two of doubtful authorship) and 24 poems by Randolph. c.1630s.

Thomas Thorpe, ‘Catalogue of upwards of fourteen hundred manuscripts’ (1836), item 1030. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9282. Subsequently in the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, and 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 188.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Rosenbach MS I’: CwT Δ 31 and RnT Δ 10. The complete volume edited in Howard H. Thompson, An Edition of Two Seventeenth-Century Manuscript Poetical Miscellanies (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1959) (Rosenbach Library Mic 59-4669).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, p. 186.

CoR 420

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on Fras: Beamont’ and here beginning ‘He yt hath such acutenes & such witt’.

In: the MS described under CoR 159. c.1638-42.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, p. 5.

On Great Tom of Christ-Church (‘Bee dum, you infant chimes. thump not the mettle’)

First published (omitting lines 25-48) in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 79-82. Ithuriel, ‘Great Tom of Oxford’, N&Q, 2nd Ser. 10 (15 December 1860), 465-6 (printing ‘(from a MS collection) which bears the signature of Jerom Terrent’).

CoR 421

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Tom Bell of C: Ch:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, p. 110.

CoR 422

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 46v.

CoR 423

Copy, headed ‘On younge Tom of ch: ch: by Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 3r-4v.

CoR 424

Copy, headed ‘On the casting of Greate Tom of ch: ch:’, subscribed ‘Jeram: Terrent’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 73v-4v.

CoR 425

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 52v.

CoR 426

Copy, headed ‘On the Casting of great Tom of ch; ch:’, subscribed ‘Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 149.

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 27-9.

CoR 427

Copy, headed ‘On Tom of Christchurch. J: Warm. &c.’

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 149.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 157-8.

CoR 428

Copy, headed ‘Do: Corbet on Tom ye great bell of C:C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 20-2.

CoR 429

Copy, headed ‘vpon Tom of Chri: chu: new cast’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 149.

CoR 430

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 145-6.

CoR 431

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 24r.

CoR 432

Copy, headed ‘On ye casting of great Tom of xt Church’ and subscribed ‘Jer: Jerrent’ [i.e. Jeramiel Terrant].

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 16-18.

CoR 433

Copy, headed ‘To Yonge Tom’, on two conjugate quarto leaves. c.1630s.

In: the MS described under CoR 22.

Edited from this MS in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 149; printed in H.T. Ellacombe, ‘Great Tom of Oxford’, N&Q, 3rd Ser. 2 (20 December 1862), 493-5.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, ff. 260r, 261r, 260v.

CoR 434

Copy of lines 1-20.

In: the MS described under CoR 24. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 149.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fol. 10r.

CoR 435

Copy, complete.

In: the MS described under CoR 24. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fols 27r-8r.

CoR 436

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 291. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 131r.

CoR 437

Copy, headed ‘On young Tom of Christ Church by Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 372.5. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, pp. 144-6.

CoR 438

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Jer: Terrent’, 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. 268r.

CoR 439

Copy, on two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves of verse. After 1660.

In: A composite quarto verse miscellany, 199 leaves, in calf. Compiled (and ff. 2-39 written) by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop Canterbury; the rest in other hands. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 149.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 466, f. 67v.

CoR 440

Copy, headed ‘On Tom the great Bell of Christ Church Oxford’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 215 leaves (plus a few blanks), in modern calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 17 of the Hopkinson MSS. c.1670.

Signed bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector, of Eshton Hall, West Yorkshire. Subsequently owned by her step-father Matthew Wilson.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, pp. 295-6.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/17, ff. 15r-16r.

CoR 441

Copy, headed ‘On yong Tom of C: C: Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 238. c.1630.

Bradford Archives, SpSt/9/1a, f. [10r-v].

CoR 442

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on the second castinge of the great bell at Christchurch caled great Tom’.

In: the MS described under CoR 265. c.1646-9.

British Library, Add. MS 47111, ff. 5v-6r.

CoR 443

Copy, headed ‘Tom: christchurch great bell new fownded: To young Tom’.

In: the MS described under CoR 379. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, f. 19r.

CoR 444

Copy, headed ‘On Tom of Christchurch’.

In: the MS described under CoR 300. c.1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 542, ff. 49v-50r.

CoR 445

Copy, headed ‘On Young Tom of Ch: Ch:’, inscribed in the margin by Fulman ‘Corb.’

In: the MS described under CoR 357. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 80 et seq.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, ff. 14v-15v.

CoR 446

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 149. c.late 1630s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 35v.

CoR 447

Copy, headed ‘On greate Tom’, subscribed ‘R. W.’

In: the MS described under CoR 122. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 80.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part I, f. 20r.

CoR 448

Copy, headed ‘Tom of Christchurch newly cast’.

In: the MS described under CoR 43. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 80.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 82r-v.

CoR 449

Copy, headed ‘On great Tom’, subscribed ‘Jer Wermistrie’.

In: the MS described under CoR 220. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 149.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 41r .

CoR 450

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Tom of Christchurch, the greate Bell newly cast’.

In: the MS described under CoR 86. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 59.

CoR 451

Copy, headed ‘On ye great Bell of Ch: Church. D.C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 87. c.late 1630s.

