Charles Cotton (1630–1687)

Verse

Ad Furium, Ep.23. Ex Catullo (‘Though Furious Servant have, nor Chest’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 608-9.

CnC 1

Copy, headed ‘Transl: ex Catallu’.

In: A folio volume of 124 poems by Charles Cotton (with second copies of three poems), including a few poems by others, 258 pages. Including a commendatory poem by Ralph Rawson (pp. 1-3), two poems by Thomas Bancroft (pp. 99, 182-3) and a poem by Edmund Waller (WaE 492), also with three poems by others added at a later date at the end (pp. 248-54). An inscription in Greek capital letters and Latin, incorporating a Latin couplet, on p. 4, is in Cotton's hand (see CnC 108) addressed apparently to the principal scribe of the manuscript, one ‘Posthumus’, who is described as copying poems at Cotton's dictation (‘…tibi versiculos recito, Tu Posthume, scribis…sunt tua scripta…’). The poems are written in several hands over a considerable period. Cotton's amanuensis (‘Posthumus’) appears on pp. 1-3, 5-107 (pp. 86-107 in a less formal style), corrections in Cotton's autograph appearing notably on pp. 34 and 39. Unidentified Amanuensis A is on pp. 107-40; Amanuensis B on pp. 140-73, 182-8; Amanuensis C (viz. almost certainly William Fitzherbert) on p. 155 (last stanza), 173-81, 188-98, 216, 217-45 (the signature ‘WF’ and date ‘1660’ appearing on p. 216 and the signature ‘WF’, the inscription ‘Vivat Poeta’ and date ‘Jan. 14 1666’ on p. 244); Amanuensis D on pp. 199-216; and Amanuensis E on p. 210 (two stanzas only). Three further hands (F, G, H) are responsible for poems by the Earl of Dorset (DoC 177), William Congreve (CgW 8) and Colonel Codrington added later, probably in the 1690s, on pp. 248-54. The first of these (by F) is signed on p. 248 ‘C. Port’ (viz. a member of the Porte family of Ilam into which William Fitzherbert's daughter, Mary, married in 1683/4). c.1651-66 [with later additions].

The MS originally contained four further leaves bearing two more poems by Cotton, which are now detached and separately located: see CnC 8 and CnC 17.

Inscriptions and scribbling on the flyleaf and an end-leaf (p. 258) include Cotton's autograph signature ‘Charles Cotton’ written twice and the inscriptions ‘Elizabeth Fitzherbert’; ‘Madam Barterenia’; ‘madam ursenia’; ‘Cathrine Cotton’ (i.e. Cotton's second daughter); ‘Madam M Fitzherbe[rt]’; ‘Frances Fitz:Herbert may ye 23 (8i),’; ‘Mercia Fitzherbert. March ye: 3d: 3d: 1687’; ‘M.B. 1688’; ‘I Port his Booke’; ‘C: Port’; ‘Carolus sine sanguine vicit Laus Deo. 29 May 1660’; ‘Aug 12 [66’; and ‘Mr. D-ell upon my cousin Milwards suit at Staff’. Thus the MS almost certainly came into the hands of the family of Cotton's friend and neighbour William Fitzherbert, of Tissington, Derbyshire, who was evidently Amanuensis C (‘WF’).

The MS also passed through the hands of Ralph Rawson, who inscribed on pp. 1-3 an Ode to his ‘dear and honor'd Patron, Mr. Charles Cotton’. It later passed through Puttick & Simpson's, 1 July 1856, lot 1526; was owned in 1860 by the editor Llewellynn Jewitt (1816-86) and, in 1878, by the eleventh Duke of Devonshire (d.1891). It was at some stage priced by ‘Mr. Pickering’ at ten guineas.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as the ‘Derby MS’. Often erroneously described as being in Cotton's hand throughout, this MS is the collection recorded in Nicolas (1836), I, clxviii & cxcvi. Recorded by Llewellynn Jewitt in The Reliquary, 1 (October 1860), 121, and by Thomas Bateman in ‘Notes on a Few of the Old Libraries of Derbyshire, and their existing remains’, The Reliquary, 1 (January 1861), 167-74 (p. 169). Engraved facsimiles of two pages of the MS, apparently supplied by Jewitt, now in a grangerised exemplum of Cotton's The Wonders of the Peake (1683) prepared by William Bemrose in 1866, in Derby Central Library (9714). A selective transcript of the MS made in the 19th century is in Derby Central Library (9469).

The MS was not known to Beresford in 1923. It was rediscovered and recorded in Ernest M. Turner, ‘Cotton's Poems’, TLS (22 January 1938), p. 60 (and see also Beresford's reply on 29 January). Discussed and described in Turner (1954), pp. 317-34, 430-44 (with facsimiles of two pages); in Chapple, pp. 201-29; in Buxton, passim (with selected collations and some poems edited from the MS); in Parks (with a facsimile of p. 4 of the MS on p. 24; in J.A.V. Chapple, ‘Manuscript Texts of Poems by the Earl of Dorset and William Congreve’, N&Q, 209 (1964), 97-100; and in Alvin I. Dust, ‘The Derby MS Book of Cotton's Poems and “Contentation” Re-Considered’, SB, 37 (1984), 170-80.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 179.

The Angler's Ballad (‘Away to the Brook’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 76-81. Beresford, pp. 73-6. Buxton, pp. 31-5.

CnC 2

Copy of eleven stanzas, incomplete. Copy of eleven stanzas, incomplete, on four pages bound at the end of an exemplum of Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler (London, 1676). Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Parks, p. 29.

Yale, Ij W175 676 Copy 4.

CnC 2.5

Copy in: A small quarto miscellany of chiefly Restoration songs and ballads, many from plays, in one or more small hands, 48 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary brown calf. Folios 1r-32r copied c.1686-8 in a single hand; ff. 33v-48r copied c.1688-94 in four other hands. c.1686-94.

Later owned by Sir Francis Freeling, first Baronet (1764-1836), postal administrator and book collector. Evans (Sotheby's), 25 November 1836 (Freeling sale), lot 1156. Acquired from Leo S. Olschki, 6 November 1986.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, ff. 30v-2r.

Another of the same (‘At what a wild malicious rate’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 348-9. Beresford, pp. 148-9.

CnC 3

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 157-8.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 11-12.

The battail of Yvry (‘High are his thoughts, whose Buskin'd Mistress sings’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 657-729.

CnC 4

Copy, preceded by a title-page (p. 181) and by a commendatory poem by Thomas Bancroft (pp. 182-3), dated at the end (deleted) ‘29 May 1660 Actum est in Anglia Gloria Deo’ and some scribbling ‘Carolus sine sans W.F. James sine sans cc’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 183-216.

CnC 5

Copy, on 40 quarto pages. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 139.

Caelia's Fall (‘Caelia, my fairest Caelia, fell’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 400-2. Beresford, pp. 173-4.

CnC 6

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 93-5.

Cn. Cornelii Galli. vel potius Maximiani Elegia 1. Trans. (‘Why, envious Age, dost thou my End delay?’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 594-608.

CnC 7

Copy, headed ‘Ex Catullo Transl: The first Elegy of Cornelius Gallus or rather of Maximanus’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 228-36.

Contentation. Directed to my Dear Father, and most Worthy Friend, Mr. Isaac Walton (‘Heav'n, what an Age is this! what Race’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 252-60. Beresford, pp. 89-95. Buxton, pp. 251-7.

*CnC 8

A largely autograph copy, on five pages of three unbound folio leaves. The title and first stanza in Cotton's hand, the remainder in the hand of Amanuensis C (i.e. William Fitzherbert), with a revision in stanza 29. This MS once formied part of the Derby MS (Derby Central Library, fmss 8470). c.1660s.

Later owned by Mrs D.C. Scratchley. Sotheby's, 31 October 1961, lot 218 (when the hands were misidentified). Formerly in Yale Files/Cotton.

Discussed, and the hands correctly identified, in Parks, with facsimiles (on pp. 7 and 9) of the first page and stanza 27. Facsimile of stanza 27 and Cotton's signature also in Nicolas (1836), I, after p. clxiv, reproduced in Parks, p. 9. The MS edited in full, with a facsimile of the first page (but with hands then still misidentified) in Stephen Parks, ‘A Contentation of Anglers’, Yale University Library Gazette, 43 (1969), 157-64, and further discussed (confusedly) in Alvin I. Dust, ‘The Manuscript of Cotton's “Contentation”’, The Library, 5th Ser. 30 (1975), 315-22.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 64.

