Sir John Denham (1615–1669)

Verse

‘After so many sad mishaps’

First published, as ‘To Sir W. Davenant’, in Certain Verses (1653), pp. 5-7. Banks, pp. 313-16.

*DeJ 1

Autograph.

In: A printed exemplum of Denham's octavo Poems and Translations with The Sophy (London, 1668) with his autograph additional verses on fourteen tipped-in leaves and autograph alterations in the printed text. 1668-9.

Later in the library of the Rev. Thomas Corser, FSA (1793-1876), book collector, of Stand Rectory, near Manchester, and afterwards in the library of Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector. Sotheby's, 7 August 1869, lot 231, and 13 June 1912, lot 2322. Bookplates of G. Walter Steeves and James Stewart Geikie, MD.

This volume cited in W.C. Hazlitt, Inedited Poetical Miscellanies 1584-1700 ([London], 1870), [pp. 270-3]. The insertions identified as autograph in James M. Osborn's announcement, ‘New Poems by Sir John Denham’, in the TLS of 1 September 1966 (p. 788). Facsimile of two pages in DLB 126: Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, Second Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1993), p. 106.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 3-7.

DeJ 2

Copy on two quarto leaves.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, ff. 203r-4r.

DeJ 3

Copy, headed ‘On Sr W. Davenant's Gondibert’, and subscribed ‘Sr Jo. Denham’.

In: An octavo book of jests and verse compiled by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury, vi + 374 pages (pp. 72-306 blank), in contemporary calf. c.1682-91.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, pp. 33-4.

DeJ 4

Copy in Fulman's hand, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, 129 leaves, in half-vellum on marbled boards. Compiled and largely written by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, ff. 50v-1v.

DeJ 5

Copy, headed ‘To Sr Wm Dauenantt in prayse of his Gondiberit’.

In: A small (?sextodecimo) pocket notebook, in probably a single small cursive mixed hand, 134 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled by Richard Brathwaite (1587/8-1673), poet, writer and Justice of Peace for Westmoreland. c.1652-7.

Among the collections of Christopher Hunter (1675-1757), Durham antiquary and physician.

Durham Cathedral Library, Hunter MS 132, ff. 119v-20v.

DeJ 5.5

Copy in: A folio volume of political and miscellaneous verse and prose, in several secretary verse, written from both ends, comprising ‘Book I’ (viii + 254 pages one way and pp. 255-309 inverted) and ‘Book II’ (282 pages inverted), including a table of contents, in half reversed calf. Compiled partly by Sir Thomas Swinburne (c.1589-1645), of Edlingham and Nafferton, Sheriff of Northumberland in 1628-9. c.1640s.

Among the family collection established by Christopher Mickleton (1612-69), Durham attorney, and by his eldest son James (1638-93), lawyer and antiquary, which was later incorporated in the collections of Gilbert Spearman (1675-1738), lawyer and antiquary.

Durham University Library, Mickleton & Spearman MS 9, Book II, p. 255.

DeJ 6

Copy, headed ‘To Sr William Davenant on his Gondibert’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems chiefly on affairs of state, entitled A Collection of Poems, including 27 poems by Rochester (all ascribed to him), xii + 299 pages (plus a number of blanks), including a table of contents, in contemporary calf (rebacked). In a single professional hand but for a few later additions at the very end (pp. 295-8, with some pages tipped-in). c.1690s.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii as the Harvard MS: RoJ Δ 7.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 148-51.

DeJ 7

Copy, headed ‘To Sr William D'Av'nant on his Gondibert’.

In: A quarto formal verse anthology entitled The Whimsical Medley or A Miscellaneous Collection of severall Pieces in Prose & Verse [etc.], in a single stylish italic hand, with a tipped-in six-leaf table of contents, bound in three volumes, also incorporating printed pamphlets, 217 + 232 + 216 leaves (plus blanks), each volume in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled by Theophilus Butler (1669-1723), first Baron Newtown of Newtown-Butler, book collector. c.1720.

Old pressmark I. 5. 1-3.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 879, Vol. I, ff. 118r-19r.

The Author upon himself (‘I am old Davenant’)

See DeJ 83-84.

Cato Major (‘Though all the Actions of your Life are crown'd’)

Banks, pp. 202-32.

DeJ 7.1

Extracts, fourteen lines headed ‘Covetousness in Old Age’ and beginning ‘Of Ages Avarice I cannot see’, subscribed ‘Denham’.

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, p. 52.

Cooper's Hill (‘Sure there are Poets which did never dream’)

First published in London, 1642. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 62-89. O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks.

DeJ 7.2

Extracts.

In: Autograph manuscript of John Aubrey's ‘Perambulations of Surrey’. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Aubrey 4, ff. 185r-6r, 189r-v.

DeJ 7.3

Extracts, headed ‘out of Coopers Hill’, three lines beginning ‘As Court make not Kings but kings the Court’, and twelve lines, headed ‘pag. 3d’, beginning ‘Under his proud sarvey the City lies’, on one side of a folio leaf of verse. Late 17th century.

In: A large folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 160 leaves, mounted on guards. Volume XXXIIIA (Series III) of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State, and his family.

Purchased from the Marquess of Lothian, of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, 14 July 1987.

British Library, Add. MS 69968A, f. 115r.

DeJ 7.4

Extract, followed by a Latin translation.

In: A quarto notebook of verse and prose, in English, Latin and French, in several hands over a period, much in a small cursive hand, 50 leaves, in quarter-morocco gilt. Probably compiled in part by Edmund Killingworth (of Winchester College and New College, Oxford). Late 17th-early 18th century.

Discussed in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Dryden Attributions and Texts from Harley MS. 6054’, BLJ, 25.1 (Spring 1999), pp. 1-22, with facsimiles of ff. 20r and 27r on pp. 4 and 10.

British Library, Harley MS 6054, f. 24v.

DeJ 7.5

Extract, beginning ‘O, could I flow...’, written on a rear flyleaf in a printed exemplum of Robert Peele's The Arraignment of Paris (London, 1584). c.1650s-60s.

British Library, C.34.d.51.

DeJ 7.7

Extracts.

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. [25r-v].

DeJ 7.8

Extracts.

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. 26.

*DeJ 8

An autograph correction in line 97 and six autograph lines inserted between lines 188 and 189 in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

These MS insertions printed in Banks, p. xvii, and in O Hehir (in his ‘“B” Text, Draft IV’), p. 150.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 12.

*DeJ 9

Three possibly autograph corrections, supplying omitted words on sig. B2v, B4r and D1r. In an exemplum of the quarto edition of 1653, in contemporary calf.

