John Dryden (1631–1700)

Verse

Absalom and Achitophel (‘In pious times, e'r Priest-craft did begin’)

First published in London, 1681. Kinsley, I, 215-43. California, II, 2-36. Hammond, I, 450-532.

DrJ 1

Copy, transcribed from an early edition.

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

This MS recorded in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 12, ff. 68r-100r.

DrJ 2

Copy, headed ‘Absalom & Achitophel, a Poem by Mr Dryden’, with marginal glosses in another hand, on 37 quarto pages, followed by seven pages of speeches by Lord Cowper after the 1715 rebellion in a later hand, in stiff paper wrappers. Late 17th-18th century.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘Saml: Curwen Esqr. to W: Pynchon June 7. 1785 -- upon Mr. Curwens departure for -- London’: i.e. by Samuel Curwen (1715-1802), of Salem, Massachusetts.

Formerly ‘Dryden’.

This MS discussed in Arthur J. Weitzman, ‘An Overlooked Manuscript of Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel’, PBSA, 72 (1978), 338-44.

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. S-368.

DrJ 2.1

Extracts.

In: A small quarto notebook compiled by H. Coley, i + 100 leaves. 1690-5.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 8, f. 67r.

DrJ 2.4

Extract.

In: Copy of Sir George Etherege's Letter Book, 1685-8, 202 quarto leaves, in half-morocco.

Acquired from the bookseller Wilkes, 3 December 1838.

Quoted in California, II, 413.

British Library, Add. MS 11513, f. 1v.

DrJ 2.5

Extracts.

In: An octavo ‘Collection out of divers authors 1689’, 114 leaves. 1689.

Recorded in California, II, 413.

British Library, Sloane MS 2287, f. 2v.

DrJ 2.6

Extracts.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, nine leaves. Compiled by the botanist James Petiver (1663-1718). End of 17th century.

Recorded in California, II, 413.

British Library, Sloane MS 2332, f. 3v.

DrJ 2.7

Extracts.

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.

Recorded in California, II, 413; IV, 781.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, passim.

DrJ 2.8

A version of lines 686-91, 232-43.

In: A verse miscellany. Mid-late 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 96, f. 2v.

DrJ 2.9

Extracts.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of chiefly Restoration verse and drama, including thirteen poems by Waller and also extracts from 45 poems by Donne, the greater part in a single neat hand (also responsible for Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4146), 241 pages (plus blanks). c.1690-1700.

Inscribed (on front pastedown and f. 133r) by one Peter Save and, in 1743, by one Joseph Butler.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Save MS’: WaE Δ 13.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, ff. 31v-2v.

DrJ 2.91

Copy, headed ‘Absolom & Ahithophel’, with marginal glosses, on 23 quarto pages.

In: A miscellany, including a play and academic work relating to both Oxford (in 1648) and Cambridge. c.1700.

Among papers possibly owned by the Darley family of Aldby.

North Yorkshire Record Office, ZDA* MIC. 1254/1659, [unnumbered pages].

DrJ 2.92

Copy of ‘Dryden's Character of Zimri’, here beginning ‘In the first Rank of there did Zimri stand’, followed by a Latin translation, headed ‘Translated by W S. At. 15’, beginning ‘Hos inter Princeps primo stetit Ordine Zimri’, evidently written as a schoolboy exercise, on the second and third pages of two conjugate quarto leaves. Mid-18th century.

In: A bundle of unbound verse MSS.

Among the papers of the Stanhope family, of Horsforth, near Leeds.

Bradford Archives, SpSt/9/28, [no item number].

DrJ 2.93

A second copy of ‘Dryden's Character of Zimri’, on two pages of two conjugate quarto leaves. Mid-18th century.

In: A bundle of unbound verse MSS.

Among the papers of the Stanhope family, of Horsforth, near Leeds.

Bradford Archives, SpSt/9/25, [no item number].

Alexander's Feast. Or The Power of Musique. An Ode, In Honour of St. Cecilia's Day (‘'Twas at the Royal Feast, for Persia won’)

First published in London, 1697. Fables Ancient and Modern (London, 1700). Kinsley, III, 1428-33. California, VII, 3-9. Hammond, V, 3-18.

DrJ 3

Copy in: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in two or more hands, written from both ends, 180 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1740s.

A flyleaf inscribed, possibly by a compiler, ‘Miscellanies / Rob: Traile’. Owned in 1938-42 by Norman Ault.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. f. 79, pp. 71-7.

DrJ 3.5

Copy, on a pair of conjugate long ledger-size leaves, misbound.

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. 66v, 65r-6r.

DrJ 3.6

Copy, headed ‘Drydens ode on St Cecilias Day’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in three hands, written from both ends, 342 pages (pp. 108-302 blanks), in contemporary boards. c.1730s.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 9, pp. 88-92.

DrJ 3.8

Copy 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. 12-14.

DrJ 4

Copy, in a neat hand, on four pages of an unbound pair of conjugate quarto leaves. c.1700.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 202.

DrJ 5

Copy, as ‘by Mr. Dryden...Novem: 22d 1697’.

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. III, ff. 5v-8v.

DrJ 6

Copy c.1700s.

In: A quarto miscellany of chiefly verse, with some prose and French exercises, including at least seventeen poems by or attributed to Waller, as well as a complete transcript of The Maid's Tragedy Altered, in more than one hand, the predominant hand that of one of Waller's daughters, written from both ends, some of the ascriptions to ‘Mr Waller’ added later in a different hand, 100 unnumbered leaves (including stubs of some extracted leaves [ff. 9-13v, 7r-v rev., 27r-v rev., 35-6v rev.]), in calf. Including such association texts as ‘An Epistle to my father Ox: Sep: ye 17: 1667’ (f. [2v]), ‘On ye Wallers arms’ (f. [15v]), a letter [by Waller] to ‘my Dearest Neece’ (ff. [20-1]) followed by a letter to her ‘Honrd Uncle’ ascribed in another hand to ‘Lady Speake’ (f. 21r-v), and ‘The ffollowing line my ffather write…’ dated from ‘Hallbarn Aprill ye 11 1685’ (f. [33v]). c.1680s [-1700s].

Scribbling inside the covers and on the flyleaves including (several times) the name ‘Edmond Waller’ and ‘Edmund Waller his Bookes’: i.e. very probably the poet's son, Edmund Waller the Younger (1651-99). Pinned inside the cover is a receipt dated 29 September 1645 for money received from Anne Waller, the poet's mother (d. 1653), signed by Anne Darell and witnessed by John Ford and John Pepys.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Younger Waller MS: WaE Δ 7. Briefly recorded in Thorn-Drury and in Wikelund (1970), pp. 77-8.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [10r-11r, 12v-14r].

Annus Mirabilis: The Year of Wonders, 1666 (‘In thriving Arts long time had Holland grown’)

First published in London, 1667. Kinsley, I, 52-105. California, I, 47-105. Hammond, I, 110-201.

DrJ 7

Copy, without the dedication, with a marginal note in a different hand ‘Edited Lond 1667 - 8vo - mihi - P.’, deleted in pencil.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in a single cursive hand, written with the volume turned sideways as oblong, with (f. 86v) an index in another hand, 86 leaves (including blanks) in contemporary calf gilt (rebacked). This volume is a companion volume to British Library Egerton MS 669, which is signed by ‘D: Frown[?]’ and was once owned by Charles Trumbull, D.D. (1646-1724) and Ralph Trumbull (c.1640-1708), brothers of Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), lawyer and government official. c.1667.

Inscribed on the first page ‘Mr: Mathews, Bbinder, D. Mar. 16. --67/o.o.o.6.’ [i.e. ? the bookseller Thomas Mathews (fl.1650s-60s)]. Bookplate of Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Purchased from Quaritch, October 1989.

See also DrJ 244 and Introduction.

British Library, Add. MS 69823, ff. 33r-63v.

The Art of Poetry Written in French by The Sieur de Boileau, Made English (‘Rash Author, 'tis a vain presumptuous Crime’)

First published (anonymously but written by Dryden and Sir William Soames) in London, 1683. Kinsley, I, 332-61. California, II, 123-56. Hammond, II, 152-87.

DrJ 8

Copy, probably transcribed from the text in The Annual Miscellany: For the Year 1694 (London, 1708).

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. 82-126.

Britannia Rediviva (‘Our vows are heard betimes, and heaven takes care’)

First published in London, 1688. Kinsley, II, 541-51. Hammond, III, 201-17.

DrJ 8.5

Copy, with a title-page, as ‘Written By Mr. Dryden. 1688. L-Sp 1703.’

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. 20-35.

Carmen Lapidarium

See DrJ 73.5.

The Character of a Good Parson. Imitated from Chaucer, And Inlarg'd (‘A parish-priest, was of the Pilgrim-Train’)

First published in Fables Ancient and Modern (London, 1700). Kinsley, IV, 1736-40. Hammond, V, 559-66.

DrJ 9

Copy, on two folio leaves. c.early 1700s.

In: A folio composite volume of historical and antiquarian papers, in various hands, including a table of contents by John Price, 75 leaves, in quarter-calf boards.

Owned on 30 June 1709, and probably assembled, by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 697, ff. 13r-14v.

DrJ 9.5

Copy, headed ‘The Character of a good Parson imitated from Chaucer, and inlarged by Mr. Dryden’.

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, pp. 70-3.

DrJ 10

Copy in: An octavo miscellany, principally in two hands, written from both ends, 177 pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled by Samuel Estwick (c.1657-1739), minor canon at St Paul's and sacrist and rector of St Helen's, Bishopsgate, London. Inscribed on p. 101 ‘Rob: Fysher Decemb: 30th 1713’. c.1700-1714.

Yale, Osborn MS b 201, pp. 172-7.

Chaucer

Daphnis from Theocritus Idyll. 27 (‘The Shepheard Paris bore the Spartan Bride’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 427-31. California, III (1969), 73-7. Hammond, II, 356-61.

DrJ 11

Copy, headed ‘Idyll: 27. Daphins & Chloris. an amorous Dialogue’.

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, ff. 21v-3r.

Eleonora: A Panegyrical Poem Dedicated to the Memory of the Late Countess of Abingdon (‘As, when some Great and Gracious Monarch dies’)

First published in London, 1692. Kinsley, II, 582-95. California, III, 230-46. Hammond, III, 272-95.

DrJ 12

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 174-89.

DrJ 13

Copy of the poem, without the dedication to Lord Abingdon or a title-page, in the same cursive secretary hand as DrJ 176 and DrJ 245, on twelve quarto pages extracted from a MS of extracts from Dryden (DrJ 132) and mounted together with an exemplum of the first edition (1692) in an album, in modern quarter red morocco boards gilt. c.1700.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector (unnumbered Phillipps MS). Sotheby's, 6 June 1898 (Phillipps sale), lots 314-15.

This MS collated in California.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 131.

Epilogue by the same Author (‘Though what our Prologue said was sadly true’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 379-80. California, I, 150-1. Hammond, I, 284-6.

DrJ 13.5

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue for ye same’ and here beginning ‘Though what our prologue sayes was sadly true’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in English, Latin and French, in several hands, written from both ends, 360 pages (the majority blank), in old calf. Inscribed (p. [41 rev.]) ‘J. Tyrell’ and compiled at least in part by James Tyrrell (1642-1718), historical writer and friend of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), a poem by whom (ff. [16v-17r]) he dockets as ‘By my dear Friend Mr J. Lock’. c.1670s-80s.

Later in the library of Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-85), first Baron Houghton, author and politician, and his son Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Tyrrell MS], ff. [7v-8v].

DrJ 14

Copy on the second of two unbound conjugate quarto leaves.

In: Two unbound conjugate quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

Harvard Theatre Collection, bMS Thr 32, f. [2r-v].

DrJ 15

Copy, on a single folio leaf. In a professional hand, headed ‘Epilogue at ye opening the Theatre Royall’ and here beginning ‘Though what our prologue said were sadly true’. Late 17th century.

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

This MS collated in California.

Huntington, EL 8925.

The Epilogue Spoken to the King at the opening the Play-House at Oxford on Saturday last. Being March the Nineteenth 1681 (‘As from a darkn'd Roome some Optick glass’)

First published (as a single half sheet) [in Oxford], 1681. Kinsley, I, 210-11. California, II, 180-1. Hammond, I, 426-7.

DrJ 16

Copy, headed ‘The Epilogue Spoken to ye king & Parlimt att Oxford att ye setting There March ye 21 1681’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Poems & Satires in the Time of Charles the 2d. &c. Collected & written by Oliver Le Neve Esqr.’, in a single rounded hand, 80 leaves, in 19th-century half brown calf. Compiled by Oliver Le Neve (d.1711), younger brother of Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary. c.1690.

Bookplate of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8055 in the sale of his library by Thomas King, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Formerly Chetham's MS 8013.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.14, f. 45v.

Epilogue [to Amboyna] (‘A Poet once the Spartans led to fight’)

First published in Amboyna (London, 1673). Kinsley, I, 152. Danchin, II (1981), 474. Hammond, I, 273-4.

DrJ 17

Copy in: A large folio formal miscellany of verse and prose, in a single rounded hand throughout, the margins ruled in red, and with an alphabetical index (pp. 719-21), 738 pages (pp. 722-38 blank), plus 40 pages of preliminary inserted material, in contemporary elaborately tooled leather. Including thirteen poems and a mock-speech in the Marvell canon and eleven poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items, compiled — in stages, probably for the most part in chronological sequence, over a period of up to fifteen years — by Sir William Haward (or Hawarde or Hayward) of Tandridge, Surrey (his signature, dated 21 January 1676/7, on p. 66). c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Sir William Haward was knighted in 1643, served as a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Charles I, Charles II, James II and William III, was M.P. for Bletchingley (1661-78), a Fellow of the Royal Society (1665) and a Commissioner for the Sale of Fee Farm Rents (1670 onwards); he lived sometime in Scotland Yard and was still living in 1702 (see, inter alia, W. Paley Baildon, The Hawardes of Tandridge Co. Surrey (London, 1894), pp. 23-31). John Evelyn described him as ‘a greate pretender to English antiquities &c:’. An autograph letter by him, dated 23 March 1688/9, is in the British Library (Add. MS 29563, f. 453).

Later owned by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), by his wife Frances Le Neve (signature on p. vii), by their servant Joseph Allen, who entered additional items in 1729, and by her second husband Thomas Martin (1697-1771) of Palgrave. Later in the library of the Aston family of Tixall, Staffordshire (and sold in the Tixall sale at Sotheby's, 7 November 1899, lot 430 to Bertram Dobell (1842-1914)). Afterwards owned by George Thorn-Drury (1860-1931) and sold in 1935 by P.J. Dobell.

The Marvell canon selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II and the Rochester canon selectively collated in Vieth and in Walker. See also Paul Hammond, ‘The Dating of Three Poems by Rochester from the Evidence of Bodleian MS. Don. b. 8’, BLR, 11 (1982), 58-9.

Facsimile of p. 277 in POAS, I, facing p. 228 (see MaA 98).

This MS collated in Kinsley.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 464.

DrJ 18

Copy on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater

Huntington, EL 8918.

DrJ 19

Copy, ascribed to ‘Mr Dryden’.

In: A quarto miscellany of largely Jacobite poems on affairs of state entitled A Collection of Loyal Poems Satyrs and Lampoons, in one or two small hands, 596 numbered pages (lacking pp. 367-8, plus ‘Alphabeticall Table’ and blanks), gilt-edged, in contemporary red morocco gilt stamped with the initial ‘R.’ c.late 1690s.

Once owned by Sir Thomas Strange, brother-in-law of Andrew Lumisden, Secretary to Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender.

Yale, Osborn MS b 111, p. 484.

Epilogue [to Amphitryon] spoken by Phaedra. Mrs. Mountfort (‘I'm thinking, (and it almost makes me mad,’)

First published in Amphitryon. or, The Two Socia's (London, ‘1690’). Kinsley, II, 559-60. California, XV, 317-18. Hammond, III, 237-8.

DrJ 20

Copy 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, pp. 237-8.

Epilogue To Don Sebastian, King of Portugall Spoken betwixt Antonio and Morayma (‘I Quak'd at heart for fear the Royal Fashion’)

First published in Don Sebastian, King of Portugal (London, 1690). Kinsley, II, 555-6. California, XV, 218-19. Hammond, III, 230-1.

DrJ 21

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 235bis-6.

Epilogue [to Marriage A-la-mode] (‘Thus have my Spouse and I inform'd the Nation’)

First published in Covent Garden Drolery (London, 1672). Marriage A-la-mode (London, 1673). Kinsley, I, 145-6. California, XI, 315-16. Hammond, I, 249-50. See also Paul Hammond, ‘The Prologue and Epilogue to Dryden's Marriage A-la-Mode and the Problem of Covent Garden Drolery’, PBSA, 81 (1987), 155-72.