CnC 9

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, containing ‘Imitations and Translations out of Horace; Epigrams out of Martial and other books, translated and imitated...and many other poems...neatly written’, compiled by an Oxford University man, 152 pages, in half-calf. ? Late 17th century.

P.J. Dobell, sale catalogue Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1283.

Untraced Dobell MSS, [Octavo verse miscellany], [unspecified page numbers].

The Contest (‘Come, my Corinna, let us try’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 430-1. Beresford, pp. 180-1.

CnC 10

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 203.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 138-40.

Day-Break (‘Stay, Phoebus, stay, and cool thy flaming Head’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 339-40. Beresford, pp. 160-1.

CnC 11

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 5-6.

De Lupo. Epigram (‘When Lupus has wrought hard all day’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 398. Beresford, pp. 284-5.

CnC 12

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 63.

De Vita beata. Paraphras'd from the Latin (‘Come y'are deceiv'd, and what you do’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 613-14. Beresford, p. 95.

CnC 13

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 239.

Dialogue. Geron and Amarillis (‘Stay, stay, fair Nymph! oh! whither Flies’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 485-91. Beresford, pp. 336-40.

CnC 14

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 224-7.

Eclogue. Damon. C.C. Thyrsis. R.R. (‘Thyrsis, whil'st our Flocks did bite’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 403-4. Beresford, pp. 96-8.

CnC 15

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 38-40.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 96-9.

Elegy (‘How was I blest when I was free’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 382-5. Beresford, pp. 238-9.

CnC 16

Copy, headed ‘[Made of ye Lady MC: by ye Author of this booke added in a different hand] An Elegie [uppon the Lad[ ] by Charles Cotton Esqr added in a different ink and deleted]’, with lines 6-7 also inserted in a different ink.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 168-70.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 72, 69, 70, 67, 68, 65.

CnC 17

Copy of a 62-line version, headed ‘Upon my Lady Mary Fitz-Herbert by Charles Cotton esqr.’ and here beginning ‘How blest was I when I was free’, on both sides of a single (extracted) folio leaf.

This MS once formed part of the Derby MS (Derby Central Library, fmss 8470) and is in in Hand H. Later owned by Mrs D.C. Scratchley. Sotheby's, 31 October 1961, lot 219. Formerly in Files/Cotton.

This MS discussed in Parks.

Yale, Osb MSS File 3744.

An Elegy upon the Lord Hastings (‘Amongst the Mourners that attend his Herse’)

First published in Richard Brome, Lachrymae Musarum (London, 1650). Poems (1689), pp. 655-6. Beresford, pp. 246-7. Buxton, pp. 128-9.

*CnC 18

Autograph fair copy signed, with one correction or revision, headed ‘An Elegy upon ye death of that hopefull, and learned gentleman Henry Lord Hastings, who died of ye small Pox’, on the rectos of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1649.

Formerly MS Vault Shelves/Cotton.

Facsimiles of the second page in Parks, p. 21, and in IELM, II.i (1987), Facsimile IX, after p. xxiv.

Yale, Gen MSS Vol 642.

The Entertainment to Phillis (‘Now Phaebus is gone down to sleep’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 467-70. Beresford, pp. 101-3.

CnC 19

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 43-5.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 162-4.

Epigram (‘What signe is that, the reeling Drunkard cries’)

Unpublished.

CnC 20

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 19.

Epig. Translated out of Hieron. Amaltheus (‘Acon his right, Leonilla her left Eye’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 548.

CnC 21

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 76.

Epig. writ in Calistas Prayer Book By Monsieur Malherbe (‘Whilst you are Deaf to Love, you may’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 617-18. Beresford, p. 284, as ‘Writ in Calista's Prayer-Book An Epigram of Monsieur de Malherbe’.

CnC 22

Two more lines (beginning ‘For Heaven is Just & will bestow’) added in MS to the printed text.

In: Exemplum of Poems (1689). 18th century?

Owned in 1721 by one William Jonge.

British Library, 11626. c. 4, p. 618.

An Epitaph on M.H. (‘In this cold Monument lies one’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 354-6. Beresford, p. 283.

CnC 23

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 19-21.

CnC 23.5

Copy, originally headed ‘On a Minument by ye E[arl of] R[ochester]’, this inscription later deleted and ‘Squire Cotton’ and ‘In Print’ written at the side.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in a single hand, 304 pages (plus an Index and blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1680s-90s.

Sotheby's, 21-22 April 1958, lot 397, to Seven Gables bookshop. In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly Restoration poetry MS 3.

A microfilm of this volume is in the British Library, M/546.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 36, p. 258.

Epitaph On Mr. Robert Port (‘Here lies he, whom the Tyrants rage’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 370. Beresford, p. 282.

CnC 24

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 137.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 37.

Epitaph On Mrs. Mary Draper (‘Reader, if thou cast thine Eye’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 399-400. Beresford, p. 282.

CnC 25

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 137.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 75.

An Epitaph on my Dear Aunt, Mrs. Ann Stanhope (‘Forbear, bold Passenger, forbear’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 352-3. Beresford, pp. 278-9.

CnC 26

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 134.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 16-17.

An Epitaph on Robert Port, Esq., designed for a Monument (‘Virtue in these good times that bred good men’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 492-3. Beresford, p. 281.

CnC 27

Copy, headed ‘Jan: 59 An Epitaph on my uncle Port’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 136.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 174.

The False One (‘Behold, False Maid, yon horned Light’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 432-4. Beresford, pp. 181-2.

CnC 28

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 204-5.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 141-2.

Forbidden Fruit (‘Pish! 'tis an idle fond excuse’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 342-3. Beresford, pp. 161-3.

CnC 29

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 211-12.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 55-7.

O _____ _____ Her Hair. Ode (‘Welcome, blest Symptom of Consent’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 385-90. Beresford, pp. 230-3.

CnC 30

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 176-80.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 76-81.

Her Heart and Mine. Out of Astrea. Madrigall (‘Well may I say that our two Hearts’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 545-6.

CnC 31

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 62.

Her name (‘To write your Name upon the Glass’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 367-9. Beresford, pp. 166-7.

CnC 32

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 194-5.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 34-7.

Her Sigh (‘She sighs, and has blown over now’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 407-8. Beresford, pp. 174-5.

CnC 33

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 196-7.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 100-1.

Horace his second Epod Translated (‘Happy's that Man that is from City-Care’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 536-9.

CnC 34

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 86-9.

Horat. Lib 1. Carmin. Ode 8. Ad Lydia (‘Tell me, for God's sake, Lydia, why’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 570.

CnC 35

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 114-15.

[Horace] Id. Lib. [1] Ep. 15. In Neaeram (‘'Twas Night, and Phoebe in a Heaven bright’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 572-3.

CnC 36

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 115-16.

Horat. Ode IX. Lib. III. Ad Lydiam (‘Whilst I was acceptable unto thee’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 540-1.

CnC 37

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 91-2.

Id. Lib.

In Amorem Medicum. Epig. (‘For cares whilst Love prepares the Remedies’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 454. Beresford, p. 285.

CnC 38

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 153.

In Mendacem. Epig. (‘Mendax, 'tis said th'art such a Lyar grown’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 338.

CnC 39

Copy of the first two lines, headed ‘Epigram In Mendacem’ and here beginning ‘Menda - th'art such a liar growne’, deleted.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 217.

An Invitation to Phillis (‘Come live with me, and be my love’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 463-7. Beresford, pp. 98-101.

CnC 40

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 41-3.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 160-2.

A Journey into the Peak. To Sir Aston Cockain (‘Sir, Coming home into this Frozen Clime’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 363-5. Beresford, pp. 270-2.

CnC 41

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS by Llewelynn Jewitt in The Reliquary, 1 (October 1860), 121, and in Buxton, pp. 95-6.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 29-31.

The Joys of Marriage (‘How uneasy is his life’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 36-44. Beresford, pp. 318-22.

CnC 41.5

Extracts, 34 lines in all.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse, prose and drama, written over a period in various hands, 179 leaves, in remains of contemporary calf. c.1620-late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 31v) ‘Henry Gould his Book 1620’. Compiled in part by one Henry Gould (c.1620). Other scribbling in the volume includes names of Robert Carter, John and Peggy Marriot, Thomas and John Allsopp (1746), George and Thomas Swindell, Richard Fowles, and George and Catherine Bindale, as well as an acrostic on Mrs Anne Boulton, and, on the first page, the inscription ‘Mend the play Booke Gilbert Carter’. Sotheby's, 15 December 1988, lot 13.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 96r-v.