Inscribed on the front paste-down ‘Charles Hurt jun: Wirksworth: May: 7: 1823’. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1027 (1982), item 55.

An apparently unique recorded exemplum of this edition was isted in Quaritch's catalogue No. 1027 (1982), with a facsimile of the title-page.

Yale, 1983 219.

DeJ 9.5

Series of pages of the 1709 printed edition of the poem mounted, with MS collations from the 1643 edition on many of the facing pages.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, ii + 168 leaves (plus blanks), including some laid-down printed pages, in contemporary calf (lacking upper cover). c.1740.

Sotheby's, 18 May 2000, lot 558, to Hugh Pagan.

British Library, Add. MS 74763, ff. 151r-66r.

DeJ 10

Copy, with corrections in another hand, imperfect at the beginning and now consisting of 270 lines, on five folio leaves, subscribed in a later hand ‘The above is Part of Sir John Denham's Cooper's Hill - last Edition’.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers, in verse and prose, in various hands, including that of John Stow (1524/5-1605), London historian, 192 leaves, in 19th-century half-leather gilt.

This MS collated in Banks; used to correct ‘Draft I’ in O Hehir; pp. 77-90, and collated and described on pp. 44-8.

British Library, Harley MS 367, ff. 169r-73v.

DeJ 11

Copy of a 338-line version, beginning ‘Sure we have Poets, that did never dreame’. c.1640.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and verse, in several hands, 97 leaves, in panelled mottled calf. Folios 62r-78v comprise an independent verse miscellany in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, with his title-page ‘A: Booke;, Off, verses &c.’

Later owned by Edward Stillingfleet (1635-99), Bishop of Worcester. Bought by Robert Harley in 1707.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 242 (No. 56).

This MS collated in Banks and in O Hehir, pp. 91-105 et seq. (and described pp. 53-4). Beal, In Praise of Scribes, p. 232 (No. 56.1).

British Library, Harley MS 837, ff. 63r-70v.

DeJ 12

Copy (on versos only), as ‘By Denham’, a version beginning ‘If they were poets who did never dream’.

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. 22-40.

DeJ 13

Copy of a 340-line version, beginning ‘Sure we have Poetts that did never dreame’, as ‘written by Mr. Denham to Mr. Waller’.

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

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

Edited from this MS (as ‘Draft II’) in O Hehir, pp. 91-105 (and collated and described pp. 48-51).

Folger, MS V.a.160, pp. 95-107.

DeJ 14

Copy of a 340-line version, beginning ‘Sure wee haue poetts that did neuer dreame’, subscribed ‘Mr Denham’ (originally ‘Dodderidge’ which is deleted).

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.

This MS collated in O Hehir, pp. 91-105 et seq. (and described pp. 51-3).

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 216-26.

DeJ 14.5

A printed exemplum of Cooper's Hill containing a series of textual alterations and annotations in two, or possibly three, hands, one of them that of the historian James Tyrrell (1642-1718). 1655.

Theodore Hofmann, [no shelfmark].

DeJ 15

MS marginalia, probably transcribed from a MS of the early version of the poem, in an exemplum of the printed edition of 1650. c.1700.

Later owned by Professor Brendan O Hehir (1927-91), literary scholar, of the University of California at Berkeley.

Collated in O Hehir, pp. 91-105, et seq. (and described p. 55).

Untraced, [O Hehir/Denham].

DeJ 16

Copy of a 326-line version, headed ‘Coopers Hill, by Sr: John Denham (Betweene this & Windsore, whence this Survey)’ and beginning ‘Sure we have Poets that did never dreame’, with annotations and emendations in the hand of the second Earl olf Bridgewater, on five folio leaves. Mid-17th century.

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

Edited from this MS (as his ‘Draft I’) in O Hehir, pp. 77-90 (and collated and described pp. 42-4).

Huntington, EL 8899.

DeJ 16.5

An exemplum, which has a MS emendation on p. 19 probably in the hand of Izaak Walton. 1642.

Recorded in Brendan O Hehir, Expans'd Hieroglyphicks: A Critical edition of Sir John Denham's Coopers Hill (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1969), pp. 56-7.

Huntington, RB 134086-7.

DeJ 17

Copy, in a rounded hand, of a version headed ‘Coopers Hill’ [‘(Betweene this & windsor, whence this Survey.)’added in another hand] and beginning ‘Sure, we have Poets that did never dreame’, with marginal annotations and scribbling in later hands, docketed as ‘written by an vnknowne Author’, inscribed at the end ‘Wm Johnson Carolus dei gra Anglia’, on four folio leaves, slightly imperfect. Mid-17th century.

In: A folio guard-book of miscellaneous letters and papers, 378 leaves.

This MS mentioned in Herbert Berry, ‘Sir John Denham at Law’, MP, 71 (1973-4), 266-76 (p. 266n).

National Archives, Kew, SP 46/127, ff. 327r-30v.

DeJ 18

Copy of two versions, written out in parallel columns, headed respectively ‘A Copy of Coopers Hill taken in the year 1643’ and ‘A Copy of Coopers Hill after the 3d. Impression in ye Year 1684.’

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. 229-37.

DeJ 19

Copy of a version beginning ‘Sure there are Poets which did never dreame.’

In: A quarto verse miscellany, written in a single professional hand on rectos only, 53 leaves, disbound. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 86, ff. 26r-40r.

Cooper's Hill (Latin translation)

A Latin translation of Cooper's Hill by Moses Pengry, Chaplain to the Earl of Devonshire (beginning ‘Si fuerint Vates, Parnassi nulla bicollis’), prepared for Lord William Cavendish and printed at Oxford in 1676. The text is reprinted in O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks, pp. 257-75.

DeJ 19.2

An exemplum of the printed edition of Denham's Poems and Translations, with The Sophy (London, 1668), in contemporary calf, in which the text of Coopers Hill on pp. 1-22 is interlineated in manuscript with the Latin version by Moses Pengry. Late 17th century.

Henry Sotheran's sale catalogue ‘Picadilly Notes 29’ (Winter 1992), item 178.

Dr Peter Beal, London, Cooper's Hill.

DeJ 19.4

Copy of the Latin version by Moses Pengry, on rectos only.

In: the MS described under DeJ 12. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.85, pp. 23-41.

DeJ 19.6

Copy of the Latin translation of Cooper's Hill by Moses Pengry, written on twelve pages interleaved in the printed text in an exemplum of the octavo London edition of 1709. c.1709.

Huntington, RB 280856.