DrJ 22

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems and speeches, in English and Latin, i + 235 leaves (ff. 131-235 blank), stubs of some extracted leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled by an Oxford University man. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in California and in Hammond.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. e. 202, f. 122r.

DrJ 23

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue’.

In: Verse by Dryden, in a predominantly italic hand, on an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1693.

This MS collated in Hammond.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779M2 P96 [ca.1693], ff. [1v-2r].

Epilogue [to Mithridates] (‘Pox on this Play-House, 'tis an old tir'd Jade’)

First published (with the Prologue, on a single half sheet) in London, 1681. Kinsley, I, 213-14. California, II, 186-7. Danchin, III, 325-7. Hammond, I, 440-3.

DrJ 24

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to ye King opon his return from Newmarkett in ye year 1681: …spoken by one of his Servants att his one Theatre & composd by Mr Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 16. c.1690.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.14, ff. 58v-9r.

DrJ 25

MS emendations to the printed text in Luttrell's hand.

In: Exemplum of the first edition of the Prologue and Epilogue, dated in MS 13 February 1681/2, on a single leaf. 1682.

In a large collection of printed pamphlets owned in 1681-2 by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), annalist and book collector, and afterwards by his relative by marriage Edward Wynne (1734-84), of Chelsea. Purchased at the Wynne sale (1786) by James Bindley (1737-1818), book collector. Sotheby's, 14-17 November 1900 (Ashburton sale), lot 627, to Alexander Denham & Co. Purchased by Frederic Robert Halsey and then, in December 1915, by Henry E. Huntington.

Edited from this text in California. Collated in Kinsley.

Huntington, RB 135830, No. 52, f. [1v].

Epilogue To Oxford Spoken by Mrs. Marshal (‘Oft has our Poet wisht, this happy Seat’)

First published (in two versions) in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 373-4. California, I, 153-4. Hammond, I, 291-2.

DrJ 26

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue at ye same time’.

In: A miscellany of academic orations, verse, satires, etc., in Latin and English, iv + 111 leaves, in limp vellum. Compiled by William Doble (1649/50-75), of Trinity College, Oxford. c.1669-74.

R.C. Hatchwell, sale catalogue No. 23 (1973), item 50.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fols 83r, 84r.

DrJ 27

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue to ye University’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, i + 66 leaves. c.early 1700s.

Inscribed name (f. ir) ‘Nathaniell Spinxs’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 81, ff. 26v-7r.

DrJ 28

Copy, headed ‘An Epilogue to ye Univrsity at ye same time’.

In: A quarto miscellany of plays (by George Wilde, of St John's College, Oxford) and English and Latin verse, in several hands, probably associated with Oxford, written over a period from both ends, 158 leaves, in 19th-century half black morocco. c.late 1630s-late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 14047, f. 117v-r rev.

DrJ 29

Copy, headed ‘The Epilogue spoken to the University By Mrs Bowtell. July. 18th 1674’, subscribed ‘J. D.’.

In: Copy of a prologue and epilogue, in a rounded hand, on three pages of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1674.

Among the papers of the Isham family of Lamport Hall.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4101, p. [3].

DrJ 30

Copy, headed ‘The Epilogue’, on a folio leaf; late 17th century.

In: A collection of papers of Lord Bagot, of Blithfield Hall, and his family. Mid-17th century.

Staffordshire Record Office, D 1721/3/246, [unnumbered item].

Epilogue [to Secret-Love] Spoken by Mrs. Reeves to the Maiden Queen, in mans Cloathes (‘What think you Sirs, was't not all well enough’)

First published in Covent Garden Drolery (London, 1672). Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 139. California, IX, 202-3. Hammond, I, 259-61.

DrJ 31

Copy on the second 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).

This MS collated in Kinsley and in California.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 44r.

Epilogue to the First Part of The Conquest of Granada (‘Success, which can no more than beauty last’)

First published in The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards (London, 1672). Kinsley, I, 129-30. California, XI, 99-100. Hammond, I, 236-7.

DrJ 32

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue to the Second part of the seige of Granada. Spoken by Hart’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 17. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS collated in Kinsley and in California.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 249.

DrJ 32.5

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue to the Same. Spoken by Mr Hart’ and here beginning ‘Successe (wch can, no more then Beauty last’.

In: Three prologues and epilogues by Dryden, in a professional hand, on a pair of long ledger-size conjugate leaves. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 17 July 1997, part of lot 20.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Dryden ‘Prologue’ MS], f. [2r].

Epilogue [to The Duke of Guise] Spoken by Mrs. Cooke (‘Much Time and Trouble this poor Play has cost’)

First published (with the Prologue and ‘Another Epilogue’) in London, 1682. The Duke of Guise (London, 1683). Kinsley, I, 327-8. Hammond, II, 139-42.

DrJ 33

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 232-4.

Epilogue to The Man of Mode (‘Most Modern Wits, such monstrous Fools have shown’)

First published in Sir George Etherege, The Man of Mode: or, Sr Fopling Flutter (London, 1676). Kinsley, I, 158-9. California, I, 154-5. Vinton A. Dearing, A Manual of Textual Analysis (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1959), pp. 69-72. Danchin, II, 705 et seq. Hammond, I, 301-3.

DrJ 33.5

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue to Sr Fopling by Mr Dryden’.

In: A Benedictine MS, ascribed to one ‘J. R.’ Late 17th century.

Bibliothèque des Universités de Paris à la Sorbonne, MS 388, p ?.

DrJ 34

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 17. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS collated in Kinsley, in California and in Dearing.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 558-9.

DrJ 35

Copy, untitled, on one side of a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A large folio composite volume of papers, in English and Latin, in various hands, 320 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco. Papers of Dr John Downes (fl.1640-95) physician to St Bartholomew's and Christ's Hospitals. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in California and in Dearing. Recorded in Kinsley, IV, 1860.

British Library, Sloane MS 203, f. 95r.

DrJ 36

Copy, headed ‘The Epilogue written by Mr Dryden and spoken by Smith or Sr ffopling’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, including material relating to Oxford University, probably in several hands, 55 leaves, in mottled leather gilt. c.1677.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Richard Enock [b.1657/8] e coll: Trin: Oxon’, possibly the principal compiler.

This MS collated in California and in Dearing; recorded in Kinsley, IV, 1860-1.

British Library, Sloane MS 1458, f. 23r-v.

DrJ 37

Copy, in a probably professional hand, on one side of a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 203.

DrJ 37.5

Copy, here beginning ‘Poets of late such monstrous Fools' have shown’.

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. 116-17.

Epilogue [to The Pilgrim] (‘Perhaps the Parson stretch'd a point too far’)

First published in The Pilgrim (London, 1700). Kinsley, IV, 1759-61. Hammond, V, 597-9.

DrJ 38

Copy on the last two pages of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: Composite volume of papers of Thomas J. Wise (1859-1937). c.1700.

British Library, Ashley MS B. 3165, f. 184r-v.

Epilogue to the Princess of Cleves (‘A Qualm of conscience brings me back agen’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 381-2. California, II, 189-90. Hammond, II, 147-8.

DrJ 39

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 220-1.

Epilogue to the Second Part of The Conquest of Granada (‘They, who have best succeeded on the stage’)

First published in The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards (London, 1672). Kinsley, I, 134-5. California, XI, 201-2. Hammond, I, 243-4.

DrJ 39.5

Copy, headed (erroneously) ‘Prologue To the ijd part of the Conquest of Granada. Spoken by Mr Mohun’ and here beginning ‘Those who have best succeeded on ye Stage’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 32.5. Late 17th century.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Dryden ‘Prologue’ MS], f. [1v] .

Epilogue [to The Unhappy Favourite] (‘We Act by Fits and Starts, like drowning Men’)

First published in John Banks, The Unhappy Favourite: or The Earl of Essex (London, 1682). Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 245-6. California, II, 182-3. Hammond, I, 429-32.

DrJ 40

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in a neat italic hand, with additions by others, iii + 232 pages (some pages excised), in contemporary vellum. c.1688.

Inscribed ‘John Brownlowe His Booke’: i.e. (? Sir John Brownlow, third Baronet, 1659-97). Among the muniments of the Earl of Ancaster.

Lincolnshire Archives Office, Anc 15/B/4, p. 99.

DrJ 40.5

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue to ye Earl of Essex’, on a single folio leaf.

Private owners in the UK, [Dryden epilogue].

Epilogue [to the University of Oxon.], Spoken by the same [Mr. Hart] (‘No poor Dutch Peasant, wing'd with all his Fear’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 370-1. California, I, 147-8. Hammond, I, 279-81.

DrJ 40.8

Copy in: An unbound folder of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 138 leaves. Volume CCXXXVI of the Trumbull Papers, of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park. Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Add 17 and 18.

Sotheby's sale catalogue, The Trumbull Papers (14 December 1989), part of lot 39.

British Library, Add. MS 72478, f. 92v.

DrJ 41

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue’, on a folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, 208 leaves.

This MS collated in Kinsley and in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 19, f. 152r-v.

DrJ 42

Copy, headed ‘The Epilogue spoken to the Vniversity of Oxford by his Mties Servants 1673’.

In: MS poems, in several hands, on 28 octavo pages, at the end of a composite volume of three printed works, two dated 1659, the third Sir William Davenant's Two Excellent Plays (London, 1665), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Inscribed (on the front free endpaper) ‘E libris Johanis Harding ex Aede Xti Oxon 1672’.

Folger, D347, pp. 2-3.

DrJ 43

Copy, headed ‘The Epilogue’.

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. 174-6.

Epitaph on Mrs. Margaret Paston of Barningham in Norfolk (‘So fair, so young, so innocent, so sweet’)

Kinsley, IV, 1801. Hammond, V, 671-2.

DrJ 43.1

Copy in: A notebook chiefly of verse, compiled by Thomas Percy (1729-1811), Bishop of Dromore, writer and literary editor, 35 leaves. c.1749.

Acquired by William Macmath from W. B. Bennett, Birmingham bookseller, in 1885. Davis & Orioli, sale catalogue No. 72 (1936), item 67.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 219, f. 10v.

DrJ 43.2

Copy 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. 38r.

An Epitaph on the Lady Whitmore (‘Fair, Kind, and True, a Treasure each alone’)

First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, II, 845. Hammond, III, 243-4.

DrJ 43.3

Copy, in a rounded hand, headed ‘Wrote on a Tomb In Twickenham Church’, on one side of a quarto leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1700s.

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. 111r.

DrJ 43.4

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph on a young Lady’, subscribed ‘J. S.’

In: A quarto commonplace book containing original and transcribed verse and prose, with references to theatrical performances by Garrick, Mrs Siddons and others at York and elsewhere, in several hands, written from both ends, 119 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Late 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 100, f. 106r rev.

DrJ 43.5

Copy, as ‘by Mr Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 9.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 57.

DrJ 43.6

Copy, subscribed ‘Epitaph On ye Lady Whitmore: obitt’ and further subscribed ‘Jo: Dryden. Esqr: Poet & Laureat’, on a single small leaf.

In: Miscellaneous papers. Late 17th century.

Descended from the family of William, Earl of Craven (1606-97).

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

An Essay upon Satire (‘How dull and how insensible a beast’)

A satire written in 1675 by John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, but it was widely believed by contemporaries (including later Alexander Pope, who had access to Mulgrave's papers) that Dryden had a hand in it, a belief which led to the notorious assault on him in Rose Alley on 18 December 1679, at the reputed instigation of the Earl of Rochester and/or the Duchess of Portsmouth.

First published in London, 1689. POAS, I (1963), pp. 396-413.

The authorship discussed in Macdonald, pp. 217-19, and see John Burrows, ‘Mulgrave, Dryden, and An Essay upon Satire’, in Superior in His Profession: Essays in Memory of Harold Love, ed. Meredith Sherlock, Brian McMullin and Wallace Kirsop, Script & Print, 33 (2009), pp. 76-91, where is it concluded, from stylistic analysis, that ‘Mulgrave had by far the major hand’. Recorded in Hammond, V, 684, in an ‘Index of Poems Excluded from this Edition’.

DrJ 43.7

Copy in: A large folio miscellany of verse and prose, in a single accomplished professional hand, 756 pages (including over 200 blank leaves). Including (pp. 217-429) 87 poems, chiefly on affairs of state, of which thirty are by Rochester; other contents comprising (pp. 1-71) a transcript of a Royal Household Establishment Book of William and Mary (1689-97); (pp. 75-212) a collection of legal precedents; and (pp. 442-543) copies of documents relating to the New Forest. c.1698-1700s.

Evidently compiled either for Henry Somerset (1629-1700), first Duke of Beaufort, Privy Councillor, or for his son Henry (1661-98), Marquess of Worcester, or else for his grandson, Henry Somerset (1684-1714), second Duke of Beaufort, who was Warden of the New Forest.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Badminton MS’: RoJ Δ 1. Discussed and contents listed, with facsimile examples, in Michael Brennan and Paul Hammond, ‘The Badminton Manuscript: A New Miscellany of Restoration Verse’, EMS, 5 (1995), 171-207.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 348.

DrJ 43.71

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 17. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 634 et seq.

DrJ 43.72

Copy, in a rounded hand, in a folio sewn booklet, addressed ‘For Sr Wilughby Aston Bart’, subscribed (f. 42r) ‘These were supposed and confidently said to be Dreydons, but he by his lre to my Ld Devonsh: hath vtterly renounced them - Some since have father'd them on Ld Rocheste. But ye word Coward touchest soe neare ye quick that 'tis thought he would not have mention'd it touching him selfe choosing rather to abuse himselfe in things he is supposd to be less guilty of.’ c.1679.

In: A folder of unbound verse MSS and part of a diary (1672), in various hands and paper sizes, 42 leaves. At least some relating to Sir Willoughby Aston, of Aston Hall, Warrington, Cheshire. Acquired in 2000 from the estate of H.G. Pollard.

Bodleian, MS Eng. c. 7019, ff. 36r-41r.

DrJ 43.73

Copy, the poem dated ‘1679’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single neat hand, 79 leaves (plus an index), in modern black leather gilt. Including eleven poems in the Marvell canon (plus further apocryphal poems). c.1680.

Later owned by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 9 June 1859 (Turner sale), lot 389. Purchased from Boone, 9 June 1860.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the ‘Turner MS’: MaA Δ 4. The Marvell poems recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

British Library, Add. MS 23722, ff. 66r-70r.

DrJ 43.74

Copy 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, ff. 88r-93v.

DrJ 43.75

Copy, headed ‘A Satyricall poem’.

In: A folio partly composite miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly on affairs of state, in a single closely written hand (up to f. 294v) but for a second hand on ff. 220v-31v, a third hand on ff. 315r, 316r-25. 325 leaves (plus blanks), in quarter-vellum. Early 18th century.

British Library, Stowe MS 305, ff. 232r-4r.

DrJ 43.76

Copy of the last 36 lines.

In: the MS described under DrJ 35. Late 17th century.

British Library, Sloane MS 203, f. 97r.

DrJ 43.762

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

British Library, Burney MS 390, ff. 17v-19v.

DrJ 43.77

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in two or more professional hands, 222 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary red panelled morocco gilt. c.late 1680s.

British Library, Harley MS 6913, ff. 11r-18r.

DrJ 43.78

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled Satyrs & Lampoons, in a single neat hand, i + 130 leaves, subscribed (f. 130v) ‘Finis. 25, March 1691-2.’, in modern black morocco gilt. c.1692.

British Library, Harley MS 7317, ff. 30r-5r.

DrJ 43.79

Copy in: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, 66 leaves (plus 70 blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled at least in part by George Stanhope (1660-1728), Dean of Canterbury, chiefly while he was at King's College, Cambridge. c.1678-80s.

Inscribed ‘Mrs Denham Cookes 1922 March 10’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6339, ff. 39v-42v.

DrJ 43.8

Copy in: A long, narrow, ledger-size composite miscellany of poems on affairs of state, 112 pages (some misnumbered and pp. 45-6 excised), in 19th-century calf gilt. A compendium of several separate collections of poems, each with its general heading, including nineteen poems by the Earl of Rochester, copied in a single hand, that of Robert Mylne (1643?-1747), antiquary. c.1680s-1700s.

Recorded and selectively collated in Vieth and in Walker. Recorded in IELM, II.ii as the Edinburgh MS: RoJ Δ 6.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 1-3.

DrJ 43.81

Copy in: An unbound bundle of verse MSS, in various hands. Late 17th century.

Among archives of the Copped (or Copt) Hall estate, chiefly relating to the Conyers family.

Essex Record Office, Chelsmsford, D/DW Z3, [unnumbered item].