The Legend of the Famous, Furious, Expert, and Valiant Gittar-Masters, Caveliero Comer, and Don Hill. Ballad (‘You, that love to read the Tracts’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 454-6. Beresford, pp. 332-4.

CnC 42

Copy, by Amanuensis B, the last stanza by Amanuensis C (i.e. William Fitzherbert).

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 154-5.

Les Amours (‘She, that I pursue, still flies me’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 380-1. Beresford, pp. 167-8.

CnC 43

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 195-6.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 39-41.

The Litany (‘From a Ruler that's a curse’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 476-80. Beresford, pp. 334-6.

CnC 44

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 224-7.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 168-70.

Love's Triumph (‘God Cupid's Power was ne'er so shown’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 425-8. Beresford, pp. 194-6.

CnC 45

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 184-6.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 135-8.

Love's World. Translated out of Astrea (‘That Artist Love another World has made’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 549-52.

CnC 46

Copy, headed ‘Loves World. Transl: out of Astrea. To my Fair Cosen Mris Anne Stanhope’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 66, 73-4.

[Martial] Id. Lib. 1. Ep. 3. Ad Velocem (‘My Epigrams are long thou dost report’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 555.

CnC 47

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 104.

Martial, Epig. Lib. 1. Ep. XX (‘As I remember, Aelia cought full sore’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 542.

CnC 48

Copy, headed ‘Martial: Epigr: transl: Ep 20 Lib 1’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 15.

[Martial] Id. Ep. 48 Lib. 1. De Diaulo Medico Paraph. (‘Diaulus, Sextan from Physitian is’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 554.

CnC 49

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 104.

[Martial] Id. Ep. 58 Lib. 1. Ad Flaccum (‘Flaccus, thou ask't, what kind of Girl I prize?’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 553.

CnC 50

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 103.

[Martial] Id. Lib. 1. Ep. 65. Ad Fabullam ambitiosam (‘Thou'rt fair, we know't, a Maid, 'tis true’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 554.

CnC 51

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 104.

[Martial] Id. Lib. 2. Ep. 88. In Mamercum (‘Thou nought repeat'st, yet Poet wouldst be thought’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 555.

CnC 52

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 104.

[Martial] Id. Lib. 3. Ep. 9. In Cinnam (‘Cinna writes Verses against me, 'tis said’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 556.

CnC 53

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 3. Ep: 26. In Candidum (‘Thou, Candidus, alone enjoy'st th'estate’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 557.

CnC 54

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 3. Ep. 28. In Nestorem (‘Thou wondrest, Marius has a stinking Ear’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 556.

CnC 55

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 3. Ep. 32. In Matriniam (‘Thou say'st, I cannot fit an Old Wife's Bed’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 557.

CnC 56

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 3. Ep. 52. Ad Chloen (‘Chloe, thy Face I do not prize’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 558. The Valiant Knight: or, The Legend of Sr. Peregrine, [ed. Alfred Wallis] (privately printed, 1888), p. 15.

CnC 57

Copy, here beginning ‘Chloe, thy face I well could misse’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Wallis.

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 4. Ep. 78. In Varum (‘Varus of late to Supper did me call’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 558-9.

CnC 58

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 4. Ep. 86. In Ponticum (‘We drink in Glass, thou Myrrh, Ponticus. why?’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 559.

CnC 59

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 5. Ep. 44. De Thiade, & Lecania (‘Thais her Teeth are black, as jet, or Crow’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 560.

CnC 60

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 5. Ep. 46. In Bassam (‘Bassa, thou say'st, thou'rt fair, and a Maid too’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 559.

CnC 61

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 7. Ep. 32. In Cinnam (‘Since thy dagg'd Gown's so dirty, when thy Shoe’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 560.

CnC 62

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 7. Ep. 100. De Vetula (‘Thou'rt soft to touch. charming to hear. unseen’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 567.

CnC 63

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 3. Ad Musam (‘It was enough five, six, seven Books to fill’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 562-3.

CnC 64

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 19. De Cinna (‘Cinna would fain be thought to need’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 563.

CnC 65

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 21. Ad Luciferum (‘Phospher, appear. why dost our joys delay’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 565.

CnC 66

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 23. Ad Rusticum (‘To thee I gluttonous and cruel seem’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 564.

CnC 67

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 35. In pessimos Conjuges (‘Since y'are a-like in Manners, and in Life’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 566.

CnC 68

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 41. Ad Faustinum (‘Sad Athenagoras nought presents me now’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 568.

CnC 69

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 47. In variè se tondentem (‘Part of thy Beard is clipt, part shav'd, another place’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 564.

CnC 70

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 53. In Catullam (‘The Fair'st of Women, that have been, or are’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 566.

CnC 71

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 8. Ep. 59. In Vacerram (‘But Antick Poets thou admirest none’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 567.

CnC 72

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 10. Ep. 47. Ad Seipsum (‘These, pleasant Martial, are the things’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 561.

CnC 73

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial], Ep. 84. Lib. 10 (‘Do'st muse to sleep, why Afer does not go?’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 553.

CnC 74

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Ep. 93. Lib. 11 (‘Who says, thou'rt Vitious, Zoilus, lies’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 553.

CnC 75

Copy, headed ‘Martial: ep: 93. lib. 11’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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CnC 76

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 11. Ep. 103. In Lydiam (‘He did not lye, that said, thy Skin was fair’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 568-9.

CnC 77

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 12. Ep. 7. De Ligia (‘If by her Hairs Ligia's Age be told’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 569.

CnC 78

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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[Martial] Id. Lib. 12. Ep. 20. Ad Fabullam (‘That Themison has no Wife, how't comes to pass’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 569.

CnC 79

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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New Prison (‘You Squires o'th' shade, that love to tread’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 365-7. Beresford, pp. 328-9.

CnC 80

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 229-30.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 32-4.

Ode (‘Come, let us drink away the time’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 443-5. Beresford, pp. 358-9.

CnC 81

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 220-2.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 147-9.

Ode (‘Fair Isabel, if ought but thee’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 449-50. Beresford, pp. 185-6.

CnC 82

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 146-7.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 151.

Ode (‘The Day is sett did Earth adorn’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 446-8. Beresford, pp. 360-1.

CnC 83

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 223-4.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 149-50.

An Ode of Johannes Secundus Translated. To my dear Tutor Mr. Ralph Rawson (‘The World shall want Phoebean light’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 547-8.

CnC 84

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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Ode. To Chloe (‘False one, farewell, thou hast releast’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 458-60. Beresford, pp. 186-7.

CnC 85

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 205-6.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 157.

Ode. To Chloris from France (‘Pitty me, Chloris, and the flame’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 460-3. Beresford, pp. 197-9.

CnC 86

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 154-6.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 158-9.

Ode Valedictory (‘I go: but never to return’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 434-6. Beresford, pp. 183-4.

CnC 87

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 149-50.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 142-3.

Old Age (‘Why should fond man to his owne wrong’)

First published (in a 74-line version) in John L. Anderdon, The River Dove (London, 1845), pp. 194-6. Edited from the 2nd edition (London, 1847), pp. 238-41, and attributed to Cotton, in Buxton, pp. 247-9 (and see p. 280).

*CnC 88

Autograph (?) of a version of ‘about 65 lines’ (or ‘76 verses’), headed ‘Old Age. Against old men taking physick’, on two folio pages.

Owned c.1845 by J. H. Anderdon. Sotheby's, 17 May 1879, lot 53, to F. Naylor. Sotheby's, 27 July 1885, lot 262. Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 30 October 1950 (Oliver R. Barrett sale), lot 273.

This MS recorded in Parks, p. 31. Despite the discrepancy of length, it is possibly to be identified with the ‘serious verses’ by Cotton ‘writ with his own hand, and...never...in print’ from which Anderdon edited his text. Four lines (corresponding, with variants, to lines 31-4 of Anderdon's printed text) are quoted in the 1950 sale catalogue.

Untraced, [Anderdon MS].

An Old Man's Gift to a Fair Lady (‘Pox o' your doting Coxcomb! was there ever’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 451-4. Beresford, pp. 330-2.

CnC 89

Copy, headed ‘An old mans gvift to a young Lady’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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CnC 90

Copy, headed ‘An ould mans Guift to a ffayre Lady’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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On Annel-seed Robin, the Hermophrodite. Epitaph (‘Here, Reader, lies bereft of life’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 457-8. Beresford, p. 288.

CnC 91

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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On Christmas-day. Hymn (‘Rise, happy Mortals, from your sleep’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 219-24. Beresford, pp. 103-6.