DeJ 19.8

Copy of a Latin translation by Moses Pengry.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in Latin and English, in several hands, in contemporary vellum. Apparently compiled by members of the English College at Douai. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 210, pp. 285-99.

The Destruction of Troy (‘While all with silence & attention wait’)

First published in London, 1656. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 159-78.

*DeJ 20

Autograph alteration of one word in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 63.

A Dialogue between Sir John Pooley and Mr. Thomas Killigrew (‘To thee, Dear Thom. my self addressing’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 103-6.

DeJ 21

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Pooly. Deare Tom, to thee my selfe addressing’ on two conjugate quarto leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of MS poems presented to, or owned by, James Butler (1610-88), first Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, c.120 pages, of various sizes, in 19th-century calf. Some items docketed by Ormonde or by his private secretary Sir George Lane. Mid-late 17th century.

Formerly British Library Loan MS 37/6. The greater part of the collection sold at Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, lot 276, to C.R. Johnson Rare Books. Photocopies are in the British Library, RP 6829.

Recorded in HMC, 14th Report, Appendix VII, Ormonde I (1895), pp. 105-18.

This MS collated in Banks.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 228, pp. 56-7.

DeJ 22

Copy in: the MS described under DeJ 7.1. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 6-8.

DeJ 23

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue between Iack Pooley having got a Clap, and Tom Killigrew’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in at least three professional hands, 49 leaves (including some blanks) and c.150 blank leaves at the end, in contemporary red morocco gilt, the spine lettered ‘Songs Vol. 2:’. c.1690s.

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

Huntington, EL 35 B 26, ff. 35v-6v.

DeJ 24

Copy, headed ‘A Diologue betweene Mr. Pooley and his Cosen Mr Tho. R. Killygrew’.

In: A miscellany. c.1655-6.

Owned in 1948 by Raymond Richards, of Oxford House, Birkdale, Southport, and afterwards of Gawsworth Old Rectory, Gawsworth, Cheshire (MS No. 14). (Not among Richards MSS at the University of Keele.)

This item recorded in a list made in 1948 for the National Register of Archives.

Untraced, [Richards MS], [unspecified pages].

Elegy on Sir William D'avenant (‘Though hee is dead th'Imortall name’)

First published in Inedited Poetical Miscellanies 1584-1700, ed. W. C. Hazlitt ([London], 1870), pp. [270-3]. James M. Osborn, ‘New Poems by Sir John Denham’, TLS (1 September 1966), p. 788. Banks, pp. 323-5.

*DeJ 25

Autograph draft with revisions, untitled.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Hazlitt, in Osborn and in Banks. Facsimiles of the first two pages in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 50, and in in DLB 126: Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, Second Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1993), p. 106.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 25-8.

DeJ 26

Copy, subscribed ‘Communicat a frater Tho: Watson Januar: 20: 1669/70’.

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.

This MS recorded in Croft. See also Introduction.

British Library, Add. MS 18220, ff. 33r-4r.

Elegy on the Death of Judge Crooke (‘This was the Man! the Glory of the Gown’)

First published in The Topographer for the year 1790 (London, 1790), II, 177. Banks, pp. 156-8.

DeJ 27

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on Judge Crooke’. Mid-late 17th century.

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

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

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 32r-v.

DeJ 28

Copy 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.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 22v-3r.

DeJ 29

Copy, headed ‘Reader no superscription here I writt / Because ye verse it selfe entitles it’.

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. 53v-4r.

DeJ 30

Copy, headed ‘vpon Judge Crooke’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany in several hands, written from both ends, 46 leaves, in contemporary calf. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed names (on front paste-down and f. 1r) of ‘Fra: Norreys’ (? Sir Francis Norris (1609-69)) and ‘Hen. Balle’. Purchased from J. Harvey 8 December 1877.

This MS collated in Banks.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, ff. 39v-40r.

DeJ 31

Copy 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.

British Library, Harley MS 6918, ff. 36v-7v.

DeJ 32

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy on the Death of Judge Crooke by Mr John Denham MS not printed in his Poems’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single hand, entitled Poetical Characteristicks Vol 2d Collected by W O, 35 leaves (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. c.1730s.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

British Library, Harley MS 6933, ff. 15v-16r.

DeJ 33

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on the Death of Judge Crooke. by Mr. Denham’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 13. c.1640.

This MS recorded in O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks, p. 48.

Folger, MS V.a.160, pp. 94-5.

DeJ 34

Copy, subscribed ‘Mr Denham Author’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 14. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks, p. 51.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 213-14.

DeJ 35

Copy on a single folio leaf. Mid-17th century.

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

This MS recorded in O Hehir, Harmony, p. 48.

Huntington, EL 8849.

DeJ 36

Copy on a single folio 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. 16.

An Essay in Explanation of Mr. Hobbs… (‘Of all ill Poets by their Lumber known’)

A Letter sent to the good Knight (‘Thou hadst not been so long neglected.’)

See DeJ 95-96.

Lord Crofts (‘Denham come helpe to laugh’)

First published, as ‘Vpon the Author’, in Certain Verses (1653), p. 14. Banks, p. 321.

*DeJ 37

Autograph, headed ‘L‘d’ Crofts’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 11.

DeJ 38

Copy in Fulman's hand, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, f. 53v.

Martial. Epigram Out of an Epigram of Martial (‘Prithee die and set me free’)

First published in Sportive Wit (London, 1656). Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 180-1.

DeJ 39

Copy, in a musical setting.

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

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

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

Edited from this MS in Cutts, ‘Drexel Manuscript 4041’, p. 185.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 79, ff. 57v-8r.

DeJ 39.5

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

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

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

University College London, MS Ogden 42, pp. 230-1.

Natura Naturata (‘What gives us that Fantastick Fit’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 106-7.

*DeJ 40

Autograph alteration of one word in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 76.

News from Colchester (‘All in the Land of Essex’)

First published as A Relation of a Quaker [1659]. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 91-4.

*DeJ 41

Autograph deletion of one word in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 112.

DeJ 42

Copy on three pages of two folio leaves.

In: the MS described under DeJ 27.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, ff. 88r-9r.

DeJ 42.5

Copy, ascribed ‘by Sr. J Denham’.

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. 183-5.

DeJ 43

Copy, headed ‘A ballad vpon one Greene a quaker and a mare’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 215 leaves (plus a few blanks), in modern calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 17 of the Hopkinson MSS. c.1670.

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

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, pp. 295-6.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/17, ff. 60v-1v.

DeJ 44

Copy, headed ‘The Quaker and The Mare’.

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

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

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

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 49v-51r.