DrJ 43.82

Copy. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 17 July 1997, part of lot 20.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Dryden MS].

DrJ 43.83

Copy, in a professional hand, on ten pages of three pairs of conjugate folio leaves, unbound (but with ties). Late 17th century.

Folger, MS X.d.6 (1).

DrJ 43.84

Copy, in a professional hand, in a quarto booklet, ii + 9 + i leaves, in marbled wrappers. Late 17th century.

Item 1256 in an unidentified sale catalogue.

Folger, MS X.d.6(2).

DrJ 43.85

Copy, in a probably professional hand, on all sides of two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves, subscribed ‘Anonymous’. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS X.d.6(3).

DrJ 43.86

Copy, in a probably professional hand, in a quarto booklet, on twelve pages of 14 leaves (including blanks), in paper wrappers. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS X.d.6(5).

DrJ 43.87

Copy of a ten-line extract, headed ‘In prayse of the Author’, beginning ‘The way is shewn, but who has strength to goe?’, subscribed ‘Earle of Mulgrave's Essay upon Poetry pag. 21.’ c.1700.

In: An exemplum of the quarto printed edition of Milton's Paradise Lost (London, 1667), in modern calf elaborately gilt and decorated.

Book label of Beverly Chew (1850-1924), book collector.

Huntington, RB 109086, f. [ivr].

DrJ 43.88

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled ‘A Booke of Paragrafts’, including 22 poems by Rochester, 445 pages plus stubs of extracted leaves (originally 463 numbered pages and now lacking pp. 59-68, 147-54 and parts of pp. 155-8), with a two-leaf index; in contemporary red morocco. In professional hands: A, pp. 1-194; B, in a different style and probably a different hand, pp. 195-432; C, probably yet another hand, with additions on pp. 75, 90, 102, 125, 142, 175, 195, and pp. 433-63. c.1680s-90s.

Inscribed (on stubs and endpapers) ‘matt Calihan’, ‘To Cpt Robinson att Capt Eloass [Elwes] near ye Watch house in Marlburhroagh street’, ‘For Capt. Robinson at his Lodginges in Charing Cross’. Christie's, 27 June 1979, lot 16.

Various commissioned officers named Robinson are recorded in Charles Dalton, English Army Lists and Commission Registers, 1661-1714 (6 vols, London, 1892-1904): see esp. I, 276. The volume was most probably owned by Charles Robinson of the King's Regiment of Foot Guards, who became Captain and then Lieutenant-Colonel in 1688 and was killed at Namur in 1695. A member of the same regiment in 1684 was the purveyor of MS lampoons Captain Lenthal Warcup. The Captain ‘Eloass’ mentioned in one inscription was possibly William Elwes, who served as a Lieutenant in Viscount Colchester's Regiment of Horse, c.1692-4, and as a Captain in Lord Windsor's Regiment of Horse in 1702.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Robinson MS: RoJ Δ 8. Discussed with facsimiles of pp. 1-10 in Paul Hammond, ‘The Robinson Manuscript Miscellany of Restoration Verse in the Brotherton Collection, Leeds’, Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, 18 (1982), 275-324. Facsimiles of p. 1 also in Christie's sale catalogue, Plate 1, after p. 48, and in The Brotherton Collection University of Leeds: Its contents described with illustrations of fifty books and manuscripts (Leeds, 1986), p. 17. Selectively collated in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 36-49.

DrJ 43.89

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, predominantly in one probably professional cursive hand, with additions by others, 77 leaves (plus blanks), in brown morocco gilt. c.1680s.

Later owned by Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Sold in 1979 by Henry Sotheran, bookseller, to Michael Phillips.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 87, ff. 37r-44r.

DrJ 43.9

Copy, with sidenotes identifying persons satirised.

In: the MS described under DrJ 40. c.1688.

Lincolnshire Archives Office, Anc 15/B/4, pp. 7-12.

DrJ 43.91

Copy, on nine pages of five folio leaves stitched together, in a folder of unbound verse (at the top of the box). Late 17th century.

In: A box of papers and commonplace books of the Cary family, including the Rev. Francis Henry Cary (1642-1712), rector of Brinkworth, Wiltshire.

National Archives, Kew, C 104/63, [unnumbered item.

DrJ 43.92

Copy, subscribed in different ink ‘Dryden’.

In: An octavo miscellany of chiefly satirical poems, including at least twelve by Rochester, in a single rounded hand but for an addition at the end (pp. 141-50) in a stylish italic hand, the greater part written along the length of the page with the spine uppermost, with an ‘Index’, xii + 150 pages (lacking pp. 135-40), in contemporary calf. Possibly associated with the court circle of James Butler (1610-88), first Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. c.1680s.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Dublin MS: RoJ Δ 10.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 36-55.

DrJ 43.925

Copy, in a neat cursive hand, on both sides of four folio leaves. 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 24.

DrJ 43.93

Copy 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, ff. 38r-42r.

DrJ 43.94

Copy in double columns, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves.

In: Two poems, in a professional cursive hand, on three folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

National Library of Wales, Herbert of Cherbury Manuscripts and Papers M 1/1/22, pp. [1-2].

DrJ 43.941

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled A Suplement to some of my Lord Rochesters Poems, in two neat rounded hands, 47 pages, in modern quarter-morocco. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 32, pp. 31-45.

DrJ 43.942

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional rounded hand, including (pp. 269-71) an ‘Index’, iv + 271 pages (including blanks), in contemporary black morocco gilt. c.1690s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 38, pp. 21-35.

DrJ 43.943

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, ff. 134r-6v.

DrJ 43.945

Copy, on the first six pages of three pairs of conjugate folio leaves, in a collection of printed tracts chiefly relating to the Popish Plot. c.1678.

University of Melbourne, SpC/BX f942.066 P828, item 80.

DrJ 43.95

Copy 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. 21-32.

DrJ 43.96

Copy in: A large octavo verse miscellany, chiefly lampoons and poems on affairs of state, including 21 poems by Rochester and various others in the Rochester apocrypha, nearly 600 pages in all, with a 14-page index. Written in a single hand which can be identified as that of the Scottish pasquil-writer and antiquary Robert Mylne (1643?-1747), who was also responsible for RoJ Δ 6. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 1-8.

DrJ 43.98

Copy in: A formal quarto miscellany, of poems on affairs of state, including 29 poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items, in three professional hands (A, pp. 1-278; B, pp. 279-84; C, pp. 285-314), 314 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary red morocco. c.1680.

Once owned by Count Carl Edward Gyldenstolpe (1770-1852) and perhaps originally acquired by Count Nils Gyldenstolpe (1642-1709), Swedish Ambassador at The Hague (in 1679-87).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Gyldenstolpe MS: RoJ Δ 14. A complete facsimile edition in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe (1967).

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 245-60.

DrJ 43.99

Copy in: A quarto volume of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, 136 pages (lacking pp. 49-50), in paper wrappers. c.1680s.

Among the archives of the Bridgeman family, Earls of Bradford.

Staffordshire Record Office, D 1287/19/6, [uncatalogued volume], pp. 18-27.

DrJ 43.994

Copy, in probably a professional hand, on eleven pages of three unbound pairs of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 199.

DrJ 43.995

Copy, in a professional hand, on folio leaves. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 200.

DrJ 43.996

Copy, in a professional hand, on folio leaves. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 201.

DrJ 43.997

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, with some rubrication and decoration, 358 pages (including over 60 blanks), with a table of contents, in contemporary black morocco gilt bearing a coronet. c.1680s.

Formerly Phillipps MS 7740 and ‘Osborn MS. Box XXII, Number 3’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 113, pp. 59-77.

DrJ 43.998

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in a non-professional hand, with subsequent index, 34 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Late 17th century.

Bookplates of The Rt. Hon. John, Lord Brownlowe, Baron Charleville and Viscount Tyrconnel and of Belton House, Lincolnshire (seat of the Earls Brownlow). and possibly once owned by Sir John Brownlow, third Baronet (1659-97). Myers sale catalogue No. 348 (1947), item 344.

Set of photocopies in British Library, RP 5106.

Yale, Osborn MS b 327, ff. 5r-9r.

DrJ 43.999

Copy 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. 327-34.

The First Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses (‘Of Bodies chang'd to various Forms I sing’)

First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, II, 799-828. California, IV, 362-431. Hammond, IV, 230-84.

DrJ 44

Copy of lines 7-192, headed ‘The Creation. Out of the first Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Together with his Four Ages of the World. Translated by Mr. Dryden’ and here beginning ‘Before the Seas, and this Terrestrial Ball’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 11. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 8r-10v.

DrJ 44.5

Four extracts, quoted in an abridged copy of Book I, Chapter I, of George Stanhope's translation (‘Of Wisdom’, 1697) of Pierre Charron's De la sagesse.

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. 91r-92r rev.

The Flower and the Leaf: Or, The lady in the Arbour. A Vision (‘Now turning from the wintry Signs, the Sun’)

First published in Fables Ancient and Modern (London, 1700). Kinsley, IV, 1650-66. Hammond, V, 406-27.

DrJ 45

Copy, as ‘by Mr Dryden’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany, in three or more hands, 76 leaves, in quarter-leather marbled boards. Late 17th century.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 1185, ff. 65r-76r.

DrJ 45.5

A calligraphic copy of the poem, on vellum, 52 quarto pages, on rectos only, in contemporary green velvet. With elaborately coloured and gilt arms and decorated borders, executed by Henrietta Louisa Fermor (1698-1761), Countess of Pomfret, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales, as a presentation MS to Princess Anne probably on the occasion of her betrothal to William IV of Orange-Nassau. 1733.

Sotheby's, 12 July 2007, lot 27, with illustration in the sale catalogue.

Untraced, [Fermor MS].

The Fourth Satyr of Aulus when Flaccus (‘Who-e're thou art, whose forward years are bent’)

First published in The Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus together with The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis (London, ‘1693’ [i.e. 1692]). Kinsley, II, 765-71. California, IV, 311-21. Hammond, IV, 172-8.

DrJ 46

Copy 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. 116v-19r.

From Horace, Epod. 2d. (‘How happy in his low degree’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 437-40. California, III, 85-8. Hammond, II, 378-85.

DrJ 47

Copy, as ‘By Mr: Dryden’. c.1700.

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.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 64v.

From Lucretius Book the Fifth (‘Thus like a Sayler by the Tempest hurl'd’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 421. Hammond, II, 345-6.

DrJ 48

Copy, headed ‘From his 5th. Book…Nature more, indulgent to Brutes, than Man-Kind’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 11. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 19v-20r.

Heroique Stanza's, Consecrated to the Glorious Memory of his most Serene and Renowned Highnesse Oliver Late Lord Protector of this Common-Wealth, &c. (‘And now 'tis time. for their Officious haste’)

First published in Three Poems Upon the Death of his late Highnesse Oliver Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland (London, 1659). Kinsley, I, 6-12. California, I, 11-16. Hammond, I, 18-29.

*DrJ 49

Autograph, headed ‘Heroique Stanza's, Consecrated to the glorious [& happy deleted] memorie Of his most Serene & Renowned Highness Oliver Late Lord Protector of this Common-wealth &c Written after the Celebration of his Funeralls’, on three folio leaves.

In: Composite volume of MSS. c.1556 or [1658-9].

This MS first identified as autograph by Anna Maria Crinò in ‘Dryden MS’, TLS (22 September 1966), p. 879. Edited from this MS and discussed by Crinò in ‘Uno Sconosciuto Autografo Drydeniano al British Museum’, EM, 17 (1966), 311-20. Edited from this MS in Vinton A. Dearing, Serge E. Brunet, John H. Hall and R. Gill Tamarelli, ‘Dryden's Heroique Stanza's on Cromwell: A New Critical Text’, PBSA, 69 (1975), 502-26, and in Hammond, I, 533-8, with a facsimile of the first page after p. 304. Other facsimiles of f. 101r in Crinò, EM, 17, facing p. 313; in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 53; in Petti, English Literary Hands, No. 66; in Paul Hammond, ‘Dryden's Employment by Cromwell's Government’, TCBS, 8.i (1981), 130-7 (p. 133); and in Chris Fletcher et al., 1000 Years of English Literature: A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts (British Library, 2003), p. 73. Also discussed by Paul Hammond in ‘“The Autograph Manuscript of Dryden's Heroique Stanza's and Its Implications for Editors”’, PBSA, 76 (1982), 457-70.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 1045, ff. 101-3v.

DrJ 50

Copy, forming part of a quarto transcript of Three Poems upon…Oliver Lord Protector (1659), ascribed ‘By John Dryden’. Late 17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of micellaneous papers, in verse and prose, 188 leaves (including blanks), in half-green morocco over marbled boards, worn. Collected by Thomas Gale, FSA (1635?-1702), Dean of York, or else by his son, Samuel Gale (1682-1754), Land Surveyor at the Customs House, London.

Once owned by Elizabeth Stukeley (née Gale) and by William S. and Richard Fleming. Later bookplate of ‘Andrew Coltee Ducarel L.L.D. Doctor's Commons’, 1778. P.J. & A.E. Dobell, sale catalogue No. 62 (1926), item 129.

This MS collated in Dearing et al., loc. cit.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 147, ff. 88r-90v.

DrJ 51

Copy, headed ‘On the Death of Oliver Cromwell, by John Dryden’.

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 Dearing et al., loc. cit.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 92-6.

DrJ 52

Copy, headed ‘Upon ye Death of Oliv. Cromwell’, in a small octavo booklet of verse in English and Latin chiefly in one hand (ff. 23r-42v) probably associated with Cambridge University.

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.

This MS collated in Dearing et al., loc. cit.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 260, ff. 41v-2v.

DrJ 53

Copy, the stanza on p. vi headed ‘Dryden's 10th stanza, omitted p. 10’.

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.

This MS collated in Dearing et al., loc. cit.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, pp 9-14, and vi.

DrJ 54

Copy, headed ‘Verses on Oliuer Ld Protector written after ye Celebration of his funerall’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 22. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Dearing et al., loc. cit.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. e. 202, ff. 66r, 67r, 68r, 69r, 70r, 71r.

DrJ 55

Copy, headed ‘Three Poems upon ye Death of his Highness Oliver Ld Protector of Engl. Scot. & Ird. Written by Mr John Dryden. Mr Spratt of Oxford. Mr Edmund Waller’ [but only Dryden's poem copied] and subscribed ‘By Mr John Dryden written after the Celebratio of ye ffunerall. Comunicat. a Mro Hern’.

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 collated in Dearing et al., loc cit.

British Library, Add. MS 18220, ff. 115r-17v.

DrJ 56

Copy, headed ‘A Poem to the memory of ye Protectour oliver. Written after a celebration of his funerall’.

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 collated in Dearing et al., loc. cit.

British Library, Egerton MS 669, ff. 84v-9r.

DrJ 57

Copy, headed ‘Upon Oliver Cromwell late Lord Protector. By John Dryden’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in two or more professional hands, 303 leaves, in modern black morocco gilt. In two parts: Part I on ff. 1r-149r (followed by blanks and then an index on ff. 150-1); Part II, on ff. 152-302 (with an addition in another hand on f. 303), entitled A Collection of the most choice and Private Poems, Lampoons &c from the withdrawing of the late King James 1688 to the year 1701 Collected by a Person of Quality. c.1703.

A note of payment (f. 1r) for purchase on 25 March 1703. Owned by Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724).

Cited in IELM, II.i, as the ‘Harley MS’: MaA Δ 6. Marvell recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

This MS collated in Dearing et al., loc. cit.

British Library, Harley MS 7315, ff. 103r-7v.

DrJ 58

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy upon Oliver Cromwell Late Lord Protector, by Jn° Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43. c.1690s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 176-83.

DrJ 59

Copy, headed ‘Mr Dryden's Poem on OC’, on pages 1-6 of two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves, imperfect. Late 17th century.

Among the papers of the Cromwell family.

Huntingdon Record Office, Cromwell Bush 162 (58/29).

DrJ 60

Copy, headed ‘On the Death of O: C by JD’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.943. c.1680s.

This MS collated in Dearing et al., loc. cit.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 116r-18v.

DrJ 61

Copy, headed ‘Upon Oliver Cromwell late Lord Protector. By John Dryden’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, including twelve poems in the Marvell canon (plus prose and apocryphal poems), in probably a single professional hand with variations of style (but for another hand on pp. 189-92), 192 pages (plus over 90 blank leaves and an Index), in modern red morocco. The predominant hand in the MS is the same as that in Yale Osborn MS b 105. c.1680s.

In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly Restoration poetry MS 1.

Marvell items recorded and some poems collated in POAS, I.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 34, pp. 129-34.