CnC 92

Copy, headed ‘[C - An Anthem for Xmas day. 59 smudged over in ink] On Christmas day 1658’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 25-7.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 175-7.

On Marriot. Tempus edax rerum (‘Thanks for this rescue Time. for thou hast won’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 414-17. Beresford, pp. 323-5.

CnC 93

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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On One, who said, He drank to clear his Eyes (‘As Phoebus, drawing to his Western seat’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 345-6. Beresford, p. 287. Buxton, p. 229.

CnC 94

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton.

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On the great Eater of Grays-Inn (‘Oh! for a lasting wind! that I may rail’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 349-52. Beresford, pp. 325-7.

CnC 95

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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On the Lamented Death of my Dear Uncle, Mr. Radcliff Stanhope (‘Such is th'unsteddy state of humane things’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 409-10. Beresford, pp. 279-80.

CnC 96

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 135-6.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 117-19.

On the Lord Derby (‘To what a formidable greatness grown’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 411-13. Beresford, pp. 241-3.

CnC 97

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 129-31.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 119-22.

On Tobacco (‘What horrid sin condemn'd the teeming Earth’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 514-19. Beresford, pp. 341-4.

CnC 98

Copy, probably transcribed from Poems (1689).

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in English and Latin, in several hands, ii + 53 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1690.

J. Salkeld, sale catalogue No. 222 (17 June 1885), item 273.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, ff. 48r-50r.

On Upstart (‘Upstart last Term went up to Town’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 398-9. Beresford, p. 286.

CnC 99

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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A Paraphrase (‘The Beauty that must me delight’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 591-2. Beresford, p. 196.

CnC 100

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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The Picture Set by Mr. Laws (‘How, Chloris, can I e'er believe’)

First published (in two versions, the second ‘Set by Mr. Laws’) in Poems (1689), pp. 9-10, 344-5. Beresford, pp. 122-3.

CnC 101

Copy, headed ‘The Picture: set by Mr Laws’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 143-4.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 7-8.

CnC 102

Copy of the first stanza, in a musical setting by Henry Lawes.

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

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

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

This MS discussed, with a facsimile, in Willa McClung Evans, ‘Henry Lawes and Charles Cotton’, PMLA, 53 (1938), 724-9.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 277.

Q. Cicero de Mulierum levitate. Translat. (‘Commit a Ship unto the Wind’)

First published (two texts) in Poems (1689), pp. 296, 614-15.

See also Introduction.

CnC 103

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

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CnC 104

Four more lines (beginning ‘They are all treacherous in their love’) added in MS to the printed text.

In: the MS described under CnC 22. 18th century?

British Library, 11626. c. 4, p. 296.

The Retreat (‘I am return'd, my Fair, but see’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 356-7. Beresford, p. 163.

CnC 105

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 158-9

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 21-2.

A Rogue (‘Reader, read this Man, than whom’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 428-30. Beresford, pp. 329-30.

CnC 106

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 102-3.

CnC 107

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 140-1.

Scribere jussit Amor. Ad Candidum Scriptorem (‘Ut tibi versiculos recito, tu, Candide, scribis’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 338. Beresford, p. 285.

*CnC 108

Autograph copy of a version headed ‘| Otiantis Opera | Scribere jussit Amor | Ad amicum scriptorem’ and here beginning ‘Ut tibi versiculos recito, Tu Posthume, scribis’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Nicolas (1836), I, cxcvi. Reprinted thence in Beresford, p. 413. Facsimile in Parks, p. 24 (and identified as autograph, pp. 22-3).

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 4.

The Separation (‘I ghess'd none wretched in his love’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 346-7. Beresford, pp. 147-8.

CnC 109

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 156-7.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 10-11.

The Sleeper (‘What a strange lump of Laziness here lies’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 357-9. Beresford, pp. 327-8.

CnC 110

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 23-4.

Song (‘Join once again, my Celia, join’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 391-2. Beresford, pp. 168-9.

CnC 111

Copy, headed ‘Son[g deleted]net’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 85.

Song (‘Pre'thee, why so angry, Sweet?’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 361-2. Beresford, pp. 165-6.

CnC 112

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 193.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 27-8.

Song. Montross (‘Ask not, why sorrow shades my brow’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 360-1. Beresford, pp. 164-5.

CnC 113

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 26-7.

Song. Set by Mr. Coleman (‘Bring back my Comfort, and return’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 370-1. Beresford, pp. 127-8.

CnC 114

Copy, headed ‘Song: set by Mr Coleman’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 145.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 37-9.

CnC 114.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Edward Coleman, inscribed in a printed exemplum of Select Ayres and Dialogues for One, Two, and Three Voyces (London, 1659).

In: A folio composite music book, comprising (A) three printed works by Henry Lawes and others (1655-9), with MS additions, together with (B) 32 MS leaves of vocal music (plus stubs of eight excised leaves), in a single hand, bound together in brown leather. Owned by, and the MS pages in the hand of, the Rev. John Patrick (1632-95), religious controversialist. c.1660s.

Bookplate of Charles Barlow (fl.1720s-30s), of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Leo Liepmannssohn's sale catalogue 183 (1913), item 183 (possibly from MSS purchased in 1907 by James E. Matthew). Library stamp of the Königliche Bibliothek (now Preussische Staatsbibliothek), Berlin. Moved to Kraków in 1946.

Discussed, with various facsimile examples, in H. Diack Johnstone, ‘Ayres and Arias: A Hitherto Unknown Seventeenth-Century English Songbook’, Early Music History, 16 (1997), 167-201, and in Richard Charteris, ‘A Newly Discovered Songbook in Poland with Works by Henry Lawes and his Contemporaries’, EMS, 8 (2000), 225-79.

Edited from this MS in Charteris, p. 271.

Biblioteka Jagiellonska, Kraków, Poland, Mus. ant. pract. P 970, A. p. 89.

CnC 115

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘by Dr Coleman’.

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

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 22r.

CnC 116

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. 73v-4r.

CnC 117

Copy, in a musical setting by Edward Coleman, among the appended Italian songs.

In: MS transcript of the first printed edition (Aberdeen, 1662) of John Forbes, Cantus, Songs and Fancies. c.1662.

In the Atholl Collection of Music, assembled by Lady Dorothea Stewart-Murray (1866-1937), daughter of John Stewart-Murray (1840-1917), seventh Duke of Atholl. Formerly in the Sandeman Library, Perth.

A K Bell Library, Perth, N16, [no item number].

CnC 117.5

Copy, untitled.

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

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

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

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, p. [xxiii].

Song. Set by Mr. Coleman (‘See, how like Twilight Slumber falls’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 353-4. Beresford, p. 128.

CnC 118

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet: set by Mr Coleman’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 17-18.

Song. Set by Mr. Coleman (‘Why, Dearest, should'st thou weep, when I relate’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 341. Beresford, pp. 126-7.

CnC 119

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 6-7.

Stances de Monsieur Theophile (‘When thy nak'd Arm thou see'st me kiss’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 542-4.

CnC 120

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 49-51.

Summer (‘Looke out! look out! I heare noe noise’)

Unpublished (complete). Stanzas 1 and 31 published in John Sleigh, ‘Charles Cotton, the Angler-Poet’, N&Q, 4th Ser. 6 (10 September 1870), 208. Stanzas 1-3 published in The Valiant Knight: or, The Legend of Sr. Peregrine, [ed. Alfred Wallis] (privately printed, 1888), p. 16.

CnC 121

Copy of stanzas 1-3, headed ‘Summer Quatraines’, followed by the number ‘4’ (as if to begin the fourth stanza) and then a blank.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Wallis and in Buxton, p. 24.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 245.

CnC 122

Copy of the complete poem in 53 stanzas, on unspecified pages.

In: Family archives of an old hall in the Derbyshire Peak District, discovered c.1870. Late 17th century.

This MS briefly described (probably erroneously, as ‘holograph’), and stanzas 1 and 31 edited, in John Sleigh ‘Charles Cotton, the Angler-Poet’, N&Q, 4th Ser. 6 (10 September 1870), 208 (and see brief further comments by Llewelynn Jewitt, 8 October 1870, p. 311). Recorded in Beresford, p. 32; in Buxton, p. 263, and in Parks, p. 31.

Untraced, [Sleigh MSS], [unnumbered item].

The Surprize (‘On a clear River's flow'ry side’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 392-5. Beresford, pp. 169-71.

CnC 123

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 180-2.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 52-5.

Taking Leave of Chloris (‘She sighs. as if she would restore’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 440-2. Beresford, pp. 133-4.

CnC 124

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 147-8.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 146-7.

