Abraham Cowley (1618/19?–1667)

Verse

English Poems

‘A morninge fayre, as the first lookes of Maye’

‘A vail of thickned Air around them cast’

First published, in the essay ‘Of Obscurity’, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 298.

CoA 1

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in several hands, one professional stylish hand predominating, with (ff. 1r, 2r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 213 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. Including 29 poems by Rochester (plus a second copy of one) and Sodom, as well as apocryphal items. c.1680s.

Once owned by Thomas Fermor (1698-1753), first Earl of Pomfret, of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire. Also used by one James Parks.

Recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe, and selectively collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 212v.

Against Hope (‘Hope, whose weak Being ruin'd is’)

A pair of poems comprising Against Hope by Cowley and the answer For Hope (‘Dear hope! earth's dowry, & heaun's debt!’) by Richard Crashaw, both first published as ‘On Hope, By way of Question and Answer, betweene A. Cowley, and R. Crashaw’ in Crashaw, Steps to the Temple (London, 1646). Published separately as ‘Hope’ and ‘M. Crashaws Answer For Hope’ in Crashaw, Carmen Deo Nostro (Paris, 1652). The Poems…of Richard Crashaw, ed. L. C. Martin, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1957), pp. 143-5 and 344-6.

Cowley's poem only also published separately in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 109-10. Sparrow, pp. 107-8. Collected Works, II, No. 3, pp. 23-5. See also Clarence H. Miller, ‘The Order of Stanzas in Cowley and Crashaw's “On Hope”’, SP, 61 (1964), 64-73.

CoA 2

Copy of the two poems.

In: A quarto verse miscellany entitled A Collection of Verses Fancyes and Poems, Morrall and Devine, in a single hand, i + 180 leaves, (including index), in contemporary calf. Including 15 poems (and a second copy of one poem) by Cowley and 15 poems by Katherine Philips transcribed from a edited source. Early 18th century.

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as ‘Rawlinson MS II’: PsK Δ 7.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 90, ff. 108r-10v.

CoA 3

Copy of the two poems, headed respectively ‘Hope. Nichols Trin. Coll.’ and ‘Answer. Crashaw. Pe. house Camb.’.

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, ff. 68r-9r.

CoA 4

Copy of the two poems, headed respectively ‘Upon Hope’, subscribed ‘Ab: Cowley’ (f. 80r-v), and ‘The Answer’, subscribed ‘Rich: Crashaw’ (ff. 80v-1v).

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in three hands, including eight poems by Randolph (one twice), 102 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. Fols 1r-93v, 95r-100v in the hand of Peter Calfe (1610-67), son of a Dutch merchant in London (whose name is inscribed on a flyleaf: f. 1*); f. 94r-v in an unidentified hand, and ff. 101v-2r in that of Peter Calfe's son, Peter Calfe the Younger (d.1693). c.1650-9.

Later owned by John, Baron Somers (1651-1716), Lord Chancellor, and afterwards by Edward Harley (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford. Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Janu. 6. 1738/9’.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), together with British Library, Harley MS 6917 with which it was once bound, as the ‘Calfe MS’: CwT Δ 18; KiH Δ 9; RnT Δ 4.

This MS collated in Martin.

British Library, Harley MS 6918, ff. 80r-1v.

CoA 5

Extracts from the two poems, comprising lines 51-8, 72, 76, 3-4, here beginning ‘Faire Hop's our earlyer heaven hereby’.

In: A verse miscellany, much of it in shorthand, almost entirely closely written in a small cursive mixed hand, written from both ends, in contemporary calf with initials ‘E H’ in gilt. 16°, 87 leaves (plus two paste-downs); miscellany, including portions of some 42 identifiable English poems by Crashaw, many of the lines here re-arranged in a garbled fashion; compiled by a Cambridge man, possibly a member of Christ's College; probably in a single hand throughout, with variations of style, written from both ends, about thirty pages in shorthand. c.1650s.

Later owned by Edward Hailstone (1818-90) of Walton Hall, near Wakefield, botanist and book collector. Sotheby's 23 April 1891 (Hailstone sale), probably lot 439, to Dobell). Bertram Dobell's sale catalogue No. 103 (June 1902), item 373. Formerly Folger MS 267.1.

Cited in IELM, I.ii, as the Hailstone MS: CrR Δ 6. Crashaw's work selectively collated (cited as Dobell) in Martin and discussed p. lxxxi. Facsimile of f. 22 in Dobell catalogue. The MS discussed by Dobell, in other connections, in ‘Some Unpublished Epigrams by Thomas Fuller’, The Athenaeum (27 April 1901), p. 532, and in ‘An Early Variant of a Shakespeare Sonnet’, The Athenaeum (2 August 1913), p. 112. Compare CrR Δ 8.

Folger, MS V.a.148, f. 32v.

CoA 6

Copy of Cowley's poem only.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in English and Latin, in various hands, 136 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1660.

Inscribed at front and back with the name ‘Edw: Rawstorne’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 209, pp. 85-6.

‘Ah, happy Isle, how art thou chang'd and curst’

First published in The Visions and Prophecies concerning England, Scotland, and Ireland, of Ezekiel Grebner (London, 1661 [i.e. 1660]). Waller, II, 343-5.

CoA 7

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A folio volume of music compiled by Cesare Morelli for Samuel Pepys, 135 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.late 1670s.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 2804, p. 199.

CoA 7.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Morelli.

In: A folio volume of music compiled by Cesare Morelli for the use of Samuel Pepys, 169 leaves, in contemporary black morocco gilt. c.1680-93.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 2591, ff. 53r-6r.

Anacreontiques. I. Love (‘I'll sing of Heroes, and of Kings’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 50. Sparrow, p. 49.

Musical setting by Pietro Reggio published in Songs [London, 1680].

CoA 8

Copy, in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio, untitled.

In: A folio volume of vocal music, probably in a single cursive hand, 190 leaves, in remains of vellum boards within modern half red morocco. c.1682.

Inscribed (f. 1*r) ‘P. Fussell Winton’, ‘Liber Caroli Morgan e Coll Magd Decmo: 6to Die 7bris: Anno Domini 1682’, and ‘Vincent Novello [(1781-1861), music publisher] The gift of his kind friend Wm Patten’.

British Library, Add. MS 33234, f. 19r-v.

CoA 9

Copy in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio, untitled.

In: A tall folio songbook, in two or more cursive hands, written from both ends, with (f. iiir) an index, iv + 99 leaves (including indexes), in 19th-century half green morocco gilt on marbled boards. A formal compilation, ff. 2r-44v in the hand of Henry Bowman (fl.1674-80), composer and copyist; ff. 44v-53v in a second hand; ff. 54r-65r in a third hand; with additions in one or more hands on ff. 99v-66v rev. Late 17th century.

Booklabel of William Hayman Cummings, FSA (1831-1915), singer and musical antiquary. Sotheby's, 17-24 May 1917 (Cummings sale), lot 487.

British Library, Egerton MS 2960, f. 53r-v.

CoA 9.5

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A folio songbook compiled by Cesare Morelli for the use of Samuel Pepys, 113 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1680-93.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 2803, ff. 27r-8v.

CoA 10

Copy, in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio transposed by Morelli.

In: the MS described under CoA 7. c.late 1670s.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 2804, ff. 59r-60v.

Anacreontiques. II. Drinking (‘The thirsty Earth soaks up the Rain’)

First published in Wits Interpreter (London, 1655). Among Miscellanies in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 51. Sparrow, p. 50.

Musical setting by Silas Taylor published in Catch that Catch Can: or the Musical Companion (London, 1667). Setting by Roger Hill published in Select Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1669).

CoA 11

Copy, headed ‘Drinking. Out of Mr Cowley's Anacreontiques’, on a pair of conjugate quarto leaves.

In: A booklet of six folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Among papers of the Earls de Grey, of Wrest Park, Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Record Office, L 31/340, [no item number].

CoA 11.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Sylvanus Taylor.

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.

The lyrics edited from this MS in Charteris, p. 273.

Biblioteka Jagiellonska, Kraków, Poland, Mus. ant. pract. P 970, B. pp. 42-3.

CoA 12

Copy in a musical setting by Charles Coleman, headed ‘A.2 voc: Translate: Anacrons Greek Ode’.

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

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth-Century Songs and Lyrics in Paris Conservatoire MS. Rés. 2489’, MD, 23 (1969), 117-39 (pp. 130-1).

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 2489, p. 310 [f. 31r].

CoA 13

Copy, headed ‘An Anacriontick Ode paraphrasticaly Englished by Mr A Cowley’.

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.

This MS recorded in Jean Loiseau, Abraham Cowley's Reputation in England (Paris, 1931), p. 27, n. 18.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, f. 9v.

CoA 13.5

Copy of a Latin version of Cowley's verses, headed ‘Cowley's paraphrase on Anacreons poem of drinking, turn'd into Latin verse’, beginning ‘Jellas Epotal silibundis faucib Imbrem’.

In: An octavo composite miscellany, with extracts in verse and prose, in various hands, 213 leaves, in quarter-vellum boards. Late 17th century.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘Tho: Hearne. Sept. 1o. M: DCC: IX:’i.e. Collected by 1709 by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), Oxford antiquary.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 260, f. 37r.

CoA 14

Copy, headed ‘A Song by A Cowley’.

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.

This MS (erroneously cited as ‘Rawl. Poet. MS. 4’) recorded in Sparrow, p. 203.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, ff. 106r-105v rev.

CoA 15

Copy, in a musical setting by Charles Coleman, untitled and here beginning ‘The parcht Earth drinkes the Raine’.

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

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 11608, f. 51v.

CoA 16

Copy, headed ‘Paraphras'd by A Cowley’ and here beginning ‘The thirsty Earth drinkes up the rain’.

In: An octavo miscellany of English and Latin verse and some prose, largely in one mixed hand, 123 leaves, with (ff. 2r-4r) an index, in calf gilt. Compiled by John Watson (d. c.1707), of Queens' College, Cambridge, vicar of Mildenhall, Suffolk. c.1667-73.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Ex dono Drs Barb: Rhodes ...Mri Joan: Rhodes Decemb: 5 1667’; ‘Janawary ye 2 day 1726’; ‘Wm faildham London to ye Land of maderah & from thence to Jamaca’. Purchased from Lilly, 13 July 1850.

British Library, Add. MS 18220, f. 59r.

CoA 17

Copy, in a musical setting by Roger Hill and Edward Lowe, superscribed ‘This songe was giuen Mr Houghton, by Mr Caue: it was to bee sunge by a Single Base. Except ye Chorus for two parts. I sett an vpper part to it the 27th of Janu. 16[ ]’ and here beginning ‘The thirsty Earth sucks up ye rayne’.

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

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 29396, ff. 99v-100r.

CoA 17.5

Copy in: A folio composite volume of verse MSS and miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 248 leaves, in 19th-century half green morocco.

Presented by Mrs Jervis, 13 May 1876.

British Library, Add. MS 30012, ff. 104r.

CoA 18

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Bowman, untitled.

In: A folio music book of vocal compositions, the lyrics in English and Latin almost entirely in a single italic hand, with a contemporary index (f. 93r), 94 leaves, in 19th-century half red leather. Compiled by the composer Henry Bowman, those songs set by himself listed by him on f. 93r. c.1678-80s.

Bookplate of Katherine Sedley (1657-1717), daughter of Sir Charles Sedley and later Countess of Dorchester, of Southfleet, Kent. Inscribed (f. 93r) ‘John James’. Purchased from J. Harvey, 13 July 1877.

British Library, Add. MS 30382, ff. 33-4v.

CoA 19

Copy, headed ‘fourth Song’.

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, f. 130r-v.

CoA 19.5

Copy, headed ‘An Anacreontique in Drinking, by Mr Cowley’.

In: A large folio composite miscellany of poems generally on affairs of state, in one or more professional hands, 289 leaves, in half crushed morocco on marbled boards. c.1730.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 852, f. 238v.

CoA 20

Copy, untitled.

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

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 7112, f. 24r.

CoA 21

Second copy, also untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 20. c.1692.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 7112, f. 35r.

CoA 22

Copy, headed ‘A Health’ and here beginning ‘The parch'd earth drinkes ye raine’.

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

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

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 6. 43, f. 21r-v.

CoA 23

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany principally of English and Latin verse, drama, and jests, perhaps largely in a single hand, written from both ends, iv + 181 pages, in contemporary calf. Inscribed by, and the MS most likely compiled by, the Rev. Henry Newcome (1650-1713), of St Edmund's Hall, Oxford, in 1669, rector at Middleton, Manchester. c.1669.

A pencil note (f. [iv]) refers to ‘Original MSS otherwise from Hockwold Hall’.

Folger, MS V.a.232, Part I, pp. 37-8.

CoA 24

Copies, in a musical setting by ‘Capt: Silas Taylor’.

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

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

University of Glasgow, MS Euing R.d.58-61, (i) f. 32r; (iii) f. 31v.

CoA 24.2

Copy, in a neat rounded hand, headed ‘Cowleys translation of Anacreon on Drink’, followed by ‘Ane Imitation of the above Poem by the E- M-’ (beginning ‘The greedy Corporations drain’), on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

Huntington, LO 10486.

CoA 24.5

Copy, headed ‘Drinking’, subscribed ‘Anacreon .31. Decembr. 1740’, followed (f. 28v rev.) by an anonymous ‘The Answer’ (beginning ‘The thirsty Earth, wn one would think’).

In: An octavo verse miscellany, predominantly in a single hand, written from both ends, the contents collected over a period but not entered in chronological order, 171 leaves, in contemporary panelled calf. Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Benj: Coles At Great Forster's. near Egham. In Surrey. owns this book MDCCXXXII’ and the miscellany evidently compiled by Coles. A similar inscription on f. 31r rev. dated ‘3d. Jany 1740/1’. c.1729-41.

Inscribed (f. iiv) ‘purchased by R Brown, for a valuable consideration of Benjamin Coles Anno 1754. August 8th’. Later owned by James Langlands and, in 1965, by Mrs V.J. Dawson, of Southan, Gloucestershire.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 24, f. 28r rev.

CoA 24.8

Copy of an abbreviated version, untitled.

In: A quarto commonplace book, written from both ends, unnumbered pages, in contemporary vellum rebound in modern vellum. Compiled by members of the Deynes family and others. Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed names of Charles Deynes, Grey Bryan (in pencil), and (in pencil) Alex Robertson, Invercargill, New Zealand. Purchased from P.J. and A.E. Dobell 30 November 1924.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 114, f. 1r.

CoA 25

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, on the first page of an unbound pair of quarto conjugate leaves. c.1700s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 945.

CoA 26

Copy, headed ‘A Song Apologetique for drinking’ and inscribed ‘This I had from Jack Chaytor’.

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

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

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

CoA 27

Copy, headed ‘An Apologie for drinking’, here beginning ‘The fruitfull earth doth drink the rain’ and ascribed to Robert Wisedome in a verse miscellany appended to a MS volume of poems by John Donne.

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], f. 263v.

CoA 28

Copy, headed in the margin ‘A songe of drincke’, here beginning ‘The Thirsty Earth drinckes in ye Raine’.

In: A quarto miscellany of religious and political prose and verse, in English and Latin, in several secretary, italic and mixed hands, 318 leaves (including blanks, foliated on versos), in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled over a period (entries dated between 1621 and 1667) by members of the family of Sir Marmaduke Rawdon (1583-1646), merchant, shipowner and royalist soldier. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed (f. 278r) ‘Mary Elliston october the 27 1763’ and ‘Mary Elliston Collchester’. Later owned by Edward Hailstone (1818-90), of Walton Hall, Wakefield, botanist and book collector.

York Minster, MS Add. 122, f. 82r.

CoA 28.2

Copy, here beginning ‘The thirsty Earth drincks in the raine’.

In: A quarto notebook and miscellany, largely in two hands, one of them that of Charles Deynes (1681-1756), of Roydon, near Diss, Norfolk, c.250 pages, in contemporary vellum (rebacked). Late 17th-early-18th century.

Later owned by the Rev. Guy Bryon, of Malden, Essex, and by Alex Robertson, of Inverscargill, New Zealand, who acquired it in 1924 from Dobell. Roy Davids's sale catalogue No.VI (1999), item 32.

Untraced, [Deynes MS], [unspecified page numbers].

Anacreontiques. III. Beauty

First published in Wits Interpreter (London, 1655). Among Miscellanies in Poems (London, 1656).

CoA 28.5

Extract.