DrJ 62

Copy, headed ‘An Heroique Poem Consecrated to ye glorious memory of His Highness Oliver late Lord Protectour of ye Commonwealth, &c Written after ye Celebration of His Funerall by Mr Dryden’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in a single neat hand but for additions in other hands on pp. 183-226, 226 pages (including numerous blanks), in modern cloth. Compiled by Sir George Ent (1604-89), physician, a founding member of the Royal Society, to whom is addressed an inscription, sending the last item in the volume, on p. 226. c.1674-80.

Royal Society, London, MS 83, pp. 63-8.

DrJ 63

Copy, headed ‘Heroick Stanzas consecrated To ye memory of Cromwell by J. Dryden’.

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.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, pp. 45-52.

The Hind and the Panther (‘A milk white Hind, immortal and unchang'd’)

First published in London, 1687. Kinsley, II, 467-537. California, III, 118-200.

DrJ 64

Copy, including the preface ‘To the Reader’, apparently transcribed from the first edition.

In: A quarto volume of two poems (the second by J. Cumberlege), in two different hands, ii + 81 leaves, in vellum boards. End of 17th century.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 115, ff. 1r-51v.

DrJ 64.5

Extract, headed ‘Dryden's Hind & Panther quoted in Sr Tho. Pope Blounts Essays, Edit. 3. p. 252. Ao. 1697’, six lines here beginning ‘Of all the Tyrannies on Humane Kind’.

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. 131r.

DrJ 65

Copy of the complete text and marginalia without the preface. Partly retraced and annotated by a later hand (of c.1729), described on the title-page as ‘A MSS. from the printed Edition London 1689 with notes in the Margion’, on quarto leaves. c.1689.

Owned in 1708 by the Jacobite Charles Stuart, fourth Earl of Traquair (1659-1741) and in 1729 by one William Stuart. Later owned by Peter Maxwell Stuart, twentieth Laird of Traquair, Traquair House.

The Laird of Traquair, Traquair House, Principal Library, Socrates 5th: 32.

Homer

See DrJ 79.

Horace

Horace Lib. I. Ode 9 (‘Behold yon' Mountains hoary height’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 432-4. California, III, 79-80. Hammond, II, 366-8.

DrJ 66

Copy, headed ‘The 9th. Ode of the first Book. by Mr. Dryden The Epicurean's Improvement of Time’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 11. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 27v-8r.

DrJ 67

Copy, as ‘By Mr Dryden’. c.1700.

In: the MS described under DrJ 47.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 64v.

Horat. Ode 3. Lib. I Inscrib'd to the Earl of Roscomon, on his intended Voyage to Ireland (‘So may th' auspitious Queen of Love’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 431-2. California, III, 77-8. Hammond, II, 363-5.

DrJ 68

Copy, as ‘By Mr. Dryden’. c.1700.

In: the MS described under DrJ 47.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 64v.

DrJ 69

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 229-81.

Horat. Ode 29. Book 3 Paraphras'd in Pindarique Verse. and Inscrib'd to the Right Honourable Lawrence Earl of Rochester (‘Descended of an ancient Line’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 434-7. California, III, 81-4. Hammond, II, 369-76.

DrJ 70

Copy of lines 45-104, headed ‘Fates Incertainty’ and here beginning ‘God has most Wisely hid from Human Sight’.

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. 176r-7v.

DrJ 71

Copy, as ‘By Mr. Dryden’. c.1700.

In: the MS described under DrJ 47.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 64v.

Idyllium the 23d. The Despairing Lover (‘With inauspicious love, a wretched Swain’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 424-7. California, III, 69-72. Hammond, II, 352-5.

DrJ 72

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 11. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 20r-1v.

DrJ 73

Copy, as ‘By Mr Dryden’. c.1700.

In: the MS described under DrJ 47.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 63r-v.

In Obitum Viri pientiss: Literatiss: Mri Johis Smith Coll: Regin: Socii. Carmen Lapidarium (‘Adsis Viator, sed eruditus’)

First published in Hilton Kelliher, ‘John Dryden: A New Work from his Cambridge Days’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 10/3 (1993), 341-58 (p. 348, with his translation on p. 349). Hammond, I, 11-12, with translation p. 13.

DrJ 73.5

Copy in Baker's hand, subscribed ‘Jo: Dryden e Coll: Trin.’

In: A folio volume of historical material compiled entirely by Thomas Baker (1656-1740), Cambridge antiquary, 460 pages. c.1717-20s.

Edited from this MS in Kelliher, with a facsimile as Plate 9 (p. 340), and in Hammond, with a facsimile, I, after p. 304.

Cambridge University Library, MS Mm. 1. 36, p. 406.

Juvenal

See DrJ 173-7.

The Lady's Song (‘A Quire of bright Beauties in Spring did appear’)

First published in Poeticall Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1774. California, III, 223. Hammond, III, 247-8.

DrJ 74

Copy, headed ‘A song by Mr Dryden May Day 1691’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a cursive hand, i + 37 leaves, in half-calf on marbled boards (rebacked). c.1702-4.

Once owned by the Harrington family. Inscribed ‘Bought of Mr. King, Junr. Tavistock Street at the sale of Dr. Harrington's Library, 1806’. Afterwards owned by Francis Godolphin Waldron (1743-1818), actor and playwright; by Thomas Thorpe, in his sale catalogue of 1836, item 1308; and by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872): Phillipps MS 9105. Sotheby's, 17 May 1897 (Phillipps sale), lot 372, and 5 June 1899, lot 344. Sold by P.J. Dobell in 1936.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 55, f. 18v.

DrJ 75

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Dryden’, with other verse, on a folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A tall folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 195 leaves, mounted on guards, in half-morocco. Compiled chiefly by members of the Caryll family. Early 17th century (Vol. I); Late 17th-early 18th century (Dorset).

Presented by Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, first Baronet, MP (1810-69).

British Library, Add. MS 28253, f. 65v.

DrJ 76

Copy, headed ‘The Queen of May’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.88. c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond, p. 321.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 448.

DrJ 77

Copy, in a cursive hand, headed in a different hand ‘King Ja & Queen Ma’, on one side of a single quarto-size leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A large double-folio-size guardbook of miscellaneous verse, in various hands and paper sizes, 186 leaves.

From the library of the Ormsby Gore family, Barons Harlech, of Brogyntyn (or Porkington), Oswestry, Shropshire.

National Library of Wales, Brogyntyn MS II. 57 Vol. I, f. 116r.

DrJ 78

Copy, headed ‘May Day’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 19. c.late 1690s.

A typescript of this MS made by Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), when the MS was owned by C. Fowkes, is in the Bodleian, MS Firth d. 13, f. 44.

Yale, Osborn MS b 111, p. 80.

DrJ 78.5

Copy, headed ‘A Song Made agt May Day 1691 by Mr Dryden’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and some prose, principally on affairs of state, 320 pages (plus blanks), with a table of contents, in contemporary vellum. c.1701.

The name Edward H. Finch-Hatton inscribed on a flyleaf. Bookplate of Alfred Morrison (1821-97), autograph manuscript and art collector. Sotheby's, May 1919 (Morrison sale Part IV), lot 2942, sold to George D. Smith for Carl H. Pforzheimer (1879-1957), financier and book collector.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 207, 3rd Book, p. 38.

The Last parting Of Hector and Andromache. From the Sixth Book of Homer's Iliads (‘Thus having said, brave Hector went to see’)

First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, II, 846-51. California, IV, 425-31. Hammond, IV, 315-25.

DrJ 79

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 10. c.1700-1714.

Yale, Osborn MS b 201, pp. 148-56.

Lines on Milton (‘Three Poets, in three distant Ages born’)

First published in John Milton, Paradise Lost, 4th edition (London, 1688). Kinsley, II, 540. California, III, 208. Hammond, III, 200.

DrJ 80

Copy, headed ‘On Mr. Milton’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, p. 237.

DrJ 80.5

Copy, headed ‘Epigram on Milton by Mr Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 5. c.1720.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 879, Vol. III, f. 1r.

DrJ 81

Copy, headed ‘Dryden's Epigram on Homer Virgil & Milton’, on one side of a single oblong octavo leaf, the text followed on the verso by ‘A Parody of This Epigram’ beginning ‘Three English Laureats in one Age were born’. c.1700s.

In: A folio album of miscellaneous manuscripts and photographs, c.70 items, in modern quarter-calf marbled boards.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fC6978M3 [17—] Bound, item [4].

DrJ 82

Copy, headed ‘Upon the Author’, subscribed ‘John Dryden’, on a blank leaf before the title-page. c.1700.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.87.

This MS recorded in California.

Huntington, RB 109086, f. [ir].

Lines on Tonson (‘With leering Looks, Bullfac'd, and Freckled fair’)

First published (quoted) in William Shippen, Faction Display'd. A Poem (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1766. Hammond, V, 26.

DrJ 83

Copy, untitled, quoted in a letter by Richard Powys to Matthew Prior, introduced by the statement ‘Sr. Godfrey Kneller hath drawn at length the Picture of your freind Jacob Tonson, which he shewed Mr. Dryden, who desired to give it a touch of his Pensill, and underneath it writt these three verses’, dated 14 July 1698. 1698.

In: A quarto composite volume of letters and papers, in various hands, 448 pages. Among the papers of Matthew Prior (1664-1721), poet and diplomat.

This MS quoted in HMC 58, Bath III (1908), pp. 238-9; thence in Kinsley, IV, 2084.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Prior Papers, Vol. VIII, p. 313.

Lucretius

Lucretius The beginning of the Second Book (‘'Tis pleasant, safely to behold from shore’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 403-4. Hammond, II, 312-15.

DrJ 84

Copy, headed ‘Natures Content’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 70. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 90, ff. 177v-8r.

DrJ 85

Copy, headed ‘The Beginning of the Second Book…Nature and Right Reason, Life's best Guide’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 11. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 11r-v.

Lucretius The Fourth Book Concerning the Nature of Love (‘Thus therefore, he who feels the Fiery dart’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 413-21. Hammond, II, 332-44.

DrJ 86

Copy, headed ‘From his 4th Book…Of the Nature and Effects of Love, with Instructions and Remarks thereupon, illustrated with Examples, &c.’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 11. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 15v-19v.

Mac Flecknoe (‘All humane things are subject to decay’)

First published in London, 1682. Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 265-71. California, II, 53-60. Hammond, I, 313-36.

The text also discussed extensively in G. Blakemore Evans, ‘The Text of Dryden's Mac Flecknoe: The Case for Authorial Revision’, Studies in Bibliography, 7 (1955), 85-102; in David M. Vieth, ‘Dryden's Mac Flecknoe’, Harvard Library Bulletin, 7 (1953), 32-54; and in Vinton A. Dearing, ‘Dryden's Mac Flecknoe: The Case Against Editorial Confusion’, Harvard Library Bulletin, 24 (1976), 204-45. See also David M. Vieth, ‘The Discovery of the Date of MacFlecknoe’ in Evidence in Literary Scholarship: Essays in Memory of James Marshall Osborn, ed. René Wellek and Alvaro Ribeiro (Oxford, 1979), pp. 71-86.

DrJ 87

Copy in the hand of the poet John Oldham, the poem dated 1678; imperfect, lacking two leaves containing lines 49-150. [1678-83].

In: A quarto volume of poems and letters in the hand of the poet John Oldham (1653-83), vi + 310 pages. c.1675-82.

This MS collated in California, in Blakemore Evans and in Vieth; recorded in Kinsley. The volume briefly described in Harold F. Brooks, ‘A Bibliography of John Oldham the Restoration Satirist’, Proceedings and Papers of the Oxford Bibliographical Society, 5 (1936-9), 1-38 (p. 10).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 123, pp. 232-5, 214.

DrJ 88

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.77. c.late 1680s.

This MS collated in California, in Blakemore Evans and in Vieth.

British Library, Harley MS 6913, ff. 5r-10r.

DrJ 89

Copy of lines 47-217, here beginning ‘Ecchos from pissing Alley Shadwell calls’; imperfect, lacking the beginning.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.79. c.1678-80s.

This MS collated in California, in Blakemore Evans and in Vieth.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6339, ff. 1r-3v.

DrJ 90

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.8. c.1680s-1700s.

This MS collated in California and in Vieth.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 57-9.

DrJ 91

Copy, in a small probably professional hand, on two unbound conjugate folio leaves. c.1678-80s.

Once owned by Elkin Mathews (1851-1921), bookseller. Formerly Folger MS 7040.

This MS collated in California, in Blakemore Evans and in Vieth.

Folger, MS X.d.5.

DrJ 92

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43. c.1690s.

This MS collated in California, in Blakemore Evans and in Vieth.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 161-71.

DrJ 93

Copy of the last 69 lines, untitled, beginning ‘Let Virtuoso's in five years be writ’, on a single quarto leaf; imperfect, lacking the beginning. Probably extracted from a quarto MS volume of Poems on Affairs of State. c.1678-80s.

Later owned by Dobell.

This MS collated in California, in Blakemore Evans, and in Vieth.

University of Illinois, Post-1650 MS 0168.

DrJ 94

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, 22 leaves plus numerous blanks, in calf. Late 17th century.

P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue, The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1280. Acquired from Quaritch, 23 July 1959. Formerly Uncat. MSS. Rochester, Commonplace book and 821 R58c.

A microfilm of the MS volume is in the British Library, M/573.

This MS collated in California and in Vieth.

University of Illinois, Post-1650 MS 0001, ff. [13v-16v].

DrJ 95

Copy, in a professional italic hand, headed ‘Mac Flecknoe / A Satyr’, on two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1678-80s.

In: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 296 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

Among the collections of Thomas Tenison (1636-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 711, ff 153r-4r.

DrJ 96

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.88. c.1680s-90s.

Facsimiles of first page in Christie's sale catalogue, 27 June 1979, lot 16, Plate 1, after p. 48, and in The Brotherton Collection University of Leeds: Its contents described with illustrations of fifty books and manuscripts (Leeds, 1986), p. 17. The MS collated, with a complete facsimile, and discussed in relation to other texts, in Hammond, pp. 281-96. Facsimile of the first page in Hammond's and Hopkins's edition of Dryden's poems, I, facing p. 305.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 1-10.

DrJ 96.5

Copy, ascribed to ‘Dreyden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.92. c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 56-69.

DrJ 97

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.942. c.1690s.

This MS collated (as ‘MS Portland 109’) in California and in Vieth.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 38, pp. 9-20.

DrJ 98

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.943. c.1680s.

This MS collated (as ‘MS Portland (unnumbered)’) in California and in Vieth.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 53r-7v.

DrJ 99

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.98. c.1680.

This MS collated in Vieth.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 189-201.

DrJ 99.5

Copy, headed ‘Mack Fleckno’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.99. c.1680s.

Staffordshire Record Office, D 1287/19/6, [uncatalogued volume], pp. 7-17.

DrJ 100

Copy, headed ‘Mac Flecknoe A Satyr. By Mr Dryden’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled Songs & Verses - Upon severall occasions, 406 pages (but pp. 35-44, 63-6, 77-86, 115-32, 153-8, 161-84, and 195-212 excised). Including 30 poems by Rochester (and probably others by him on missing leaves); pp. 1-392 in a single professional hand (that also responsible for Princeton, RTCO1 No. 34); pp. 392-406 in a second hand. c.1680.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Hansen’: i.e. very probably the diplomat Friedrich Adolphus Hansen, who visited England in September 1680 in the entourage of Charles, electoral Prince Palatine. Owned, in 1951 by Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia book dealer, collector and scholar.

Cited in IELM, II as the Yale MS: RoJ Δ 16. The MS was identified by David M. Vieth as an independent scribal transcript of the copy-text used for the first edition of Poems on Several Occasions By the Right Honourable, the E. of R— (‘Antwerp’ [i.e. London], 1680): see Attribution, pp. 56-100, and ‘The Text of Rochester and the Editions of 1680’, PBSA, 50 (1956), 243-63. Discussed extensively, and Hansen identified, in Harold Love, ‘Scribal Texts and Literary Communities: The Rochester Circle and Osborn b. 105’, SB, 42 (1989), 219-35. Facsimile of p. 62 in Vieth (1968), frontispiece. Recorded and selectively collated in Vieth (1968) and in Walker.

This MS collated in Vieth.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 314-27.

DrJ 101

Copy in: Quarto booklet of verse by Dryden. Late 17th century.

Formerly Box XII, No. 14.

This MS collated in Vieth.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box IV/54, ff. [1-9].

DrJ 101.5

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.96. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 184-90.

The Medall: A Satyre Against Sedition (‘Of all our Antick Sights, and Pageantry’)

First published in London, 1682. Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 250-61. California, II, 37-52. Hammond, II. 8-32.

DrJ 102

Copy of the last 36 lines (lines 287-322), untitled and here beginning ‘Without a Vision Poets can fore shew’, on one side of a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 206.