The Tempest (‘Standing upon the Margent of the main’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 474-6. Beresford, pp. 68-9.

CnC 125

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 167.

To Caelia. Ode (‘When Caelia must my old Days set’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 471-2. Beresford, pp. 132-3.

CnC 126

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, p. 192.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 164-5.

To Caelia's Ague. Ode (‘Hence, fond Disease, I say forbear’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 418-20. Beresford, pp. 175-7.

CnC 127

Copy, the heading in another hand.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 198-9.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 127-9.

To Charinus, an ugly Womans Husband. Epig. out of Johannes Secundus (‘Charinus, 'twas my hap of late’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 546.

CnC 128

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 64.

To Chloris. Ode (‘Farewel, My Sweet, until I come’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 439-40. Beresford, pp. 184-5.

CnC 129

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 148-9.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 145-6.

To Cupid. Ode (‘Fond Love, deliver up thy Bow’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 472-4. Beresford, pp. 149-50.

CnC 130

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 187-8.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 165-6.

To Maecenas (‘To thee, Oh Knight of Sol's round table’)

First published in Beresford (1923), p. 403.

CnC 131

Copy, subscribed ‘Tuus dum suus Dogrillius Maro’. On a flyleaf in a printed exemplum of Cotton's Scarronides, or the First Book of Virgil Travestie (London, 1664), octavo, in calf. Late 17th century.

Inscribed on the flyleaf ‘Elis Pagett 1682’. Owned in 1921 by the playwright John Drinkwater (1882-1937) and in 1926 by E.M. Cox.

Edited from this MS in Beresford (where it is erroneously described as autograph). Facsimile in Parks, p. 26 (discussed p. 25).

Harvard, *EC65. C8294. 664sb.

To Mr. Alexander Brome. Epode (‘Now let us drink, and with our nimble Feet’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 511-14. Beresford, pp. 361-3. Buxton, pp. 227-9.

CnC 132

Copy, headed ‘Ad Sodales Epode’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 278-9.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 237-8.

To my Friend Mr. John Anderson. From the Countrey (‘You that the City Life embrace’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 376-80. Beresford, pp. 110-13.

CnC 133

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 45-8.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 44-9.

To my friend Mr. Lely, on his Picture of the Excellently Virtuous Lady, the Lady Isabella Thynn (‘Nature, and Art are here at strife’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 436-8. Beresford, pp. 275-6.

CnC 134

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 109-12.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 143-5.

To Poet E[dmund]. W[aller]. Occasion'd for his Writing a Panegyric on Oliver Cromwell (‘From whence, vile Poet, did'st thou glean the Wit’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 483-5. Beresford, pp. 276-7.

CnC 135

Copy, headed ‘To Poet E:W:’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 113-14.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 172-3.

To Sir William Davenant (‘Oh happy fire! whose heat can thus controul’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 374-6. Beresford, pp. 273-4.

CnC 136

Copy, headed ‘To Sr William Davenant. [In answer to the Seventh Canto of the third book of his Gondibert directed to my ffather added in a different ink]’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 110-12.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 41-3.

To some Great Ones. Epigram (‘Poets are great Mens Trumpets, Poets fein’)

First published in Poems (1689), p. 480. Beresford, p. 286.

CnC 137

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 170.

To the Memory of my worthy Friend Colonel Richard Lovelace (‘To pay my Love to thee, and pay it so’)

First published in ‘Elegies Sacred to the Memory of the Author’ appended to Richard Lovelace, Lucasta, Posthume Poems (London, 1660). Poems (1689), pp. 481-3. Beresford, pp. 240-1.

CnC 138

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 112-13.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 171-2.

The Token (‘Well, cruel Mistress, though you'r too unkind’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 359-60. Beresford, pp. 163-4.

CnC 139

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 159-60.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 24-6.

A Valediction (‘I go, I go, Perfidious Maid’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 420-4. Beresford, pp. 177-80.

CnC 140

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 200-2.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 130-5.

The Valiant Knight: or, the Legend of Sr Peregrine (‘Listen yong lordlings with attention’)

First published London, 1663. The Valiant Knight: or, The Legend of Sr. Peregrine…Now first printed from an original manuscript in the autograph of Charles Cotton, [ed. Alfred Wallis] (privately printed, 1888), pp. 5-13.

CnC 141

Copy, headed ‘Sr Peregrines Travells or ye legend of Sr Peregrine’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Wallis.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 217-23.

The Visit (‘Dark was the silent shade, that hid’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 395-7. Beresford, pp. 171-2.

CnC 142

Copy in: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 182-4.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 58-61.

A Voyage to Ireland in Burlesque (‘The Lives of frail men are compar'd by the Sages’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 168-98. Beresford, pp. 293-309.

CnC 143

Copy, on 23 octavo pages, bound with an exemplum of Cotton's Scarronides (London, 1700). Early 18th century.

Derby Central Library, 611.

Winter (‘Hark, hark, I hear the North Wind road’)

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 640-56. Beresford, pp. 59-68.

CnC 144

Copy, headed ‘Winter. Quatraines’, subscribed ‘Finis Vivat Poeta. Jan. 14 1666’.

In: the MS described under CnC 1. c.1651-66 [with later additions].

Edited from this MS in Buxton, pp. 13-23.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, pp. 241-4.

CnC 145

Copy, headed ‘Wintta Quadrains’, subscribed possibly in a different hand ‘Ch. Cotton’, on 9 pages.

In: the MS described under CnC 122. Late 17th century.

This MS briefly described (probably erroneously, as ‘holograph’) and quoted in John Sleigh, ‘Charles Cotton, the Angler-Poet’, N&Q, 4th Ser. 6 (10 September 1870), 208 (and see brief further comments by Llewelynn Jewitt, 8 October 1870, p. 311).

Complete engraved facsimile in W. Bemrose, ‘Winter. A Poem by Charles Cotton’, Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 4 (1882), 179-88. Recorded in Beresford, p. 32; in Buxton, p. 263; and in Parks, pp. 23-4, 31.

Untraced, [Sleigh MSS], [unnumbered item].

Prose

A Panegyrick to the King's most excellent Majesty

First published in London, 1660.

CnC 146

Extracts, headed ‘Panegyric to ye K. Ch. 2. by Ch. Cotton’, on three pages of two tipped-in conjugate octavo leaves.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in six chiefly professional hands, 124 leaves (plus numerous blanks) and including, ff. 123r-4r, two tipped-in octavo leaves, in modern half red crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1710.

British Library, Harley MS 6914, ff. 123r-4r.

Letters

Letter(s)

CnC 147

Letter, probably autograph and signed by Cotton, to [John Ferrers] (‘Noble Cosen’), [from Beresford], 18 February [1657]. This letter was transcribed in the 19th century in the selective transcript of the Derby MS now in Derby Central Library (8469) (see above). The transcriber notes: ‘The preceding Letter in Cotton's own handwriting was sent me by J. E. Blake Esq. 14. Essex Street Strand, (in the year 1834) who inserted it as an illustration in his Copy of the Compleat Angler by Walton & Cotton. He discovered both that & the Answer, in searching among ancient Deeds belonging to the late Marquis of Townshend [descendant of the Ferrers family], which were brought from Tamworth Castle’. The text of this transcript is given in Turner, pp. 70-1. 1647.

Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 30 October 1950 (Oliver R. Barrett sale), lot 274.

This letter was transcribed in the 19th century in the selective transcript of the Derby MS now in Derby Central Library (8469). The copyist notes: ‘The preceding Letter in Cotton's own handwriting was sent me by J. E. Blake Esq. 14. Essex Street Strand, (in the year 1834) who inserted it as an illustration in his Copy of the Compleat Angler by Walton & Cotton. He discovered both that & the Answer, in searching among ancient Deeds belonging to the late Marquis of Townshend [descendant of the Ferrers family], which were brought from Tamworth Castle’. The text of this transcript is given in Turner, pp. 70-1

Untraced, [Cotton letter (I)].

CnC 148

Copy of a letter by Cotton, to Philip Kynder, in Kynder's hand, [from Beresford], 10 July 1662. 1662.

In: A folio miscellany of tracts, letters and verse, written over a period, 210 leaves. Compiled by one Philip Kynder (b.1597). c.1620s-50s.

Edited in Turner, p. 78.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 788, f. 52v.

CnC 149

Copy of a letter by Cotton, to Philip Kynder, in Knyder's hand, [from Beresford], 8 November 1662. 1662.

In: the MS described under CnC 148. c.1620s-50s.

Edited in Turner, p. 79.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 788, f. 190r.