Huntington, HM 116, pp. 101-2.

CoR 452

Copy, headed ‘On Tom of Christ-Church the great Bell newly cast’.

In: the MS described under CoR 200. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, ff. 29v-30r.

CoR 453

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 202. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 3r.

CoR 454

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 161. c.1640.

Yale, Osborn MS b 62, p. 55.

CoR 454.5

Copy, headed ‘On Tom by of Chr: Chur:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 78.5. Mid-17th century.

Bangor University, MS 422, pp. 21-2.

CoR 455

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 185. c.1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 32r.

On Henry Bowling (‘If gentlenesse could tame the fates, or wit’)

First published in Witts Recreations (London, 1640). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 74.

CoR 456

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Bowling: R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, p. 106.

CoR 457

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Henry Boling’, docketed in the margin ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 97v rev.

CoR 458

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 140v rev.

CoR 459

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 44v.

CoR 460

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett / On Mr Henry Boling his Death’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 7.

CoR 461

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 49r.

CoR 462

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Henrie Boling his death by Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 24. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fol. 34v.

CoR 463

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Henry Boling’.

In: the MS described under CoR 372.5. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 135.

CoR 464

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Henry Boling’.

In: the MS described under CoR 118. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 140r.

CoR 465

Copy, headed ‘Vppon Mr Henery Bowlinge an Epitaph by R C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 143. c.1620s.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 109r.

CoR 466

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 146. c.1620s-30s.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, f. 55v.

CoR 467

Copy, headed ‘On Mr Henry Boling his death’, ascribed at the side to ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 106. c.1630 [-1677].

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 4v.

CoR 468

Copy, headed ‘On Mr. Henry Boling’.

In: the MS described under CoR 122. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part II, f. 4v.

CoR 468.5

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the death of Mr Boling’.

In: the MS described under CoR 86. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 97.

CoR 469

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett on Henr Booling’.

In: the MS described under CoR 419. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, p. 185.

CoR 470

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 159. c.1638-42.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, p. 5.

CoR 471

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 202. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 40r.

CoR 471.5

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett vpon Henry Boline’.

In: the MS described under CoR 92.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 142.

On John Dawson, Butler at Christ-Church. 1622 (‘Dawson the Butler's dead. although I thinke’)

First published (omitting lines 7-10) in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 72-3.

CoR 472

Copy, headed ‘On John Dawson ye Butlers Death. W: S:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 122-3.

CoR 473

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 93r rev.

CoR 474

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, p. 170.

CoR 475

Copy, headed ‘On John Dawson ye buttlers deth’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

Edited from this MS in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 4v.

CoR 476

Copy, subscribed ‘W: Stroud’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 113-14.

CoR 477

Copy, inscribed ‘W: S.’

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 66-7.

CoR 478

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 147.

CoR 479

Copy, headed ‘Mr Strowd / On John Dawson the Butler his death’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 43.

CoR 480

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 356.

CoR 481

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 54v.

CoR 482

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 138. 1647.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 18r.

CoR 483

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 24. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, 144.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fols 3v-4r.

CoR 484

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 291. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 128r.

CoR 485

Copy, headed ‘On the death of John Dawson Butler of Christ Church’, subscribed ‘W. S’.

In: the MS described under CoR 372.5. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, pp. 222-3.

CoR 486

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 379. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 72, 144.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, f. 16r-v.

CoR 487

Copy, subscribed ‘W: S:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 66. c.1633.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 144.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 22v.

CoR 488

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 149. c.late 1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 144.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, ff. 30v-1r.

CoR 489

Copy, ascribed at the side to ‘Mr Strowde’.

In: the MS described under CoR 106. c.1630 [-1677].

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 23r.

CoR 490

Copy, subscribed ‘W: Stroud’.

In: the MS described under CoR 220. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 64v.

CoR 491

Copy, headed ‘Vpon John Dawson Butler of Christchurch’.

In: the MS described under CoR 86. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 52-3.

CoR 492

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoR 44. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 32v.

CoR 493

Copy, with other poems on a single folio leaf.

In: Miscellaneous literary papers, unbound, assembled by Adam Ottley (1685-1752), Registrar of the diocese of St David's, Wales. Among papers formerly at Pitchford Hall, Shropshire.

National Library of Wales, Pitchford Hall (Ottley) English Literary MSS (uncatalogued), A, A1.

CoR 494

Copy, headed ‘On ye Death of John Dawson Butler of Christ=church’.

In: the MS described under CoR 305. c.1638.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 288 (Acc. No. 5442), p. 23.

CoR 495

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Butler of Ch:Ch: In Oxon: John’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 198.

CoR 496

Copy, here ascribed to ‘W. Stroud’.

In: the MS described under CoR 244. c.1635.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/7, pp. 31-2.

CoR 497

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 50. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 95.

CoR 498

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 185. c.1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 80r.

On Mr. Rice the Manciple of Christ-Church In Oxford (‘Who can doubt Rice to which Eternall place’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 73.

CoR 499

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 155v rev.

CoR 500

Copy, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, f. 15r.