The Monument of a Fair Maiden Lady, who dy'd at Bath, and is there Interr'd (‘Below this Marble Monument, is laid’)

Kinsley, IV, 1740-1. Hammond, V, 28-9.

DrJ 102.2

Copy, headed ‘Engrav'd on the Monument of a young Lady who dy'd att Bath & is there Interr'd’.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, headed (p. 1) ‘Poems on Severall Occasions’, 298 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1735.

Harvard, fMS Eng 629, pp. 73-4.

DrJ 102.3

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 9.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, pp. 54-5.

DrJ 102.4

Copy, headed ‘The Monument Of a fair Maiden Lady Who dyed at Bath and was there interr'd. By Mr Dryden’.

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. 57-8.

A New Song (‘Sylvia the fair, in the bloom of Fifteen’)

First published in in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 440-1. Day, p. 72. California, III, 88-9. Hammond, II, 386-7.

DrJ 102.6

Copy, on a loosely inserted folded quarto leaf.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, containing chiefly songs, largely in a single hand, 46 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1680s.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 34, [unnumbered pages].

DrJ 102.8

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on a young Lady Inter'd at ye Bath’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 9.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 69.

DrJ 103

Copy of the first stanza in a musical setting.

In: Folio MS songbook. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in California.

Royal College of Music, MS 1119, f. 16r.

DrJ 104

Copy, headed ‘A Song by Mr. Dryden’, followed (ff. 201v-2r) by a Latin verse translation.

In: the MS described under DrJ 5. c.1720.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 879, Vol. I, f. 201r-v.

An Ode, On the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell. Late Servant to his Majesty, and Organist of the Chapel Royal, and of St. Peter's Westminster (‘Mark how the Lark and Linnet Sing’)

First published (with a musical setting by John Blow) in London, 1696. Kinsley, II, 863-4. California, IV, 467-9. Hammond, IV, 362-4.

DrJ 105

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

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.

This MS collated in California.

Folger, MS V.b.197, Part I, p. [iii].

On The Death of A Very Young Gentleman (‘He who cou'd view the Book of Destiny’)

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1772-4. Hammond, V, 617-19.

DrJ 106

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 190-2.

On the Death of Amyntas: A Pastoral Elegy (‘'Twas on a Joyless and a Gloomy Morn’)

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1767-9. Hammond, V, 606-7.

DrJ 107

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 170-3.

DrJ 107.5

Copy, subscribed ‘Dryden’.

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. 87v-9r.

On the Marriage of the Fair and Vertuous Lady, Mrs Anastasia Stafford, with that Truly Worthy and Pious Gent. George Holman, Esq. A Pindarique Ode (‘When nature, in our northern hemisphere’)

First published in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 207-12. Kinsley, IV, 1804-6. California, III, 204-7. Hammond, III, 193-8.

DrJ 108

Copy in: A miscellaneous collection of MS verse, ‘totally unconnected with each other, and written on backs of letters, or other scraps of paper’. 17th century.

Formerly among the papers of the Aston family, of Tixall, Staffordshire.

Selectively edited (as his ‘Fourth Division: Miscellaneous Poems’) in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 207-324.

Edited from this MS in Clifford; thence in Kinsley and in California.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 4, [unspecified item number].

Ovid

See DrJ 44 and DrJ 109.

Ovid's Elegies, Book II. Elegy the Nineteenth (‘If for thy self thou wilt not watch thy Whore’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 364-5. California, II, 158-9. Hammond, II, 191-4.

DrJ 109

Copy, headed ‘Ovid B: 2. Eleg: 19. By Mr Dryden’. c.1700.

In: the MS described under DrJ 47.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, ff. 58v-9r.

Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight's Tale, from Chaucer (‘In Days of old, there liv'd, of mighty Fame’)

Kinsley, IV, 1468-1529. Hammond, V, 101-87.

Persius

See DrJ 173-7.

The Prologue at Oxford, 1680 (‘Thespis, the first Professor of our Art’)

First published in Nathaniel Lee, Sophonisba, 2nd edition (London, 1681). Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 211-12. California, I, 160-1. Hammond, I, 413-16.

DrJ 110

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 198-9.

DrJ 110.5

Copy, as ‘by Mr Dryden 1680’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 8.5. c.1703.

Harvard, MS Eng 584, p. 67.

Prologue for the Women, when they Acted at the Old Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields (‘Were none of you Gallants e're driven so hard’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 377. California, I, 144. Hammond, I, 266-7.

DrJ 111

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, p. 248.

A Prologue spoken at Mithridates King of Pontus, the First Play Acted at the Theatre Royal this Year, 1681 (‘After a four Months Fast we hope at length’)

First published (with the Epilogue, on a single half sheet) in London, 1681. Kinsley, I, 212-13. California, II, 185-6. Danchin, III, 323-5. Hammond, I, 437-40.

DrJ 112

Copy, headed ‘Epilogue’, subscribed ‘Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 16. c.1690.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.14, ff. 59r-60r.

DrJ 113

MS emendations to the printed text in Luttrell's hand.

In: the MS described under DrJ 25. 1682.

Edited from this text in California. Collated in Kinsley.

Huntington, RB 135830, No. 52, f. [1r].

A Prologue spoken at the Opening of the New House, Mar. 26. 1674 (‘A Plain Built House after so long a stay’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 378-9. California, I, 148-50. Hammond, I, 282-4.

DrJ 114

Copy, headed ‘Prologue at the Opening of the Theater Royall’, on the first of two unbound conjugate quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under DrJ 14. Late 17th century.

Harvard Theatre Collection, bMS Thr 32, f. [1r-v].

DrJ 115

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to ye opening ye Theatre Royall’, on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

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

Printed from this MS in Helene Maxwell Hooker, ‘Dryden and Shadwell's Tempest’, HLQ, 6 (1942-3), 224-8; collated in California.

Huntington, EL 8923.

DrJ 115.5

Copy, headed ‘At ye opening of the New House, March 2--74’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 13.5. c.1670s-80s.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Tyrrell MS], ff. [6v-7v].

Prologue to Albumazar (‘To say this Commedy pleas'd long ago’)

First published in Covent Garden Drolery (London, 1672). Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 141-2. California, I, 141-2. Hammond, I, 212-15.

DrJ 116

Copy, subscribed ‘J.D.’

In: the MS described under DrJ 51. End of 17th century.

This MS collated in California; recorded in Kinsley.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 172-3.

DrJ 117

Copy, subscribed ‘J D.’

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse, on affairs of state etc., and prose, including Latin academic exercises, in a single small hand, compiled by an Oxford University man, written from both ends, iii + 87 leaves, in old morocco. c.1670s.

Bookplate of Arthur Ashpitel, FSA, and bequeathed by him 1869.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 330, ff. 1v-2r.

Prologue to Amboyna (‘As needy Gallants in the Scriv'ners hands’)

First published in Amboyna (London, 1673). Kinsley, I, 150-1. Danchin, II, 471 et seq. Hammond, I, 270-3.

DrJ 118

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 17. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS collated in Kinsley.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 463-4.

DrJ 119

Copy on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

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

Huntington, EL 8917.

DrJ 120

Copy, ascribed to ‘Mr Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 19. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 111, p. 483.

Prologue To Amphitryon. or, The Two Sosia's Spoken by Mrs. Bracegirdle (‘The lab'ring Bee, then his sharp Sting is gone’)

First published in Amphitryon. or, The Two Socia's (London, ‘1690’). Kinsley, II, 558-9. California, XV, 227-8. Hammond, III, 234-6.

DrJ 121

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 265-6.

Prologue [to An Evening's Love] (‘When first over Poet set himself to write’)

First published in An Evening's Love, or The Mock-Astrologer (London, 1671). Kinsley, I, 122-3. California, X, 214-15. Hammond, I, 216-19.

DrJ 122

Copy, headed ‘Prologue’, on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

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

This MS collated in California.

Huntington, EL 8922.

DrJ 123

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to the mistaken Philosopher’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 117. c.1670s.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 330, f. 42r-v.

Prologue To Don Sebastian King of Portugal Spoken by a Woman (‘The Judge remov'd, tho he's no more My Lord’)

First published in Don Sebastian, King of Portugal (London, 1690). Kinsley, II, 553-4. California, XV, 73-4. Hammond, III, 226-9.

DrJ 124

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 271-2.

Prologue [to Marriage A-la-Mode] (‘Lord, how reform'd and quiet we are grown’)

First published in Convent Garden Drolery (London, 1672). Marriage A-la-mode (London, 1673). Kinsley, I, 144-5. California, XI, 225-6. Hammond, I, 246-9. See also Paul Hammond, ‘The Prologue and Epilogue to Dryden's Marriage A-la-Mode and the Problem of Covent Garden Drolery’, PBSA, 81 (1987), 155-72.

DrJ 125

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 22. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in California and in Hammond.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. e. 202, ff. 121r, 122r.

DrJ 126

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to Marriage A-la-Mode’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 23. c.1693.

This MS discussed, with a reduced facsimile of the first page, in Alan Roper, ‘Old Scenes, New Wit in a Recently Acquired Manuscript’, The Clark Newsletter, No. 3 (Fall 1982), 3-4. Collated in Hammond.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779M2 P96 [ca.1693], f. [1r-v].

Prologue [to Secret-Love] Spoken by Mrs. Boutell to the Maiden Queen, in mans Cloathes (‘Women like us (passing for men) you'l cry’)

First published in Covent Garden Drolery (London, 1672). Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 138. California, IX, 121-2. Hammond, I, 258-9.

DrJ 127

Copy on the first of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: the MS described under DrJ 31.

This MS collated in California; recorded in Kinsley.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 43r.

Prologue To The Duke of Guise. Spoken by Mr. Smith (‘Our Play's a Parallel: The Holy League’)

First published (with two Epilogues) in London, 1682. The Duke of Guise (London, 1683). Kinsley, I, 326-7. POAS, III (1968), 274-7. Danchin, IV, 432-6. Hammond, II, 135-9.

DrJ 128

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘The Epilogue to the Play of the Duke of Guise’, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

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

This MS recorded in Danchin.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, ff. 17r-18r.

DrJ 129

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

This MS collated in POAS.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 231-2.

DrJ 130

Copy, headed ‘The Epilogue to the Play of the duke of Guyse’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 40. c.1688.

Lincolnshire Archives Office, Anc 15/B/4, p. 125.

Prologue To the Opera [Albion and Albanius] (‘Full twenty years and more, our lab'ring Stage’)

First published (on a leaf also issued separately) in Albion and Albanius (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 456-8. California, XV, 14-15. Hammond, II, 421-3.

DrJ 131

Copy

In: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 153-4.

Prologue to the Opera [King Arthur] Spoken by Mr. Betterton (‘Sure there's a Dearthy of Wit in this dull Town’)

First published in later exempla of King Arthur: or, The British Worthy (London, 1691). Kinsley, II, 564-5. Hammond, III, 248-52.

DrJ 132

Copy, subscribed ‘Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 154-6.

Prologue [to The Pilgrim] (‘How wretched is the Fate of those who write!’)

First published in The Pilgrim (London, 1700). Kinsley, IV, 1758-9. Hammond, V, 593-7.

DrJ 133

Copy on the first three pages of two conjugate quarto leaves.

In: the MS described under DrJ 38. c.1700.

British Library, Ashley MS B. 3165, ff. 183-4.

Prologue to the Princess of Cleves (‘Ladies! (I hope there's none behind to hear,)’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 380-1. California, II, 188-9. Hammond, II, 146-7.

DrJ 134

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 219-20.

Prologue To The Prophetess. Spoken by Mr. Betterton (‘What Nostradame, with all his Art can guess’)

First published in Thomas Betterton, The Prophetess: or, The History of Dioclesian (London, 1690). Poems on Affairs of State, Part III (London, 1698). Kinsley, II, 556-7. California, III, 255-6. Hammond, III, 231-4.

DrJ 135

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to ye New Opera Call'd the Prophetesse’, subscribed at the end ‘This Prologue was spoken but once & after forbid by ye Ld Chamberlain, which I suppose will encrease the value with persons of yr Curiosity’, on two conjugate quarto leaves, addressed on the verso (f. 84v) to ‘Mr Charlett: att Trinity College Oxon.’, sent as a letter and bearing a postmark and seal tear. c.1690.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands and paper sizes, some printed, 175 leaves, in contemporary quarter-calf marbled boards.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Ballard 47, ff. 83r-4r.

DrJ 136

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in a single professional hand (up to f. 372r), with later additions on ff. 372r-203r(c.1738-45), 203 leaves, in contemporary speckled calf (rebacked). c.1700 [-1745].

Once owned by C. Stuteville (inscribed f. 2r) and later, c.1880, by the Grimston family and by the Byrom family, of Kilnwick Hall, East Yorkshire. Bought from E.L.G. Byrom in 1921.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 18, ff. 101r-2r.

DrJ 137

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of largely Jacobite poems on affairs of state, x + 187 leaves, in red morocco gilt. c.1688-91.

Later owned by F.W. Cosens (1819-89), book collector. Sotheby's, 25 July 1890 (Cosens sale), in lot 93. Afterwards owned by William Hayman Cummings, FSA (1831-1915), singer and musical antiquary. Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 6, ff. 69v-71av.

DrJ 138

Copy, as ‘By Mr Dryden (1690)’.

In: A tall folio formal miscellany of poems and prose on affairs of state, in several rounded hands, with (ff. ivr-vr) a ‘Catalogue’ of titles, 186 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf within modern half-morocco. c.1700s.

Bookplate of Basil Feilding (1668-1717), fourth Earl of Denbigh, dated 1703. Sold in 1834 by Thomas Thorpe. Owned by the Rev. Dr Martin Joseph Routh (1755-1854), scholar, President of Magdalen College, Oxford. Sotheby's, 5 July 1855 (Routh sale), lot 178.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 21094, ff. 108v-9v.

DrJ 139

Copy, in a professional hand, on both sides of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter.

In: the MS described under DrJ 128.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, f. 65r-v.

DrJ 140

Copy, untitled, on two conjugate quarto leaves, endorsed ‘Mr Drydons prolouge to the Prophetess’. End of 17th century.

This item acquired on 11 February 1871 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

In: A folio guardbook of miscellaneous letters and documents, in various hands and paper sizes, 86 leaves, in19th-century half morocco.

Acquired from C. Hamilton 21 December 1870.

This MS collated in California. Recorded in Kinsley.

British Library, Add. MS 28558 , ff. 21r-2r.

DrJ 141

Copy, as ‘by John Dryden’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in a single neat hand, with later hands at the end, 114 leaves (some leaves excised), wth an index (f. 114r-v), in 19th-century half black morocco. c.1700.

Purchased on 4 July 1873 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 29497, ff. 78v-9r.

DrJ 141.5

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘A Nostradame with all his Art can guess’. On two quarto pages tipped in between the title-page and Stationer's Address (A2), in a printed exemplum (with pencil annotations) of Beaumont and Fletcher's Philaster, 4th impression (London, 1639), in later half brown morocco on marbled boards. c.1690.

Among the collection of David Garrick.

British Library, 644. d. 20.

DrJ 142

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state entitled A Collection of the best Poems, Lampoons, Songs & Satyrs from the Revolucon 1688. to 1692, in at least two professional hands, on 237 pages (plus numerous blanks) and with a two-page table of contents, in blind-stamped calf. c.late 1690s.

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

This MS collated in California.

Huntington, EL 8770, pp. 91-4.

DrJ 143

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue to ye Prophetess by Mr Dryden’, on both sides of a single folio leaf, docketed ‘1690 May Mr Drydens Prologue to the Prophetesse’. c.1690.

In: A disbound collection of chiefly verse MSS, in several hands, largely folio.

Once belonging to the Newdegate family of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Hodgson's, 20-21 November 1958, lot 572.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 11, No. 39.

DrJ 144

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.88. c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond, p. 323.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 458-60.

DrJ 145

Copy, as ‘spoken by Batterton May: 90 & forbid’.

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.

This MS collated in California.

University of Minnesota, MS 690235f, pp. 27-8.

DrJ 146

Copy, as ‘By Mr Dryden’.

In: A large folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, probably in several hands, one professional hand predominating, with (ff. 1r-2r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 200 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. c.1695.

Bookplate of William, Earl of Craven (1608-97), soldier and Privy Counsellor, of Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire.

This MS collated in California.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 46, ff. 103r-4r.

DrJ 147

Copy, inscribed ‘By Mr: Dryden. Not Suffer'd to be Spoke’.

In: A large folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled A Collection of Poems, Lampoons, Songs and Satyrs from the beginning of the Revolucon in 1688 to 1695, in a single professional hand, with (ff. 2r-4r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 183 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.late 1690s.