CnC 150

Letter by Cotton, to Izaak Walton, date unknown. Mid-late 17th century.

Once owned by Samuel Bagster, who wrote to Sir Henry Ellis about it on 25 October 1848, enclosing a rough transcript (see Parks, pp. 30-1). He described it as being ‘in perfect preservation’ and as having on the back ‘a page of a sermon in the handwriting of Mr. Walton Junr’. Bagster's letter to Ellis is now in the British Library (among Ellis's collections relating to his edition of The Complete Angler: Add. MS 41313, ff. 67-8v), but without the transcript of Cotton's letter originally accompanying it. The letter might, conceivably be the original of his well-known letter to Walton of 10 March 1675/6, which prefaces Part II of The Compleat Angler (5th edition, London, 1676) (see Nicolas, II, 323-4).

Untraced, [Cotton letter(II)].

Documents

Document(s)

*CnC 151

A formal deposition signed by Charles Cotton and Thomas Nedham, as witnesses to a violent quarrel between Henry Banastre and Major Robert Caliott, 23 April 1666. 1666.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/120/195.

*CnC 152

A title deed signed by Cotton, concerning the sale by him and by Arthur and William Stanhope of some 121 acres of property to Joseph Woodhouse of Wollescote, 11-12 October 1666. 1666.

A facsimile of the signature appears in Parks, p. 19.

Derbyshire Record Office, D 117/T 1-2.

CnC 153

A note, in an unidentified hand, listing titles of three books which ‘Charles Cotton Esquire borrowed of Wm Hardestee’, on a single octavo page. The three books listed are ‘Campanella's Grammar Logick, Rhetorick, Historice, Poeticae, &c.’, ‘Julius Caesar Scaliger's Poetice’, and ‘Isaaci Vossij de viribus Rhythmi & Metri’. Late 17th century.

Acquired in 2005 from Christopher Edwards, bookseller.

Folger, MS X.d.570.

Printed Exempla of Works by Cotton Inscribed by him

Cotton, Charles. The Commentaries of the Messire Blaize de Montluc [trans. from Blaise de Lasseran-Massencome, Seigneur de Montluc] (London, 1674)

*CnC 154

Inscribed by Cotton to his ‘cousin’ Port. c.1674.

Recorded in Dust, p. 22.

Harvard, *fEC65. C8294.674m.

Cotton, Charles. Essays of Michael, Seigneur de Montaigne (London, 1685-6)

*CnC 155

An exemplum inscribed by Cotton to Thomas West.

Lilly's sale catalogue, 1881, item ‘Montaigne’.

Untraced, [Cotton/Montaigne].

Cotton, Charles. The History of the Life of the Duke of Espernon [trans. from Guillaume Girard] (London, 1670)

*CnC 156

An exemplum inscribed by Cotton to Captain Colles c.1670.

Recorded in Dust, p. 21, and in Parks, p. 15.

Derby Central Library, 830.

*CnC 157

An exemplum inscribed on a flyleaf by Cotton to Colonel Wodcastle. c.1670.

‘Gift of J. Ogden Bulkley’.

Facsimile of the inscription in Parks, p. 17.

Yale, BO48.Ep2.*G446.Copy 1.

*CnC 158

An exemplum inscribed on the verso of the title-page by Cotton to Charles Agard. c.1670.

Facsimile of the inscription in Parks, p. 17.

Yale, BO48.Ep2.*G446.Copy 2.

Cotton, Charles. Scarronides

*CnC 158.5

An exemplum of the printed London edition of 1670, inscribed by Cotton to Robert Vaughan. c.1670.

Formerly in Derby Central Library, but now untraced.

Recorded in Turner, p. 347, and thence in Dust, p. 21.

Untraced, [Cotton/Scarronides].

*CnC 159

A printed exemplum of 1678, inscribed by Cotton ‘For my deare friend Mr. [William] Whyte from His very humble Servant, Charles Cotton’. Later owned by William Pickering (1996-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 7 August 1854, lot 1030, to Cotton. c.1678.

Facsimile of the inscription in Parks, p. 16.

Derby Central Library, 550.

Cotton, Charles. The Wonders of the Peake (London, 1681)

See WtI 146.

Cotton, Charles. The Wonders of the Peake (London, 1683)

*CnC 159.5

An exemplum inscribed by Cotton to William (‘Gui.’) Wakefield, 1686. 1686.

Sotheby's, 20 December 1838 (H. S. Cotton sale), lot 74, to Pickering.

Recorded in Parks, p. 31.

Untraced, [Cotton/Wonders].

Detached Presentation Inscriptions

Inscription(s)

*CnC 160

A leaf inscribed by Cotton to Mr. Goodread, probably extracted from an exemplum of Cotton's The History of the Life of the Duke of Espernon (London, 1670). c.1670.

In: A folio guardbook of separate state papers, in various hands, 271 leaves (but some removed to MS Tanner 89*).

Recorded in Parks, p. 15.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 89, f. 220r.

*CnC 160.5

A folio page inscribed by Cotton ‘Present this to the honor'd Colonell Beaumont from the humblest of his servants Charles Cotton’. Mid-late 17th century.

Puttick & Simpson, 9 December 1857, lot 435, to Smith.

Untraced, [Cotton inscription].

*CnC 161

A slip of paper inscribed by Cotton ‘present this To the honored Mr Byron. from the humblest of his servants Charles Cotton’. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osb MSS File 44.24.

*CnC 162

A frontispiece engraving of the Duc d'Espernon, evidently extracted from an exemplum of Cotton's The History of the Life of the Duke of Espernon (London, 1670), inscribed on the verso by Cotton to Thomas Orme. c.1670.

Facsimile of the inscription in Parks, p. 16.

Yale, Osborn MSS File 3743.

*CnC 163

A leaf inscribed by Cotton to his ‘honored Cosen Port’, glued down on a flyleaf in a printed exemplum of Cotton's Poems (1689). Late 17th century.

Later owned by Major C.H. Simpson. Sotheby's, 15 March 1916, lot 86. Bookplates of Louis H. Silver and Hugh Perkins. Maggs's sale catalogue No. 937 (Autumn 1971), item 23.

Facsimile of the inscription in Parks, p. 14.

Yale, Osborn pb 99.

Books from Cotton's Library

[Aleman, Mateo]. The Rogue: or, The Life of Guzman de Alfarache, [trans. James Mabbe] (Oxford, 1630)

*CnC 164

An exemplum signed by Cotton on the title-page and at the end and also by Catherine Cotton (‘given me by my deare father’). Late 17th century.

Later in the library of John Buxton (1912-89), Reader in English Literature, Oxford University. Phillip J. Pirages's sale catalogue (1988), item 166.

Untraced, [Cotton/Aleman].

Amyraut, Moyse. La Vie de Francois, Seigneur de la Nouë, dit Bras-de-Fer (Leiden, 1661)

*CnC 165

A printed exemplum signed by Cotton. Late 17th century.

Later owned by G. M. Smith. Puttick & Simpson, 30 July 1849, lot 357, and 30 January 1850, lot 275.

Untraced, [Cotton/Amyraut].

Beaumont. Francis, and Fletcher, John. Fifty Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1679)

*CnC 166

An exemplum with Cotton's ‘Autograph and MS corrections’. c.1679.

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue (1836), part ii, item 3674.

Untraced, [Cotton/B&F].

La Bible qui est Toute la Saincte Escriture du Vieil et du Nouveau Testament (Geneva, 1608)

*CnC 167

An exemplum inscribed ‘This booke was given me by my very deare friend Mr Izaak Walton. August ye 22d 1663. Charles Cotton’. c.1663.

Unidentified sale catalogue, 1911.

Untraced, [Cotton/Bible].

Brathwait (Richard). A Comment upon the Two Tales of…Sr Jeffray Chaucer…the Miller's Tale, and the Wife of Bath (London, 1665)

*CnC 168

An exemplum with ‘Autograph of Charles Cotton…at the end’. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 3 March 1845, lot 681, to ‘Anderton’ [i.e. J. L. Anderdon].

Untraced, [Cotton/Brathwait].

Burbury, John [translator]. The History of the Sacred and Royal Majesty of Christina Alessandra, Queen of Swedland (London, 1658)

*CnC 169

An exemplum signed by Cotton on the title-page. Late 17th century.

Burbury (John) [translator], The History of the Sacred and Royal Majesty of Christina Alessandra, Queen of Swedland (London, 1658), signed by Cotton on the title-page (Derby Central Library, 6221).

Recorded in Chapple, p. 230, and in Dust, p. 21.

Derby Central Library, 6221.