DeJ 45

Copy, headed ‘Certain Carnal Passages Betwixt a Quaker & a Colt at Horsly near Colchester in Essex’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in probably a single neat hand, with a two-page index at the end, 143 pages, in limp vellum. Early 18th century.

Formerly P7455M1 [1712?] Bound.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1948. 003, pp. 88-92.

DeJ 45.5

Copy, untitled.

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

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

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

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 114r-v.

DeJ 46

Copy, headed ‘The Colchester Quaker’, in the hand of William Trumbull, on both sides of a single octavo-size strip of paper. c.1700.

From the papers of the Trumbull family of Easthampstead Park, Berkshire.

Microfilm of this MS in the British Library, M/690.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box XIII/39a-b.

An Occasional Imitation of a Modern Author upon the Game of Chess (‘A Tablet stood of that abstersive Tree’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 113-14.

DeJ 47

Copy in Fulman's hand, headed ‘Chesse’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, f. 57v.

DeJ 47.5

Copy, written on a preliminary blank leaf in a printed exemplum of The Royall Game of Chesse-Play (London, 1656). Mid-late 17th century.

Private owners in the UK, [Denham, Chesse].

Of Justice (‘'Tis the first Sanction, Nature gave to Man’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 198-201.

DeJ 48

Copy 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. 11r-16r.

Of Prudence (‘Wisdoms first Progress is to take a View’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 189-98.

*DeJ 49

Two autograph lines inserted between lines 198 and 199 and six autograph lines inserted between lines 202 and 203 in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

These MS additions edited in Banks, pp. xvii-xviii.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 159, 170.

DeJ 50

Copy in: the MS described under DeJ 48. Late 17th century.

Huntington, HM 30309, ff. 16r-26v.

On Gondibert The Preface, being Published before the Booke was Written, Upon the Preface (‘Room Room for the best of Poets heroick’)

First published, as ‘Vpon the Preface’, in Certain Verses (1653), pp. 3-4. Banks, p. 313.

*DeJ 51

Autograph, headed ‘One Gondibert Vpon the Preface’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 2.

DeJ 52

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the Three Praises of Gondibert not then Published’, on a single quarto leaf.

In: the MS described under DeJ 2.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, f. 202r.

DeJ 53

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Make roome for the best of Poets Heroicke’, on one side of a single quarto leaf. Mid-17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers in verse and prose, in various hands and paper sizes, 170 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half-morocco. Including eleven poems by John Donne, three of them (ff. 10r-14v, 55r, 76r-7r) in the italic hand of his friend Sir Henry Goodyer (1571-1627); ff. 95r-8r in the same hand as the Leconfield MS (DnJ Δ 5) and constituting part of what was probably a quarto MS ‘book’ of Donne's satires; f. 132r-v constituting a set of six verse epistles by Donne, the text related to the Westmoreland MS (DnJ Δ 19). Early-mid-17th century.

From the ‘Conway Papers’ belonging chiefly to Sir Edward Conway, Baron Conway of Ragley, later Viscount Killultagh and Viscount Conway of Conway Castle (c.1564-1631), and to his son, Edward, second Viscount Conway (1594-1655). Later owned by John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), politician and writer, and presented 10 January 1860.

Cited in IELM, I.i, as the ‘Conway MS’: DnJ Δ 40. Cited as A23 by editors. Facsimile of f. 62r in Michael Roy Denbo, ‘Editing a Renaissance Commonplace Book: The Holgate Miscellany’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004). pp. 65-73 (p. 71).

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 41r.

DeJ 54

Copy in Fulman's hand, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, f. 50r.

DeJ 55

Copy, headed ‘Upon the 3 Praisers of D'avenants Gondibert not then published’, on the end-paper of an exemplum of the printed quarto edition of Gondibert (London, 1651). c.1651.

Once owned by one Ferdinando Marsh. Later in the Oxford library of John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector. Christie's, 21 October 1992 (Sparrow sale), lot 111, to Hannas.

This volume, or else DeJ 55.5, possibly corresponds to the exemplum of Gondibert (1651) with ‘118 lines on the fly-leaf’ sold at Sotheby's, 19 November 1906 (sale of the Trentham Hall Library of the Duke of Sutherland), lot 461.

Untraced, [Marsh's Gondibert].

DeJ 55.5

Copy, untitled, inscribed on blank leaf A1 in an exemplum of the printed quarto edition of Davenant's Gondibert (London, 1651). c.1651.

Sotheby's, New York, 30 April-1 May 1990 (H. Bradley Martin sale), lot 2749.

This volume, or else DeJ 55, possibly corresponds to the exemplum of Gondibert (1651) with ‘118 lines on the fly-leaf’ sold at Sotheby's, 19 November 1906 (sale of the Trentham Hall Library of the Duke of Sutherland), lot 461.

Untraced, [Bradley Martin/ Gondibert].

On Mr. Tho. Killigrew's Return from his Embassie from Venice, and Mr. William Murray's from Scotland (‘Our Resident Tom, From Venice is come’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 111-12.

DeJ 56

Copy in the hand of William Edgeman, secretary of Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon, headed ‘To the Tune of First came my Ld Scroope, he did hallow & hoope &c’, on a single quarto leaf.

In: A composite volume of letters and papers of the Earl of Clarendon, for March 1651/2-October 1652, 358 leaves.

Printed from this MS in Calendar of the Clarendon State Papers, II (Oxford, 1869), p. 143; collated in Banks.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 43, f. 236r.

DeJ 56.5

A three-line quotation from the poem, in an autograph letter by the Earl of Middleton to Sir George Etherege, from Whitehall, 7 December 1685. 1685.

Bischöfliches Zentralarchiv, Regensburg, BZA/Sch.F XV11, Fasz. 1, No. 13.

DeJ 57

Copy, in a mixed hand, untitled, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, addressed pn the fourt page ‘To the right hoble. the Lord Conway’, and folded, sealed and sent as a letter.

In: the MS described under DeJ 53. Early-mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 56r.

DeJ 58

Copy, in a neat professional hand, on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under DeJ 21. Mid-late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 228, p. 195.

On My Lord Croft's and My Journey into Poland (‘Tole, tole Gentle Bell, for the Soul’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 107-10.

*DeJ 59

Autograph deletion of one line in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

This MS alteration recorded in Banks, p. xvii.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 68.

DeJ 59.5

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, in at least two secretary hands, with (ff. 1r-7v) a table of contents, 183 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half-morocco. End of 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 5947*, ff. 8v-11r.

DeJ 60

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, predominantly in a single hand (up to f. 34v), with additions in four subsequent hands (ff. 37-50v), 50 leaves, in vellum. Compiled for the most part by a University of Oxford man, with (f. 1r-v) a list of contents. c.1640s.