CoR 501

Copy, subscribed ‘Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 112 (CoR Δ 7). c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, p. 96.

CoR 502

Copy, headed ‘On Mr. Rice Manciple of Ch: Ch:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 55-6.

CoR 503

Copy, headed ‘On ye death of Mr Rice, Manciple of Ch: Ch:’ and subscribed ‘R: Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 21 (CoR Δ 14). c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, p. 211.

CoR 504

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Mr Rice’.

In: the MS described under CoR 372.5. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 24.

CoR 505

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 85. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 19268, f. 11v.

CoR 506

Copy, subscribed ‘R: Corbet:’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 33 poems by Thomas Carew and sixteen by Henry King, in a single small hand, with (ff. 1r-2v) an alphabetical Index, 105 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. Compiled by Peter Calfe (1610-67), son of a Dutch merchant in London. c.1641-9.

Later owned by John, Baron Somers (1651-1716), Lord Chancellor, and afterwards by Edward Harley (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford.

Cited in IELM II.i-ii (1987-93), together with British Library, Harley MS 6918 with which it was once bound, as the ‘Calfe MS’: CwT Δ 18; KiH Δ 9; RnT Δ 4. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis, pp 129-35, 444-5 (see KiH Δ 6).

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 63v.

CoR 507

Copy, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 66. c.1633.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 53v.

CoR 508

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Mr. Rice Manciple’, subscribed ‘R.C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 122. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part II, f. 8v.

CoR 509

Copy, the heading cropped by a binder.

In: the MS described under CoR 43. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 90r.

CoR 510

Copy, headed ‘on the death of Rice manciple of Ch: Church. R. Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 91. c.1630s-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), f. 45r.

On the Birth of Prince Charles (‘What joy that Shunamite did once inherit’)

First published in Bennett & Trevor-Roper (1955), pp. 85-6.

CoR 511

Copy in Fulman's hand, transcribed from CoR 512.

In: the MS described under CoR 57. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 154.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 315b, f. 349r-v.

CoR 512

Copy in the hand of Corbet's chaplain William Strode, headed (erroneously) ‘On the birth of Prince Henry’.

In: the MS described under CoR 58. c.1620s-43.

Edited from this MS in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 325, f. 23v.

On the Birth of the Young Prince Charles (‘When private men get sonnes they gette a spoone’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 86.

CoR 513

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, p. 96.

CoR 514

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, f. 49r.

CoR 515

Copy, headed ‘On the Birth of Prince Charles. R:C.’

In: the MS described under CoR 83 (CoR Δ 8). c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, p. 178.

CoR 516

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 225.

CoR 517

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 291. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 129r.

CoR 518

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 12v.

CoR 519

Copy, headed ‘Vpon ye Prince’.

In: the MS described under CoR 378. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 83r.

CoR 520

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoR 85. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 19268, f. 18v.

CoR 521

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 63. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, f. 69r.

CoR 522

Copy, headed ‘On the same [i.e. the Prince's birth] R: C’.

In: the MS described under CoR 379. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, ff. 16v-17r.

CoR 523

Copy, headed ‘Corbett ye Bishop of Oxfords verses of Prince Charles his birth, 1630 endorsed by my Lo. his Foolish & Episcopall verses’.

In: the MS described under CoR 8. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, f. 62r-v.

CoR 524

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 506. c.1641-9.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 101r.

CoR 525

Copy, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 66. c.1633.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 9v.

CoR 526

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett Bp. of Ox: on ye Prince's birth’.

In: the MS described under CoR 43. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 85v.

CoR 528

Copy, untitled, dated 27 June 1630.

In: the MS described under CoR 15. c.1625-42.

Edited from this MS in Diary of John Rous, ed. Mary Ann Everett Green, Camden Society 66 (London, 1856), pp. 54-5. Reprinted from this publication in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

British Library, Add. MS 22959, f. 41v.

On the Lady Arabella (‘How doe I thanke thee, Death, & blesse thy power’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 18.

CoR 529

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 99v rev.

CoR 530

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 8r.

CoR 531

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 70v.

CoR 532

Copy, as by ‘Dr Corb:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 3.

CoR 533

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 61r.

CoR 534

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 191. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 168.

CoR 535

Copy, headed ‘on ye death of ye Lady Arabella’.

In: the MS described under CoR 291. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 133v.

CoR 536

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 217. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 15v.

CoR 537

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 35.

CoR 538

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 143. c.1620s.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 91r.

CoR 539

Copy, headed ‘Lady Arbella's Epitaph’.

In: the MS described under CoR 103. c.1636.

British Library, Add. MS 33998, f. 36v.

CoR 540

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the Lady Arabella’.

In: the MS described under CoR 146. c.1620s-30s.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, f. 50v.

CoR 541

Copy, ascribed at the side to ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 106. c.1630 [-1677].

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 3r.

CoR 542

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 122. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part II, f. 3r.

CoR 543

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 123. c.1640.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 21v.

CoR 544

Copy, headed ‘The Lady Arabella’, inscribed in a different hand ‘Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 124. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 34.

CoR 545

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on the Lady Arbella, by Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 200. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 2v.

CoR 547

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 126. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, f. 19v.