In: Series of verse translations, in a single hand, written as annotations to ‘Octavius, or a dialogue betwixt a Christian and an Infidel. From the original of M. Minutius Felix [...] by William Cooke MA, Vicar of Enford in Wiltshire and Rector of Oldbury and Dedmarton in Gloucestershire’. c.1750.

Inscribed name of William Cooke.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 95, f. 42v.

Anacreontiques. V. Age (‘Oft am I by the Women told’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 53. Sparrow, pp. 52-3.

CoA 29

Copy, headed ‘Age’.

In: the MS described under CoA 1. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 213v.

CoA 29.5

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of chiefly amatory verse, in several hands, i + 132 leaves. Partly in Scottish dialect, one poem by ‘mr. W. Turner’. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 196, f. 37r.

Anacreontiques. VII. Gold (‘A Mighty pain to Love it is’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 55. Sparrow, pp. 54-5.

Musical setting by Pietro Reggio published in Songs [London, 1680].

CoA 30

Copy, in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio.

In: A folio music book, in a single cursive hand, written from both ends, 74 leaves (including c.35 blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1700.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 46, ff. 71v-70r rev.

CoA 30.5

Copy, headed ‘Gold’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, comprising principally translations or imitations of classical authors, chiefly in a single cursive hand, a later hand writing over a number of pages, entitled ‘A Choice Collection of Miscellany Poems Upon severall Subjects. Gathered out of severall Authors, by Wm. Gordon…In the Year, M.DCC,XI’, c.260 pages (plus blanks), all independently paginated in separate sections, in half-morocco. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, p. 34.

Anacreontiques. IX. Another (‘Underneath this Myrtle shade’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 56. Sparrow, p. 56.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in The Banquet of Musick (London, 1692). Works of Henry Purcell, XXII (London, 1922), pp. 100-3.

CoA 31

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Mr Tho Head’.

In: An octavo miscellany of drama and amatory songs, in at least three hands, written from both ends, in contemporary panelled calf (rebacked). Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 214, f. 66r-v.

CoA 32

Copy, in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 8. c.1682.

British Library, Add. MS 33234, ff. 6v-7.

CoA 33

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: Purcell's predominantly autograph folio Score Booke Containing Severall Anthems wth. Sy[m]phonies. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition (1922).

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, ff. 213v-212v rev.

CoA 34

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘The Epicure by Mr Cowley’, subscribed ‘Mr Purcell’, on all four pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Library of Congress, Music Division, ML 96 .P89.

‘Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise’

First published, in the epistolary essay ‘The danger of Procrastination’, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 454.

CoA 35

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 1. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 212v.

‘Behould the silent night with happy birth’

First published in John Sargeaunt, Annals of Westminster School (London, 1898), p. 282. Reprinted in Jean Loiseau, Abraham Cowley: Sa Vie, Son Oeuvre (Paris, 1931), pp. 648-9.

CoA 36

Copy of Cowley's juvenile composition.

In: A formal presentation volume of poems, entitled Genethliaca Ducis Eboracensis, composed by boys of Westminster School to celebrate the birth of James, Duke of York, in a single calligraphic hand, on eleven quarto leaves. 1633.

Edited from this MS in Sargeaunt.

British Library, Royal MS 12 A. XIII, ff. 2v-3r.

CoA 36.2

Copy, headed ‘Christ's passion. Taken out of a Greek ode written by mr masters of new College in oxford’, on two conjugate octavo leaves.

In: An octavo bundle of unbound verse and miscellaneous MSS, largely in one hand. Early-mid-18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 67, ff. 54r-5v.

The Change (‘Love in her Sunny Eyes does basking play’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Collected Works, II, Part 1, No. 9, pp. 32-3.

CoA 36.5

Copy, in a musical setting, headed ‘Glee for 4 Voices/ The Poetry from Cowley/ R J Thoms 1780 Lambeth/ 1821 Revised’.

In: An oblong folio volume of part-songs, madrigals, glees, etc., the second in a set of three part books, in a single hand, 214 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. c.1780-1833.

Bookplate of Julian Marshall (1836-1903), music and print collector and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 31810, ff. 3r-6r.

Christs Passion, Taken out of a Greek Ode, written by Mr. Masters of New College in Oxford (‘Enough, my Muse, of Earthly things’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, I, 402-4.

Musical setting by Henry Bowman published in Songs for i 2 & 3 Voyces Composed by Henry Bowman (Oxford, 1679).

CoA 37

Copy, in a musical setting by John Blow, headed ‘Song’.

In: A tall folio music book, in probably several hands, written from both ends, 414 pages (including numerous blanks), in old half-calf marbled boards. c.1680-1700s.

Booklabel of Io: Walter Ano 1650. An affixed label inscribed ‘Jo: Walter: His Book Anno Domino 1680’: i.e. John Walter, organist at Eton College (in 1681-1704) and possibly erstwhile chorister in the Chapel Royal (c.1674-7). Among the muniments of Chichester Cathedral.

This MS recorded in Wyn K. Ford, ‘The Chapel Royal at the Restoration’, MMR, 90 (1960), 99-106 (p. 100). For a discussion of this and other MSS in Walter's hand (with facsimile examples), see Bruce Wood, ‘A Note on Two Cambridge Manuscripts and their Copyists’, M&L, 56 (1975), 308-12.

This MS discussed in Wyn K. Ford, ‘The Chapel Royal at the Restoration’, MMR, 90 (1960), 99-106 (p. 100), and in Bruce Wood, ‘A Note on Two Cambridge Manuscripts and their Copyists’, M&L, 56 (1975), 308-12.

West Sussex Record Office, Cap. VI/1/1, pp. 79-80.

CoA 37.5

Copy, headed ‘Christ's Passion by Mr Cowley from a Greek Ode of Mr Masters’, in a quarto verse miscellany (occupying ff. 84r-117v). Early 18th century.

In: A tall folio composite volume of verse and some prose, chiefly translations from Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, 133 leaves, mounted on guards, in half red morocco. Volume XVIII of papers of the families of Browne, Mariett and West, of the manor of Alscot, in Preston-on-Stour, Gloucestershire.

Portions once owned by Henry Jackson (1586-1662), Hooker's first editor; by Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary; by Thomas Coxeter (1689-1747); and probably by James West, FRS, FSA, MP (1703-72), politician and antiquary.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, ff. 93v-5r.

CoA 37.8

Copy in: A quarto volume entitled ‘Miscellany Poems, By Severall Hands. Collected by B. Cumberlege’, in various hands or styles of script, with occasional pen-and-ink drawings and use of coloured inks, xiv + 195 pages, including a table of contents, in later calf. c.1703.

Bookplate of Frederick Lewis Gay, of Brookline, Massachusetts, 1916.

Harvard, MS Eng 584, pp. 169-71.

CoA 38

Copies, in a musical setting by Henry Bowman, marked for three voices, Cantus primus, and three voices respectively, the Bassus continuo part (iii) with the incipit only, untitled.

In: A set of three oblong quarto musical part books, each formally entitled ‘A Colection of 120 or more of the Choicest Divine Hymns or Anthemnes English and Latin, that have binne Extant within this 110 or 120 yeeres, to this present yeere 1688’, the lyrics probably in a single neat rounded hand. Comprising (i) Bassus part, ix + 155 leaves, in modern vellum. (ii) Treble part, viii + 136 leaves, in contemporary vellum. (iii) Bassus continuo part, iv + 109 leaves (lacking ff. 39-44), in contemporary vellum. 1688.

York Minster, MS M. 5. S, (i) ff. 54v-5r; (ii) ff. 50r-1r; (iii) f. 51v.

The Chronicle. A Ballad (‘Margarita first possest’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 39-42. Sparrow, pp. 43-6.

CoA 39

Copy, in a musical setting by Captain Henry Cooke, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 17. c.1654-70s.

British Library, Add. MS 29396, f. 99r.

The Civil War (‘What rage does England from it selfe divide’)

Most of Book I first published as A Poem on the late Civil War (London, 1679). Waller, II, 465-81. The full text of Books I-III first published in Toronto, 1973, ed. Allan Pritchard. Collected Works, I, pp. 115-62.

*CoA 40

Partly autograph manuscript, in three unbound quarto quires, iii + 28 leaves. Comprising: Book I, 576 lines, in the hand of an amanuensis, with corrections and a few insertions in Cowley's hand, on eight leaves; Book II, 617 lines, entirely in Cowley's hand, on nine leaves; and Book III, 647 lines, also entirely in Cowley's hand, on ten leaves. c.1643.

Among the MSS of the Cowper family of Panshanger, Hertfordshire; evidently once belonging to Dame Sarah Cowper (1644-1720) and probably given to her by Martin Clifford (c.1624-77).

Edited from this MS in Pritchard's edition, with a facsimile of Book III, lines 65-92, as frontispiece. Also discussed in Pritchard, Editing, with facsimiles of Book I, lines 477-518, and Book III, lines 33-64. A facsimile of f. [6r] is also in IELM, II.i (1987), Facsimile Xa, after p. xxii.

Hertfordshire Record Office, D/EP F48.

CoA 41

Copy of Books I-III, in a rounded stylish hand, transcribed from CoA 40, inscribed in the margin ‘By Abraham Cowley’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, one cursive hand predominating, entitled at one end Poems Collected at several Times from the year 1670 and at the other end Collections of several things out of History. begun about the year 1670, written over a period, 336 largely unnumbered pages (plus blanks), 205 pages from one end and 131 pages from the reverse end, in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled chiefly by Sarah Cowper (née Holled, 1644-1720), Lady Cowper, wife of Sir William Cowper, MP (1639-1706), possibly in part from texts supplied by Martin Clifford (c.1624-77), erstwhile secretary of the Duke of Buckingham and Master of the Charterhouse. Including (pp. [91-116]) 26 poems by Sir Charles Sedley as a single group (and copies of a poem of doubtful authorship on pp. [165] and [179]). c.1670-1705.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the Cowper MS: SeC Δ 2. Discussed in Allan Pritchard, ‘Editing from Manuscript: Cowley and the Cowper Papers’, in Editing Poetry from Spenser to Dryden, ed. A.H. De Quehen (New York & London, 1981), pp. 47-76, esp. pp. 62-5, and in Harold Love, ‘Two Rochester Manuscripts Circulated from the Charterhouse’, The Library, 6th Ser. 16/3 (September 1994), 225-9.

This MS, copied c.1670, collated and described in Pritchard's edition, pp. 59-60, and in Pritchard, Editing, with a facsimile of Book I, lines 303-20.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [1-90].

CoA 42

Extracts, chiefly from Book I, here beginning ‘How could a Warr so sad and Barbarous please’, with a few lines from Books II and III.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in a single cursive hand, 376 pages (including blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled almost entirely by Sarah Cowper (née Holled, 1644-1720), Lady Cowper, wife of Sir William Cowper, MP (1639-1706), and inscribed by her inside the front cover ‘Sarah Cowper 1673’. Possibly compiled in part from texts supplied by Martin Clifford (c.1624-77), erstwhile secretary of the Duke of Buckingham and Master of the Charterhouse. c.1673-1700s.

Discussed in Harold Love, ‘Two Rochester Manuscripts Circulated from the Charterhouse’, The Library, 6th Ser. 16/3 (September 1994), 225-9.

This MS recorded in Pritchard's edition, p. 8.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F37, pp. 258-9.

CoA 43

Copy of Book I, lines 1-568, headed ‘On the Civill Warr Suppos'd to be written by Abr: Cowly and that upon very good ground tho not in his Printed Workes’.

In: A folio volume of poems chiefly on affairs of state, in professional hands, ff. 1-49 comprising poems of the 1640s, ff. 49v onwards Restoration poems up to 1681, 174 leaves (including twelve blanks), in contemporary calf, both covers stamped ‘1642’, with remains of clasps. Including nine poems in the Marvell canon (plus apocryphal poems); ff. 1-157 a single unit in variant styles of hand; ff. 158-62 in yet another hand on a smaller tipped-in quire of paper. Mid-late 17th century.

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

Cited in IELM, II.i (1993) as the Douce MS: MaA Δ 3. Marvell contents recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

This MS collated and described in Pritchard's edition, pp. 61-3.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 42r-9r.

CoA 44

Copy of Book I, lines 1-568, a neat rounded hand, with a title-page ‘Of the Civill War suppos'd to be written by Abr: Cowly and that vpon very good ground tho' not in his printed workes’, on ten folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: A large folio composite volume of largely official papers relating chiefly to Cheshire, in various hands and paper sizes, 321 leaves, mounted on guards, in half green morocco.

Volume XIII of the papers of the Aston and Norris families, of Cheshire and Lancashire.

This MS collated and described in Pritchard's edition, pp. 61-3.

British Library, Add. MS 36913, ff. 311r-20v.

CoA 44.4

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, entitled ‘The Muse's Magazine, or Poeticall Miscelanies, in two parts’, in a single hand, 189 leaves. Including 27 poems by Cowley; eleven poems by Katherine Philips, evidently derived from printed sources; 10 poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items; twelve poems by Sedley, plus one of doubtful authorship; and 15 poems by Waller, evidently derived from printed sources. Early 18th century.

A note on a flyleaf relating to the bookseller John Dunton (1659-1733): ‘John Dunton His Book, for which Mr. Corbet at ye Addisons Head, accepted One Half Guinea in full Payment for it, as Witness my Hand, Hannah Rakley’. A note on f. 1: ‘Since I had transcrib'd this whole Book, I met with some state Poems of these later times, mostly since K. George's Accession to the Crown [1714] which I have here inserted, as a supplement to these state Poems which make a part of this Collection by themselves’. Date at the end of the volume: ‘1718’, and some notes on a flyleaf dated ‘1724’.

The ‘Mr. Corbet’ from whom Dunton purchased this MS was evidently the bookseller Thomas Corbett (fl. 1705-43), who ran his business at the Addison's Head, next to the Rose Tavern, without Temple Bar, from 1719 until his death in 1743. Neither Dunton nor Corbett are known to have used this MS for publication purposes.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Dunton MS’: PsK Δ 8; RoJ Δ 4; SeC Δ 1; WaE Δ 10.

For John Dunton's career, see Stephen Parks, John Dunton and the English Book Trade: A Study of His Career with a Checklist of His Publications (New York & London, 1970).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 55v.

Claudian's Old Man of Verona (‘Happy the man, who his whole time doth bound’)

First published, among Essays in Verse and Prose, in Works (1668), p. 135.

CoA 44.6

Copy, in a 19th-century hand, ascribed to ‘Ab: Cowley Esqre’.

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. 204-5.

The Complaint (‘In a deep Vision's intellectual scene’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, I, 435-40. Sparrow, pp. 169-74.

CoA 45

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A folio music book. End of 17th century.

University of Birmingham, Barber Institute, MS 5002, pp. 44-54.

CoA 45.5

Copy of a musical setting for this poem (without the text).

In: A folio volume of vocal compositions largely by Henry Purcell, 126 leaves. End of 17th century.

Once owned by ‘James Pears’. Bought at the Dr Samuel Arnold sale 24 May 1803 by W. Russell. Puttick & Simpson's, 22 December 1869, lot 613.

Bodleian, MS Mus. c. 28, ff. 101v-2r.

CoA 46

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, inscribed ‘Mr. Cowley's Complaint set by H P.’

In: A large folio music book, almost entirely in a single rounded hand, 146 leaves, in 19th-century half red morocco. c.1700.

Notes (f. 2r) by a son of Dr Williams recording his purchase of the volume from the widdow of Simon Child, organist of New College, Oxford. Inscribed (f. 1v) ‘Phil: Hayes 1757’ and ‘The Gift of Mrs Cave’. Bookplates of the Rev. John Parker and Stephen Groombridge, FRS. Bought at Groombridge's sale by J. Smith of Deptford and presented by him in November 1832 to Vincent Novello (1781-1861), music publisher. Acquired by his bequest on 21 March 1887.

British Library, Add. MS 33235, ff. 57v-63r.

CoA 47

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, ff. 201r-199 rev.

CoA 48

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, on six folio leaves (the last trimmed). c.1700.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 1150.

CoA 49

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: MS music book. Late 17th century.

Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Brussels, Belgium, MS 1035, pp. 70-80.

CoA 50

Copy in: An octavo miscellany of verse and drama, largely in a single small cursive hand, with later additions by one or two hands after p. 142, 185 pages (including blanks) plus a tipped-in leaf at the end, in brown calf. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 13 June 1870, lot 157, to James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector; thence, on 5 July 1870, to Warwick Castle Library. Formerly Folger MS 3.4.

Folger, MS V.a.85, pp. 51-6.

CoA 51

Copy (words only), headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under CoA 37. c.1680-1700s.