Once owned by one John Faith, and by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Formerly cited as Corpus Christi College, MS E.i.33.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 9r-v.

On the Earl of Strafford's Tryal and Death (‘Great Strafford! worthy of that Name, though all’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 153-4.

DeJ 61

Copy, headed ‘An Eligie on ye Earle of Strafford’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 27.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 33v.

DeJ 62

Second copy, untitled, on the first page of two conjugate small quarto leaves, endorsed ‘Verses on the Earle of Strafford’. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under DeJ 27.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 214r.

DeJ 63

Copy, headed ‘Wentworth's Tryumph over all’. The text followed (f. 8r-v) by a parody.

In: the MS described under DeJ 28. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, f. 8r.

DeJ 64

Copy of a twenty-line version, headed ‘An Epitaph on the Earle of Strafford’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and some prose, compiled in part by John Locke (1632-1704), philosopher, and also in part by Thomas Barlow and Sylvester Brownover, xxviii + 358 pages (pp. 224-358 blank), in calf. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in O Hehir, Harmony, pp. 36-7.

Bodleian, MS Locke e. 17, pp. 81-2.

DeJ 65

Copy, headed ‘In obitum Thomae Wentworth Comitis de Strafford, D. Locum: Tenent: Hiberniae, &c. qui decollatus est apud Turrem Londinens: Maij 12°. 1641’.

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

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 127v.

DeJ 66

Copy, headed ‘On Strafford’, subscribed ‘J. Denham’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 42.5. c.1640s-60s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 147, pp. 76-7.

DeJ 67

Copy, headed ‘Upon the same’ [i.e. Strafford].

In: A folio volume of state documents, speeches and verse, 284 leaves (plus blanks), in modern calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 27 of the Hopkinson MSS. Chiefly transcribed from papers belonging to John Savile, Baron of Pontefract, and Edward Taylor, of Furnivall's Inn, Holborn. 1674.

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

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 298.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/27, f. 189r.

DeJ 68

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie upon the death of the Earle of Strafford’.

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. 203.

DeJ 69

Copy of a twenty-line version, headed ‘vpon my Lo Straford’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 30. Mid-17th century.

Edited from this MS in Banks, p. 153 (footnote).

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, f. 39r rev.

DeJ 70

Copy, headed ‘May 1641 An offering to the sacred memory of the never sufficiently admired E. of Strafford’.

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

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

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 78r-v.

DeJ 71

Copy of lines 1-2, 11-20, 27-30.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse, in several (possibly female) rounded hands, 79 leaves, in 19th-cntury half-morocco. c.1730.

This MS recorded in Banks, p. 153.

British Library, Stowe MS 970, f. 10r.

DeJ 71.5

Copy, in two secretary hands, headed in probably another hand ‘An epitaph of ye Earl of Strafford’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 5.5. c.1640s.

Durham University Library, Mickleton & Spearman MS 9, Book II, p. 214.

DeJ 72

Copy, headed ‘Vpon ye Death of Thomas wentworth Earl of Strafford beheaded ye < > of May 1641’, subscribed ‘by Mr Sidney Godolpin’.

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

Later bookplate of Henry B. Humphrey.

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

Harvard, MS Eng 703, ff. 75v-6r.

DeJ 73

Copy in: A small octavo volume of verse and prose relating to the Earl of Strafford, in a single hand, ii + 31 leaves, in red morocco gilt. Mid-17th century.

Harvard, MS Eng 1091, ff. [1r-2r].

DeJ 74

Copy of a twenty-line version, headed ‘E. of Straffords Epitaphe’.

In: A quarto volume of pasquinades and other verse, almost all in a single cursive secretary hand, 54 leaves, in contemporary brown calf (rebacked). Compiled by Sir James Balfour, first Baronet (1600-57), of Denmilne and Kinncaird, Lyon King of Arms and antiquary. c.1637-47.

Edited from this MS in H.L. Hamilton, ‘Lines by Denham’, TLS (22 September 1966), p. 888. Recorded in Banks, p. xiv.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.3.8, f. 46r.

DeJ 75

Copy, in a roman hand, headed ‘Lord Straufords Elegie’. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, prose and dramatic works, in various hands, written over a period from both ends, 543 pages (including blanks), in contemporary panelled calf with remains of metal clasps. Compiled by members of the Salusbury family of Llewenni, Denbighshire, including works by Sir Thomas Salusbury, second Baronet (1612-43), poet and politician. Early-mid 17th century.

Later owned by J. Baskerville-Glegg, of Withington Hall, Chelford. Sotheby's, 14-16 March 1921, lot 421.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 5390 D, p. 5.

DeJ 75.2

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in various hands, including seventeen poems by Carew, a title-page inscribed ‘A book of Verses / Seria mixta Jocis’, c.260 pages, in calf blind-stamped ‘V/I F 1667’. References to ‘Westminster Drollerie’ (which was not published until 1671) added on pp. 1 and 242. c.1667-8.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Frendraught Legi’: i.e. by James Crichton (d.1674/5), second Viscount Frendraught. Bookplate of Thomas Fraser Duff (1830-77), of Woodcote, Oxfordshire. Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 9 April 1987, lot 272 (with a facsimile of p. 131 in the sale catalogue), sold to Quaritch.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Frendraught MS], pp. 159-60.

DeJ 75.4

Copy, headed ‘Verses made upon the Earle of Strafford’.

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, p. 235.

DeJ 75.6

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, among other poems on Strafford. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, with a table of contents, 599 leaves. Inscribed (f. 141r) ‘John: Saunders is the trew owner of this booke’, ‘Captaine Christo: Blounte’, and ‘Valentine LLawless’.

Owned by John Madden, MD (1649-1703/4), physician and manuscript collector. Old pressmark F. 1. 20.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 806, f. 585v.

DeJ 75.8

Copy, headed ‘In obitu Thomæ wentworth comitis se Strafford; D. Locu tenent: Hiberniæ &sc. qui de collabus erat aput turro Londinensem. maii 12o. 1641’.

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. 887.

DeJ 75.9

Copy, untitled.

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

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

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

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, p. 279.

DeJ 76

Copy, headed ‘Wentworth Triumphe over all’, on two folio leaves. The text accompanied by a parody.

In: the MS described under DeJ 36. Chiefly late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 106, No. 9, f. 2.

The Progress of Learning (‘My early Mistress, now my Antient Muse’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 114-21.

DeJ 77

Copy, including the Preface.

In: the MS described under DeJ 48. Late 17th century.

written upright

Huntington, HM 30309, ff. 1r-11r.