CoR 548

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 159. c.1638-42.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, p. 6.

CoR 549

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 202. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 40v.

CoR 550

Copy, headed ‘The lady Arrabells Epiyaph’ and subscribed ‘Sr: W Rawleigh’.

In: the MS described under CoR 54. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, p. 39.

A Poeme Upon Tom Coriatts Crudities. in Commendation of the Author, and Worke (‘I do not wonder Coryate that thou hast’)

First published in Coryats Crudities (London, 1611). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 4-5.

CoR 551

Copy, headed ‘On Tom Coriat. Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 160.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 652, ff. 357v-8r.

A Proper New Ballad intituled The Faeryes Farewell: Or God-a-Mercy Will (‘Farewell, Rewards & Faeries’)

First published (omitting lines 57-64) in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Published complete in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 49-52.

CoR 552

Copy, headed ‘The ffairies Farewell. or God haue merrye will’.

In: the MS described under CoR 25. c.1620s-30s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 128.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, pp. 84-7.

CoR 553

Copy, in a neat hand in double columns, with corrections in different ink, headed ‘A proper new ballad, intituled the ffaeries farewell or Soe A merry Will: to be sung or whistled to the tune of the Meddowe Browe by the learned, by the vnlearned to the tune of Fortune’, on a single folio leaf. Early-mid-17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of letters, verses, academic plays and other documents, in various hands and paper sizes, 253 leaves, in 18th-century black half-calf.

Assembled by Thomas Hearne (178-1735), antiquary, who has inscribed a slip attached to the front pastedown ‘Tho: Hearne Junij 21o. 1709’.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 128.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 398, f. 186r.

CoR 554

Copy, beginning at stanza 2 (here ‘Lament, Lament old Abbyes’).

In: the MS described under CoR 440. c.1670.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/17, f. 44r-v.

CoR 554.5

Copy, headed ‘The Fayries farwell’.

In: the MS described under CoR 43. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, ff. 76v-7v.

CoR 554.8

Copy, headed ‘An Old Ballad made in 1647, by Bishop Corbett entitul'd the Fairies Farewel’.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, headed (p. 1) ‘Poems on Severall Occasions’, 298 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1735.

Harvard, fMS Eng 629, pp. 75-6.

CoR 555

Copy, in a neat rounded hand, in double columns, on both sides of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. Mid-17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 181.

Replye to the Answere (‘Yff nought but love-charmes power have’)

First published in Gilchrist (1807), p. 234. Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 91-2.

CoR 556

Copy, subscribed ‘finis D D. Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 191. c.1638.

Edited from this MS in Gilchrist and in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 65.

A small Remembrance of the great King of Sweden (‘What now! already are those wagers layd’)

First published (‘from MSS (not in a public library)’) in Eu. Hood [i.e. Joseph Haslewood], ‘Bishop Corbet's Poems’, Gentleman's Magazine, 93.i (April 1823), 308-9. Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 89-90.

CoR 557

Copy, subscribed ‘R: Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 506. c.1641-9.

Edited from this MS in Bennett & Trevor-Roper.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 87v.

CoR 558

Copy in the hand of Corbett's chaplain William Strode.

In: the MS described under CoR 58. c.1620s-43.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 90, 158.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 325, f. 50v .

CoR 559

Copy, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbett Bipp: Norwicen’.

In: the MS described under CoR 220. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & trevor-Roper, p. 158.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 33v.

To his sonne Vincent Corbett (‘What I shall leave thee none can tell’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 88.

CoR 560

Copy, headed ‘R: C. to his sonne Vincent.’

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 142-3.

CoR 560.5

Copy, headed ‘Bishop Corbet to his young Sonne Vincent’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in probably three hands, written from both ends, 86 leaves, in 17th-century calf. c.1648-61.

Scribbling on f. 33r rev. including the name ‘Elizabeth keech’.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 37, fol. 59r rev.

CoR 561

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, p. 97.

CoR 562

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to his sonne’.

In: the MS described under CoR 17 (CoR Δ 4). c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 43r.

CoR 562.5

Copy in: A composite volume of miscellaneous papers, in verse and prose, mainly in the hands of the Rev. Dr Philip Francis (1708-73), writer and translator, and his son Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), politician and political writer, 477 leaves. Mid-18th century.

British Library, Add. MS 40757, f. 314r.

CoR 563

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 127v-8R.

CoR 564

Copy, ascribed to ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 115. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 33v-4r.

CoR 565

Copy in: A verse miscellany, i + 25 leaves. c.1640.

Owned before 1959 by the Lingard-Guthrie family.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 53, f. 3r.

CoR 565.5

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, compiled chiefly by Eliza Chapman, 89 leaves. 1788-9 [with additions to 1817].

Among collections of Captain Montagu Montagu, RN (d.1863).

Bodleian, MS Montagu e. 14, f. 157v.

CoR 566

Copy in the first column of the recto of a single folio leaf. Early-mid-17th century.

In: the MS described under CoR 553.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 398, f. 185r.

CoR 567

Copy, headed ‘To his son Vincent Corbett on his birthday Nov 10 1630, being then 3 yeeres of age’.