This MS discussed in Wyn K. Ford, ‘The Chapel Royal at the Restoration’, MMR, 90 (1960), 99-106 (p. 100), and in Bruce Wood, ‘A Note on Two Cambridge Manuscripts and their Copyists’, M&L, 56 (1975), 308-12.

West Sussex Record Office, Cap. VI/1/1, pp. 408-401 rev.

The Concealment (‘No. to what purpose should I speak?’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 119-20. Sparrow, pp. 118-19. Collected Works, II, No. 52, pp. 83-4.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Works of Henry Purcell, XXV (London, 1928), pp. 124-7.

CoA 52

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, ff. 212v-211r rev.

CoA 52.5

Copy, headed ‘Silence’.

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

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

Folger, MS V.a.308, f. 35r.

CoA 53

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 49. Late 17th century.

Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Brussels, Belgium, MS 1035, pp. 81-85.

CoA 53.5

Copy, headed ‘On his Mistriss not Loving him by [Dryden deleted] Cowley’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in one hand, with additions by others, written from both ends, material at the reverse end dated 1708-9, ii + 114 leaves, in 19th-century half-calf. Inscribed (f. [iir]), probably by the compiler, ‘Ex Libris Georgij Wright [b.1685/6] Sti Johannis Collegis Cantabrigiensis Alumni, Decimo quarto Junij. Annoq. Domini 1703’. c.1703-9.

Also inscribed (f.[iir]) ‘Mrs Frances Wright 1708’. A postal address on f. 95r (rev.) reads: ‘Direct to Margtt Borrett att Mrs. Borretts In Kirkby=stephen Westmoorland p brough bag _ These’.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the Wright MS: WaE Δ 12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 54v.

Coolyes verses uppon my Lady Elisabeth birth on Christmas euen 1635 (‘Your picture mighty P. ingrau'd in gould’)

First published in Grosart (1881), I, cxxxix-cxl. Waller, II, 483.

CoA 54

Copy, subscribed ‘A. Cowley’.

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.

Edited from this MS in Grosart and in Waller.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, f. 50r-v.

Constantia and Philetus (‘I sing two constant Lovers various fate’)

First published in Poetical Blossomes (London, 1633). Waller, II, 7-12. Collected Works, I, pp. 21-5.

CoA 54.1

Copy of stanzas 1-6, written in a neat italic hand to replace a lost leaf in the volume. Late 17th century.

In: A printed exemplum of Abraham Cowley's Poeticall Blossomes, 3rd edition (London, 1637), in modern half-morocco.

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘G. David 1901 Nov. 23’.

Cambridge University Library, Syn. 8.63. 251, sig. A6r-v.

The Country Life. Lib. 4. Plantarum (‘Blest be the man (and blest he is) whome're’)

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 419-20.

CoA 54.2

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 44.4. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 169v et seq.

CoA 54.3

Copy, followed by Cowley's Latin version.

In: A folio volume of notes and papers by Evelyn, 136 leaves. Volume CLXXVII of the Evelyn Papers.

British Library, Add. MS 78344, ff. 87v-9r.

CoA 54.4

Copy in: An octavo miscellany of largely moral or religious verse and prose, chiefly in a small stylish cursive hand, with additions in margins and borders in a second even smaller hand, 316 pages (plus four pages of religious notes), in contemporary red morocco gilt. Including 24 poems by Abraham Cowley (pp. 1-40) and 18 poems by Katherine Philips (pp. 41-81) transcribed from a printed source. Late-17th century.

Arms of the Trevor family and the initials ‘I D’ stamped on the cover. Inscribed names of Francis Stephens (‘Liber Donum Francisci Stephens’) and, later, of E.H. Baker (on the front pastedown). Later owned by Thomas Philip (1781-1859), Earl de Grey, of Wrest Park, Bedfordshire. then in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872) manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 18637.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Trevor MS’: PsK Δ 10.

Yale, Osborn MS b 118, p. 19.

The Country Mouse (‘At the large foot of a fair hollow tree’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, II, 414-16.

CoA 54.5

Copy, headed ‘The Country Mouse A Paraphrase upon Horace, 2d Book: Sat: 6’.

In: the MS described under CoA 30.5. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, pp. 35-8.

CoA 54.6

Copy in: A set of three quarto verse miscellanies, largely in a single cursive hand, all transcribed from printed books, 276 + 340 + c.350 pages, in contemporary vellum boards. Volume I with a title-page ‘Scraps of Poetry On Winter, Its Opposites, & Concomitants: and many other agreeable Fragments all Collected Chiefly from borrowed Books Begun April 7th: 1760. and finished May 20th: 1760. By me Tho: Austen, Rochester’. 1760-7.

Volume II, written from both ends, some pages in a second hand, dated 1765.

Volume III, written from both ends, entitled ‘An Abstract of curious, odd, & comical Passages from old Plays as they came casually to hand, Begun Novembr. 1767’.

Donated by Edgar Huidekoper Wells (class of 1897).

Harvard, MS Eng 611, Vol. I, pp. 252-5.

CoA 55

Copy in: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, principally extracts from Sir Thomas Pope Blount's De re poetica (1694), in a non-professional cursive hand, 220 pages, in contemporary calf. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, ff. 113v-15r.

CoA 55.5

Copy, ascribed to ‘Mr Cowley’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, with some rubrication, 122 pages, with an index, in contemporary marbled boards. With a title-page: ‘Poems on Various Subjects Extracted cheifly from the Works of Some of the Most Celebrated Poets Scribendo Disces MDCCXLVII’. 1747.

Yale, Osborn MS fc 60, pp. 77-80.

Davideis (‘I Sing the Man who Judahs Scepter bore’)

First published in Poems (London, 1656). Grosart, II, 45-115. Waller, I, 239-401.

CoA 56

Copy, apparently transcribed from a printed source.

In: A folio volume comprising three poems, 107 leaves. 1692-3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 12, ff. 3r-57v.

CoA 56.2

Extracts.

In: An unbound collection of unbound manuscripts of verse and other writings, in various hands and paper sizes, upwards of 100 items. Belonging to the family and descendants of Sir William Temple, Bt (1628-99), diplomat and author.

Sotheby's, 13 December 1994, lot 43, to Figgis Rare Books.

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

—— Book I, Psalm 114 (‘When Israel was from bondage led’)

Waller, I, 254-5.

CoA 57

Copy, subscribed ‘by A. Cowley’.

In: A quarto commonplace book and miscellany of verse and prose, in various hands, with additions up to 1751, ii + 662 pages (some erratically numbered), in contemporary calf. c.1672-1715 [plus later additions].

Ownership inscriptions (pp. [i] and [662]), dated 1672, by John Digby, of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Other inscribed names including (p. 662) ‘Thomas Digby’, ‘Edward Digby’, ‘Robert Debnam’, and (p. [640]) ‘Josh: Churchill 1694’.

Harvard, MS Eng 586, p. [541].

Davideis, Book II, The Vision (‘First David there appears in Kingly state’)

Waller, I, 295 et seq.

CoA 57.2

Copy, in a musical settong by John Blow.

In: the MS described under CoA 9. Late 17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2960, ff. 90r-89v rev.

—— Book III, Song (‘Awake, awake my Lyre’)

Waller, I, 344. Sparrow, pp. 191-2.

Musical setting by Pietro Reggio published in Songs [London, 1680]. Setting by John Blow published in Choice Ayres and Songs. The Third Book (London, 1681).

CoA 57.4

A composite series of copies of Cowley's verses, in a musical setting by John Blow, as the Act song at Oxford for 1679, copied seven times for different vocal parts, 45 folio leaves (irregularly paginated and foliated), in modern boards. c.1679.

Bodleian, MS Mus. Sch. C. 122.

CoA 57.6

Copy, in a musical setting by John Blow, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under CoA 8. c.1682.

British Library, Add. MS 33234, ff. 21r-6r.

CoA 57.8

Copy in a musical setting by John Blow, with a pencil note ‘The words of this air are the beautiful ode in Cowley's Davideis Book 3 which David sings under the window of his Mistress Michol’.

In: A folio music book, in probably a single hand, 125 leaves, in contemporary brown blind-stamped calf within modern half red morocco gilt. Owned and probably compiled by one John Channing, whose label ‘IOHN CHANNING 1694’ was on the original spine. c.1694-7.

Inscribed in pencil (f. 1r) ‘Alex Tytler 1779’. Label on a flyleaf of ‘Alfred Moffat. Edinburgh. 1896’.

British Library, Add. MS 35043, ff. 122v-3r.

CoA 58

Copy, in a musical setting by John Blow.

In: the MS described under CoA 45. End of 17th century.

University of Birmingham, Barber Institute, MS 5002, pp. 14-23.

CoA 59

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

In: A folio songbook, in several hands, one italic hand predominating, with (f. 1v) a list of contents, 46 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Inscribed (f. 1r), possibly by the compiler, ‘Charles Campelman his book June ye 9. 1681’ (‘God give him grace 1682’ added in another hand). c.1681 -1700s.

Sotheby's, 20 January 1854, lot 1138.

British Library, Add. MS 19759, ff. 11v-12r.

CoA 60

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

In: A tall folio songbook, the lyrics in a cursive italic hand, with (f. 2r-v) a brief table of contents, 149 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in modern half red morocco. Compiled by John Walter, organist of Eton College (in 1681-1705) and possibly erstwhile chorister in the Chapel Royal (c.1674-7). c.1682-1700s.

Inscribed (last page, inverted) ‘Mr Dolbins book Anno domini 1681/2’ and (on the penultimate page) ‘Mr Dolbens Booke’ and ‘Mr James Hart’. Bookplate of Robert Smith and (f. 1r) a note signed by him dated 4 June 1813.

This volume discussed in Bruce Wood, ‘A Note on Two Cambridge Manuscripts and their Copyists’, M&L, 56 (1975), 308-12.

British Library, Add. MS 22100, ff. 32v-40r.

CoA 61

Copy, in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 8. c.1682.

British Library, Add. MS 33234, f. 20r-v.

CoA 62

Copies, in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio, both marked for ‘Basso Continuo’, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 38. 1688.

York Minster, MS M. 5. S, (ii) ff. 78v-9r; (iii) ff. 64v-5r .

Dialogue (‘What have we done? what cruel passion mov'd thee’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 147-8.

CoA 62.5

Copy, beginning at stanza 5, here beginning ‘Thou first perhapps who didst the fault commit’, in the middle of a prose ‘Longwinded Epistle...sent by a faire Lady from the Feather Tavern in Clarkenwell to exercise a wild fancy’.

In: Two quarto volumes of poems, translations and other material, including (with title-page f. 53r) ‘Poems & Translations. by Hugh Wormington. A.D, 1718’, in a single hand, probably autograph, 216 leaves, both volumes in contemporary calf gilt. c.1715-23.

Inscribed (f. 3r) ‘Ex Libris Hugonis Wormington S2. C. D. Anno Dom 1715’, and (f. 1r) ‘Presented by The Marchioness De Crequy To Randle Jackson’. With Jackson's bookplate.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 80, I, f. 126v.

The Discovery (‘By 'Heaven I'll tell her boldly that 'tis She’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 98. Collected Works, II, No. 29, pp. 57.8.

CoA 63

Copy, headed ‘30 Song’.

In: the MS described under CoA 19. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 139v-40.

CoA 63.2

Copy in: A folio leaf, with verses on the recto only, in a single hand. Mid-late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/47, f. 1r.

Elegie upon Anacreon, who was choaked by a Grape-Stone (‘How shall I lament thine end’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 59-62.

CoA 63.5

Copy of the last twelve lines, beginning ‘It grieves me when I see what Fate’.

In: the MS described under CoA 62.5. c.1715-23.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 80, I, ff. 14v-15r.

An Elegie on the Death of John Littleton Esquire (‘And must these waters smile againe? and play’)

First published, in Sylva, in Poeticall Blossomes, 2nd edition (London, 1636). Waller, II, 55-6. Collected Works, I, pp. 78-80.

CoA 64

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Jo. Littleton Esqr who was drowned leapinge into ye water to saue his Brother. 1636’.

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. 19r-20r.

The Epicure (‘Fill the Bowl with rosie Wine’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 55-6. Sparrow, p. 55.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Comes Amoris (London, 1687). Works of Henry Purcell, XXII (1922), pp. 55-8.

CoA 65

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Bowman, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 18. c.1678-80s.

British Library, Add. MS 30382, f. 39r-v.

CoA 66

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: MS music book. Late 17th century.

Once in the library of R. Wagener, at Marlburg.

Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Brussels, Belgium, L.H. XY 27. 174, pp. 16-17.

CoA 66.5

Copy, in a musical setting ascribed to ‘Mr Henry Hall’.

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

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

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 350, pp. 12-13.

CoA 67

Copy, headed ‘A Song’, on a small slip of paper. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VII/74.

The Epilogue [to the Guardian] (‘The Play, great Sir, is done. yet needs must fear’)

First published, under the pseudonym ‘Francis Cole’, in The Prologue and Epilogue to a Comedie, presented, at the Entertainment of the Prince His Highnesse, by the Schollers of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge, in March last, 1641 (London, 1642).Printed (with the first line: ‘The Play is done, great Prince, which needs must fear’) in The Guardian (London, 1650). Waller, I, 32 (and II, 242). Autrey Nell Wiley, ‘The Prologue and Epilogue to the Guardian’, RES, 10 (1934), 443-7 (pp. 444-5).

See also CoA 137-52.

CoA 68

Copy in: A single unbound folio leaf of MS verse. Mid-17th century.

Among the papers of the Trevor Wingfield family and possibly deriving from the papers of the Boteler family of Biddenham.

Bedfordshire Record Office, TW 1158, [item 2].

CoA 69

Copy on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves. Mid-17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse in Latin and English, some relating to Oxford, in various hands, 215 leaves, in contemporary quarter-calf gilt vellum boards. Early-mid-18th century.

Bodleian, MS Ballard 50, f. 2r.

CoA 70

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue...to the Game at Cheese by Pooley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 43. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in G.C. Moore Smith, College Plays Performed in the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, 1923), p. 90.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, f. 41r-v.

CoA 71

Copy 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).

This MS recorded in Moore Smith.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 138r.

CoA 72

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single stylish cursive hand, ii + 176 pages, in contemporary calf gilt bearing a V within a lozenge. c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 71, p. 97.

CoA 73

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, p. 185.

CoA 74

Copy on the first of the remains of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: A folio guard book of miscellaneous MSS, 95 leaves, in 19th-century black morocco gilt. Collected by John Payne Collier (1789-1883).

Sotheby's, 16-28 November 1885 (Ellis sale).

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 61r-v.

CoA 75

Copy, unascribed.

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’.

British Library, Harley MS 6396, ff. 22v-3r.

CoA 76

Copy, subscribed ‘Cowley:’.

In: the MS described under CoA 4. c.1650-9.

British Library, Harley MS 6918, ff. 25v-6r.

CoA 77

Copy, headed ‘Epil:’, on the third page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1640s.

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, f. 8r.

CoA 78

Copy, subscribed ‘Cowley. Author’.

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. 213.

CoA 78.5

Copy 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. 272-3.

CoA 79

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue’.

In: Copy of a prologue and epilogue, in a neat italic hand, on a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. Mid-17th century.

Among the papers of the Isham family of Lamport Hall

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4308, item 2.

CoA 80

Copy, on the second page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1642. c.1642.

In: A folio composite volume of letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 86 items, in quarter-calf marbled boards. The letters chiefly to Anne Sadleir, of Standon, some to her husband.

Donated by Anne Sadleir in 1669.

This MS collated in Wiley.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 5. 5 (James 699), No. 78.

CoA 81

Copy on the second page of a single quarto leaf.

In: A guard book of separate copies of poems, 72 pages, various sizes. Chiefly late 17th century.

Assembled by Col. Cyril Hackett Wilkinson (1888-1960), Vice Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, literary scholar. Sotheby's, 26 June 1961, lot 212. At Yale formerly ‘Osborn Box 89. No. 7’.

a microfilm of this MS is in the British Library, M/625.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 106, No. 1, p. [2].

Epitaph [to The Tragicall Histoire of Pyramus and Thisbe] (‘Underneath this Marble Stone’)

First published in Poetical Blossomes (London, 1633). Waller, II, 39.

CoA 82

Copy of stanzas 1 and 2, untitled.

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. 197.

CoA 83

Copy, headed ‘Epitaphium in 2 amatores decessd’, written inside a flyleaf.

In: A quarto commonplace book of extracts, 237 leaves. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed on first and last pages ‘“James Hamilton” and Lyonell Gwillims [i.e. Lionel Williams], his booke, 1636’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1407, f. 1v.