‘Raised by a Prince of Lambard blood’

First published in Certain Verses (1653), pp. 15-19. Banks, pp. 316-18.

*DeJ 78

Autograph, untitled.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 7-11.

DeJ 79

Copy in Fulman's hand, headed ‘Canto 2’, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, ff. 53v-4v.

Sarpedon's Speech to Glaucus in the 12th of Homer (‘Thus to Glaucus spake’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 179-80.

*DeJ 80

Autograph alterations in two lines in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

These MS alterations recorded in Banks, p. xvii.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 78-9.

DeJ 80.5

Copy, untitled.

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

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 15, pp. 122-3.

The Second Advice to a Painter (‘Nay, Painter, if thou dar'st design that fight’)

A Second Western Wonder (‘You heard of that wonder, of the Lightning and Thunder’)

First published in Rump: or an Exact Collection of the Choycest Poems and Songs (London, 1662). Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 133-4.

DeJ 80.8

Copy, in double columns, headed ‘The Westerne Wonder; The second part to the same Tune’, here beginning ‘You haue hard of that wonder’, subscribed ‘Sr John Hotham’, on a folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet, in a file of verse MSS. c.1630s.

In: A box of unbound and unnumbered legal and miscellaneous papers.

National Archives, Kew, C 108/63, unnumbered item.

*DeJ 81

Autograph altertions in three lines in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 107-9.

DeJ 81.5

Copy, in a probably professional mixed hand, headed ‘The Westerne Wonder The second part to the same tune’, here beginning ‘You have herd of that wonder’, subscribed ‘Sr John Hotham’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1640.

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 46r et seq.

DeJ 82

Copy, headed ‘The 2d part of a Westerne Wonder. 40’ and here beginning ‘You have heard of the Wonder, when Lightning & Thunder’.

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

Purchased c.1798.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.3.4, f. 30r.

Song (‘I am old Davenant’)

First published, as ‘The Author upon himself’, in Certain Verses (1653), p. 9. Banks, p. 319.

*DeJ 83

Autograph, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 14.

DeJ 84

Copy in Fulman's hand, headed ‘To Sir W. Davenant’, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, f. 52r.

Song To the Tune of Walsingham (‘As I came from Lombardy’)

First published complete in Banks (1969), pp. 321-2. Extracts in James M. Osborn, ‘New Poems by Sir John Denham’, TLS (1 September 1966), p. 788.

*DeJ 85

Autograph, headed Song to ye tune of Walsi[n]gham.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Osborn and in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 12-13.

A Speech against Peace at the Close Committee (‘But will you now to Peace incline’)

First published as a broadside entitled Mr. Hampdens speech occasioned upon the Londoners Petition for Peace [Lonon, 1643]. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 122-7.

*DeJ 86

Autograph alteration in one line in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 95.

DeJ 87

Copy, headed ‘Mr Hampdens Speech agst peace’, on two folio leaves. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under DeJ 27.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, ff. 71r-2v.

DeJ 88

Copy, headed ‘A Libell agst ye Parliamt’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 28. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 38v-9v.

DeJ 88.5

Copy, headed ‘A speech against peace’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 67. 1674.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/27, ff. 223v-4v.

DeJ 88.8

Copy, headed ‘A speech against peace’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 68. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 252-3.

DeJ 89

Copy, headed ‘Hampdens Ghost’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 70. c.1640s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, ff. 20r-1v.

DeJ 90

Copy, in an accomplished italic hand, untitled, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Ballad probably in Kg. Ch.i.’ Mid-17th century.

Recorded in HMC 9, Salisbury (Cecil) MSS, XXIV (1976), p. 283.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 140/128-129.

DeJ 91

Copy, untitled, on three folio pages. Mid-17th century.

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

This MS recorded in O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks, p. 43.

Huntington, EL 8876.

DeJ 92

Copy, headed ‘Mr. Hampden's Speech against peace at a Close Comittee, to ye tune of I went from England’.

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. 48-54.

DeJ 93

Copy, in double columns, untitled, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Libell agat. the parl./amt.’.

In: A folio guard book of 51 miscellaneous MSS, chiefly verse, in various hands and paper sizes. Late 17th century.

Formerly MSS. 6. 16: shelfmark MSS 5.27.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 237, item 13.

DeJ 94

Copy, headed ‘Mr Hamdens speech occasioned upo ye Londoners petition for peace’, on a single broadsheet.

In: the MS described under DeJ 36. Chiefly late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 106, No. 8.

‘Thou hadst not been so long neglected’

First published, as ‘A Letter sent to the good Knight’, in Certain Verses (1653), p. 10. Banks, pp. 318-19.

*DeJ 95

Autograph, untitled.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 13.

DeJ 96

Copy in Fulman's hand, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, f. 52r-v.

To Sir John Mennis being Invited from Calice to Bologne to Eat a Pig (‘All on a weeping Monday’)

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 100-2.

*DeJ 97

Autograph alteration of one word in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

This MS alteration recorded in Banks, p. xvii.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 73.

To Sir Richard Fanshaw Upon His Translation of Pastor Fido (‘Such is our Pride, our Folly, or our Fate’)

First published in Fanshawe's translation of Guarini's Il Pastor Fido (London, 1648). Banks, pp. 143-4.

*DeJ 98

Autograph alteration in one line in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 121.

DeJ 99

Copy, headed ‘To ye Author of this Translation’ and transcribed from the 1660 edition of Fanshawe's Pastor Fido.

In: A quarto volume comprising two principal works (the second Sir Richard Fanshawe's translation of Guarini's Il Pastor Fido), 32 leaves. Late 17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 368, ff. 35v-6r.

To Sir W. Davenant (‘After so many sad mishaps’)

See DeJ 1-7.

To the Five Members of the Honourable House of Commons. The Humble Petition of the Poets (‘After so many Concurring Petitions’)

First published in Rump: or an Exact Collection of the Choycest Poems and Songs (London, 1662). Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 128-9.

DeJ 100

Copy, headed ‘The Humble Peticon of the Poets to the 5 Members’, on one side of a single folio leaf.

In: the MS described under DeJ 27.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 97r.

DeJ 101

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

In: A folio composite volume of letters, verses, academic plays and other documents, in various hands and paper sizes, 253 leaves, in 18th-century black half-calf.

Assembled by Thomas Hearne (178-1735), antiquary, who has inscribed a slip attached to the front pastedown ‘Tho: Hearne Junij 21o. 1709’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 398, f. 233r-v.

DeJ 102

Copy, headed ‘The humble Peticon of the Poetts to the fiue cheife Members of the house of Commons’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 62, ff. 51r-2r.