In: the MS described under CoR 5. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 60v-r rev.

CoR 568

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett to his sonne Vincent on his birth-day, Nouemb. 10. 1630’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, in two or more cursive hands, written from both ends, iv + 278 pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled principally by one ‘H. S.’, a Cambridge University man. c.1640s-60s.

This MS volume edited in D.J. Rose, MS Rawlinson Poetical 147: An Annotated Volume of Seventeenth-Century Cambridge Verses (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Leicester, 1992), of which a copy is in Cambridge University Library, Manuscript Department, A8f.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 147, p. 84.

CoR 569

Copy, headed ‘B: C: to his Sonne Vincent’.

In: the MS described under CoR 29. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, pp. 29-30.

CoR 570

Copy, headed ‘To my sonn Vincent on his birth-day, being now 3 yeer olde’, subscribed ‘by Richard Corbet Ld B of Oxford’.

In: the MS described under CoR 293. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 206, p. 52.

CoR 571

Copy, headed ‘vpon the birth of my Sonne vincent Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 102. c.1620-50.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 158v.

CoR 572

Copy, headed ‘To his Son Vincent, on his Birth day’.

In: the MS described under CoR 103. c.1636.

British Library, Add. MS 33998, f. 11r-v.

CoR 573

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 63. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, f. 77r .

CoR 574

Copy, headed ‘To his Sonne Vincent Corbett on his birth-day, Nou .10. 1630. being then 3 yeeres of age’, subscribed ‘B: Oxon:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 177. c.1633-1645.

British Library, Harley MS 1026, f. 40r.

CoR 575

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 88. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Geoffrey Keynes, The Commonplace Book of Elizabeth Lyttelton, Daughter of Sir Thomas Browne (Cambridge, 1919).

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8460, p. 50 rev.

CoR 576

Copy, headed ‘To his sonne Vincent on his birth he being .3. yeeres old’, subscribed ‘Dr Corbett Bishopp of Oxford’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, the first 21 pages in a small mixed hand, the rest (including a book catalogue dated 1675) in one or two later hands, 33 pages (plus numerous blanks), in old calf. Inscribed (p. 1) ‘ffran: Wyrley’, possibly the principal compiler, whose name is also subscribed to several poems. c.1636-77.

Also inscribed (f. ii) ‘Michaell Keepis. anno Dom: 1636 ffebruarie. 13th. Me tenet’. Later Phillipps MS 9311. Bookplate of Wyrley Birch. Purchased from Peter Murray Hill, 1950. Formerly S4975M1 [1636-75] Bound.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1950. 024, p. 12.

CoR 577

Copy in the hand of Corbett's chaplain William Strode.

In: the MS described under CoR 58. c.1620s-43.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 325, f. 25v.

CoR 578

Copy, headed ‘To my sonne Vincent on his birth day the 10th of November 1630 being then three yeares of age / Doctor Corbet Bishop of Oxon’.

In: the MS described under CoR 220. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 21v.

CoR 578.5

Copy, headed ‘To his Son Vincent Corbet by the same hand’.

In: the MS described under CoR 554.8. c.1735.

Harvard, fMS Eng 629, p. 77.

CoR 579

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on his son Vincents Birthday, ye 10th of December, being then 3. yeares of age’.

In: the MS described under CoR 87. c.late 1630s.

Huntington, HM 116, pp. 78-9.

CoR 580

Copy, headed ‘The Bp of Oxon his wishes to his little sonne Vincent’.

In: the MS described under CoR 200. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 38v.

CoR 581

Copy, headed ‘To my sonne Vincent the 10th of 9ber 1630, being then 3 years of age’.

In: the MS described under CoR 46. c.1630s.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part I, pp. 9-10.

CoR 582

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbett to Vincent on his birthday ye third yeare of his age’.

In: the MS described under CoR 159. c.1638-42.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, ff. 90v-1r.

CoR 583

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbett to his sonne vincent Cor:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 91. c.1630s-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 51v-2r.

CoR 583.5

Copy, in a 19th-century hand.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in English, Latin and Greek, predominantly in a single hand, with 19th-century additions (pp. 195 onwards, at least partly from earlier MS sources), 279 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1644 (and later).

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘William Han: 1644’, probably by the academic compiler.

Yale, Osborn MS b 150, pp. 206-7.

To the Ghost of Robert Wisdome (‘Thou, once a Body, now, but Aire’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 75.

CoR 584

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, p. 122.

CoR 585

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 66r.

CoR 586

Copy, headed ‘An Invocation of ye Ghost of Robert wisdom’.

In: the MS described under CoR 97 (CoR Δ 9). c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 95.

CoR 587

Copy, headed ‘That Authors Invocation on ye Ghost of Robert Wisdome’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 149.

CoR 588

Copy, headed ‘Inuocation on ye Ghost of Robert Wisdom’.

In: the MS described under CoR 20 (CoR Δ 13). c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 26v.

CoR 588.5

Copy, transcribed from CoR 591.

In: the MS described under CoR 25.5. 19th century.

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, f. 172r.

CoR 589

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Robert Wisedome’, on one side of a half-folio leaf.

In: the MS described under CoR 326. c.1615-20s.