The Extasie (‘I leave Mortality, and things below’)

First published, among Pindarique Odes, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 204-6. Sparrow, pp. 161-4.

CoA 84

Copy, headed ‘Raptus Eliæ. 2. Reg. 2’ and beginning at stanza 7 (‘The mighty Eliah mounted up on high’), subscribed ‘A. Cowley. Pindar. Odes. p. 42.’

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.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 466, f. 28r.

CoA 84.5

Copy, as ‘By Mr Abraham Cowley’, here beginning ‘Heare Mortalitie, & things below’.

In: the MS described under CoA 37.8. c.1703.

Harvard, MS Eng 584, pp. 165-7.

For Hope (‘Dear Hope! earth's dowry, & heaun's debt!’)

See CoA 2-6.

For Hope (‘Hope, of all Ills that men endure’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 110-11. Sparrow, pp. 108-10. Collected Works, II, No. 43, pp. 72-3.

CoA 85

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 6. c.1660.

Yale, Osborn MS b 209, pp. 87-8.

‘For the few Houres of Life allotted me’

First published, at the end of the essay ‘Of Liberty’, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 386.

CoA 86

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Bowman, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 18. c.1678-80s.

British Library, Add. MS 30382, f. 38r-v.

CoA 86.5

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘17th. Janry. 1740/1 B Coles’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, 74 leaves, in a contemporary green vellum wallet binding. Compiled, and partly composed, by Benjamin Coles, of Great Forster's, near Egham, Surrey. c.1741.

Inscribed (f. 74v) ‘Jas. Foster Trusley / Derbyshire / Jos: Foster / Thulston / Derbyshire 1787’.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 53, f. 1v.

CoA 87

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 1. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 213v.

CoA 87.5

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘A: Cowley’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in probably a single mixed hand varying over a period, entitled in another hand Recueil Choisi De Pieces fugitives En Vers Anglois, 214 pages, in modern calf. c.1713.

Afterwards owned by Charles de Beaumont, the Chevalière d'Éon (1728-1810). Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872): Phillipps MS 9500. 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.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 8.

CoA 88

Copy, untitled.

In: A sheaf of sixteen folio leaves of verse, in a single hand, disbound.

Among the papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [14r].

CoA 89

Copy, in a musical setting, as a canon for three voices, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 38. 1688.

York Minster, MS M. 5. S, (ii) f. 136v.

The Garden (‘Happy art Thou, whom God does bless’)

See CoA 92, CoA 206.

The Given Love (‘I'll on. for what should hinder me’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 68-70. Sparrow, pp. 64-6. Collected Works, II, No. 3, pp. 23-5.

CoA 90

Copy. Mid-late 18th century.

In: A folio miscellany of theological and family materials, in several hands, 54 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in old calf. Compiled over a period by members of the Bridgen family, of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, including materials relating to Richard Mapletoft (1725-1801). c.1708-1801.

Inscribed (f. 1v) ‘E Coll. Univ. Anno Dom. 1708’, possibly by William Bridgen (d.1738), of University College, Oxford. Purchased from E. C. Shacland, 17 July 1895.

This MS recorded in Jean Loiseau, Abraham Cowley's Reputation in England (Paris, 1931), p. 27, n. 18.

British Library, Add. MS 34660, ff. 49r, 50r.

The Grashopper (‘Happy Insect, what can be’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 57. Sparrow, pp. 57-8.

Musical setting by Pietro Reggio published in Songs [London, 1680].

CoA 91

Copy, in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio.

In: the MS described under CoA 9. Late 17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2960, f. 51r-v.

‘Happy art Thou, whom God does bless’

First published in Poems upon Divers Occasions (London, 1647). Waller, II, 422-8. Sparrow, pp. 180-8.

See also CoA 206.

CoA 92

Copy, in a neat italic hand, headed ‘The Garden’, subscribed ‘Abraham Cowley’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems and plays, in probably three hands, written from both ends (Part I: paginated 1-15, 1-108, 1-72, 1-21; Part II: pp. 1-45), 261 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. Inscribed ‘Charles Crompton / Non magna / loquimur, / sed virimus / 1667’, whose large rounded hand is probably responsible for a number of headings in the volume. c.1667.

Owned c.1872, by Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Bookplate of Henry Edward Bunbury. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 164 (October 1896), item 53. Item 348 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Formerly MS Add. 650.

This volume recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 241. Recorded, as of unknown whereabouts, in Clark, II, 965.

Folger, MS V.a.220, Part II, pp. 18-25.

Honour (‘She Loves, and she confesses too’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 144-5. Sparrow, p. 145. Collected Works, II, No. 79, pp. 116-17.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Choice Ayres and Songs (London, 1683). Works of Henry Purcell, XXV (London, 1928), pp. 156-8.

CoA 93

Copy in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A narrow oblong duodecimo music book, probably in a single cursive hand, with (ff. 2r-v, 98r-97r rev.)a table of contents, written from both ends, i + 98 leaves, in modern red morocco. c.1682-90.

Bookplate of Ralph Sympsun Esqr. Puttick & Simpson's, 24 April 1873.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition (1928).

British Library, Add. MS 29397, ff. 68v-67v rev.

CoA 94

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 8. c.1682.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition.

British Library, Add. MS 33234, ff. 124v-5r.

CoA 95

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A folio MS music book. c.1680.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, MU MS 118, p. 74.

CoA 95.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘A Song upon A Ground’.

In: A folio songbook, largely in one hand, written from both ends, vi + 241 pages including blanks(Part I: pp. 1-207; Part II: pp. 1-34), in contemporary panelled calf gilt (rebacked). Early 18th century.

Inscribed (Part I, p. [iii]) ‘Liber Georgij Forman Anno Domini April 8th 1721’; ‘John Ladds Book October the 9 in the year of our Lord 1764’; and (Part II, p. 2) ‘Liber Georgij Forman Anno Domini 1717 November Undecimo Die’; ‘Thomas Lea Southgate, Gipsy Hill, Kent’; and ‘Johannes Gilbert A. M. Coll. Christ. Cantab.’ Puttick & Simpson's, 1890. Formerly Folger MS 1634.4.

Folger, MS V.b.197, Part I, pp. 128-9.

CoA 96

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘A Song upon a Ground: Made 1680’.

In: the MS described under CoA 37. c.1680-1700s.

This MS discussed in Wyn K. Ford, ‘The Chapel Royal at the Restoration’, MMR, 90 (1960), 99-106 (p. 100), and in Bruce Wood, ‘A Note on Two Cambridge Manuscripts and their Copyists’, M&L, 56 (1975), 308-12.

West Sussex Record Office, Cap. VI/1/1, pp. 411-410 rev.

Hymn. To light (‘First born of Chaos, who so fair didst come’)

First published among Verses written on several occasions in Works (London, 1668). Waller, I, 444-7. Sparrow, pp. 174-8.

CoA 97

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, ff. 112r-13v.

‘If ever I more Riches did desire’

First published, in the essay ‘Of Greatness’, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 428.

CoA 98

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled.

In: A large folio volume of vocal music, the lyrics in two or more cursive hands, with (ff. 1v, [52bisv]) a table of contents, 229 leaves, in 19th-century half dark maroon morocco. c.1716.

Bequeathed by William Henry Husk, 10 November 1887.

British Library, Add. MS 33287, ff. 31v-7r.

CoA 99

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, f. 144v rev.

CoA 99.5

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘A: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoA 87.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 29.

In Petrum negantem (‘Art thou, ye only Rock, wch Xt did find’)

First published in R.C. Bald, ‘Three Metaphysical Epigrams’, Philological Quarterly 16 (1937), 402-405.

CoA 99.8

Copy, superscribed ‘Found in Mr Petits study [i.e. ? William Petyt (1636-1707), archivist] 1682’, subscribed ‘Per Abr. Cowley’. On an end-paper in a printed exemplum of Cowley's Works (London, 1668). 1668-82.

Edited from this MS by Bald.

University of Melbourne, Works Ba SpC/Bald 821.4 Cowley.

The Incurable (‘I Try'd if Books would cure my Love, but found’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 143-4. Sparrow, pp. 143-4. Collected Works, II, No. 78, pp. 115-16.

CoA 100

Copy, headed ‘A song’.

In: the MS described under CoA 14. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 35v-r rev.

Life and Fame (‘Oh Life, thou Nothings younger Brother!’)

First published, among Pindarique Odes, in Poems (London, 1656).

CoA 100.2

Extract.

In: An octavo miscellany of principally religious and moralistic verse, in a minute hand, written from both ends, in contemporary calf. Compiled by Robert Fleming. 8°, 82 leaves; verse miscellany, including portions of 17 poems by Cowley (on inside of front cover and ff. 2, 4-5v, 30, 47v-50, 66v); compiled by Robert Fleming (probably a Scotsman), who explains on f. 30v: ‘In this Manuscript, there is a confused casting together of several Miscellaneous things. Yet there is something here to denott many or most of the year sof my youth. Viz. these years; A°. 1670, 1673,1674, 1675, 1676, 1678, 1679, 1680, 1681, 1682, 1683, 1684, 1685. So that from the 9 year of my age, which is A° 1670 (for I was born May 16, A° 1661) until my 24 year, no year is undistinguished, but two years’. c.1670-85.

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 213, f. 49v rev.

CoA 100.4

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 37.8. c.1703.

Harvard, MS Eng 584, pp. 168-9.

CoA 100.6

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 54.4. Late-17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 118, p. 37.

CoA 100.8

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, in a single hand, compiled by Nathaniel Hamby, of Wymondham, Norfolk, 648 pages, in morocco gilt. c.1729.

Yale, Osborn MS c 244, p. 230.

Love undiscovered (‘Some, others may with safety tell’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 99-100. Collected Works, II, No. 31, pp. 59-60.

CoA 101

Copy, in a musical setting, headed ‘The Concealment by Mr Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 59. c.1681 -1700s.

British Library, Add. MS 19759, ff. 26v-7r.

Loves Visibility (‘With much of pain, and all the Art I knew’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 123. Collected Works, II, No.56, p. 88.

CoA 101.5

Copy, beginning at line 7, here ‘Men without love have often so cunning grown’.

In: the MS described under CoA 63.2. Mid-late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/47, f. 1r.

Martial. L. 2. Vis fieri Liber? &c. (‘Would you be Free? 'Tis your chief wish, you say’)

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 387.

CoA 101.8

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single possibly female hand, 36 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Mid-18th century.

Inscribed (f. 36r) ‘M Lowthers Jun:’, by a member of the Lowther family, Baronets and later Earls of Lonsdale.

British Library, Stowe MS 971, f. 10v.

CoA 102

Copy, the poem ascribed to ‘A.C:’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, 48 leaves, in contemporary calf. In a single neat rounded hand, largely written lengthways in oblong form. Late 17th century.

Name inscribed inside the lower cover ‘John Spearling’. Sotheby's, 20 February 1967, lot 185.

Microfilm in the British Library, RP 86.

Huntington, HM 30309, ff. 40v-1r.

CoA 102.5

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 87.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 23.

CoA 103

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 88.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [14v].

CoA 103.5

Copy, ascribed to ‘Mr Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 55.5. 1747.

Yale, Osborn MS fc 60, pp. 80-1.

Martial. Lib. 2. Vota tui breviter, &c. (‘Well then, Sir, you shall know how far extend’)

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 386-7.

CoA 104

Copy of lines 13-16, here beginning ‘Is there a man yee gods whome I doe hate’. In the hand of John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, quoted in a letter by him to his wife, on the first page of a quarto leaf, the address and impressions in red wax of his seal on the verso. c.1680.

In: A large folio composite volume of original state and miscellaneous letters, in various hands, 391 leaves, in modern brown morocco gilt. Inscribed by Wanley with date of acquisition ‘27 August, 1724’.

Edited from this MS in David M. Vieth, ‘Rochester and Cowley’, TLS (12 October 1951), p. 645, and in The Letters of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ed. Jeremy Treglown (Oxford, 1980), p. 242.

British Library, Harley MS 7003, f. 191r.

CoA 105

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 88.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [14r-v].

Mart. Lib. 5. Epigr. 59 (‘To morrow you will Live, you always cry’)

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 454-5.

CoA 106

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, f. 116v.

Martial. L. 10. Ep. 47 (‘Since dearest Friend, 'tis your desire to see’)

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 460.

CoA 107

Copy, headed ‘Mr Cowley's Translation of Vitam quae faciunt lecturem’, transcribed from a printed source.

In: A duodecimo notebook and miscellany, entitled (f. [1r]) ‘Vade mecum or A Pocket-Booke’, ii + 84 leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled by John Gibson (1630-1711), of Welburn, near Kirkby Moorside, North Yorkshire, and in his minute hand throughout. c.1665-78.

Inscribed (f. [iir]) ‘Joseph King / Lewes Sussex / Sept 30 1834 to Mr S.B. Williams’.

Formerly Broxbourne R 359.

Bodleian, Broxbourne 85.18, f. [51r].

CoA 108

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 102. Late 17th century.

Huntington, HM 30309, ff. 46v-7v.

CoA 108.5

Copy, subscribed ‘A: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoA 87.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, pp. 30-1.

CoA 109

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, f. 115v.

Martial Book 10. Epigram 96 (‘Me who have liv'd so long among the great’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, II, 461.

CoA 110

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, f. 116r.

The Motto (‘What shall I do to be forever known’)

First published in Miscellanies (London, 1656). Grosart, I, 135. Waller, I, 15-16.

CoA 110.5

Copy, headed ‘Mr. Abraham Cowley on his Motto: Tantavida est via...’

In: A miscellany, compiled by Charles Allis. c.1660s-70s.

McGill University, Montreal, Osler Library, MS M156 Bd. 150 (IV/47), f. 12r-v.

Ode (‘Here's to thee Dick. this whining Love despise’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 26. Sparrow, pp. 33-4.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in The Banquet of Musick (London, 1688). Works of Henry Purcell, XXII (London, 1922), pp. 69-73.

CoA 111

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, ff. 157r-155v rev.

CoA 111.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘The words by Mr Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 95.5. Early 18th century.

Folger, MS V.b.197, Part I, pp. 78-81.

CoA 112

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, f. 111r.

Ode II, That a pleasant Poverty is to be preferred before discontented Riches (‘Why ö doth gaudy Tagus ravish thee’)

First published in Sylva (London, 1636). Waller, II, 60-1.

CoA 113

Copy, a heading deleted.

In: the MS described under CoA 100.2. c.1670-85.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 213, f. 64v-r.

Ode VI. Vpon the shortness of Man's Life (‘Marke that swift Arrow how it cuts the ayre’)

First published in Sylva (London, 1636). Grosart, I, 31.

CoA 113.5

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 100.2. c.1670-85.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 213, f. 2r.

CoA 113.8

Copy, headed ‘Sonnets, 130. on man's life’.

In: the MS described under CoA 52.5. c.1730.

Folger, MS V.a.308, f. 47v.

Ode. Acme and Septimus out of Catullus (‘Whilst on Septimus panting Brest’)

First published, among Verses written on several occasions, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, I, 419-20. Sparrow, pp. 167-9.

Musical setting by John Blow published in The Theater of Music (London, 1685).

CoA 114

Copy, in a musical setting by John Blow, headed ‘Acme and Septimus’ and here beginning ‘As on Septimus panting breast’.

In: the MS described under CoA 45. End of 17th century.

University of Birmingham, Barber Institute, MS 5002, pp. 4-7.

CoA 115

Copy, in a musical setting by John Blow, untitled and here beginning ‘As on Septimus panting breast’.

In: the MS described under CoA 60. c.1682-1700s.

British Library, Add. MS 22100, ff. 111r-15r.

CoA 116

Copy in a musical setting by John Blow, untitled and here beginning ‘As on Septimus panting breast’.

In: the MS described under CoA 93. c.1682-90.

British Library, Add. MS 29397, ff. 94v-91v rev.

CoA 117

Copy, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 93. c.1682-90.

British Library, Add. MS 29397, f. 22r-v.

CoA 118

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

In: the MS described under CoA 98. c.1716.

British Library, Add. MS 33287, ff. 3v-5r.

Ode. Mr. Cowley's Book presenting it self to the University Library of Oxford (‘Hail Learnings Pantheon! Hail the sacred Ark’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, I, 409-11.

*CoA 119

Autograph, headed ‘Pindarique Ode. The Book Humbly presenting it selfe to the Vniversity Librarie at Oxford’, inscribed on the preliminary flyleaves of an exemplum of Cowley's Poems (London, 1656), presented by him to the Bodleian Library. 1656.