Bookplates of Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt (d.1752), of Lanwade and Maddingley Hall, Cambridgeshire, and of ‘Philia Cotton’.

This MS colalted in California.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 47, ff. 73v-4v.

DrJ 148

Copy, in a rounded hand, on both sides of a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 204.

DrJ 149

Copy, ascribed to ‘Mr Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 19. c.late 1690s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 111, pp. 485-6.

DrJ 150

Copy on two conjugate folio leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of poems on affairs of state, 319 pages, disbound. Late 17th century.

This MS owned in 1682 by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732). Later Phillipps MS 8301 and ‘Osborn MS. Chest II, Number 52’.

This MS recorded in Kinsley, IV, 1997.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 70, ff. 271-3.

DrJ 151

Copy on a single folio leaf formerly among the papers of the Townshend family. c.1690s.

Yale, Osb MSS File 4629.

Prologue To the Rival-Ladies (‘'Tis much Desir'd you Judges of the Town’)

First published in The Rival Ladies (London, 1664). Kinsley, I, 34. California, VIII, 103. Hammond, I, 84-6.

DrJ 152

Copy, followed (ff. 267v-8r) by the ‘Epilogue by the Doctor’, on the first of two conjugate folio leaves.

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).

This MS recorded in Kinsley.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 267r-v.

DrJ 153

Copy, on a single folio leaf, scribbling in French on the verso. Late 17th century.

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

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Harley MS 6947, f. 264r.

Prologue To the Second Part of The Conquest of Granada (‘They who write Ill, and they who ne'r durst write’)

First published in The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards (London, 1672). Kinsley, I, 133-4. California, XI, 103-4. Hammond, I, 240-2.

DrJ 154

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to the first part of ye Conquest of Granada. Spoken by Mohun’ and here beginning ‘Those who write ill & those…’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 17. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS collated in Kinsley and in California.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 248.

DrJ 154.5

Copy, headed (erroneously) ‘Epilogue To ye first part of ye Seige of Granada’ and here beginning ‘They who write ill, & they who neer durst write’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 32.5. Late 17th century.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Dryden ‘Prologue’ MS], f. [1r].

Prologue [to The Spanish Fryar] (‘Now Luck for us, and a kind hearty Pit’)

First published in The Spanish Fryar or, The Double Discovery (London, 1681). Kinsley, I, 206-7. Hammond, I, 417-20.

DrJ 155

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 259-60.

Prologue [to The Unhappy Favourite] Spoken to the King and Queen at their coming to the House, and Written on purpose (‘When first the Ark was Landed on the Shore’)

First published in John Banks, The Unhappy Favourite: or The Earl of Essex (London, 1682). Kinsley, I, 244-5. California, II, 181-2. Hammond, I, 428-9.

DrJ 156

Copy, headed ‘A prologue made by Dryden vpon a play called the vnfortunate favourite meaneing the Earle of Essex’.

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.

This MS recorded in Kinsley.

British Library, Add. MS 5947*, ff. 143v-5v.

Prologue to the University of Oxford (‘Discord, and Plots which have undone our Age’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 374-5. California, I, 164-5. Hammond, I, 371-3.

DrJ 156.5

Copy, as ‘By Mr Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 8.5. c.1703.

Harvard, MS Eng 584, p. 66.

DrJ 157

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 207-8.

Prologue to the University of Oxford (‘Tho' Actors cannot much of Learning boast’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 375-6. California, I, 155-6. Hammond, I, 304-5.

DrJ 158

Copy, headed ‘A Prologue to the University of Oxford at the Act 1676; by his Majesties Servants’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 51. End of 17th century.

This MS collated in Kinsley and in California.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 178-9.

DrJ 159

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 213-14.

Prologue to the University of Oxford, 1674. Spoken by Mr. Hart (‘Poets, your Subjects, have their Parts assign'd’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 372-3. California, I, 151-2. Hammond, I, 289-91.

DrJ 160

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to ye vniversity. By ye Kings house’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 26. c.1669-74.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fols 82r, 83r.

DrJ 161

Copy, headed ‘Another Prologue: by ye Kings House’, subscribed ‘J D.’

In: the MS described under DrJ 28. c.late 1630s-late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 14047, f. 118v-r rev.

DrJ 162

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue to the University of Oxford. Spoken by Mr Hart. July 6th 1674’, subscribed ‘J: Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 29. c.1674.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4101, pp. [1-2].

DrJ 163

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue spoaken at Oxon’, on a folio leaf. Late 17th century.

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

Staffordshire Record Office, D 1721/3/246, [unnumbered item].

Prologue to the University of Oxon. Spoken by Mr. Hart, at the Acting of the Silent Woman (‘What Greece, when Learning flourish'd, onely Knew’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 369-70. California, I, 146-7. Hammond, I, 277-9.

DrJ 164

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘Prologue’, on a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under DrJ 40.8.

British Library, Add. MS 72478, f. 92r-v.

DrJ 165

Copy, headed ‘A Prologue in ye vniversity. By the Kings house’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 26. c.1669-74.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fols 80r, 81r.

DrJ 166

Copy, headed ‘Prologue’, on a folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under DrJ 41.

This MS collated in Kinsley and in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 19, f. 149r-v.

DrJ 167

Copy, headed ‘A Prologue to ye University by ye Kings House’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 28. c.late 1630s-late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 14047, ff. 119r-18v rev.

DrJ 168

Copy, headed ‘Prologue spoke to the University of Oxford by his Majts Servants 1673’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 42. Late 17th century.

Folger, D347, pp. 1-2.

DrJ 169

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to the University Spoaken there 1672’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43. c.1690s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 172-4.

The Prologue to Witt without Money being the first Play acted after the Fire (‘So shipwrack't Passengers escape to Land’)

First published in Covent Garden Drolery (London, 1672). Westminster Drolery, The Second Part (London, 1672). Kinsley, I, 140. California, I, 143-4. Hammond, I, 256-7.

DrJ 170

Copy, headed ‘The Prologue at the first opening of the Dukes old Playhouse by the Kings Actors’, subscribed ‘John Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 51. End of 17th century.

This MS collated in California; recorded in Kinsley.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, p. 175.

DrJ 171

Copy, the prologue dated ‘Feb. 26. 1671’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse and prose, in several hands, 100 leaves, in modern half morocco. Compiled in 1672 by John Bennet of Hart Hall, Oxford, and later used by the Rev. John King (1652-1732), of Exeter College, Oxford. c.1672-1718.

This MS collated in California. Recorded in Kinsley.

British Library, Add. MS 4455, f. 26v.

DrJ 171.5

Copy, in a neat italic hand, subscribed ‘the Prologu: to witt, without mony: being the first Play acted after the fire’, on both sides of a small quarto-size leaf. Late 17th-early 18th century.

In: the MS described under DrJ 77.

National Library of Wales, Brogyntyn MS II. 57 Vol. I, f. 28r-v.

DrJ 172

Copy, headed ‘Mr Dryden's Prologue at the first opening of ye Dukes old Playhouse by the Kings Actors’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 117. c.1670s.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 330, ff. 44v-5r.

Religio Laici

First published in London, 1682.

See DrJ 299.4.

DrJ 172.1

Comments on the poem.

In: A folio miscellany, owned and probably compiled by one ‘P. D’, 123 leaves, the first entry dated ‘Ap. 18. 1687’. 1687-9.

Discussed, with extracts, in G. Blakemore Evans, ‘A Seventeenth-Century Reader of Shakespeare’, RES, 21 (1945), 271-9.

Quoted in Blakemore Evans, p. 278.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. c. 34, f. 64r.

The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis (‘Still shall I hear, and never quit the Score’)

First published (‘…together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus’) in London, ‘1693’ [i.e. 1692] (as ‘By Mr. Dryden, and Several other Eminent Hands’, Dryden's contribution being the prefatory ‘Discourse concerning Satire’ and Satires I, III, VI, X and XVI). Kinsley, II, 599-740 (Dryden's contributions). California, IV, 2-252 (Dryden's contributions). Hammond, IV, 3-137.

*DrJ 173

Presentation exemplum of the first edition (1693). With Dryden's autograph inscription ‘For his true Friend Mr [Tho: Monson deleted] from the Authour’, three autograph alterations in the text of the prefatory Discourse of Satire (pp. ii, xxii), and a total of seventeen additional lines of verse written in the margins of Juvenal's Satire VI (pp. 96, 100. 102, 105-6), in an unidentified contemporary hand [?Monson's]. c.1693.

Owned before 1930 by the Marquess of Lansdown. Sotheby's, 3 July 1973, lot 258. Formerly 1974 +40.

The MS additions recorded and discussed in California.

Yale, 1974 +3.

DrJ 173.2

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 171. c.1672-1718.

This MS recorded in California, IV, 781.

British Library, Add. MS 4455, f. 96r.

DrJ 173.4

Extract, four lines, with alterations, beginning ‘He that once sins’, subscribed ‘Drydens Juvenal’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 64.5. c.1668-1713.

British Library, Add. MS 29921, f. 131v.

DrJ 173.6

A series of extracts from the prologues and the satires ‘Englished by Mr Dryden’, including Satires 3, 4, 6, 10.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, relating to history and classical literature, in possibly a single hand with variation over a period, 160 pages, in modern cloth. Inscribed (p. 156), probably by the compiler, ‘Richard Oram his Booke Annoque Domini 170[]’. c.1700.

University of Chicago, MS 586, pp. 69-70, 72-85.

DrJ 174

Copy of Dryden's translation of Satires I, III, VI, X and XVI.

In: Transcript of The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus (London, ‘1693’ [i.e. 1692]), without the prefatory matter, in a single neat hand, 364 quarto pages, in contemporary calf. c.1700.

Bookplates of Johannes Winckley, of Preston, and of F.W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector. Bought in Calcutta in 1843 by Alexander Gardyne (1801-85), author. Sotheby's, 1889 (Gardyne sale), lot 0000. Booklabel of the John Dryden Collection formed by Percy J. Dobell (1876-1956), bookseller.

This MS collated in California.

Folger, MS V.a.224, pp. 1-11, 21-39, 56-8, 126-44, 203-7.

DrJ 174.8

Sixteen additional lines of verse for Juvenal's Satire VI, headed ‘Verse written by mr Dryden in his Translation of the Sixth Satyr: but omitted in ye printed coppy’, written on the end-paper of an exemplum of the first edition; these lines correspond to sixteen of the seventeen lines in DrJ 173. End of 17th century.

Paul Hammond, [no shelfmark].

DrJ 175

A total of sixteen additional lines of verse for Juvenal's Satire VI, headed ‘Verse written by mr Dryden in his Translation of the Sixth Satyr: but omitted in ye printed coppy’, written as a list, with page and line references, on the end-paper of an exemplum of the first edition; these lines correspond to sixteen of the seventeen lines in DrJ 173. End of 17th century.

Discussed, with a facsimile in W.B. Carnochan, ‘Some suppressed verses in Dryden's translation of Juvenal VI’, TLS (21 January 1972), pp. 73-4 (where it is erroneously suggested that the MS might be in the hand of Jacob Tonson). Collated in California. Facsimile in Hammond, IV, facing p. 168.

Huntington, RB 428736.

DrJ 176

This page contains only the heading ‘Observations out of Juvenal’ without any further text of Dryden's translation.

Deleted entry, Pierpont Morgan Library MA 132, f. 70r.

DrJ 177

Copy of the Sixth Satyr [of Juvenal], beginning ‘In Saturn's Reign, at Nature's Early Birth’; end of 17th century-early 18th century.

In: the MS described under DrJ 46.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, ff. 91-103v.

The Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus (‘I never did on cleft Parnassus dream’)

First published in London, ‘1693’. California, IV, 253-361.

DrJ 177.3

Substantial extracts from the prologue and Satire 1 ‘Englished by Mr John Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 173.6. c.1700.

University of Chicago, MS 586, pp. 71, 87-99.

DrJ 177.5

Copy of Dryden's complete translation.

In: the MS described under DrJ 174. c.1700.

Folger, MS V.a.224, pp. 4-71 (second pagination).

A Song (‘Fair sweet and young, receive a Prize’)

First published in Poeticall Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1775. Hammond, V, 622.

DrJ 178

Copy in: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in a largely secretary hand, 222 pages, in calf. c.1705.

Yale, Osborn MS c 189, pp. 9-10.

A Song (‘Farewell, fair Armeda, my Joy and my Grief’)

First published in New Court-Songs, and Poems. By R[obert] V[eel] Gent. (London, 1672). Covent Garden Drolery (London, 1672). Westminster-Drollery (London, 1672). Windsor-Drollery (London, 1672). Kinsley, I, 136-7. Hammond, I, 255.

DrJ 179

Copy, untitled, on a folio leaf; the text followed by an ‘Answear’ (‘Blame not your Armida, nor call her your Greife’).

In: the MS described under DrJ 31.

This MS recorded in Day, p. 155.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 89r.

DrJ 179.5

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, ff. 131v-2r.

Song (‘Go tell Amynta gentle Swain’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 441. California, III, 89-90. Hammond, II, 388. Musical setting by Robert King published in The Theater of Music (London, 1685), I, 30. Day, pp. 73-5. Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Orpheus Britannicus, 3rd edition (London, 1721). Works of Henry Purcell, XXII (London, 1922), pp. 133-6.

DrJ 180

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘Musick, Loves spokesman’.

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

This MS recorded in Franklin B. Zimmerman, Henry Purcell 1659-1695: An Analytical Catalogue of his Music (London, 1963), No. 489 (MS No. 14).

University of Birmingham, Barber Institute, MS 5002, pp. 186-8.

DrJ 181

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, 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.

This MS collated in California. Recorded in Kinsley.

British Library, Add. MS 30382, ff. 36-7v.

DrJ 181.5

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: The first of a set of five volumes of glees and other vocal music, in several hands, 148 oblong folio leaves. c.1775.

Recorded in Day, p. 166.

British Library, Add. MS 31804, ff. 70r-2v.

DrJ 182

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 collated in California.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, f. 183v-r rev.

DrJ 183

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

In: the MS described under DrJ 105. Early 18th century.

This MS collated in California.

Folger, MS V.b.197, Part I, pp. 23-6.

DrJ 183.5

Copy, on a loosely inserted folded quarto leaf.

In: the MS described under DrJ 102.6. c.1680s.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 34, [unnumbered pages].

DrJ 184

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.88. c.1680s-90s.

This MS recorded in Hammond, p. 312.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 204-5.

DrJ 184.5

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 151v.

Song (‘High State and Honours to others impart’)

First published in John Shurley, The Compleat Courtier (London, 1683). Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1776. Hammond, II, 149. Musical setting by John Abell published in Choice Ayres and Songs (London, 1683).

DrJ 185

Copy, in a musical setting by John Abell, 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.

This MS recorded in Day, pp. 186-7.

British Library, Add. MS 19759, f. 32v.

DrJ 186

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

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 Day, pp. 186-7.

British Library, Add. MS 29397, ff. 8v-9r.

DrJ 187

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of song lyrics, in one small hand up to f. 10r, a second ungainly hand on ff. 10v-11v, eleven leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1700s.

Purchased from Mr Crumpton, 14 April 1877.

This MS recorded in Day, pp. 186-7.

British Library, Add. MS 30303, f. 5v.

Song By Mr Dryden, in the Person of my Lord Salisbury, then in the Tower (‘While Europe is alarmed with wars’)

First published, in a musical setting by Robert King, in Comes Amoris (London, 1689), pp. 6-7. Hammond, III, 452-3. Also published and discussed in Paul Hammond, ‘A Song Attributed to Dryden’, The Library, 21/1 (March 1999), 59-66, and in Martin Holmes, ‘A Song Attributed to Dryden: A Postscript’, The Library, NS 2/1 (March 2001), 65-8.

DrJ 187.5

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 137. c.1688-91.

Edited from this MS in Hammond.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 6, f. 60r-v.

A Song for St Cecilia's Day, 1687 (‘From Harmony, from Heav'nly Harmony’)

First published (as a single half-sheet) in London, 1687. Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, II, 538-9. California, III, 201-3. Hammond, III, 185-91. The original musical score by Giovanni Baptista Draghi (c.1640-1708) discussed in Ernest Brennecke, Jr, ‘Dryden's Odes and Draghi's Music’, PMLA, 49 (1934), 1-36.

DrJ 188

Copy, in a probably professional hand, on both sides of a single folio leaf, endorsed as by ‘Dryden’. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under DrJ 128.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, f. 94r-v.

DrJ 189

Copy, in a musical setting by Draghi, untitled and incomplete.

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.

This MS collated in California; recorded in Brennecke.

British Library, Add. MS 33287, ff. 221v-9v.

DrJ 189.5

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

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

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 164v.

DrJ 190

Copy in a musical setting by Draghi.

In: Folio MS music book. Late 17th-early 18th century.