This MS recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 75.

Bodleian, MS Smith 17, p. 119a.

CoR 590

Copy, subscribed ‘R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 506. c.1641-9.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 63v.

CoR 591

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 40. c.1630s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, f. 52r-v.

CoR 592

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 86. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 128.

CoR 593

Copy, headed ‘Robert Wisedomes Ghost’.

In: the MS described under CoR 45. c.1623-30s.

Huntington, HM 46323, f. 14v.

To the Ladyes of the New Dresse (‘Ladyes that weare black cypresse vailes’)

First published in Witts Recreations (London, 1640). Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 90.

This poem is usually followed in MSS by ‘The Ladyes Answer’ (‘Blacke Cypresse vailes are shrouds of night’): see GrJ 14.

CoR 595

Copy, headed ‘R.C. on the new fashsiond vails and gorgets’.

In: the MS described under CoR 164 (CoR Δ 2). c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 78r rev.

CoR 596

Copy, headed ‘To the Gentlewomen of the New dresse’.

In: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, p. 29.

CoR 597

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett to ye ladyes of ye new dresse’, in a pair of quarto conjugate leaves (ff. 173r-4v).

In: the MS described under CoR 22.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 174r.

CoR 598

Copy, headed ‘Docter Corbettes verses on the Ladies of the New dress’.

In: the MS described under CoR 191. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 65.

CoR 599

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on womens wearing of long white robes’.

In: the MS described under CoR 115. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 111v.

CoR 600

Copy, headed ‘Ladies yt weare black Cypresse vailes’.

In: the MS described under CoR 291. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 26r.

CoR 601

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on weareing longe white vailes’.

In: the MS described under CoR 372.5. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 85.

CoR 602

Copy, headed ‘On or new-fashion'd Ladyes’ and subscribed ‘Dr Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 1.5. c.1634-43.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, ff. 46v-7r.

CoR 603

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 64v.

CoR 604

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett to the Ladyes of the new dresse Night Rayles’.

In: the MS described under CoR 116. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 177v rev.

CoR 605

Copy, headed ‘Upon the Ladyes of Honour’, subscribed ‘By my L. of Norwidge’.

In: the MS described under CoR 293. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 206, pp. 75-6.

CoR 606

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 31. c.1640s [and later].

Bodleian, MS Tanner 465, f. 58v.

CoR 607

Copy, headed ‘Bishop Corbet to ye ladies of ye new dresse’.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse, in several hands (the 22 or 23 poems by Carew on ff. 2r-22r in a single hand), with later additions dated 1731-3 by one ‘G. Broughton’ on ff. 1r and after 44r, a reference to St John's College, Cambridge (in 1731) on f. 83v, 93 leaves (plus blanks), in 19th-century half black morocco. c.1630s [-1733].

‘G. Broughton’ is possibly William (‘Gulielmus’) Broughton (b.1684/5), of Trinity College, Cambridge (one of whose Latin verse compilations was copied in 1704-6 by Richard Robinson in Trinity College, Cambridge, MS 0.6.1 (James 1497). Also the name ‘Jo: Tweedy’ is inscribed several times on f. 81r. Owned before 1841 by one W. Potter.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Tweedye MS’: CwT Δ 10.

British Library, Add. MS 11811, f. 3r.

CoR 608

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbitts uerses on ye Ladyes of [sic]’.

In: the MS described under CoR 6. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 22118, f. 22v.

CoR 609

Copy, headed ‘On Ladies Veiles’, subscried ‘Dr Corbet’.

In: the MS described under CoR 264. c.1640s.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 10v.

CoR 610

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet's verses to ye Ladies & Gentlewomen of ye Newdresse’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse, academic exercises and other material, in English and Latin, almost entirely in a single hand, 134 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Inscribed by the compiler (f. 133v) ‘Anthony Scattergood His booke’: i.e. Anthony Scattergood (1611-87), theologian, of Trinity College, Cambridge. Volume XXXII of the Scattergood papers. c.1632-40.

Also inscribed (f. 130v) ‘Elisabeth Scattergood her Booke 1667/8’. Booklabel of Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector.

British Library, Add. MS 44963, f. 22r.

CoR 611

Copy, ascribed to Dr Corbet.

In: the MS described under CoR 379. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, f. 34v.

CoR 612

Copy, ascribed to ‘Bishop Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 195. c.1640s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, ff. 108v-9r.

CoR 613

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in two styles of italic, the last poem (f. 93v) added in a later hand, 93 leaves (plus ten blanks), in modern quarter-morocco gilt. Including 14 poems by Donne, six poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Carew, ten poems by Habington and 13 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Randolph. Owned and possibly compiled by Arthur Capell (1631-83), second Earl of Essex, whose name is inscribed in red ink (1*), in a similar roman hand to that on ff. 1r-19r. He married (1653) Elizabeth Percy (1636-1718), daughter of Algernon, tenth Earl of Northumberland; she was therefore the great niece of Habington's mother-in-law, Eleanor Percy, sister of the ninth Earl of Northumberland. Mid-17th century.