Facsimiles and facsimile examples of this MS in the Scolar Press facsimile edition of the 1656 Poems (Menston, 1971); in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 51; and in Greg, English Literary Autographs, plate XXVII(c).

Bodleian, C. 2. 21. Art.

CoA 120

Copy of lines 1-5, headed ‘A Pindarique Ode/Mr Cowley's booke/Humbly presenting itselfe to ye Uty Library att Oxford’.

In: the MS described under CoA 22. Mid-late 17th century.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 6. 43, f. 27v.

CoA 120.5

Copy, headed ‘A Pindarick ode the booke humbley presenting it selfe to the vniuersity Library at oxford’ and subscribed ‘By. Ab: Cowley writt in ye beginning of ye booke he gaue to Bodley's Library’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany and notebook, in several italic hands, written from both ends, 64 unnumbered leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled chiefly by members of the Grosvenor family, of Downton, Radnorshire (now Shropshire). c.1681-1732.

Various inscriptions including ‘Teverra Byrd’, ‘Teverra Grosvenor of Downton 1731’, and ‘Rich: Grosvenor his Book Given him p Mrs Teverra Grosvenor in the Year of Our Lord God Ano Dom 1730’. Also including earlier notes, dated 1681, relating to persons excommunicated ‘since J: Sayer came to Old Radnor’.

A microfilm of this volume is in the National Library of Wales.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 1.142, ff. [11r-12r].

Ode. Sitting and Drinking in the Chair, made out of the Reliques of Sir Francis Drake's Ship (‘Chear up my Mates, the wind does fairly blow’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, I, 411-13.

Musical setting by Pelham Humfrey published in Choice Songs and Ayres for One Voyce (London, 1673).

CoA 121

Copy, in a musical setting by Pelham Humfrey, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under CoA 17. c.1654-70s.

British Library, Add. MS 29396, ff. 101v-2r.

CoA 121.2

1662.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in English, Latin and Italian, in various hands, i + 284 leaves, in early 18th-century half-calf.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 171, f. 26r.

Ode. Upon Dr. Harvey (‘Coy nature which remained though aged grown’)

First published in Verses...upon several occasions (London, 1663).

CoA 121.5

Copy of lines 54-64, in a letter by Beale to John Evelyn, 11 September 1667. 1667.

In: A folio composite volume of letters by John Beale, FRS (1608-83), rector of Yeovil, 119 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Evelyn Papers Vol. CXLV.

British Library, Add. MS 78312, f. 66r.

Ode. Upon occasion of a Copy of Verses of my Lord Broghills (‘Be gon (said I) Ingrateful Muse, and see’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, I, 406-9.

CoA 122

Copy, on rectos only, subscribed ‘Abr. Cowley’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, neatly written in possibly several italic hands, perhaps connected with Christ Church, Oxford. Mid-17th century.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 189.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, MS 259, ff. 38r-41r.

On his Majesties returne out of Scotland (‘Great Charles: there stop you Trumpeters of Fame’)

First published in Sylva in Poeticall Blossomes, 2nd edition (London, 1636). Waller, II, 46-7. Collected Works, I, pp. 68-9.

CoA 123

Copy of Cowley's juvenile composition.

In: A formal presentation volume of Latin and English verses composed by 27 boys of Westminster School to compliment Charles I upon his return from Scotland, on 12 quarto leaves. 1633.

British Library, Royal MS 12 A. LVIII, f. 2v.

CoA 124

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 64. c.1640s-50s.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, ff. 18r-19r.

On Hope, By way of Question and Answer, betweene A. Cowley, and R. Crashaw (‘Hope, whose weake being ruin'd us’)

See CoA 2-6.

On Orinda's Poems. Ode (‘We allow'd You Beauty, and we did submit’)

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, I, 404-6.

CoA 124.5

Copy, headed ‘Ode Vpon Orindas Poems’, subscribed ‘Abraham Cowley’.

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, pp. 178-80.

CoA 125

Copy, headed ‘Upon Mrs: K: Phillips her Poems’.

In: A folio volume of works by Katherine Philips, in a single mixed hand, 170 leaves, in contemporary vellum. An exact transcript of the 1669 edition of Philips's Poems (including all 122 poems by her, her two plays, and the preliminary commendatory poems by others), here preceded by twenty lines of verse headed ‘Cassandra preferr'd to Orinda’ and beginning ‘Let Cowley and the Rest theire fancy try’, a complimentary poem indicating possible presentation of this MS to ‘Cassandra’ [? the widowed Cecily Philips]. c.1670.

Colbeck, Radford & Co., ‘The Ingatherer’, No. 25 (August 1932), item 244, and No. 28 (December 1932). Percy Dobell's sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 323. Formerly Folger MS 440314.1.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Folger MS’: PsK Δ 9.

Folger, MS V.b.231, ff. 7v-8v.

CoA 126

Copy, headed ‘To the most Exelently Accomplist Mrs Katherine Phillips vpon her Poems’, subscribed ‘Abraham Cowley’, preceding a collection of poems by Katherine Philips.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, including (on pp. 1-88) 73 poems by Katherine Philips, dating as late as 1662, written in a single, neat non-professional hand, the remainder of the volume filled with other poems in several hands, viii + 140 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt, ‘A S’ in a gilt lozenge on each cover. The later additions partly compiled by George Clarke (1661-1736), politician and virtuoso (whose bookplate is inside the cover and whose family coat of arms is on f. [iv]), son of Sir William Clarke (1623?-66), Secretary of War to the Commonwealth and Charles II. c.1662[-1730s].

Inside the front cover inscribed ‘E[?] Barrow’, evidently a member of the family of Samuel Barrow (1625-82), Royal Physician and friend of John Milton, Barrow being the second husband of Sir William Clarke's widow, Dorothy (d.1695). Formerly MSS 6. 13.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Clarke MS’: PsK Δ 5. See also Elizabeth H. Hageman, ‘Treacherous Accidents, and the Abominable Printing of Katherine Philips's 1664 Poems’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004), pp. 85-95.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58, pp. 1-3.

On the Death of Mr. Crashaw (‘Poet and Saint! to thee alone are given’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 48-9. Sparrow, pp. 46-8.

CoA 126.5

Two extracts from the poem.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, predominantly in two hands, 36 leaves (including blanks), with loosely inserted notes, in a contemporary green vellum wallet binding. c.1736-47.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 7, f. 6r.

*CoA 127

Autograph fair copy, on two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed in two hands ‘On Mr Crashaw By Mr Cooly.’, one of these hands being that of George Lane (1620-83), later Viscount Lanesborough, when he was secretary to the Duke of Ormonde. c.1649.

Formerly among poems presented to, or owned by, James Butler (1610-88), first Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Formerly Loan MS 37/6, pp. 145-7. Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, lot 270.

Edited from this MS, with a facsimile example, in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Cowley and “Orinda”. Autograph Fair Copies’, BLJ, 2 (1976), 102-8. Facsimile of the first page in Sotheby's sale catalogue. Also recorded in HMC, 14th Report, Appendix VII, Ormonde I (1895), p. 115

British Library, Add. MS 71549.

CoA 128

Copy, beginning at line 17 (here ‘Still ye old heathen gods in numbers dwell’),

In: Single quarto leaf. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box X/1, [no item number].

CoA 129

Copy, in a rounded italic hand, on both sides of a single folio leaf. Mid-late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of manuscript and printed verse and prose, in various hands, 59 items, in old reversed calf. Assembled and indexed by Thomas Price (d.1704), a Roman Catholic, of Llanfyllin, Powys.

Later owned by one ‘Prue Haerley’ and by one Henry Parry. Sotheby's, 20 June 1928, lot 539, to Pickering. Pickering and Chatto's sale catalogue No. 651 (1983).

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 22676 D, item 14.

On the Death of Mr. William Hervey (‘It was a dismal, and a fearful night’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 32-7. Sparrow, pp. 36-41.

CoA 129.5

Copy of line 25 onwards, beginning ‘He was my Friend, ye truest Friend on Earth’, subscribed ‘Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 54.6. 1760-7.

Harvard, MS Eng 611, Vol. I, pp. 255-6.

CoA 130

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, ff. 24r-6r.

CoA 131

Copy on both sides of two conjugate folio leaves. Mid-late 17th century.

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.

This MS recorded in Sparrow, p. 203.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 306, Vol. II, ff. 268r-9v.

On the death of Mrs. Katherine Philips (‘Cruel disease! Ah, could it not suffice’)

First published, among Verses written on several Occasions, in Works (London, 1668). Grosart, I, 165. Waller, I, 441-3.

CoA 131.5

Adapted extracts.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in a single italic hand, entitled Gospell Obseruations & Religius manifestations, 370 pages, in contemporary calf. Entirely in the hand of Robert Overton (1608/9-1678/9), parliamentarian army officer, whose signature appears on a flyleaf. Prepared as a memorial and tribute to his wife, Ann Gardiner (d.1665), and written when in prison, either on Jersey or in the Tower of London. c.1671/2.

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘Saml Atkins Wykeham’ and inside the rear cover ‘17 Feby 1879. Purchased this Book of Prescot Bookseller. Upper Arcade. Bristol...Edwd G. Doggett’.

This volume discussed extensively, with facsimile examples (of pp. 85-6, 151-2, 162, 166, 190-2), in David Norbrook, ‘“This blushinge tribute of a borrowed muse”: Robert Overton and his Overturning of the Poetic Canon’, EMS, 4 (1993), 220-66.

Princeton, CO199 No. 812, p. 172.

CoA 132

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 125. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.b.231, ff. 14r-15r.

On the Queens Repairing Somerset House (‘When God (the Cause to Me and Men unknown)’)

First published, among Verses written on several Occasions, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, I, 433-40.

CoA 133

Copy, headed ‘The Speech of her Maiety the Queen Mothers Palace upon the Reparation & Enlargement of it by her Majesty’ and subscribed ‘By Mr Cowley Supposed Edited in his workes - after his Latin Davideid. p. 26’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, in a single hand, 95 leaves in all. This MS is a companion volume to British Library, Add. MS 69823, and in the same hand. Folios 1-45 contain academic speeches of 1651-63, chiefly in Latin, relating to both Oxford and Cambridge (but chiefly Christ Church, Oxford), and ff. 46-95 verses written sideways across the length of the pages. Some poems are docketed later c.1686 ‘Mihi - Edited’ [i.e. presumably that the owner has the Edited version]. c.1667.

Inscribed on first page ‘Mr Mathews, the Bbinder D: Frown[?]. Mar. 16. 67. 0.0.6.7’ [i.e. ? the bookseller Thomas Mathews (fl.1650s-60s)]. Also (on f. 95v): ‘Charles Trumbull’ [D.D. (c.1646-1724), chaplain to Bishop Sancroft], ‘Ralphe Trumbull’ [(c.1640-1708), both brothers of the lawyer and government official Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716)]; and ‘Sandys’. Later note on upper endpaper that this MS was No. CCVIII of Dr Adam Clarke's MSS and was purchased 29 May 1838 from Baynes.

This MS recorded in Jean Loiseau, Abraham Cowley's Reputation in England (Paris, 1931), p. 26, n. 17.

British Library, Egerton MS 669, ff. 91r-5r.

A Paraphrase upon the 10th Epistle of the first Book of horace. Horace to Fuscus Aristus (‘Health, from the lover of the Country me’)

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 416-18.

CoA 134

Copy, the poem ascribed to ‘A Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 102. Late 17th century.

Huntington, HM 30309, ff. 37r-40r.

Pindarique Ode. The Book Humbly presenting it selfe to the Vniversity Librarie at Oxford (‘Hail, Learnings Pantheon! Hail, the sacred Ark’)

See CoA 119-20.

The Plagues of Egypt (‘Is this thy Brav'ery Man, is this thy Pride?’)

First published, among Pindarique Odes, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 219-31.

CoA 135

Copy, transcribed from a printed source by William (later Archbishop) Sancroft (1617-93).

In: the MS described under CoA 84. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 466, ff. 8r-13r.

A Poem On the late Civil War (‘What Rage does England from it selfe divide’)

See CoA 40-4.

A Poeticall Revenge (‘Westminster-Hall a friend and I agree’)

First published, in Sylva, in Poeticall Blossomes, 2nd edition (London, 1636). Waller, II, 50-2. Sparrow, pp. 12-13. Collected Works, I, pp. 74-5.

CoA 136

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 64. c.1640s-50s.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, ff. 11r-12r.

Prologue to the Guardian (‘Who says the Times do Learning disallow?’)

First published, under the pseudonym ‘Francis Cole’, in The Prologue and Epilogue to a Comedie, presented, at the Entertainment of the Prince His Highnesse, by the Schollers of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge, in March last, 1641 (London, 1642). Waller, I, 31-2 (and II, 161). Autrey Nell Wiley, ‘The Prologue and Epilogue to the Guardian’, RES, 10 (1934), 443-7 (pp. 444-5).

See also CoA 68-81.

CoA 136.5

Copy, headed ‘A Prologue & Epilogue to a play acted before the Prince at Trinity Colledge in Cambridge 19th Martii 1641’.

In: the MS described under CoA 78.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 271-2.

CoA 137

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 68. Mid-17th century.

Bedfordshire Record Office, TW 1158, [item 1].

CoA 138

Copy on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves. Mid-17th century.

In: the MS described under CoA 69. Early-mid-18th century.

Bodleian, MS Ballard 50, f. 2r.

CoA 139

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue and Epilogue in a Comedy made by ye Poet Aquila prsented att ye Entertainmt of the Princes Highnss by the Schollars of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge March 1641’, with the marginal note ‘Pooly’.

In: the MS described under CoA 43. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in G.C. Moore Smith, College Plays Performed in the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, 1923), p. 90.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, f. 41r.

CoA 140

Copy, headed ‘The poets peticon’.

In: the MS described under CoA 130. c.1634-43.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, f. 38r.

CoA 141

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 71.

This MS recorded in Moore Smith.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 138r.

CoA 142

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to the Prince’.

In: the MS described under CoA 72. c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 71, pp. 95-6.

CoA 143

Copy, headed ‘Prologue before the play acted at Camebridge to his matie and the Prince march 1641’.

In: the MS described under CoA 73. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 184-5.

CoA 144

Copy on the first page of the remains of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: the MS described under CoA 74.

This MS (erroneously cited as ‘Egerton 2326’) recorded in Wiley.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 61r.

CoA 145

Copy, headed ‘Prologue by A:C: March 22th before Prince Charles’.

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.

This MS collated in Wiley; recorded in Moore Smith.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 31r.

CoA 146

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue at Trin: Coll: 1641’, unascribed.

In: the MS described under CoA 75. c.1639-43.

British Library, Harley MS 6396, f. 22v.

CoA 147

Copy, headed ‘The prologue: at the entertainement of Prince Charles In Cambridge’.

In: the MS described under CoA 4. c.1650-9.

This MS recorded in Moore Smith.

British Library, Harley MS 6918, f. 25v.

CoA 148

Copy, headed ‘Prol: coram principe’, on the third page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under CoA 77.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 2677, f. 8r.

CoA 149

Copy, headed ‘The prologue to ye late play acted before the Prince Charles at cambridge. 1641’.

In: the MS described under CoA 78. c.1630s-40s.

Facsimile in Jean F. Preston and Laetitia Yeandle, English Handwriting 1400-1650: An Introductory Manual (Binghamton, NY, 1992), No. 31, p. 99.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 212.

CoA 150

Copy, headed ‘Prologue’.

In: the MS described under CoA 79. Mid-17th century.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4308, item 1.

CoA 151

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue & Epilogue to the Comedy acted before the Prince in Trinitye Colledge spoken by the Author Sr Cowley. March: 1642’, on the second page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1642.

In: the MS described under CoA 80.

This MS collated in Wiley.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 5. 5 (James 699), No. 78.

CoA 152

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue and Epilogue to ye Game at Chesse by Pooley’, on both pages of a single quarto leaf.

In: the MS described under CoA 81. Chiefly late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 106, No. 1, pp. [1-2].

The Puritan and the Papist (‘So two rude waves, by stormes together throwne’)

See CoA 161-70.

The Puritans Lecture

See CoA 158-60.

Reason. The use of it in Divine Matters (‘Some blind themselves, 'cause possibly they may’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 46-7.

CoA 153

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 50. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.85, pp. 50-1.

CoA 154

Copy of lines 23-48, here beginning ‘Yet when ye Divill comes up disguisd she cries’, imperfect, lacking the beginning.

In: the MS described under CoA 128. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box X/1, [no item number].

The Resurrection (‘Not Winds to Voyagers at Sea’)

First published, among Pindarique Odes, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 182-3. Sparrow, pp. 157-9.