This MS collated in California.

Royal College of Music, MS 1097, ff. 85r-112r.

DrJ 191

Copy in a musical setting by Draghi and possibly in his autograph (?), headed ‘Signr. Baptists Song/On St. Cecilias Day/1687/Performd att Stationers Hall’.

In: Folio MS music book. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in California; discussed, with facsimile example, in Brennecke, where it is described as probably ‘either a composer's or a conductor's copy’.

Royal College of Music, MS 1106, ff. 29r-74r.

DrJ 192

Copy, in a musical setting by Giovanni Battista Draghi, untitled.

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.

West Sussex Record Office, Cap. VI/1/1, pp. 24-63.

Song To A Fair, Young Lady, Going out of the Town In the Spring (‘Ask not the cause, why sullen Spring’)

First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, II, 840. California, IV, 421-2.

DrJ 192.5

Copy, headed ‘A song by Mr Dryden’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany. Compiled by Lady Henrietta Harley. Mid-18th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 1066, pp. [34, 32 rev.].

The Tears of Amynta, for the Death of Damon. Song (‘On a bank, beside a Willow’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 382-3. California, II, 164-5. Hammond, II, 201-2.

DrJ 193

Copy of the first stanza, subscribed ‘M[ary] N’.

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. 20v.

DrJ 194

Copy, as ‘By Mr Dryden’.

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. 10.

Theocritus

To His Sacred Majesty, A Panegyrick On His Coronation (‘In that wild Deluge where the World was drownd’)

First published in London, 1661. Kinsley, I, 24-8. California, I, 32-6. Hammond, I, 55-61.

DrJ 195

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.762. Late 17th century.

British Library, Burney MS 390, ff. 9r-10r.

To Honor Dryden (‘For since t'was mine the white hath lost its hiew’)

First published in Gentleman's Magazine, 55.i (1785), 337. Kinsley, I, 5-6. California, I, 8-9. Hammond, I, 14-16 (with full text of the letter).

*DrJ 196

Autograph verses contained in a letter from Dryden to his cousin, Honor Dryden, from Cambridge. [3 or 23] May [1653? or 1655?].

Edied from this MS in Kinsley and in California (with complete facsimile). See No. 1 in list of letters in Introduction above.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779L 16[53?] May 23 to Maddame Honor.

To Mr. Granville, on his Excellent Tragedy, call'd Heroick Love (‘Auspicious Poet, wert thou not my Friend’)

First published in George Granville, Heroick Love (London, 1698). Kinsley, III, 1433-4. Hammond, V, 19-21.

DrJ 197

Copy written and dated on the first flyleaf of an exemplum of Dryden's The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis (London, 1697). March 1698.

This MS (erroneously described as ‘an unpublished poem in the autograph of John Dryden’) offered for sale in Rosenbach catalogue No. [22] (1911), item 48.

This MS recorded in Osborn, p. 289.

Huntington, RB 121981.

To Mr. L: Maidwell on his new method (‘Latine is now of equal use become’)

First described, at some length, in Pickering and Chatto's sale catalogue No. 652 (January 1984), item 50. The arguments set forth there were elaborated, and the poem itself first published, by John Barnard and Paul Hammond in ‘Dryden and a poem for Lewis Maidwell’, TLS (25 May 1984), p. 586. Correspondence, by Alan Roper and others, partly questioning the attribution, appeared in subsequent issues of the TLS on 8 June (p. 637), 22 June (p. 696) and 29 June (p. 727). Arguments for Dryden's authorship supported in G.J. Clingham, ‘Dryden's New Poem’, Essays in Criticism, 35/4 (October 1985), 281-93. The poem is accepted in the canon and edited in Hammond, II, 225-7. Plainly, in view of Dryden's known association with Maidwell and the appropriateness of some of the allusions and sentiments in the poem, there is a strong case for his authorship. On the other hand, the poem is decidedly mediocre: it is questionable whether he would have been capable of writing such a piece in the mid-1680s. Another candidate for ‘J. Drydon’ offers itself in the form of the poet's cousin Jonathan Dryden (1639-1702), who is known, inter alia, to have written commendatory poems in Latin.

DrJ 197.5

Copy, ascribed to ‘J. Drydon’.

In: A quarto MS Latin grammar by the pedagogue Lewis Maidwell (1650-1715), in a single immature hand, 73 pages. c.1684.

Once owned by the Lowther family, probably by Sir John Lowther, second baronet (1642-1706), whose two sons Christopher, later third Baronet (c.1666-1731), and James, later fourth Baronet (c.1673-1755), were both pupils of Maidwell at Hatton Garden in the 1680s.

Edited from this MS in Hammond, with a complete facsimile in II, after p. 196.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 66, f. 1r-v.

To my Dear Friend Mr. Congreve, On His Comedy, call'd The Double-Dealer (‘Well then. the promis'd hour is come at last’)

First published in William Congreve, The Double-Dealer (London, ‘1694’). Kinsley, II, 852-4. California, IV, 432-4. Hammond, IV, 327-35.

DrJ 198

Copy, on three folio pages. Late 17th century.

Probably the three-page copy sold at Puttick and Simpson's, 2 March 1870, lot 151, to Samuel Addington, and at Sotheby's, 24 April 1876, lot 107, to Ellis. In the autograph collection of Jacob Henry Burn and later in the autograph collection of James Fraser Gluck (1852-97), New York State lawyer and library curator.

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Gluck Collection, [no shelfmark].

To my Honour'd Friend, Dr Charleton, on his learned and useful Works. and more particularly this of Stone-Heng, by him Restored to the true Founders (‘The longest Tyranny that ever sway'd’)

First published in Walter Charleton, Chorea Gigantum (London, 1663). Kinsley, I, 32-4. California, I, 43-4. Hammond, I, 71-4.

DrJ 199

Five MS corrections in the text of Dryden's commendatory poem (? in Charleton's hand).

In: Exemplum of Dr Walter Charleton, Chorea Gigantum (London, 1663). c.1663.

Inscribed name of Gervas Hammond, Jun. Formerly in the John Dryden Collection of Percy J. Dobell (1876-1956), bookseller.

This text collated in California. Recorded in Kinsley. Recorded in Osborn, p. 247, where it is stated (probably erroneously) that the corrections ‘are undoubtedly in Dryden's hand’ rather than Charleton's.

Folger, C3666 copy 1, sig. b2r-v.

To my Honour'd Kinsman, John Driden, of Chesterton in the County of Huntingdon, Esquire (‘How Bless'd is He, who leads a Country Life’)

Kinsley, IV, 1529-35. California, VII, 196-202. Hammond, V, 190-201.

DrJ 199.2

Copy in: A miscellany of verse and prose, entitled Miscellanies, many pages excised. Compiled by one Thomas Phillibrown of London. c.1740-58.

Once owned by J.L. Lawford. Given to the library on 5 October 1901 by Mrs Green, of Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 9, p. 17.

DrJ 199.4

Copy in: A collection of unbound papers, including verse MSS. Papers of John Salvio, tutor to the Ward family, of Hooton Pagnell Hall, near Doncaster, Yorkshire, and mostly written or composed by him. c.1730s.

Sotheby's, 22 July 1980, lot 0.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 46, f. 16r.

DrJ 199.6

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, 225 pages (including blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled, and partly composed, by George Weller (1710-78), lawyer, of Tonbridge, Kent. c.1745.

Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1132 (December 1990), item 128.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 51, p. 195.

DrJ 199.8

Copy of lines 73-95, headed ‘Dryden’ and here beginning ‘The first Physicians by Debauch were made’.

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. 14r.

To My Lord Chancellor Presented on New-years-day (‘While flattering crouds officiously appear’)

First published in London, 1681. Kinsley, I, 28-32. California, I, 38-42. Hammond, I, 63-9.

DrJ 200

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.762. Late 17th century.

British Library, Burney MS 390, ff. 11v-12v.

To Sir George Etherege Mr. D.- Answer (‘To you who live in chill Degree’)

First published at the end of The History of Adolphus (London, 1691). Kinsley, II, 578-80. California, III, 224-6. Hammond, III, 21-7. The Letterbook of Sir George Etherege, ed. Sybil Rosenfeld (London, 1928), pp. 346-8. Letters of Sir George Etherege, ed. Frederick Bracher (Berkeley, Los Angeles & London, 1974), pp. 270-2.

DrJ 201

Copy, subscribed ‘Thought to be writen by Mons Dryden & sent to Sr. G: by My Lord Middleton’.

In: Transcript of Sir George Etherege's Letter Book, 1685-8, 128 folio leaves (plus c.200 blanks). c.1688.

University of Birmingham, MSS 5/ii/3, [unnumbered pages].

DrJ 202

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, 50 pages, unbound. Late 17th century.

Once owned by one James Raine, of Durham. Sold by Blackwell's, 1938.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 24, pp. 22-5.

DrJ 203

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, originally entitled Astrea's Booke of Songs & Satyr's 1686, in probably seven hands, vi + 332 pages (including 23 blanks), in half-calf. Predominantly in two alternating semi-professional hands, the second of which (on altogether 117 pages) is probably that of the author Aphra Behn (1640?-89); poems on pp. 307-8 added by a later hand in 1736-8. c.1686-9 [with additions to 1738].

Bookplate of ‘William Busby’. Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

This MS volume discussed, and the second hand identified as Aphra Behn's, in Mary Ann O'Donnell, ‘A Verse Miscellany of Aphra Behn: Bodleian Library MS Firth c. 16’, EMS, 2 (1990), 189-218, with facsimile examples of the ‘title-page’, and of pp. 50, 119, 180, 226, 238, 261, 307. Also discussed by her in ‘Private jottings, public utterances: Aphra Behn's published writings and her commonplace book’, in Aphra Behn Studies, ed. Janet Todd (Cambridge, 1996), pp. 285-309.

Bodleian, MS Firth c. 16, pp. 173-5.

DrJ 204

Copy in the hand of Hugo Hughes, untitled, subscribed ‘Thought to be writen by Mr. Dryden & sent to Sr. G by my Ld Middleton’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 2.4.

Edited from this MS in California, in Rosenfeld, and in Bracher.

British Library, Add. MS 11513, ff. 174r-5r.

DrJ 205

Copy, headed ‘A Letter from Mr Dryden To Sr George Etheridge’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single hand, 63 leaves (plus blanks), in modern calf gilt. c.1700.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Stowe MS 969, ff. 50r-2v.

DrJ 206

Copy, headed ‘Mr Dryden's Letter to Sr. George Etheridge’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, 475 pages (plus a six-page index and a number of blanks), in contemporary black morocco gilt. In two professional hands (A: pp. 1-126; B: pp. 129-45 and probably the ‘Index’). c.1690.

Once owned by James Bindley. Sale December 1818 (Bindley sale). Phillipps MS 8418. Sotheby's, 18 June 1908, lot 627.

A transcript of this volume made by George Thorn-Drury, KC (1860-1931), literary scholar and editor, is Harvard MS Eng 633.

This MS collated in California.

Harvard, MS Eng 585, pp. 386-9.

DrJ 207

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 43.88. c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond, pp. 318-19.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 337-40.

DrJ 208

Copy, headed ‘A Letter from Mr Drydell to Sr George Etheridge 1686’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.93. c.1680s.

This MS collated in California.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.1.12, ff. 153r-4r.

DrJ 209

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, in two volumes: Vol. I, including twelve poems by Rochester and Sodom, as well as apocryphal item, spp. 1-461 (plus index); Vol. II, pp. 462-842 (with irregularities of pagination). This MS is closely related to Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090. c.1690s-1700.

Later owned by Alexander Dyce (1798-1869), literary scholar and editor, who records that £50 ‘was given by Perry, for these 2 volumes’.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Dyce MS: RoJ Δ 15.

This MS collated in California.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 669-72.

DrJ 210

Copy in: Transcript of Etherege's letterbook. Two quarto volumes, c.350 pages (plus blanks); transcript of the letters, verse and accounts in British Library, Add. MS 11513, in a single contemporary scribal hand. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 8, to Pickering & Chatto. Owned by the bookseller John R.B. Brett-Smith (1917-2003). Sotheby's, 27 May 2004 (Brett-Smith sale), lot 226, unsold.

Estate of John R.B. Brett-Smith, Princeton, [Etherege letterbook 1], [unspecified page numbers].

DrJ 211

Copy in: Transcript of Etherege's letterbook. Folio, 114 leaves (plus 2 blanks); transcript of the letters, verse and accounts in British Library, Add. MS 11513, in at least two contemporary scribal hands. Late 17th century.

Later bookplate of Viscount Downe. Christie's, 3 November 1981, lot 99, sold to Pickering & Chatto.

Estate of John R.B. Brett-Smith, Princeton, [Etherege letterbook 2], ff. 104v-6.

To Sir Godfrey Kneller (‘Once I beheld the fairest of her Kind’)

First published in The Annual Miscellany: for the Year 1694 (London, 1694). Kinsley, II, 858-63. California, IV, 461-6. Hammond, IV, 344-55.

DrJ 212

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 65-71.

DrJ 213

Copy, as ‘By Mr. Dryden’.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse and prose manuscripts, in several hands, 165 leaves. Including (ff. 104-35) a late 17th-century quarto verse miscellany in a small mixed hand, possibly compiled by an Oxford University man.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2201, ff. 128v-31r.

To the Earl of Roscomon, on his Excellent Essay on Translated Verse (‘Whether the fruitful Nile, or Tyrian Shore’)

First published in Wentworth Dillon, fourth Earl of Roscommon, An Essay on Translated Verse (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 387-9. California, II, 172-4. Hammond, II, 218-22.

DrJ 214

Copy, subscribed ‘John Dryden’.

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. 45r-7r.

To the Lady Castlemain, Upon Her incouraging his first Play (‘As Sea-men shipwrackt on some happy shore’)

First published in A New Collection of Poems and Songs…Collected by John Bulteel (London, 1674). Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, I, 154-6. California, I, 45-6. Hammond, I, 81-3. Also in Paul Hammond, ‘Dryden's Revision of To the Lady Castlemain’, PBSA, 78 (1984), 81-90.

DrJ 215

Copy, headed ‘To the Countess of Castelmaine, for procuring a Play of his might be printed’, subscribed ‘John Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 51. End of 17th century.

This MS collated in Kinsley, in California and in Hammond.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 173-4.

DrJ 216

Copy, headed ‘A Poem by Mr Dryden to the Countesse of Castlemain who gott his play printed’, subscribed ‘John Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 22. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Hammond.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. e. 202, ff. 72r, 73r.

DrJ 217

Copy, headed ‘Jo Dryden: To the Lady Castlemain for procuring a Play of his to be Printed’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.762. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Hammond.

British Library, Burney MS 390, ff. 12v-13r.

DrJ 218

Copy, headed ‘A Poem written by Mr Dryden to my Lady Castlemaine, who got his play Edited’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems and plays by Corbet Owen (1645/6-71) and others, a ‘Catalogus Librorum’ at the reverse end, in probably several cursive predominantly italic hands, possibly associated with Oxford University, 166 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1671.

Owned in 1671 by one ‘J. H.’. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1253. Purchased from Dobell in 1935.

This MS collated in Hammond.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 30, ff. 10r-11r.

DrJ 219

Copy, headed ‘Mr Dryden to the C. of Castlemaine for procuring a Play of his might be printed’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 117. c.1670s.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 330, f. 44r-v.

To the Pious Memory Of the Accomplisht Young Lady Mrs Anne Killigrew, Excellent in the two Sister-Arts of Poësie, and Painting. An Ode (‘Thou Youngest Virgin-Daughter of the Skies’)

First published in Poems by Mrs Anne Killigrew (London, ‘1686’ [i.e. 1685]). Kinsley, I, 459-65. Hammond, III, 5-18.

DrJ 220

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 158-66.

Translation of the Latter Part of the Third Book of Lucretius Against the Fear of Death (‘What has this Bugbear death to frighten Man’)

First published in Sylvae (London, 1685). Kinsley, I, 405-13. Hammond, II, 317-31.

DrJ 221

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 70. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 90, ff. 169v-75r.

DrJ 222

Copy, headed ‘Out of the later part of the third Book. The Epicurean Arguments against the Fear of Death’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 11. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 11v-15v.

Upon the Death of the Viscount Dundee (‘O Last and best of Scots! who didst maintain’)

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Poems on Affairs of State…Part III (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1777. California, III, 222. Hammond, III, 219.

DrJ 222.1

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy on ye Visct Dundee’, following the Latin version by Archibald Pitcairne and a translation of it.

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.

Edited from this MS in Kelliher, pp. 15-16.

British Library, Harley MS 6054, f. 23r.

DrJ 222.2

Copy, headed ‘Dr Draidens Translatione’, following ‘Elegy By Doctor Pitcairn On The Viscount of Dundee’ (beginning ‘Ultime Scotonim potuit quo sospite salvo’).