Later among the collections of Robert Harley (1661-1724), first Earl of Oxford, and his son, Edward (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II, i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Capell MS’: DnJ Δ 43, CwT Δ 17, and RnT Δ 3. Discussed in Geoffrey Tillotson, ‘The Commonplace Book of Arthur Capell’, MLR, 27 (1932), 381-91.

British Library, Harley MS 3511, f. 70r-v.

CoR 614

Copy, headed ‘To the Ladyes with new dresse’.

In: An octavo miscellany, 47 leaves, the greater part (ff. 1r-26, 42r-5v) in a single small mixed hand, with other hands on ff. 27r-41r, including a ‘Catalogus Librorum’ on ff. 29v-40r, and accounts c.1705 on ff. 46v-7r, in black morocco gilt. Compiled principally by Henry George, while a student at Christ's College, Cambridge. c.1639-43.

Inscribed (f. 1*v) ‘Meliora Spero dum Spiro / Henricus George / nec ut mortale / quod opto’.

Edited from this MS in Gilchrist, p. 233.

British Library, Harley MS 6396, f. 9v.

CoR 615

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet...in Lent 1632’.

In: An octavo notebook of extracts, chiefly verse, compiled by one or two University of Cambridge men, 69 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1653-60s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 79, f. 42r.

CoR 616

Copy, headed Bp: Corbetts verses, directed to ye ladies of ye new dresse.

In: the MS described under CoR 12.5. Mid-17th century.

Cambridge University Library, MS Gg. 4. 13, p. 150.

CoR 617

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett to ye Ldies of ye new dresse’.

In: the MS described under CoR 357. c.1640s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 29v.

CoR 617.5

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Ladyes yt haue black Cypresse vails’.

In: An octavo commonplace book of miscellaneous verse and prose, in English, Latin and Greek, in several hands, one mixed hand predominating, written from both ends, lvi + 302 pages, in a recycled medieval vellum document within contemporary vellum. Possibly compiled in part by Elias Smyth, minor canon of Durham (whose epitaph on his son Richard appears on p. 134). c.1644-67.

Among the collections of Christopher Hunter (1675-1757), Durham antiquary and physician.

Durham Cathedral Library, Hunter MS 125, p. 54.

CoR 618

Copy, headed ‘Dr: Corbet to the Ladies of new dress’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, including parliamentary speeches, in several largely secretary hands, 165 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum, stamped with the monogram ‘TSB’, within modern half-calf on marbled boards. Inscribed (inside the front cover) ‘Thomas Bowdler his booke wrytten wth his owne bloode 1634’ and, in engrossed and decorated lettering, ‘Thomas Bowdler his booke Ao Do: 1635’, his name occurring several times elsewhere: the MS probably compiled in part by him. c.1634-43.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 532, p. 63.

CoR 619

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbet [against the Ladies / gentlewomens new fashion deleted] to the Ladies of the new dresse’.

In: the MS described under CoR 220. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 20v.

CoR 620

Copy, headed ‘By Corbett to the ladyes of the new dresse’.

In: A large quarto verse miscellany, 76 leaves, in old vellum wrappers within modern quarter red morocco on marbled boards. Part I, including some Welsh, comprises sixteen leaves, all (but for f. 15r-v) in the cursive hand of William Jordan, schoolmaster of Denbigh or Caernarvon, whose name (‘Gulielmus Jordan’) is inscribed, the dates 1680-83 occurring. c.1674-84.

Part II comprises 60 leaves, ff. 1-50v in a neat italic hand, ff. 51r-60r in several other cursive hands.

The vellum wrapper on Part II bears notes on a debt by William Jordan in 1674 relating to ‘Evan Thomas’ and ‘Mr Richard Wilkinsn in pepper street’. Formerly Folger MS 1669.2.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, ff. 12v-13r.

CoR 621

Copy, headed ‘To you Ladyes & Yor. women that doe black Cyprus vayles’.

In: the MS described under CoR 124. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 2.

CoR 622

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on Ladyes attire’.

In: the MS described under CoR 87. c.late 1630s.

Huntington, HM 116, pp. 98-9.

CoR 623

Copy, headed ‘Agst. Ladies wearing great bands’.

In: the MS described under CoR 90. Mid-17th century.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, pp. 52-3.

CoR 624

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 159. c.1638-42.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, f. 109r-v.

CoR 625

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 202. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 43r.

CoR 626

Copy, headed ‘Bishop Corbett to the ladies of the new dress that weare gorgets and vailes downe to ther waste’.

In: the MS described under CoR 53. 17th century.

Sir Ralph Verney, Bt., Claydon House, [no shelfmark], [unspecified item].

CoR 627

Copy, headed ‘To or new fashiond Ladyes’.

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], pp. 117-18.

CoR 628

Copy, headed ‘Vpon ye ladyes of ye newe dresses’

In: the MS described under CoR 161. c.1640.

Yale, Osborn MS b 62, p. 101.

CoR 629

Copy, headed ‘D.C. To the Gentlewomen of the Newe Dresse’, dated 1 April 1633.

In: the MS described under CoR 15. c.1625-42.

Edited from this MS in Diary of John Rous, ed. Mary Ann Everett Green, Camden Society 66 (London, 1856), pp. 71-2. This publication recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 159.