CoA 155

Copy of stanza 2, lines 1-2, here beginning ‘Begin ye Song and strike the living Lyre’, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, f. 128r rev.

CoA 156

Copy of lines 1-24, imperfect, lacking the rest.

In: the MS described under CoA 128. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box X/1, [no item number].

The Rich Rival (‘They say you're angry, and rant mightilie’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 108-9. Sparrow, pp. 106-7. Collected Works, II, No. 41, p. 70.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in The Theater of Music (London, 1685). Works of Henry Purcell, XXV (London, 1928), pp. 171-3.

CoA 157

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, in an unidentified hand.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, f. 174v-r rev.

CoA 157.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘The Rich Rival. Words out of Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 95.5. Early 18th century.

Folger, MS V.b.197, Part I, pp. 1-2.

A Satyre against Seperatists (‘I have beene where so many Round-heads dwell’)

First published, as by ‘A. C. Generosus’, in London, 1642. Collected Works, I, pp. 94-101, as The Puritans Lecture. Cowley's authorship uncertain but probable: see Perkin, pp. 25-9.

CoA 158

Copy, headed ‘The Puritans Lecture’ and here beginning ‘I have beene (Sr) where soe many Puritans dwell’.

In: the MS described under CoA 145. c.1640s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, ff. 27v-30v.

CoA 159

Copy of a slightly abbreviated version, headed ‘A Satyr on ye Hipocracy of Dissentrs by A. Cowley’ and here beginning ‘I have bin Sr where so many Puritans dwell’.

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, pp. 230-40.

CoA 159.5

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr made by Mr Abraham Cowley’ and here beginning ‘I have been Sr where so many Puritan's dwell’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly on affairs of state, including nine poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items, in a single small hand, 356 pages (misnumbered in pencil 1-344 and lacking the first few original leaves), in contemporary boards. Probably compiled by an Anglican cleric (or student before taking orders) associated with Cambridge University. c.late 1690s-1704.

Later owned by John R.B. Brett-Smith (1917-2003), publisher and bookseller. In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly Restoration poetry MS 5.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Cambridge Miscellany MS: RoJ Δ 13.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, pp. 136-44.

CoA 160

Copy, headed ‘A Puritan Lecture discribed by Mr. Abraham Cowley’ and here beginning ‘Ive ben where So many Puritans dwell’, on three folio leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of separate copies of poems, in various hands and paper sizes, c.257 pages, now disbound. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 14 March 1961, lot 573. Formerly at Yale ‘Box 89, No. 3’.

Microfilm in the British Library, M/608.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 108, pp. 5-9.

A Satyre. The Puritan and the Papist (‘So two rude waves, by stormes together throwne’)

First published, anonymously, [Oxford], 1643. Ascribed to Cowley in Wit and Loyalty Reviv'd (London, 1682). Waller, II, 149-57. Sparrow, pp. 17-28. J.H.A. Sparrow, ‘The Text of Cowley's Satire The Puritan and the Papist’, Anglia, 58 (1934), 78-102.

CoA 161

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 43. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS collated in Sparrow.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 26r-30r.

CoA 162

Copy, subscribed ‘supposed by Abr. Cowley’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single neat hand, iv + 248 pages, imperfect at the end, in contemporary calf. Compiled by an Oxford University man. End of 17th century.

Sold by J.W. Jarvis & Sons, 5 December 1888.

This MS collated in Sparrow.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 116-24.

CoA 163

Copy, headed ‘The puritan Papist or ye popish puritan alias ye Papist & ye Puritans satyre’, on two conjugate long ledger-size leaves, imperfect, lacking the last 54 lines.

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. 19r-20v.

CoA 164

Copy, here ascribed to Cowley.

In: A quarto verse miscellany probably associated with Oxford. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Waller, II, 490, and in Sparrow.

British Library, Burney MS 390, ff. 2r-6r.

CoA 165

Copy, on eight folio pages. Mid-late 17th century.

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

Huntington, EL 8780.

CoA 166

Copy, headed ‘A Parralell of a Puritane, & a Papist’, here beginning ‘Two rude waves by stormes togeather blowne’ and ascribed to Cowley.

In: A folio miscellany of Royalist (‘Rump’) poems, in various hands, entitled in a slightly later hand A Collection of Poems & Ballads in ridicule of the Parliamty Party during the Quarrell with Ch: I, c.172 pages (and at least 40 blank leaves), with an ‘Index’ of contents, in contemporary calf gilt. Mid-late 17th century.

The upper cover stamped in gilt with the crest of Edward Conway (1594-1655), second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh, politician and book collector.

Huntington, HM 16522, pp. 83-7.

CoA 167

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr The Puritan Papist’, subscribed ‘Abr: Cowley’.

In: A formal folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, chiefly on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, individual items dated as late as 1697, 286 pages. c.late 1690s.

University of Minnesota, MS 690235f, pp. 44-53.

CoA 168

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr showing the difference yet coherence Betwixt the Tenents and actions of the Papists and Puritans’.

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.

This MS recorded in Perkin, p. 29.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, ff. 8r-12v .

CoA 169

Copy, headed ‘A Satyre. The Puritan Papist’ and here ascribed to Cowley.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, 148 pages (lacking pp. 55-8, 117-26). Late 17th century.

Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1284. Afterwards owned by John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector.

This MS collated in Sparrow.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, pp. 27-39.

CoA 170

Copy, headed ‘The Puritan & ye Papist / A Satyre’, in a MS pamphlet comprising four pairs of quarto conjugate leaves, dated on the first page ‘May. 20th. 1643 / A.C.’

In: An unbound file of MS and printed materials chiefly relating to Cowley.

Assembled by John Sparrow (1906-92).

This MS briefly discussed by Sparrow in Anglia, 58 (p. 102).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 209, ff. 5r-10r.

The Second Olympique Ode of Pindar (‘Queen of all Harmonious things’)

First published in Pindarique Odes (London, 1668). Waller, I, 157-62.

CoA 170.5

Copy of the last fourteen lines of the 9th canto, beginning ‘Art lives on Nature's Alms is weak and poor’.

In: the MS described under CoA 62.5. c.1715-23.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 80, I, f. 15v.

Seneca, ex Thyeste, Act. 2.Chor. (‘Upon the slippery tops of humane State’)

First published, in the essay ‘Of Obscurity’, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 399-400.

CoA 171

Copy, headed ‘Of Obscurity’.

In: the MS described under CoA 50. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.85, p. 40.

CoA 171.5

Copy, subscribed ‘A: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoA 87.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 33.

CoA 172

Copy, headed ‘The paraphrase by Abraham Cowley’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, with a title-page, 385 pages numbered 858-1243 (pp. 914-29, 966-7, 981-2, 995-6, 1023-4, 1041-2, 1083-4, 1135-6, and 1173-6 excised), in 17th-century calf. In non-professional hands, the miscellany entitled A Collection of Witt and Learning…consisting of verses, poems, songs, sonnetts, Ballads, Lampoons, Libells, Dialouges...from the year 1600, to this present year: 1677. c.1681.

Formerly Osborn MS Chest II, Number 14.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, p. 1214.

A Song on the same (‘Hence clouded lookes, hence briny teares’)

First published, in Sylva, in Poeticall Blossomes, 2nd edition (London, 1636). Waller, II, 47. Collected Works, I, pp. 69-70.

CoA 173

Copy of Cowley's juvenile composition.

In: the MS described under CoA 123. 1633.

British Library, Royal MS 12 A. LVIII, f. 12r.

Sors Virgiliana (‘By a bold peoples stubborn armes opprest’)

First published, in a musical setting by Henry Bowman, in Songs for i 2 & 3 Voyces Composed by Henry Bowman [London, 1677].

Charles Gildon, Miscellany Poems upon Several Occasions (London, 1692). Sparrow, p. 192. Texts usually preceded by a prose introduction explaining the circumstances of composition.

CoA 174

Copy in: A miscellany of verse and prose, mainly on affairs of state, 176 pages, in Middle Hill boards. c.1700.

Formerly Phillipps MS 10984. Sotheby's, 5 June 1899, lot 995. Then owned by F.W. Cock. Sotheby's, 8 May 1944 (Cock sale), lot 235. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue 97 (1947), item 179.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. d. 53, p. 4.

CoA 175

Copy, following Virgil's Latin, then headed ‘Thus English'd by Mr Cowly’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems chiefly on affairs of state, ff. 4r-153v in a single neat predominantly italic hand, ff. 154r-63 in another hand dated 1687, with (ff. 2r-3v, 165r-6r) a table of contents, 166 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half morocco. Including eight poems in the Marvell canon and his mock-speech by the King (plus apocryphal poems). c.1680s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Samll. Danvers. 1664’; and (f. 164v) ‘F Danvers’, ‘Samuel Danvers his book’, and ‘W D'anvers’: i.e. probably the family of Sir Samuel Danvers, Bt. (d.1683) of Culworth, Northamptonshire (though not in his hand).

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Danvers MS: MaA Δ 5. Marvell contents recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

British Library, Add. MS 34362, f. 99v.

CoA 176

Copy, in the hand of John Aubrey, headed ‘Virg. Æneid. lib. 4.’, on one side of a small octavo-size leaf, subscribed ‘Translated, for K. Ch: II. by mr Abraham Cowley’. c.1687-92.

In: A folio composite volume of tracts, in various hands, including (ff. 101r-243v) autograph collections by John Aubrey (1626-97), antiquary and biographer, for his projected work on ‘Remains of Gentilisme & Judaisme’, 322 leaves, in modern morocco gilt. Late 17th century.

Once owned by White Kennett (1660-1728), Bishop of Peterborough, historian.

Edited from this MS (inaccurately) in Anecdotes and Traditions, ed. William J. Thomas, Camden Society 5 (London, 1839), pp. 108-9.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 231, f. 157r.

CoA 177

Copy 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. [22r].

CoA 177.5

Copy of a version, headed ‘K. Charles I at Oxford being at a sport called Sortes Virgilianae drew for his lot some part of the 4th Eneid about vers 615 and had six verses translated’, followed by the original Latin.

In: An octavo miscellany, in English and Latin, in a single hand, 141 leaves (ff. 124v-41v blank), in contemporary calf. c.1690s.

Bought from P.J. and A.E. Dobell, in 1922, by Reginald L. Hine (1883-1949), solicitor, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 71, f. 38r.

CoA 178

Copy, headed ‘Virgil Lib 4. bis. 620. Englished by Mr Cowles at Oxford when the King was there in the time of the Warr’.

In: A folio volume comprising two apparently independent miscellanies of poems on affairs of state, each in probably more than one professional hand, in variant styles, 199 pages, in modern cloth. Part I, ff. 1r-110v (poems dated 1667-83); Part II, ff. 111r-99r, on larger paper (poems dated 1680-7). c.1680s.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Advocates MS: MaA Δ 8. Works by Marvell recorded and some poems collated in POAS, I.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.1.12, f. 117r-v.

CoA 179

Copy, headed ‘English'd at ye late Kings Comand at Oxford, by Mr Ab. Cowley; he not knowing it was ye Kings Sors Virginiana’.

In: the MS described under CoA 169. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Sparrow.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, p. 17.

CoA 180

Copy, dated 29 January 1677/8.

In: Autograph diary of Dr Edward Lake (1642-1704), Archdeacon and Prebendary of Exeter, Chaplain and Tutor to the Princesses Mary and Anne (daughters of James II), for 1677-8, in double columns on 23 pages of a narrow ledger-size volume of some 600 otherwise blank pages. 1677-8.

Owned in 1847 by George Percy Elliott (1800-74). Sotheby's, 20 July 1988, lot 262, to Morton, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

Edited in Diary of Dr. Edward Lake, ed. G.P. Elliott, Camden Miscellany I, Camden Society 39 (London, 1847).

Eliott, pp. 25-6.

Untraced, [Lake MS], [unnumbered page].

The Swallow (‘Foolish Prater, what do'st thou’)

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 58. Sparrow, p. 58.

Musical setting by Pietro Reggio published in Songs [London, 1680].

CoA 181

Copy in a musical setting by Pietro Reggio in a MS songbook partly compiled by Giovanni Felice Sances (c.1600-79), Kapellmeister to the Emperor Leopold I, and by the composer Henry Bowman.

In: the MS described under CoA 9. Late 17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2960, ff. 51v-2.

CoA 182

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under CoA 30. c.1700.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 46, ff. 70r--69r rev.

‘The Chartreux wants the warning of a Bell’

First published in The Visions and Prophecies concerning England, Scotland, and Ireland, of Ezekiel Grebner (London, 1661 [i.e. 1660]). Waller, II, 365.

CoA 183

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 1. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 212v.

The 34. Chapter of the Prophet Isaiah (‘Awake, and with attention hear’)

First published, among Pindarique Odes, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 211-14.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Harmonia Sacra, Vol. I (London, 1688).

CoA 184

Copy, subscribed ‘A. Cowley. Poëm. p. 48&’.

In: the MS described under CoA 84. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 466, ff. 13r-14r.

CoA 185

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, ff. 169r-166v rev.

CoA 185.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘Isaiah: cap. 34. by Mr Cowley’.

In: A tall folio songbook, largely in a single cursive hand, written from both ends, i + 133 leaves (including numerous blanks), in contemporary reversed calf. The cover inscribed ‘The Song-Book [of Mr. Montriot added in another hand]’. c.1711.

Formerly among Lord Leigh's muniments at Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire. Christie's, 16 October 1985, lot 139.

British Library, Add. MS 63626, ff. 130r-125v rev.

The Thraldome (‘I Came, I Saw, and was undone’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 67-8. Sparrow, pp. 63-4. Collected Works, II, No. 2, pp. 21-2.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Orpheus Britannicus (London, 1698). Works of Henry Purcell, XXV (London, 1928), pp. 67-71.

CoA 186

Copy, in a cursive italic hand, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled, on two folio leaves (the correct sequence pp. 2-4, 1), page 2 paginated/foliated ‘107’, probably extracted from a larger collection. Late 17th century.

Later owned by William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915), singer and musical antiquary. Sotheby's, 17-24 May 1917 (Cummings sale). lot 168.

British Library, Egerton MS 2958.

CoA 186.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘The Thraldom. The words by Mr Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 95.5. Early 18th century.

Folger, MS V.b.197, Part I, pp. 82-4.

To a Lady who desired a Song of Mr. Cowley, he presented this following (‘Come, Poetry, and with you bring along’)

First published in Poems by Several Hands (London, 1685). At the end of Sylva in Works (London, 1711). Waller, II, 489.

Musical setting by John Blow published in The Banquet of Musick (London, 1688).

CoA 187

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

In: the MS described under CoA 8. c.1682.

British Library, Add. MS 33234, ff. 83r-4v.

CoA 188

Copy, subscribed ‘Abrah: Cowly’.

In: the MS described under CoA 22. Mid-late 17th century.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 6. 43, f. 2r.

CoA 189

Copy, in a flourished italic hand, headed ‘A Song’ and subscribed ‘Abrah. Cowley’.

In: the MS described under CoA 122. Mid-17th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, MS 259, ff. 1r, 2r.

To my Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (‘How much you may oblige, how much delight’)

First published in The Foure Ages of England ([London], 1648).

CoA 190

Copy, in an unidentified hand, headed ‘A terse poem on lord Strafford’.

In: A quarto volume of miscellaneous notes and letters, chiefly in the hand of William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary, 120 leaves. Mid-late 17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 316, f. 99r.

CoA 190.5

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 78.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 243-5.

To the Duke of Buckingham, upon his Marriage with the Lord Fairfax his Daughter (‘Beauty and strength together came’)

First published in Works, 9th edition (London, 1700), pp. 135-6. Waller, II, 462-4.

CoA 191

Copy, headed ‘A Pindarick Ode, to the Duke of Buckingham’, here beginning ‘Beauty, and strength, and witt, together came’ and inscribed in the margin ‘M C’ [i.e. probably Martin Clifford (c.1624-77), Master of the Charterhouse and erstwhile secretary to the Duke of Buckingham].

In: the MS described under CoA 42. c.1673-1700s.

This MS recorded in Pritchard, Editing, p. 61. Discussed and collated in his edition of The Civil War (Toronto, 1973), pp. 186-9.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F37, pp. 221-3.

To the New year (‘Great Janus, who dost sure my Mistris view’)

First published, among Pindarique Odes, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 206-8.

CoA 192

Copy, in a musical setting by John Blow, headed ‘Great Janus = A birth days Song May the 29: 16’.

In: the MS described under CoA 98. c.1716.

British Library, Add. MS 33287, ff. 53r-7v.