Caius, John. Assertio antiquitatis Oxoniensis Academiae (London, [1574])

CnC 170

Cotton's alleged exemplum. Mid-late 17th century.

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue (1839), item 3628.

Untraced, [Cotton/Caius].

Cleveland, John. John Cleveland Revived (London, 1659)

*CnC 171

An exemplum with ‘autograph of Charles Cotton’. Late 17th century.

Undated sale catalogue of Joseph Lilly (d.1870), ‘Bibliotheca curiosa’, p. 26. In the library of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Sotheby's, 12 March 1891 (Crawford sale), lot 772, to Pickering.

Recorded in W.C. Hazlitt, ‘Three Book-Collectors’, The Antiquary, 37 (1901), 88-9; in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 20; and in Parks, p. 29.

Untraced, [Cotton/Cleveland].

Cotgrave, Randle. Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues (London, 1650)

*CnC 172

An exemplum signed by Cotton on the fly-leaf and copiously annotated throughout. Mid-late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 7 July 1845, lot 358, to Cotton.

Recorded by W.C. Hazlitt in N&Q, 2nd Ser. 11 (13 April 1861), 286, and in The Antiquary, 37 (1901), 89. Also recorded in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 20; and in Parks, pp. 15, 29.

Untraced, [Cotton/Cotgrave].

Davenant, Sir William. Gondibert (London, 1651)

*CnC 173

An exemplum inscribed by Davenant, on 19 December 1651, to ‘Charles Cotton Esquire’ [i.e. the Elder, d.1658] and probably retained by Cotton the poet, who wrote verses to Davenant relating to this work.

Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 14 June 1979 (Houghton sale), lot 161, to Borg.

Discussed in Alvin I. Dust, ‘The Seventh and Last Canto of Gondibert and Two Dedicatory Poems’, JEGP, 60 (1961), 282-5.

Untraced, [Cotton/Davenant].

Davenant, Sir William. The Seventh and Last Canto of the Third Book of Gondibert (London, 1685)

CnC 174

An exemplum of the printed octavo edition of 1651, bound with an exemplum of The Seventh and Last Canto of the Third Book of Gondibert (1685), which is dedicated to Charles Cotton, the last page of the first item bearing a MS memorandum to Cotton in a cursive hand, probably made by the publisher, commenting on the unpardonable mistakes in the printing of the work (where the printer ‘hath printed nonsense’) and in Cotton's commendatory poem in the second item. A composite volume that may have belonged to Cotton and evidently has some connection with him. It is not certain, however, that the MS memorandum relates to this exemplum of the 1685 edition, since it refers to MS corrections in all seven stanzas of Cotton's poem and in seventeen stanzas of Davenant's poem which do not correspond with corrections made there. c.1685.

Bookplate (in first item) of ‘Samuel Chandler Gent.’, and book-label of ‘M. J. Naylor, D.D.’ Item 73 in an unidentified sale catalogue and item 251 in a Pickering & Chatto catalogue.

Discussed in James G. McManaway, ‘The “Lost” Canto of Gondibert’, MLQ, 1 (1940), 63-78 (pp. 65-6).

Folger, D326 copy 2.

Davenant, Sir William. The Works of Sr William D'avenant Kt (London, 1673)

*CnC 175

An exemplum signed by Cotton on the title-page (now partly erased). Late 17th century.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, R16270.

Davies, Sir John, A Discoverie of the State of Ireland ([London], 1613)

*CnC 176

An exemplum ‘with the autograph signature of Charles Cotton, the angler’. Mid-late 17th century.

Later owned by John Dunn Gardner, MP (1811-1903). Sotheby's, 8 July 1854 (Gardner sale), lot 622, to Lilly.

Untraced, [Cotton/Davies].

Degge, Sir Simon. The Parson's Counsellor (London, 1676)

*CnC 177

A printed exemplum signed by Cotton on the title-page and with an ‘Ex Dono Authoris’ inscription.

Recorded in Chapple, p. 230; in Dust, p. 21; and in Parks, p. 15.

Derby Central Library, 278.

A Dictionary of the French and Latin Languages

*CnC 178

An exemplum allegedly ‘having on the title an autograph of one of the family of Cromwell, Earl of Ardglass, whose widow became Cotton's second wife; and on the fly-leaf the following presentation in Cotton's handwriting “Liber Thomae Suttoni Donum Caroli Cottoni Arm.”’. and Mid-late 17th century.

Later owned by Thomas Bateman (1821-61).

Recorded by Bateman in ‘Notes on a Few of the Old Libraries of Derbyshire, and their existing Remains’, The Reliquary, 1 (January 1861), 167-74 (p. 169). Also recorded in Turner, p. 445, et seq.; in Dust, p. 20; and in Parks, p. 31.

Untraced, [Cotton Dictionary.

Fanshawe, Sir Richard. Il Pastor Fido; the Faithfull Shepheard…with…divers other poems [trans. from Giovanni Battista Guarini] (London, 1647-8)

*CnC 179

A page bearing Cotton's autograph signature, now detached but originally the last page of Cotton's printed exemplum of this work (now untraced).

The volume was owned in 1868 (and the inscribed leaf extracted) by Joseph Henry Shorthouse (1834-1903), novelist. Mid-late 17th century.

In: A file of miscellaneous autograph signatures.

Recorded by Shorthouse in ‘Charles Cotton the Angler, and Sir Richard Fanshawe’, N&Q, 4th Ser. 1 (15 February 1868), 146. Also recorded in Dust, p. 22, and in Parks, p. 15.

Harvard, Autograph File, [unnumbered item].

Fanshawe, Sir Richard. The Lusiad, or, Portugals Historicall Poem [trans. from Luis de Camoens] (London, 1655)

*CnC 180

An exemplum inscribed by Fanshawe to Cotton. Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 15 November 1978, lot 44, with a facsimile of the inscription in the sale catalogue. c.1655.

Untraced, [Cotton/Fanshawe].

Flecknoe, Richard. Aenigmatical Characters (London, 1665)

*CnC 181

An exemplum signed on the last page by Cotton and on the title-page by Catherine Cotton. Late 17th century.

Later owned by the Rev. John Mitford (1781-1859), literary scholar. Sotheby's, 24 April 1860, lot 1366.

Recorded in Turner, p. 445 et seq., and in Parks, pp. 15, 32.

Derby Central Library, 283.

Inglis, Esther. Argumenta in Librum Geneseos Esthere Inglis manu exarata Londini 1606

See InE 12.

Josephus, Flavius. the Famous and Memorable Works of Josephus [trans. Thomas Lodge] (London, 1655-6)

*CnC 182

An exemplum signed on the title-page by Cotton and also by his daughter Catherine (‘Catherine Cotton. given mee by my Deare Father’). Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed later ‘Joa. Beresford’.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, Lt. q JOS.

Léry, Jean de. Histoire d'un voyage faict en la terre du Brésil (Geneva, 1580)

*CnC 183

An exemplum signed by Cotton on the title-page. Mid-late 17th century.

Recorded in Parks, p. 15.

Yale, 1977.1079.

[Lloyd, David]. The States-Men and Favourites of England (London, 1665)

*CnC 184

An exemplum with ‘Autograph of Charles Cotton on Title’. Late 17th century.

Later owned by John Gerard Heckscher (1837-1908), New York book collector. Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, New York, 2-5 February 1909 (Heckscher sale), lot 514.

Recorded in Parks, p. 32.

Untraced, [Cotton/Lloyd].

Malherbe, François de. Recueil des plus beaux vers (Paris, 1638)

*CnC 185

An exemplum inscribed by Cotton ‘This booke was given mee by Mr Izack Walton, August ye 22th 1668. Charles Cotton’. c.1668.

Facsimile of the inscription in Parks, p. 19.

Yale, Osborn pb 87.

Mendes Pinto, Fernando. Les voyages…traduicts…par…B. Figuier (Paris, 1628)

*CnC 186

An exemplum with ‘autograph of Charles Cotton …at p. 1193’. Mid-late 17th century.

Edward Jeans sale catalogue, Norwich, 1860, item 3730. Puttick & Simpson, 11 June 1863, lot 1301, to Lonsdale.

Untraced, [Cotton/Pinto].

More, Cresacre. The Life and Death of Sir Thomas Moore [Douai, c.1626]

*CnC 187

An exemplum with ‘autograph signatures of Charles Cotton at the beginning and end, and of his daughter Katherine upon the title’.

Later owned by Thomas Bateman (1821-61). Sotheby's, 25 May 1893, lot 1346, to Kender.