British Library, Add. MS 22959, ff. 48v-9r.

To the Lord Mordant upon his returne from the North (‘My Lord, I doe confesse, at the first newes’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 23-31.

CoR 630

Copy, headed ‘To my Lord Mordant: R: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 15-21.

CoR 631

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 94 (CoR Δ 3). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, pp. 44-8.

CoR 632

Copy, subscribed ‘R. Corbett’.

In: the MS described under CoR 18 (CoR Δ 5). c.1635.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, ff. 83r-6v.

CoR 633

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 82 (CoR Δ 6). c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 76v-80v.

CoR 634

Copy in double columns, headed ‘To the Lo. Mordant: Doct: Corbett:’.

In: the MS described under CoR 133 (CoR Δ 10). c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 108-9.

CoR 635

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett. / Verses against the Guard; Or, A Satyricall Relation (by way of Letter to the Lord Mordant) concerning the ill entertainment the Guard gave him at his being att Winsore’.

In: the MS described under CoR 19 (CoR Δ 11). c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, pp. 307-12.

CoR 636

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbetts verses on the guard to the Lord Mordant’.

In: the MS described under CoR 99 (CoR Δ 12). c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 136-42.

CoR 637

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet on ye guard dedicated to my Ld. Mordant’.

In: the MS described under CoR 115. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 17r-21r.

CoR 638

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbett to the Lord Mordant’.

In: the MS described under CoR 61. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 57-62.

CoR 639

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbett to the Lord Mordant’.

In: the MS described under CoR 238. c.1630.

Bradford Archives, SpSt/9/1a, ff. [2v-5r].

CoR 640

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to my Ld. Mordant vpon his returne from Scotland’.

In: the MS described under CoR 118. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, ff. 112r-17r.

CoR 641

Copy, headed ‘Dor: Corbet to the honerable Lo: Mordant’.

In: the MS described under CoR 148. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 72r-5v.

CoR 642

Copy, in a cursive predominantly italic hand, headed ‘Doctor Corbett to the Lord Mordant’, here beginning ‘My Lord, I must confess at ye first newes’, subscribed ‘Rich: Corbett’, on twelve folio pages, unbound. c.1620s.

Among papers of Sir John Marsham, first Baronet (1602-85), of Whornes Place, Cuxton, Kent, Clerk in Chancery and antiquary, and his successors, later Earls of Romney.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U1121 Z9.

CoR 643

Copy, headed ‘Dr: C: of Oxford beinge kept out of the Haule on St George his day at Windsor by the Guard, Wrote ths verses vnto the Lord Mordent’.

In: the MS described under CoR 89. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 73-7.

CoR 644

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbet to the Lord Mordaunt’.

In: the MS described under CoR 126. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, ff. 14r-17v.

CoR 645

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Corbet on the Guard to my Lo: Mordant’.

In: the MS described under CoR 50. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 227-35.

CoR 645.5

Copy, transcribed from CoR 649.

In: the MS described under CoR 25.5. 19th century.

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, ff. 127r-8r.

CoR 646

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Corbetts encounter wth the Guarde at winsor’ and here beginning at line 111 (‘Here might I end my Lo: and then subscribe’).

In: the MS described under CoR 160.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 652, ff. 359r-60v.

CoR 647

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet to ye lo: Mordaunt’.

In: the MS described under CoR 314. c.1620s-30s.

Dr Williams's Library, MSS 12. 54, ff. 57r, 58r-60v.

To the New-Borne Prince, Upon the Apparition of a Starr, and the following Ecclypse (‘Was Heav'ne afray'd to be out-done on Earth’)

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 84-5.

CoR 648

Copy in: the MS described under CoR 191. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 145.

CoR 649

Copy, headed ‘On ye birth of Pr: Charles May 29, 1630 wn a star appeared next day at noone, w an Eclipse of ye Sun the next day following’.

In: the MS described under CoR 1.5. c.1634-43.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, f. 3r.

CoR 649.5

Copy, headed ‘To the newe borne Prince Charles Maye 1630 uppon the apparrition of the starre and the following Eclipse of the Sunn and Moon’, subscribed ‘Ralphe Godwyn Secretary to the Earle of Northampton fecit hos versicolos’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly in one mixed hand, 77 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Compiled by Sir Thomas Dawes (knighted 1639). c.1623-30.

Purchased on 4 July 1873 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 29492, ff. 69v-70r.

CoR 650

Copy, headed ‘Another’ [i.e. on the birth of Prince Charles].

In: the MS described under CoR 615. c.1653-60s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 79, ff. 45v-6r.

CoR 651

Copy, headed ‘On the Princes birth 29 May 1630 A starre appearing the next day at noone: And an Ecclipse of the Sunn ye next day following’.

In: the MS described under CoR 200. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 87r.

Upon An Unhandsome Gentlewoman, who made Love unto him (‘Have I renounc't my faith, or basely sold’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 6-7.

CoR 652

Copy, headed ‘On Mistris Mallet: R: C.’.

In: the MS described under CoR 16 (CoR Δ 1). c.1630s.

Aberde