To the Royal Society (‘Philosophy the great and only Heir’)

First published in Poems, by Several Hands (Dublin, 1663). Verses, Lately Written upon several Occasions (London, 1663). Waller, I, 448-53.

CoA 193

Copy, on a blank page in a printed exemplum of Francis Bacon, Novum organum scientiarum (Leiden, 1650). Mid-late 17th century.

Owned in 1689 by one ‘Quil Domlin’ and later by one William Fogg. Christie's, South Kensington, 19 November 1993, lot 234A.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Bacon/Novum Organum].

CoA 193.5

Copy, subscribed ‘A: C:’.

In: the MS described under CoA 87.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 43.

Verses upon a Punch Bowl (‘Capacious goblet, stor'd with all delight’)

A Vote (‘Lest the misconstring world should chance to say’)

First published, in Sylva, in Poeticall Blossomes, 2nd edition (London, 1636). Waller, II, 48-50. Sparrow, pp. 9-12. Stanzas 9-11 (beginning ‘This only grant me, that my means may lye’) reprinted in the essay ‘Of My self’, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 456-7. Collected Works, I, pp. 70-1.

CoA 194

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 64. c.1640s-50s.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, ff. 13r-14v.

CoA 194.2

Copy of stanzas 9-11, beginning ‘This only grant me, that my means may lie’, untitled, subscribed ‘Cowley’, on a single quarto leaf once folded as a letter or packet. Early-mid-17th century.

In: An unbound collection of verse manuscripts, in English and Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, collected by the Evelyn family, 214 leaves. Early 18th century.

Volume CCCLIV of the Evelyn Papers.

British Library, Add. MS 78521, f. 108r-v.

CoA 194.5

Copy of stanza 9, eight lines here beginning ‘This only grant me’.

In: the MS described under CoA 87.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 31.

CoA 195

Copy of stanzasa 9-11, headed ‘Some Verses of his made at 13 yrs of Age’ and here beginning ‘This only grant me, yt my meats may lie’.

In: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, f. 115r.

Weeping (‘See where she sits, and in what comely wise’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 136-7. Sparrow, p. 136. Collected Works, II, No. 69, 105-6.

Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Works of Henry Purcell, XXII (London, 1922), pp. 157-65.

CoA 196

Copy, in a musical setting by William Turner (1651-1740), headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under CoA 60. c.1682-1700s.

British Library, Add. MS 22100, ff. 87r-9r.

CoA 197

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 98. c.1716.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition (1922).

British Library, Add. MS 33287, ff. 19v-21r.

CoA 198

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 33. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Purcell Society edition.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, ff. 209r-207v rev.

CoA 199

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under CoA 49. Late 17th century.

Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Brussels, Belgium, MS 1035, pp. 86-9.

The well wish of A: C: to his Soueraigne King Charles (‘Greate King whose pen ye Angells guide, whose minde’)

Of doubtful authorship.

CoA 200

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under CoA 1. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 212v.

CoA 200.5

Copy in: An oblong duodecimo verse miscellany, perhaps largely in one hand, with later additions by others, generally written across the page with the spine turned upwards, 136 leaves, with (f. 2r-v) a table of contents, in half green morocco. Including ten poems by Cowley (on ff. 113r-v, 124r-9v). c.1668-1713.

Inscribed (f. 2r) ‘Several Divine poems out of a Mss. of Mr. Hanserd Knolly's (thô [I suppose deleted] not of his composing)’; (f. 36r) ‘Finis Manuscript, H. K.’; (f. 1r and elsewhere) ‘H Packwood Anno 1668’ and ‘George Gaynor, 1681’. Item 988 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Purchased on 12 February 1876 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 29921, f. 124r.

CoA 200.9

Copy, headed ‘The well wish of A: C: to his Soueraigne King Charles’.

In: the MS described under CoA 166. Mid-late 17th century.

Huntington, HM 16522, p. 97.

The Wish (‘Well then. I now do plainly see’)

First published in The Mistresse (London, 1647). Waller, I, 87-8. Sparrow, pp. 85-6. Collected Works, II, No. 19, pp. 44-6.

CoA 201

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, ff. 111v-12r.

Latin Poems

Epitaphium Vivi Auctoris (‘Hic, O Viator, sub Lare parvulo’)

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Poemata latina (London, 1668). Waller, II, 461-2.

CoA 202

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 55. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 135, f. 116r-v.

Ornatissimo Doctissimoq' Viro Dom°. Doct. Fraser Augustissimi Regis Caroli 2di. Medico Primario (‘Helleborum tantum, Medicorum summe, remittas’)

First published in John Sparrow, ‘Cowley's Plantarum Libri Duo: A Presentation Copy’, The London Mercury, 20 (August 1929), 398-9.

*CoA 203

Autograph Latin verse of eight lines inscribed in a copy of A Couleii Plantarum libri duo (London, 1662) presented by Cowley to Sir Alexander Fraizer. c.1662.

Formerly owned by John Sparrow (1906-92). Christie's, 21 October 1992 (Sparrow sale), in lot 239 (unidentified, among ‘7 others’), to Quaritch.

Edited from this MS in Sparrow, loc. cit. Photocopies in British Library, RP 5278.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Cowley/Plantarum].

‘Qualiter in ramo volucris quae semper eodem’

Unpublished.

CoA 204

Copy, untitled and here ascribed to ‘A.C.’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in a single small hand, 31 leaves, in contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, imperfect. A label on the cover: ‘Dr. Lynnet's Common Place Book’: i.e. compiled by Dr William Lynnett (1622/3-1700), of Trinity College, Cambridge. c.1643.

Inscribed ‘Ri. Walker 1758. some years agoe Mr. Brigg bought this Common place book in Smithfield, and gave it to RW’. Inscriptions dated 1792 by Thomas Bousefield (or possibly James Simpson), wheelwright of Kendal. Purchased from J.W. Jarvis & Son, 30 January 1891.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 13, f. 11r.

CoA 205

Second, variant version, untitled, original heading with ascription to William Spratt deleted.

In: the MS described under CoA 204. c.1643.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 13, ff. 12v-13r.

Prose

The Garden

Verses first published in Poems upon Divers Occasions (London, 1667). The whole essay first published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 420-8.

*CoA 206

Autograph MS of Cowley's epistolary essay to John Evelyn, including the verses ‘Happy art Thou, whom God does bless’, on seven folio pages, sent to Evelyn 16 August 1666. 1666.

Formerly in the Donald and Mary Hyde (Lady Eccles) Collection.

The text corrected from this MS in The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn, ed. William Upcott (London, 1825), p. 435. Facsimile of the wrapping leaves, the letter and the first two stanzas of the poem in The R.B. Adam Library (London & New York, 1929), III, after p. 73. Facsimile of the first two stanzas of the poem in Charles John Smith, Historical and Literary Curiosities (London, 1847), No. 49, reproduced in Nethercot, facing p. 231.

Harvard, fMS Eng 1343 (5).

CoA 206.5

Copy.

Huntington, EL 8848.

Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose

For verse items, see individual titles.

Dramatic Works

The Guardian

Loves Riddle, IV, i, Song (‘It is a punishment to love’)

First published in London, 1638. Waller, II, 67-147 (p. 115).

Musical setting of the song by William Webb published in New Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1678).

CoA 207

Copy of Bellula's song, untitled, in a musical setting by William Webb.

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

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

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

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘A Bodleian Song-Book: Don. C. 57’, M&L, 34 (1953), 192-211 (p. 203).

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 40r.

CoA 208

Copy, in a musical setting.

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.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 164.

Miscellaneous

Herbal

*CoA 209

Autograph notebook. Cowley's autograph notebook of information about numerous specified herbs and their medicinal properties, in Latin and English, the first page of text headed ‘Facultates Medicam’, on 86 sextodecimo leaves, the name ‘Abraham Cowley’ written in another hand on f. 86v, in modern binding lettered on spine ‘Tract on Simples’. c.1656-60s?

Notes (on ff. I and i) in the hand of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753). Formerly owned by Francis Bernard (1628-98), apothecary and physician.

Facsimile of ff. 53v-54r in IELM, II.i (1987), Facsimile Xb, after p. xxii.

British Library, Sloane MS 509.

Books Owned or Inscribed by Cowley

Brett, Arthur. The Restauration, or a Poem on the Return of the most mighty and ever glorious Prince Charles the II to his Kingdoms (1660)

*CoA 210

Cowley's small quarto exemplum, with his inscription on the title-page ‘Abraham Cowley, 1666’. 1666.

Pickering & Chatto's A Catalogue of Old and Rare Books (c.1910?), item 628.

Untraced, [Cowley/Brett].

Cowley, Abraham. Plantarum libri duo (London, 1662)

CoA 211

An exemplum bearinging no trace of Cowley's own hand but inscribed by a contemporary librarian ‘ex dono Authoris’. 1662.

Bodleian, 8° A. 13 Med BS.

*CoA 211.5

An exemplum bearing on a pasted-down slip of paper Cowley's autograph inscription ‘For Mr. Keck from His most humble servant the Author’. 1662.

Huntington, RB 102357.

Martial. M Valerii Martialis epigrammatum libri XV...cum indice Josephi Langii (Paris, 1617)

*CoA 212

Cowley's printed exemplum containing three preliminary leaves and five other pages of his autograph annotations in Latin, the spine labelled ‘The Legacy of Mr A. Cowley’. Mid-17th century.

Bookplates of Thomas Sprat (1635-1713) and James Veitch (d.1793), Lord Eliock. Later owned by James Crossley (1800-83), author and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 July 1887 (Crossley sale). J.E. Cornish's sale catalogue [1890], item 407, sold to Quaritch.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Cowley/Martial].

Letters

Letter(s)

*CoA 213

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, to Sir Richard Browne, from Paris, 1 February [1644/5]. 1645.

Princeton, RTC01 Box 5, fl. 28.

*CoA 214

Autograph letter signed, (in cipher), to George, Lord Digby, from St Germain, 15 September 1645. 1645.

Edited in Secret Writing in the Public Records, Henry VIII-George II, ed. Sheila R. Richards (London, 1974), No. 70.

National Archives, Kew, SP 106/10/8.

*CoA 215

Autograph letter signed, (partly in cipher), [to John, Lord Colepeper]., from Paris, 20 April 1646. 1646.

In: A composite volume of letters and papers of the Earl of Clarendon, for January 1645/6-May 1646, 164 leaves.

Edited in Nethercot, p. 114.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 27, ff. 147r-8v.

*CoA 216

Autograph letter signed, partly in cipher, [to John, Lord Colepeper], from Paris, 17 January ‘1646’. 1646/7.

In: the MS described under CoA 215.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 27, ff. 10r-11v.

*CoA 217

Autograph letter signed, partly in cipher, [to John, Lord Colepeper], from Paris, 9 February ‘1646’. 1646/7.

In: the MS described under CoA 215.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 27, ff. 55r-6v.

*CoA 218

Autograph letter signed, (partly in cipher), [to John, Lord Colepepper], from Paris, 10 February ‘1646’. 1646/7.

In: the MS described under CoA 215.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 27, ff. 53r-4v.

*CoA 219

Autograph letter signed, [to ? Henry Bennet], from Paris, 8 January ‘1648’. 1648/9.

In: A folio composite collection of documents and letters.

Edited in Grosart, II, 352-3. Facsimile examples in Greg, English Literary Autographs, Plate XXVII (a-b).

British Library, Add. MS 19399, ff. 49r-50v.

*CoA 220

Autograph letter signed, [to ? Sir Henry Verney], from Paris, 4/14 April 1649. 1649.

Microfilm in British Library M/636/9. Edited in Jean Loiseau, Abraham Cowley, sa vie, son oeuvre (Paris, 1931), p. 91.

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

*CoA 221

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 14 December 1649. 1649.

Sotheby's, 26 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

Untraced, [Cowley/Maggs (I)].

*CoA 222

Autograph letter signed, to Robert Long, from Paris, 18 December 1649. 1649.

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 48, to Sabin.

Untraced, [Cowley/Sabin (I)].

*CoA 223

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 21 December 1649. 1649.

Yale, Osborn MSS File 3785 [item i].

*CoA 224

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 29 April 1650. 1650.

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 108, to Sabin.

Untraced, [Cowley/Sabin (II)].

*CoA 225

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, [from Paris], 28 May 1650. 1650.

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 119, to Sabin.

Untraced, [Cowley/Sabin (III)].

*CoA 226

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 11 June 1650. 1650.

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

Untraced, [Cowley/Maggs (VI)].

*CoA 227

Autograph letter signed, (partly in cipher), [to ? John, Lord Colepeper], from Paris, with a letter by Henry Jermyn written on the fourth page, 3 September 1650. 1650.

Sotheby's, 2 April 1973, lot 231, to A.R. Heath, with a facsimile example of the subscription in the sale catalogue. Sotheby's, 18 December 1986, lot 3, to Quaritch, also with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

Photocopy in the British Library, RP 3513.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Cowley letter].

*CoA 228

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 1 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Facsimile in British Literary Manuscripts, Series I, ed. Verlyn Klinkenborg et al. (New York, 1981), No. 48.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 7674.

*CoA 229

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 8 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

Untraced, [Cowley/Maggs (II)].

*CoA 230

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 15 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

Untraced, [Cowley/Maggs (III)].

*CoA 231

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, frpm Paris, 21 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 71, to Lindsay.

Untraced, [Cowley/Lindsay].

*CoA 232

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 29 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 77, to Maggs.

Untraced, [Cowley/Maggs (IV)].

*CoA 233

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 25 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Sotheby's, 18 December 1905, lot 242, to Wadmore.

Untraced, [Cowley/Wadmore].

*CoA 234

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 5 February ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

Untraced, [Cowley/Maggs (V)].

*CoA 235

Autograph letter signed, [to Sir Robert Long], from Paris, 12 February ‘1650’. 1650/1.

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 451 (1924), item 726, with a facsimile (Plate IV).

Edited from a facsimile in H.P. Vincent, ‘Three Unpublished Letters of Abraham Cowley’, MLN, 54 (1939), 454-8 (pp. 456-7).

Yale, Osborn MSS File 3785, [item ii].

*CoA 236

Autograph letter signed, [to Sir Robert Long], from Paris, 13 March ‘1650’. 1650/1.

In: A folio composite volume principally of state correspondence and papers of Sir Robert Long, Bt (c.1602-73), Secretary of State, 542 leaves.

Edited in J. Simmons, ‘An Unpublished Letter from Abraham Cowley’, MLN, 57 (1942), 194-5.

Bodleian, MS Carte 130, f. 169r.

*CoA 237

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, to an unnamed person, from London, 3 April 1656. 1656.

Photocopy and microfilm in the British Library, RP 266 and RP 267.

Princeton, RTC01 Box 5, fl. 29.

*CoA 238

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, [to James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde], from Paris, 26 December 1659. 1659.

In: A folio volume of copies of documents relating to state matters in Ireland and to the Butler family of Ormonde and their estates, 1632-60, 715 leaves.

Edited in C.H. Firth, ‘Abraham Cowley at the Restoration’, The Academy, 44, No. 1118 (7 October 1893), 296.

Bodleian, MS Carte 30, ff. 515r-16v.

*CoA 239

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, [to ? Martin Clifford], from London, 23 April [1660]. 1660.

In: Letters by Abraham Cowley.

Edited in Allan Pritchard, ‘Six Letters by Cowley’, RES, NS 18 (1967), 253-63 (p. 258).

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F 24, [unnumbered item].

*CoA 240

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, [to ? George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham], from Whitehall, 3 October 1660. 1660.

In: the MS described under CoA 239.

Edited in Allan Pritchard, ‘Six Letters by Cowley’, RES, NS 18 (1967), 259-60.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F 24, [unnumbered item].

*CoA 241

Autograph letter signed, [to James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde], from Paris, 2 March ‘1660’. 1660/1.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and correspondence of James Butler, first Duke of Ormonde, 1660-84, in various hands, 704 leaves.

Edited in C.H. Firth, ‘Abraham Cowley at the Restoration’, The Academy, 44, No. 1118 (7 October 1893), 296.

Bodleian, MS Carte 213, ff. 634r-5v.

*CoA 242

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, [to ? Martin Clifford], 18 October 1661. 1661.

In: the MS described under CoA 239.

Edited in Allan Pritchard, ‘Six Letters by Cowley’, RES, NS 18 (1967), 260-1.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F 24, [unnumbered item].

*CoA 243

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, [to ? Martin Clifford], from Barn Elms, 8 October [1662?]. 1662.

In: the MS described under CoA 239.

Edited in Allan Pritchard, ‘Six Letters by Cowley’, RES, NS 18 (1967), 261-2.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F 24, [unnumbered item].