Recorded by Bateman in ‘Notes on a Few of the Old Libraries of Derbyshire, and their existing Remains’, The Reliquary, 1 (January 1861), 167-74 (p. 169). Recorded in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 21; and in Parks, p. 32.

Untraced, [Cotton/More].

Plutarch. Lives [trans. by Thomas North] (London, 1656-7)

*CnC 188

An exemplum signed on the title-page by Cotton and by Catherine Cotton (‘given mee by my Deare father’). Late 17th century.

Inscribed in 1725 by John Beresford.

Recorded in Turner, p. 138.

William Salt Library, Stafford, [no shelfmark].

Quarles, Francis. Divine Fancies (London, 1660)

*CnC 189

A printed exemplum signed by Cotton on a flyleaf. Late 17th century.

Bookplate of William, third Lord Byron. Inscribed by one J. Lee.

Recorded by W. C. Hazlitt in The Antiquary, 37 (1901), 89. Also recorded in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 21; and in Parks, p. 32.

Yale, Ij C829.Zz660g.

Randolph, Thomas. Poems, 5th edition (London, 1664)

*CnC 190

An exemplum signed ‘Charles Cotton’ on the title-page. c.1664.

Inscribed ‘M Tilz Bodley Bookshop 1946.’

Recorded in Parks, p. 15.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, *PR2336.R3 A1.1664.

Rea, John. Flora: seu, De Florum Cultura. Or, A Compete Florilege (London, 1665)

*CnC 191

An exemplum signed by Cotton, with a six-line poem on the flyleaf in another hand. Late 17th century.

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 937 (Autumn 1971), item 24.

Untraced, [Cotton/Rea].

Recueil de diverses pièces (Cologne, 1563)

*CnC 192

An exemplum signed by Cotton, 1660. 1660.

Recorded in Parks, pp. 15, 35.

Yale, Ij C829.Zz663t.

Sandys, George. Christ's Passion [trans. from Hugo Grotius] (London, 1640)

*CnC 193

An exemplum with ‘the autograph’ on the title-page ‘Charles Cotton ex dono Richardi Marriot, Bibl.’ Mid-late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 20 December 1838 (H.S. Cotton sale), lot 84, to [J.L.] Anderdon.

Recorded in Parks, p. 32.

Untraced, [Cotton/Sandys].

Scudamore, James. Homer a la Mode (London, 1665)

*CnC 194

An exemplum signed at the end by Cotton, 1674. 1674.

Recorded in Dust, p. 21, and in Parks, p. 15.

Harvard, *EC65.Scu225.664ha.

Spenser, Edmund. The Faerie Queen…with the other Works (London, 1617)

*CnC 195

An exemplum with Cotton's autograph marginalia on seventeen pages in Books I and II between pp. 1 and 94, given by him to his youngest daughter Olive (‘Olivia’).

Inscribed ‘Mary Stanhopes book given me by my father Dr Stanhope dean of Canterbury In the year 1704 January ye 24th: given him by my mother given her by her father Charles Cotton of Beresford in the County of Stafford Esqr’. Bookplate of John Glymn Childs. Sotheby's, 7 April 1981, lot 373, to P. J. Croft. Sotheby's, 18 December 1985, lot 8, to Theodore Hofmann.

A facsimile example in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

Yale, Osborn pb 107.

Stapleton, Sir Robert. De Bello Belgico. The History of the Low-countrey Warres...by Faminianus Strada; in English by Sr. Rob. Stapylton Kt (London, 1650)

*CnC 196

A folio volume in contemporary calf (rebacked), signed on the title-page ‘Charles Cotton’ and ‘Catherine Cotton 1682’. c.1650-82.

Also inscribed on flyleaves ‘Philip Barnes Ejus Liber 1721’ and ‘William Barnes’.

Recorded in Parks, p. 15.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, *PR3699.S9Z4d.

Suetonius Tranquillus, Caius. Le vite dei dieci imperatori [trans. by Mambrino Roseo] (Venice, 1544)

*CnC 197

Signed by Cotton on the title-page and inscribed by him on a flyleaf ‘Ex dono honorabilissimi Philippi Comitis de Chesterfeild’. Mid-late 17th century.

Recorded by W.C. Hazlitt in The Antiquary, 37 (1901), 89. Also recorded in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 20; and in Parks, p. 32.

Derby Central Library, 275.

Tate, Nahum. Poems (London, 1677)

CnC 198

Cotton's exemplum. Late 17th century.

Recorded by W.C. Hazlitt in his annotated exemplum of his own A Roll of Honour (London, 1908) in the British Library (Cup. 410. g. 343), p. 49.

Untraced, [Cotton/Tate].

Taylor, John. All the Workes of Iohn Taylor the Water-Poet (London, 1630)

*CnC 199

An exemplum signed on the title-page by Charles Cotton, by his son Beresford, and by his eldest daughter Jane, and on the lower flyleaf by his youngest daughter Olive (‘Olivia’). Mid-late 17th century.

Recorded as ‘From the library of the Marquis of Hastings’. Once owned by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector. Sotheby's, 8 July 1919 (Huth sale), lot 7240, to F. Edwards. Sotheby's, 24 February 2000, lot 21, to Christopher Edwards, with a facsimile of the inscribed title-page in the sale catalogue.

Recorded in W.C. Hazlitt, Confessions of a Collector (London, 1897), p. 105; in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 21; and in Parks, p. 33.

Untraced, [Cotton/Taylor].

Vere, Sir Francis. Commentaries (1657)

CnC 200

A printed exemplum, inscribed by Cotton.

Willis & Sotheran's sale catalogue for 1859, item 8940.

Untraced, [Cotton/Vere].

Walton, Izaak. The Compleat Angler, 3rd edition (London, 1661)

CnC 201

A printed exemplum inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Catherine Cotton. given mee by my Dearest Father’ and ‘Given mee T: Prise. by her Father, Ingenious Mr: Charles Cotton: 1687’. c.1661-87.

Sotheby's, 15 February 1932, lot 423, to Pickering, with a facsimile of the inscriptions in the sale catalogue. Bookplates of E. M. Cox and Samuel Lambert.

Yale, Ij W175 661 copy 2.

Walton, Izaak. The Life of Mr. Richard Hooker (London, 1665)

*CnC 202

An exemplum which ‘supposedly belonged to…Charles Cotton. On pages 7 and 107 are marginal notes in Cotton's own hand’. Late 17th century.

Charles W. Traylen's sale catalogue No. 90 (1980), item 254.

Recorded in Parks, p. 33.

Untraced, [Cotton/Walton (I)].

Walton, Izaak. The Lives ofDr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, 4th edition (London, 1675)

CnC 203

A printed exemplum inscribed by Catherine Cotton as having been given to her by her father. c.1675.

Later owned by William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 12 August 1854 (Pickering sale), lot 3662, to Lilly.

Untraced, [Cotton/Walton (II)].

Webb, John. A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored (London, 1665)

*CnC 204

An exemplum signed by Cotton on a flyleaf. Late 17th century.

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 735 (1944), item 136.

Untraced, [Cotton/Webb].

Wotton, Sir Henry. A Panegyrick of King Charles (London, 1649)

*CnC 205

A printed exemplum signed by Cotton on a flyleaf. Mid-late 17th century.

Recorded in Samuel A. Allibone, Contributions to a Catalogue of the Lenox Library, No. 7 (New York, 1893), No. 448. Also recorded in Dust, p. 21, and in Parks, p. 33.

New York Public Library, Rare Book Collection, *XC 1649.

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

CnC 206

Copies of letters to Cotton and references to him, including hasty copies of some sixteen letters by Boothby to Cotton, as well as one to Cotton's daughter Catherine. They also include numerous references to the Cotton family and to their neighbours and ‘cousins’, the Fitzherbert family. In four volumes, comprising a diary and three letterbooks, compiled by Sir William Boothby (c.1638-1707), of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, partly in his hand, partly in the hands of secretaries, over 1,1000 octavo and folio pages in all, in calf and vellum. 1676-1688.

Formerly among the Boothby family papers at Fonmon Castle, co. Glamorgan, and on deposit in the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff. Sotheby's, 24 July 1995, lot 29, with facsimile pages in the sale catalogue.

Discussed and partly edited, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, ‘“My Books are the Great Joy of my Life”: Sir William Boothby, Seventeenth-Century Bibliophile’, The Book Collector, 46/3 (Autumn 1997), 350-78; reprinted in The Pleasures of Bibliophily: Fifty Years of The Book Collector, An Anthology (London, 2003), pp. 284-304.

British Library, Add. MSS 71689-71692.