DeJ 103

Copy on a single folio leaf.

In: the MS described under DeJ 21. Mid-late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 228, pp. 1-2.

DeJ 104

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

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

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

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 266r-v.

DeJ 105

Copy, headed ‘To ye 5 principell Members of ye hoble:House of Commons. The humble Petition of the Poetts’, subscribed ‘Jo Denham’ in another hand.

In: the MS described under DeJ 92. Mid-late 17th century.

Huntington, HM 16522, pp. 110-11.

To the Honourable Edward Howard Esq. upon his Poem of The British Princes (‘What mighty Gale has rais'd a flight so strong?’)

First published in Edward Howard, The British Princes (London, 1669). Banks, pp. 155-6.

DeJ 106

Copy, on an endpaper in a printed exemplum of Denham, Poems and Translations, 3rd edition (London, 1684). Late 17th century.

Once owned by two Cambridge men. Stuart Bennett's sale catalogue No. 2: English Verse from Chaucer to Hardy (1981), item 41.

Private owners in the UK, [Denham, Poems].

To the Tune of Arthur of Bradley (‘Sir William's no more a Poet’)

First published complete in Banks (1969), pp. 322-3. Extracts in James M. Osborn, ‘New Poems by Sir John Denham’, TLS (1 September 1966), p. 788.

*DeJ 107

Autograph.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Osborn and in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 115-17.

To the Tune of Fortunes might (‘Of all ill Poets by their Lumber known’)

First published, as ‘An Essay in Explanation of Mr. Hobbs…’, in Certain Verses (1653), pp. 21-2. Banks, p. 320.

*DeJ 108

Autograph.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, pp. 16-17.

DeJ 109

Copy in Fulman's hand, headed ‘Canto 1’, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, f. 56r.

Vpon the Author (‘Denham come helpe to laugh’)

See DeJ 37-38.

Vpon the Preface (‘Room for the best of Poets heroick’)

See DeJ 51-55.

Upon the Preface of Gondibert. Mars. Epig. Lasciva est nobis pagina vita proba est (‘As Martials Life was grave and sad’)

First published in Certain Verses (1653), p. 4. Banks, p. 320.

*DeJ 110

Autograph, crossed out.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Edited from this MS in Banks.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 3.

DeJ 111

Copy in Fulman's hand-88), Oxford antiquary, transcribed from Certain Verses (1653).

In: the MS described under DeJ 4. Mid-17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 309, f. 50r.

Verses on the Cavaliers Imprisoned in 1655 (‘Through the gover[n]inge part cannot finde in their heart’)

First published, and attributed to Denham, by C. H. Firth in N&Q, 7th Ser. 10 (19 July 1890), 41-2. Banks, pp. 135-41. Denham's authorship rejected in O Hehir, Harmony, pp. 117-19.

DeJ 112

Copy, untitled, on a single folio leaf, endorsed by Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon, ‘Lybell of the psons impryson'd 1655’.

In: A composite volume of letters and papers of the Earl of Clarendon, for April-December 1655, 296 leaves.

Edited from this MS in Firth and in Banks.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 50, f. 290r.

DeJ 113

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, probably in a single hand, written largely on rectos only and from both ends, 44 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in calf gilt (rebacked). Mid-17th century.

Inscribed (f. [iir]) ‘Edward Pulton / Aprill 1645’, and (f. 44v rev.) ‘Edwardus Jackson 1687’.

British Library, Harley MS 3889, ff. 7r-12r.

DeJ 114

Copy, headed ‘St Jame's prisoners 1655’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 44. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 13v-15r.

DeJ 114.5

Copy, in double columns, untitled.

In: the MS described under DeJ 45.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 106r-v.

DeJ 115

Copy, untitled, on two folio leaves, endorsed by Dugdale ‘Verses concerning the Prisonors at St James Gr’.

In: A bundle of unbound papers of Sir William Dugdale (1605-86), antiquary and herald. Mid-17th century.

Sir William Dugdale, Merevale Hall, Dugdale MSS, Bundle XVI (ii), [no item number].

[Virgil's Aeneid. Books II to VI] (‘While all intent with heedfull silence stand’)

Unpublished. [Other versions by Denham of portions of Books II and IV published as the Destruction of Troy (London, 1656) and ‘The Passion of Dido for Aeneas’ in Poems and Translations (London, 1668): see Banks, pp. 159-78, 181-9].

DeJ 116

Copy of Denham's early translation, in two italic hands, principally Hutchinson's, the second on pp. 110-35, untitled, subscribed by Hutchinson ‘Finis Denham / W Virgilis Æneis’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in possibly several hands, written from both ends, paginated 1-205, then from the reverse end 206-58 (plus blanks to 271), in old reversed calf (rebacked). Mid-17th century.

Later owned by Lucy Hutchinson's nephew Julius Hutchinson (1678-1738).

This MS is described in the online Perdita Project.

This MS discussed in the Rev. Francis E. Hutchinson, ‘Sir John Denham's Translations of Virgil’, TLS (7 July 1927), p. 472; in Banks, pp. 41-3; and in O Hehir, Harmony, pp. 12-13.

Nottinghamshire Archives, DD/Hu 1, pp. 5-135.

A Western Wonder (‘Do you not know, not a fortnight ago’)

First published in Rump: or an Exact Collection of the Choycest Poems and Songs (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 130-2.

*DeJ 117

Autograph alteration in one line in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 106.

DeJ 118

Copy, headed ‘A Libell Concerning a Misreport of Sr. Raeph Hoptons death’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 28. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 39v-40r.

DeJ 119

Copy, headed ‘Strange wonders’, subscribed ‘F.’

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, pp. 174-5.

DeJ 120

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Rich: Fanshaw’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 92. Mid-late 17th century.

Huntington, HM 16522, p. 87.

DeJ 121

Copy, headed ‘The first part of a Westerne Wonder. 39’.

In: the MS described under DeJ 82. c.1653-64.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.3.4, f. 29v.

DeJ 122

Copy, in Sir William Dugdale's hand, untitled, on a single folio leaf.

In: the MS described under DeJ 115. Mid-17th century.

Sir William Dugdale, Merevale Hall, Dugdale MSS, Bundle XVI (ii), [no item number].

Prose

The Anatomy of Play

First published in London, 1651.

DeJ 122.2

Copy, as ‘written by John Denham Esq.’, subscribed ‘Aprill 21th. Finis. Anno. 1651.’

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, ff. 81r-95v.

Dramatic Works

Horace. A Tragedy. Translated from Monsieur Corneille

The Sophy

First published in London, 1642. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 232-309.