*CoA 244

Autograph letter signed, [to Dr. Richard Busby], [1662?]

Sotheby's, 18 November 1929, lot 146, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

Edited in Gentleman's Magazine, 57.ii (October 1787), 847. Reprinted in Grosart, I, xxxiv, and in Nethercot, p. 224.

Yale, Osborn MSS File 3784.

*CoA 245

Autograph letter signed, to John Evelyn, from Barn Elms, [29 March 1663]. 1663.

In: Composite volume of letters.

Edited in Isaac D'Israeli, Calamities of Authors, 2 vols (London, 1812), I. 83-4. Reprinted in Nethercot, p. 237. Facsimiles in Garnett & Gosse (1903), III, 73, and in Greg, English Literary Autographs, Plate XXVII(d).

British Library, Stowe MS 755, f. 13r.

*CoA 246

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, to [John Evelyn], London, 7 March 1664[/5?]. 1665.

Sotheby's, 9 July 1832, lot 64, to Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's 10 February 1836 (Heber sale, Part XI), lot 287. Thorpe, ‘Catalogue of Autograph Letters’, 1836, item 250. Puttick & Simpson, 3 June 1878, lot 81. Sotheran's sale catalogue No. 12 (1899), item 51.

Edited in H.P. Vincent, ‘Three Unpublished Letters of Abraham Cowley’, MLN, 54 (1939), 454-8 (pp. 457-8).

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Gratz Collection, British Authors/Poets Case 10, Box 38, [unnumbered item].

*CoA 247

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, to John Davis, from Mortlake, 20 February ‘1665’. 1665/6.

Harvard, fMS Eng 870 (17).

*CoA 248

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, [to ? Martin Clifford], Chertsey, 10 June 1666. 1666.

In: the MS described under CoA 239.

Edited in Allan Pritchard, ‘Six Letters by Cowley’, RES, NS 18 (1967), 262.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F 24, [unnumbered item].

CoA 249

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, to John Evelyn (originally accompanying CoA 202), from Chertsey, 17 August 1666. 1666.

Sotheby's, 4 May 1910. Sotheby's, 23 April 1923, lot 189, to Blunt. Sale catalogue of John Pearson, ‘500 Important Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters’, Vol. I (A-H) [c.1930?], item 136, with a facsimile in the catalogue.

Colorado College, Rare 826.08 T212 v.1, [unnumbered item].

*CoA 250

Autograph letter signed by Cowley, [to ? Martin Clifford], Chertsey, 17 December 1666. 1666.

In: the MS described under CoA 239.

Edited in Allan Pritchard, ‘Six Letters by Cowley’, RES, NS 18 (1967), 262-3.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F 24, [unnumbered item].

*CoA 251

Autograph letter signed, to John Evelyn, from Chertsey, 13 May 1667.

Later owned by Robert Borthwick Adam (1863-1940), American book collector. Thence to the collection of Donald and Mary Hyde (Lady Eccles), L.6.68.

Edited in Memoirs illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, ed. William Bray, 2 vols (London, 1818), II, 229. Reprinted in Grosart, I, lxxvii-lxxviii.

Untraced, [Cowley/Hyde].

Documents

Document(s)

*CoA 252

‘Instructions for Mr. Denham’, entirely in Cowley's hand and signed by Queen Henrietta Maria, 10 May 1649. 1649.

In: the MS described under CoA 219.

Edited in Hilton Kelliher, ‘John Denham: New Letters and Documents’, BLJ, 12 (1986), 1-20 (pp. 18-19).

British Library, Add. MS 19399, ff. 72r-3v.

*CoA 253

A warrant in Cowley's hand signed by Henrietta Maria for payment of 1,200 pistoles to Sir William Davenant, with a subjoined ‘minute’ in Cowley's hand, 20 June 1647. 1647.

Sotheby's, 22 June 1976, lot 105. A photocopy is in the British Library (RP 780).

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 3863.

*CoA 254

Cowley's signature and endorsement apparently cut from an indenture between Jermyn and Sir Kenelm Digby, 29 December 1660. 1660.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 7675.

Will

*CoA 255

Cowley's autograph and signed last will and testament, dated 18 September 1665, proved 31 August 1667. Cowley's will of 18 September 1665, mentioned above and is preserved in the poet's original autograph in the Public Record Office (PROB 10/1000 (proved 31 August 1667)), as well as in a registered copy (PROB 11/324/104 [an annotated transcript can also be found in the Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. e. 1, ff. 8-11v]). 1665.

Edited in Nethercot, pp. 296-7.

National Archives, Kew, SP 10/1000.

CoA 256

A registered copy of Cowley's last will and testament dated 18 September 1665, proved 31 August 1667. 1667.

National Archives, Kew, SP 11/324/104.

CoA 257

An annotated transcript of Cowley's last will and testament drawn up 18 September 1665. c.1665.

In: A folio volume of biographies of old actors, compiled chiefly by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor, and forger, ii + 843 leaves. c.1640-80.

Collier sale, 7 August 1884, lot 117.

Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. e. 1, ff. 8r-11v.

Collections of Cowley's Verse and Extracts from his Works

Verse collection

CoA 258

A large collection of Cowley's poems, entitled The most Ingenious & famous Abraham Cowley's Poem's 4°, 205 leaves; large collection of Cowley's poems, entitled (f. 2v) The most Ingenious & famous Abraham Cowley's Poem's [In Manuscript added in different ink]; predominantly in three hands (A: ff. 3-90, 103-15v, 142-205v; B: ff. 91-102v; C: ff. 116-41), with additions in other hands on ff. 2v and 202v. Mid-late 17th century.

f. 59v the childish scribbling ‘Edward Edisbury his my name’; also ‘John Owen’. Later owned (before 15 December 1873) by W. C. Hazlitt (1834-1913)

British Library, Egerton MS 2326.

Extracts

CoA 258.5

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including nineteen poems by Waller (pp. 1-64), probably transcribed from printed sources, with an index, 318 pages. Compiled over a period, probably by the same person, at one of the English (? Benedictine) colleges in Douai, a later addition (p. 292) dated 1723. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 198-201.

CoA 259

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in several hands, 11 + 109 leaves. Early-mid-18th century.

Owned in 1812 by Miss Elizabeth Mansel. Given to Henry Gough, of Redhill, who presented it to the Bodleian in December 1884.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 105, f. 97r.

CoA 260

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands and paper sizes, some printed, 175 leaves, in contemporary quarter-calf marbled boards.

Bodleian, MS Ballard 47, f. 67r.

CoA 261

Extracts from poems by Cowley. c.1678.

In: A duodecimo ‘Vade mecum or A Pocket-Book’ of verse, compiled by John Gibson the Younger (1630-1711), of Welburne, Yorkshire, 86 unnumbered leaves, in contemporary calf, with traces of clasps. c.1666-78.

Bodleian, MSS Broxbourne R 359, ff. [46v, 48v-9r, 52r].

CoA 262

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 171 leaves, with an index, imperfect at the beginning, in contemporary calf (rebacked). Compiled by Colonel Gabriel Lepipre, being the ‘4th Vol’. of his compilations. c.1748-50s.

Donated in 1938 by F.F. Madan.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 40, f. 100r.

CoA 263

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: An oblong folio songbook of glees and madrigals, chiefly written by the composer Philip Hayes (1738-97), 78 leaves. Mid-late 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Mus. d. 8, ff. 44r-5v.

CoA 264

Copies of, or extracts from, 27 poems by Cowley.

In: the MS described under CoA 44.4. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 26r-7v, 32v-3r, 35r-40r, 53v-6r 58v-9r, 79r-81v, 96v-7r, 98r-v, 140v-1r 159r-60v, 168v, 169v-70v.

CoA 265

Extracts from works by Cowley, including Davideis.

In: the MS described under CoA 84. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 466, ff. 14r-15v, 19v-20v, 24r-6v.

CoA 266

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A quarto volume of epitaphs, in Latin and English, apparently compiled by one F. Cumming, 140 leaves. c.1784-1810.

Bodleian, MS Top. gen. e. 32, Inside front cover.

CoA 267

Extracts, headed ‘Out of Mr Cowleys works’. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands, 215 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. Collected and largely copied by Thomas Birch (1705-66), biographer and historian. Early-mid-18th century.

British Library, Add. MS 4456, ff. 63r-4r.

CoA 268

Extracts from works by Cowley.

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. 136r, 148r.

CoA 269

Copy of portions of 12 poems by Cowley, as well as a copy of Spratt's Life of Cowley on ff. 77v-109v (versos only).

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single mixed hand, entitled Essayes for attaineing ffrench in six Bookes,133 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. Another title-page (f. 110r): ‘English Verse Turned into ffrench Verse, for my owne improvement in the ffrench Tongue. The English Verse is cheifely Mr: Cowley's. Done by me Ol. Salusbury’. c.1700.

Signed ‘Ol. Salusbury’ also on f. 1r. A copy of the will of Edward Ward, 20 June 1731, added on f. 133. Cochran's catalogue for 1837, item 511. Evans's (Sotheby's), 27 July 1838, lot 1348.

British Library, Add. MS 11492, ff. 117v-31v (versos only).

CoA 270

A Latin version of verses from The Mistresse.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, inclusing Latin translations. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 29241, passim.

CoA 271

Extracts from works by Cowley.

In: the MS described under CoA 17.5.

British Library, Add. MS 30012, ff. 135r, 146r.

CoA 272

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: An oblong folio music book, compiled by Simon Child, organist of Christ Church, Oxford, 98 leaves. c.1700.

British Library, Add. MS 31460, ff. 71v-8r.

CoA 274

Letter by Cowley.

In: MS.

British Library, Add. MS 33237, ff. 200r-4r.

CoA 275

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: the MS described under CoA 90. c.1708-1801.

British Library, Add. MS 34660, f. 51r.

CoA 277

Extracts.

In: the MS described under CoA 185.5. c.1711.

British Library, Add. MS 63626, f. 14v.

CoA 278

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A folio composite volume of letters and papers of William Charleton (1642-1702), naturalist and collector, chiefly on natural history, 315 leaves. Late 17th century.

British Library, Sloane MS 3962, ff. 57r-9v.

CoA 279

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A quarto volume of chiefly religious tracts, 216 leaves. Late 17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 333, ff. 106r, 118r-24r.

CoA 280

Copy in: the MS described under CoA 53.5. c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, passim.

CoA 281

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: the MS described under CoA 30.5. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, pp. 34-8.

CoA 282

A series of copies of, or extracts from, some 57 poems by Cowley, in a single hand, evidently transcribed from printed texts, on twelve folio leaves folded lengthways (including two blanks). Late 17th century.

Inscribed ‘Margaret Cordell April the 3d 1682’ and ‘Domenico Marcura’.

Discussed in Suzanne Gossett, ‘Ex Cowleo Cowleo Digna’, The Venerabile, 25, No. 4 (1973), 251-6.

English College, Rome, Scritture 35: 3.

CoA 283

Copies or extracts from poems by Cowley, in musical settings.

In: A folio MS music book. c.1728.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, MU MS 120, ff. 52r, 225r, 239r.

CoA 284

Extracts, in double columns, headed ‘Mr Abraham Cowley in ye like manner return'd from business, as his poems tells us’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany of Scottish provenance, in a single largely italic hand, vii + 224 leaves, including an Index, one of what was once two volumes, in quarter vellum on marbled boards. c.1740.

Phillipps MS 9616 (vol. 2).

Folger, MS M.a.187, f. 3r.

CoA 285

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, much relating to the Fane and Mildmay families, in a single predominantly italic hand, 130 leaves, in contemporary calf, remains of silk ties. Compiled by Sir Francis Fane (c.1612-80), of Fulbeck Hall, Northamptonshire, with his signed dedications to his son Henry (ff. 2r-v, 130r) dated respectively 1 January ‘1655’ and ‘20th. of Augt: 1663’. c.1655-63.

Folger, MS V.a.180, f. 96v.

CoA 286

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: the MS described under CoA 52.5. c.1730.

Folger, MS V.a.308, ff. 38v, 47v-8r.

CoA 287

Extracts from works by Cowley

In: the MS described under CoA 95.5. Early 18th century.

Folger, MS V.b.197, Part I, pp. [5-6].

CoA 288

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: An octavo miscellany chiefly of verse, in several hands, with two tables of contents, 207 leaves (lacking ff. 1-4), in calf. c.1725.

Inscribed (f. 207v) ‘James Dyson’ and ‘James Thompson’.

Folger, MS W.a.135, f. 73v.

CoA 289

Extracts, headed ‘These Verses Taken out of The works of Mr Abraham Cowley’.

In: A large quarto miscellany of verse extracts, comprising 182 entries, in a single cursive hand varying in style, 115 unnumbered leaves (plus 26 blanks), in contemporary calf. Entitled (f. [1r]) ‘A Collection of Miscellany Poems from the Greatest Poets, both Ancient and Modern That i have Read, & here place for my own entertainment, to diuert Malincolly Thoughts, & to assist My Memory, That was neuer Good at no Time:’. Late-17th century.

From the library at Newburgh Priory, Yorkshire.

Harvard, MS Eng 631, Nos 146-58.

CoA 290

Extracts, transcribed principally from the 1669 edition of The Works, some ‘Ex Libr.Manuscript’.

In: A folio miscellany, in a single non-professional hand, 100 pages (plus blanks), in later calf gilt. Late 17th century.

Harvard, fMS Eng 1312 (1), pp. 1-29.

CoA 291

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly in one cursive hand, written from both ends, 271 leaves (including numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. c.1700.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 48, ff. 21r-2v, 43v.

CoA 292

Extract from The Mistresse.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, almost entirely in a single hand, compiled by a university man, 134 leaves, in modern vellum. End of 17th century-1700s.

In a family library at Bath before 1924. Sotheby's, 23 July 1987, lot 11, to Quaritch.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 79, f. 126v.

CoA 293

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: An octavo miscellany.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 47, pp. 106-8.

CoA 294

Extracts from Cowley's works.

In: the MS described under CoA 87.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, pp. 31-2, 35.

CoA 295

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A small quarto miscellany of anecdotes, aphorisms, verses, etc., in two hands, compiled by Sir Francis Fane (c.1612-80), 193 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Inscribed by Fane on f. 1r ‘Aug: 24: 1629 / Franciscus Fane’ and, later, as a bequest to his three grandsons to be read by them when aged 21, dated from Fulbeck, 5 May 1672. c.1629-72.

Sold by Maggs, 29 May 1930.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 93/2, f. 143v.

CoA 296

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A quarto volume, in two hands. 274 leaves, unnumbered. 1626-96.

Comprising:

[Part I, ff. 12r-168r], five sermons, the first four by Donne, in the hand of Knightley Chetwode, son of Richard Chetwode, of Chetwode, Buckinghamshire, and Oakley, Staffordshire. 1625/6.

[Part II, ff. 1r-78r rev.], a verse miscellany, produced when the original blank pages were later filled from the reverse end, probably by one Katherine Butler. 1696.

The volume inscribed as having been given to Katherine Butler by her father in May 1693.

Described in Potter & Simpson, I, 41-2.

St Paul's Cathedral, MS 52. D. 14, Part II, passim.

CoA 297

Various extracts and copies, notably on pp. 2, 4, 44, 47-9, 196, 206, 222, 225-6, 229, 242, 253, 264, 270, 273-5, 280, 282, 286, 350-4.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in possibly two neat rounded hands, 366 pages plus a five-page index, dated at the end ‘Finis August ye. 6th 1717’. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, passim.

CoA 298

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in several hands suggesting communal use, paginated 5-309, in mottled calf. c.1697-1702.

Yale, Osborn MS b 63, pp. 109-10.

CoA 299

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A composite collection of separate copies of English verse, 64 folio and quarto pages. Assembled by the traveller Lorenzo Magalotti (1637-1712). Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 19 July 1966, lot 518.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 66, No. 39.

CoA 300

Extract(s) from work(s) by Cowley.

In: A folio verse miscellany, predominantly in one hand, chiefly in double columns, 92 pages, lacking covers. Early 18th century.

Formerly ‘Osborn MS. Chest II, Number 4’.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 142, pp. 38-41.

CoA 301

Extracts.

In: A volume of extracts from various authors, compiled by Frances Fitzherbert, who describes herself as a ‘female scribbler’ and addresses the ‘Collection of Sentences’ to Lady Elizabeth Cromwell (1674-1709) in the hope that it might amuse her when she ‘Arive neere sixty years’, 49 pages. c.1700.

Sotheby's, April 1963, lot 494.

Untraced, [Fitzherbert MS], passim.