*DeJ 123

Autograph alterations on nine pages in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

These MS alterations recorded in Banks, p. xviii. See also DeJ 126.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, The Sophy, pp. 6, 12, 35, 39, 43-4, 49, 81, 95.

DeJ 123.2

Extracts.

In: An octavo compilation of extracts from plays and poems, in a single italic hand, written on rectos only from both ends (the two sections, 48 leaves each, virtually identical), 96 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf, remains of clasps. Late 17th century.

Booklabel of the John Dryden Collection formed by Percy J. Dobell (1876-1956), bookseller.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part I, pp. 23-39.

DeJ 123.5

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DeJ 123.2. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part II, p. 44.

DeJ 123.8

Extracts.

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, ff. 164v-9v.

DeJ 124

Transcript of the edition of 1642.

In: the MS described under DeJ 99. Late 17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 368, ff. 7r-33v.

DeJ 125

Transcript of an edition.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, in Latin, Greek and English, in several hands (two predominating), probably compiled by men associated with the University of Oxford, written from both ends, c.118 leaves, in contemporary calf. Mid-late-17th century.

Inscribed names of ‘Will. Randolph’ and ‘William Burry '67’ [who matriculated at Christ Church on 26 October 1666], and including (ff. 72v-59v rev.) verses by ‘G. Yalden’ [? William Yalden, who matriculated at Queen's College on 21 November 1687].

Dr Williams's Library, MSS 28. 49, pp. 1-89 (ff. 73-117v rev.).

—— V, iii, Song (‘Somnus, the humble God that dwells’)

Banks, pp. 296-7.

*DeJ 126

Autograph alteration of the first word of the song (changing ‘Somnus’ to ‘Morpheus’) in the printed text.

In: the MS described under DeJ 1. 1668-9.

Yale, Osborn pb 53, p. 115.

DeJ 127

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song’ and here beginning ‘Morpheus ye humble God yt dwells’.

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, pp. 81-2.

DeJ 128

Copy of the song, in a musical setting by William Lawes.

In: the MS described under DeJ 39. c.1640s.

This MS collated in Cutts, ‘Drexel Manuscript 4041’, p. 171.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 27, ff. 19v-20r.

Letters

Letter(s)

*DeJ 129

Autograph letter signed ‘MK’, to James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde, from London, 28 February [1647/8]. 1648.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters and papers for the period January 1647/8 to November 1648, 699 leaves.

Edited in Kelliher, p. 5.

Bodleian, MS Carte 22, f. 20r.

*DeJ 130

Autograph letter signed, to Lady Isabella Thynne, from The Hague, 27 December [1651]. 1651.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters and papers for the period December 1650 to January 1650/1, in various hands, 660 leaves.

Edited in Kelliher, pp. 9-11, with a facsimile of the first page. Facsimile also in IELM, II.i (1987), Facsimile XIII, after p. xxiv.

Bodleian, MS Carte 29, ff. 45r-6v.

*DeJ 131

Autograph letter signed, to Isabella Thynne, 8 February [1651/2]. 1652.

In: the MS described under DeJ 130.

Edited in Kelliher, pp. 11-12.

Bodleian, MS Carte 29, ff. 223-4v.

*DeJ 132

Autograph letter signed, in cipher, [to King Charles II], [February] 1659/60. 1660.

In: A folio composite volume of Clarendon's papers and correspondence for February 1659/60, in various hands, 198 leaves.

Edited in O Hehir, Harmony, pp. 143-4.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 69, f. 193r-v.

*DeJ 133

Autograph letter signed, partly in cipher, [to Edward Hyde], [February]1659/60. 1660.

In: the MS described under DeJ 132.

Edited in O Hehir, Harmony, p. 145.

Bodleian, MS Clarendon 69, f. 196r.

*DeJ 134

Autograph letter signed by Denham, to Sir George Lane, 24 July 1662. 1662.

Summarized in HMC, 36, Ormonde NS III (1904), pp. 19-20.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2326, p. 249, No. 1457.

DeJ 135

Autograph letter signed, to Joseph Williamson, 26 October 1666. 1666.

Edited in O Hehir, Harmony, p. 202.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/176/43, f. 66r.

*DeJ 136

Autograph draft petition signed, [to King Charles II], concerning the rebuilding of Denham's house after the Fire of London, [?1667]. 1667.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/229/130.

*DeJ 137

Letter, in the hand of an amanuensis and signed by the dying Denham, to Henry Bennet, Lord Arlington, 5 March 1668/9. 1669.

Edited in O Hehir, Harmony, p. 253.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/257/37.

Documents

Document(s)

*DeJ 138

Denham's signature, aged sixteen, upon matriculating at Trinity College, 16 November 1631. 1631.

In: Oxford Subscription Register. 1615-38.

Oxford University Archives, S.P. 39, Register Ac, f. 155v.

*DeJ 139

A receipt for £600 from Francis Bacon of Gray's Inn signed by both Denham and Thomas Killigrew, 9 October 1667. 1667.

Puttick & Simpson's, 3 June 1878, lot 93.

Recorded in The R.B. Adam Library (London & New York, 1929) vol. III, p. 81.

Untraced, [Denham/Killigrew receipt].

Will

*DeJ 140

Denham's last will and testament, signed by him, 13 March 1668/9, proved 9 May 1670. 1669.

Edited in Wills from Doctors' Commons, ed. John Gough Nichols and John Bruce, Camden Society No. 83 (1863), pp. 119-23, C ited in O Hehir, Harmony, pp. 253, 256.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 10/1024.

DeJ 141

A registered copy of Denham's last will and testament of 13 March 1668/9, proved 9 May 1670. c.1670.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/332/57.

DeJ 142

A registered copy of Denham's last will and testament, made 13 March 1669, proved 9 May 1669, with an inventory. 1669.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 32/8/45.

DeJ 143

Extract from Denham's last will and testament of 13 March 1668/9, proved 9 May 1670.

In: A folio composite volume of letters, papers and tracts, in various hands, 223 leaves.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 817, f. 215v.

Miscellaneous Extracts from Works by Denham

Extracts

DeJ 144

Extracts from works by Denham.

In: A volume containing parallel translations from Latin of Martial's ‘Epigrams’, ‘Other epigrammes ancient and moderne’, ‘Epigrammes or sentences epigrammelike out of classical heathen authors’, and the anonymous author's own epigrams, in a single hand, with some emendations. c.1650.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 18, f. 6r.

DeJ 145

Extracts from works by Denham.

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.

DeJ 146

Extracts from works by Denham. Late 17th century.

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].