In: An octavo volume comprising a copy, in a single cursive hand, of ‘Balkerress his Memoirs Anent The Revolutione’, 111 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1700s.

Purchased from Krown & Spellman.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 2002. 003, p. 111.

DrJ 222.3

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on Dundee’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 102.2. c.1735.

Harvard, fMS Eng 629, p. 33.

DrJ 222.8

Copy, in a professional Scottish hand, following the Latin version by Archibald Pitcairne, at the end of a MS copy of Colin Lindsay, third Earl of Balcarres's Memoirs touching the Revolution in Scotland, 110 quarto pages in all, in contemporary calf. c.1690-early 1700s.

Sotheby's, 10 July 2001, lot 22 (unsold).

Untraced, [Balcarres MS].

DrJ 223

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 136. c.1700 [-1745].

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 18, f. 68v.

DrJ 224

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 137. c.1688-91.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 6, f. 61r.

DrJ 225

Copy, at the foot of a quarto leaf.

In: A quarto composite volume of poems on affairs of state, of Jacobite sympathies, i + 88 leaves. c.1690-1720.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 181, f. 28r.

DrJ 226

Copy, the poem dated 1689.

In: the MS described under DrJ 138. c.1700s.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Add. MS 21094, f. 90v.

DrJ 227

Copy, headed ‘Verses 1715’.

In: A folio volume of chiefly poems and prose on affairs of state, in several hands, one predominating, 165 leaves, in old reversed calf. Compiled by John Greene, of King's Lynn, Norfolk (probably the John Greene who was Mayor there in 1709). c.1720.

Sotheby's, 23 December 1958, lot 224.

British Library, Add. MS 22640, f. 116v.

DrJ 228

Copy, headed ‘On Dundee, 1689 By Mr Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 57. c.1703.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Harley MS 7315, f. 169r.

DrJ 229

Copy, headed ‘On Dundee 1689 By Mr Dryden’.

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.

This MS collated in California.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 852, f. 122r.

DrJ 230

Copy, headed ‘Thus Englished By Mr Dryden’, the text following a Latin version.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, 50 leaves. Probably compiled by a University of Cambridge man. c.1697.

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘B Bradley / Bradley ejus liber / 1697’ and ‘B. Halliday 11 April 1916’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 5962, f. 13r.

DrJ 231

Copy, headed ‘On dundee 1689 by Mr Dryden’.

In: A folio composite miscellany chiefly of poems on affairs of state, in probably several hands, entitled ‘A Collection of all the Secret Poems & Lampoons wrote during the Reigne of the late King William’, 72 pages, in modern quarter-calf marbled boards. c.1700.

This MS collated in California.

University of Chicago, MS 559, p. 15.

DrJ 232

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on Dundee 1689’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled ‘A Collection Of the choicest Poems, Satyrs, and Lampoons from the beginning of the late Revolution in 1688 to 1698’, x + 336 pages plus index. c.1700.

Probably once owned by the Heveningham family. Among the manuscripts of the Coke family, Earls of Leicester, including collections of Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), lawyer and politician.

Recorded in HMC, 9th Report (1883), Appendix.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 686, p. 22.

DrJ 233

Copy, headed ‘On Ld. Dundee’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 142. c.late 1690s.

This MS collated in California.

Huntington, EL 8770, pp. 25-6.

DrJ 234

Copy, headed ‘Elegie On the Visc: of Dundee, by Dr Pitcairn’.

In: A quarto volume, chiefly accounts of Scottish dignitaries, in a single hand, 88 leaves, in old vellum boards. c.1700.

Among the muniments of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, formerly in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester.

National Library of Scotland, MS Acc. 9769 19/6/1, f. 80r.

DrJ 235

Copy, headed ‘On Dundee 1689. By Mr Dryden’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single neat hand, entitled ‘A Collection of the most choice and Private Poems, Lampoons &ca. from the withdrawing of the late King James 1688 to the year 1701. Collected by a person of Quality’, 298 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Early 18th century.

From the library of the Cowper family of Panshanger, Hertfordshire, and possibly once belonging to Sarah Cowper (née Holled, 1644-1720), Lady Cowper, and her husband Sir William Cowper, MP (1639-1706).

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 38, p. 29.

DrJ 236

Copy, headed ‘Translated by Mr Dryden’, the text following a Latin version by Archibald Pitcairne. c.1700.

In: A quarto composite volume of three MSS, in three different hands, the first (ff. 1r-79v) Colin Lindsay, third Earl of Balcarres's Memoirs touching the Revolution in Scotland (c.1690) in a single rounded hand, 92 leaves, in half-calf (rebacked) on marbled boards. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 7245. Sotheby's, 16 June 1896 (Phillipps sale), lot 1013.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 32.3.11, f. 79v.

DrJ 237

Copy, as ‘By Mr. Dryden’, the poem dated ‘1689’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 146. c.1695.

This MS collated in California.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 46, f. 72v.

DrJ 238

Copy, headed ‘On Dundee (1689) (By Dryden)’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 147. c.late 1690s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 47, f. 25v.

DrJ 239

Copy, headed ‘On Dundee. 1689 By mr Dryden’.

In: A tall folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in probably a single professional rounded hand, with (ff. 3r-5r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 152 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. c.early 1700s.

Bookplate of Sir William Augustus Fraser, Bt (1826-98), of Ledeclune and Morar.

This MS collated in California.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 48, f. 20v.

DrJ 240

Copy, headed ‘Translated by Dryden’; the text follows a Latin version [by ‘Dr. Elliot’].

In: A quarto verse miscellany in English, Latin and French, in two or more hands, 154 pages (plus blanks), in a vellum deed. Early 18th century.

Formerly ‘Box 12, No. 13’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 204, p. 134.

DrJ 241

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 101. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box IV/54, f. [10].

Upon Young Mr. Rogers of Glocestershire (‘Of gentle Blood, his Parents only Treasure’)

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1775. Hammond, V, 620-1.

DrJ 242

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 101. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box IV/54, f. [9].

Veni Creator Spiritus, Translated in Paraphrase (‘Creator Spirit, by whose aid’)

First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, II, 843-4. California, IV, 422-3. Hammond, IV, 308-10.

DrJ 242.3

Copy, headed ‘Veni Creator Spiritus Paraphras'd. By John Dryden Esqr’.

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.

This MS recorded in California, IV, 802.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 105, ff. 29r-30r.

DrJ 242.5

Extracts.

In: A duodecimo book of prayers, chiefly in English, some in Latin, in a large clear hand, 64 leaves. 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1293, ff. 27v, 28v.

DrJ 242.8

Copy, as ‘by Mr Dryden’, among a group of ‘Divine Poems’.

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. 45v-6v.

DrJ 243

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 10. c.1700-1714.

Yale, Osborn MS b 201, pp. 138-40.

Verses to her Highness the Dutchess, on the memorable Victory gain'd by the Duke against the Hollanders, June the 3. 1665. and on Her Journey afterwards into the North (‘When, for our sakes, your Heroe you resign'd’)

First published in the dedication to Annus Mirabilis (London, 1667). Kinsley, I, 49-51. California, I, 57-8. Hammond, I, 126-9.

DrJ 244

Copy, headed ‘Verses to her Highnesse ye Dutchesse on ye Victory gaind by ye Duke against ye Dutch June 4 1665 & another carried afterwards into ye North - By John Dryden Esquire’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 7. c.1667.

See also DrJ 7 and Introduction.

British Library, Add. MS 69823, ff. 64r-5v.

DrJ 244.3

Copy, headed ‘To her highness ye Duchess of Yorke upon ye victory & her iourney’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, possibly in a single variant cursive hand, 76 pages, disbound. c.1660s.

Inscribed ‘Thomas Beesly his booke’, ‘Richard Dewe’, and ‘Stephen Philips his booke’, and possibly associated with the University of Oxford. Sotheby's, 17 July 2008, lot 133, to ‘Anonymous’, with facsimiles of pp. 20-1 in the sale catalogue.

A set of photocopies is in the British Library, RP 9362.

Untraced, [Beesly MS], pp. 32-3.

Virgil

The Works of Virgil [Aeneis, Georgics, Pastorals] (‘Arms, and the Man I sing, who forc'd by Fate’)

First published in London, 1697. Kinsley, III, 1003-1427 (Aeneis), and II, 867-1001 (Pastorals and Georgics). California, IV, 436-61 (‘Third Book of the Georgics’ only, first published in Annual Miscellany: for the year 1694).

DrJ 244.4

Copy of all Book I and the beginning of Book II (lines 1-104 in English, 1-80 in Latin), in two alternating rounded italic hands, the original Latin on each left page facing the English verse translation on the right, 66 quarto leaves (the last seven paginated 1-14), in a stiff paper wrapper. Early 18th century.

Folger, MS W.a.220.

DrJ 244.5

Copy of Book III of the Georgics, lines 375-450, headed ‘The Force of Love / In Mr Dridens Virgil’ and here beginning ‘Thus euery Creature and of every kind’, followed by an extract from an anonymous translation of Virgil, on the first three pages of three unbound pairs of conjugate quarto leaves. c.1700.

This MS discussed in Scott C. Pope, ‘A New Manuscript Transcription of John Dryden's Translation of Virgil's Third Georgic’, Analytical & Enumerative Bibliography, 7/2-3 (1993), 65-8.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 978.

DrJ 244.8

Extracts from Dryden's Aeneid, beginning in Book 9, line 579 (‘Down fell the beautiful Youth, the yawning wound’).

In: Sheaf of unbound letters (some of a later date) and a few copies of verse.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], passim.

DrJ 245

Extensive extracts from the Aeneis (ff. 1r-10v, 24r-62r, 70r-4v); second and third books of the Georgics (ff. 11r-20v); and fourth and eighth eclogues of the Pastorals (ff. 62v-3v).

In: A quarto volume of extracts from Dryden's The Works of Virgil, as well as some Latin text (ff. 39r, 58r-v, 64r-9r), in the same cursive secretary hand as DrJ 131, DrJ 176 and DrJ 245, 75 leaves (plus blanks), in modern calf. c.1700.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector (unnumbered Phillipps MS). Sotheby's, 6 June 1898 (Phillipps sale), lots 314-15.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 132, ff. 1r-74v passim.

DrJ 246

Copy, headed ‘The Fourth Pastoral. Or, Pollio’ (‘Sicilian Muse begin a loftier strain!’).

In: the MS described under DrJ 8. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 232-5.

DrJ 246.3

A seven-line extract, preceded by five Latin verses headed ‘Line 511th lib: 4th of Virgil's Georgicks’, and headed ‘thus translated by Dryden’, beginning ‘So underneath a poplar's shade, her young’.

In: A quarto volume of ‘Miscellany Poems 1728’, in several hands, 145 pages (plus a number of blanks), with an index, in quarter-calf on boards. c.1728-69.

Bookplate of George Scott, of Woolston Hall, Essex.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 12, p. 17.

DrJ 246.5

Copy of the Pastorals, Eclogues I-VI.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single hand, xvi + 140 pages, in contemporary calf. With a title-page (p. ir): ‘The Six first Pastorals of Virgil, With Three of His Georgics; Together with some Miscellany Poems. Transcrib'd and Collected By E. Beardwell, 1724’. 1724.

Later owned by William Rees-Mogg.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 20, pp. A, pp. 1-40.

DrJ 246.6

Copy of the Georgics, Books I-III.

In: the MS described under DrJ 246.5. 1724.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 20, B, pp. 1-96.

DrJ 246.8

Extracts from the Aeneis, Books I (lines 105-11, 176-7), III (lines 628-31), and IV (lines 252, 255-73).

In: the MS described under DrJ 44.5. c.1700.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 48, f. 37r.

DrJ 246.9

Extract, comprising book VI, lines 988-1005, 1007-12, in the hand of William Trumbull, on a long strip of paper. c.1700.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box XIII/32.

Dramatic Works

Amphitryon. or, The Two Sosia's, Act III, scene i, lines 583-600. Song (‘CeIia, that I once was blest’)

First published in London, ‘1690’. California, XV (1976), 221-318 (p. 283). Kinsley, II, 560-1. Hammond, III, 238.

DrJ 247

Copy of the song.

In: the MS described under DrJ 193. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 196, f. 35v.

DrJ 247.1

Copy, partly in double columns, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 147r.

—— Act IV, scene i, lines 482-93. Song (‘For I'ris I Sigh, and hourly Dye’)

Kinsley, II, 561, and California, XV (1976), pp. 299-300, both as ‘Mercury's Song to Phædra’ (‘Fair Iris I love, and hourly I dye’). Hammond, III, 239.

DrJ 247.2

Copy of the speech, untitled, subscribed ‘Mr Driden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 9.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 5.

DrJ 247.3

Copy, headed ‘In Amphitrion’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

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

Aureng-Zebe

First published in London, 1676. California, XIII (1994), pp. 147-250.

DrJ 247.35

Extracts.

In: An octavo commonplace book of extracts from various authors, some under headings, compiled by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury, written from both ends, iv + 558 pages (the majority blank), in contemporary vellum. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 29, p. 125.

DrJ 247.4

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 70. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 90, f. 167r.

DrJ 247.5

Extract from Act I, untitled, lines 372-7 beginning ‘Love is an airy good’, subscrobed ‘Mr Driden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 9.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 84.

DrJ 247.55

Copy of the speech, untitled, each line interpersed with a Latin translation, probably produced as an academic exercise, on one side of a single quarto leaf. Mid-18th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box V/3.

DrJ 247.7

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. 29-32.

DrJ 247.8

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part II, pp. 39-43.

DrJ 247.9

A six-line extract, headed ‘Out of Amprition by Mr Dryden -- on woman’ and here beginning ‘I gave them beauty to subdue the strong’.

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

British Library, Stowe MS 970, f. 46r.

DrJ 247.93

Extracts.

In: Edmund the younger's miscellany.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. 8v.

DrJ 247.95

Extracts.

In: Unnumbered bundle of verses.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [12r].

The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards: In Two Parts

First published in London, 1672. California, XI, 1-100, 101-218.

DrJ 247.96

Extracts, headed ‘The Conquest of Granada by Mr Dryden. 1672 Lond’.

In: A tall folio composite volume of commonplace-book notes and extracts, chiefly in the hand of John Evelyn the younger, on various paper sizes, 248 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Late 17th century.

Volume CCLXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 281.

British Library, Add. MS 78448, f. 182r-v.

DrJ 247.97

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part I, pp. 25-6.

DrJ 247.98

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part II, pp. 29-32.

—— Part I, Act II, scene i, lines 198-232. Song (‘Beneath a Myrtle shade’)

California, XI, 51-2. Song in Kinsley, I, 130-2. Hammond, I, 238-9. Songs first published in Westminster-Drollery (London, 1671).

DrJ 248

Copy of the song, untitled.

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

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

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

This MS collated in part in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 37v.

DrJ 248.5

Copy, headed ‘Song in Granada. 1st pt.’

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 1r-v.

DrJ 249

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 194. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, pp. 39-41.

DrJ 250

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 2.9. c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 104r.

—— Part I, Act IV, scene ii, lines 122-49. Song (‘Wherever I am, and whatever I doe’)

California, XI, 69-70. Kinsley, I, 132-3. Hammond, I, 239-40.

DrJ 250.2

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in a single predominantly italic hand, 102 leaves (plus sixteen blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled probably by one Thomas Martin (inscribed on the first page ‘Thomæ Martin Lib’ and including correspondence of ‘T M’). c.1674-6.

Inscribed at the beginning and end ‘For Mr John Souter at Mr John Merttins at Cushione Court in Broadstreet London’, ‘For Mr John Sowter at Mr John Merttins at his hous on Garlick hil next door to yeGreyhound Taverne’, and ‘Mr Nicholas Holoway at ye golden Ball in Nicholas lane London’.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, M3835M3 L651 [1674-6] Bound, f. [19r].

DrJ 250.4

Copy of the song. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands. c.1612-20.

In collections of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland.

Recorded (erroneously as Volume XXIV) in HMC, 12th Report, Appendix V, Rutland II (1889), pp. 316-31.

The Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle, Letters & Papers, Verses, Vol. XXV, f. 31r.

DrJ 250.6

Copy of the song.

In: A folio verse miscellany, with a title-page: The Theatre of Complements erected Collectection of Songs composed and compiled by A Schollar of Oxford. Printed for S.S. 167, 80 pages. c.1670s.

The title-page inscribed ‘Nar. Lutterell: His Book 1682’, i.e. owned by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), annalist and book collector. At Yale formerly Chest II, No. 39.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 107, p. 12.

DrJ 250.8

Copy, headed ‘Song in Granada. 1st pt.’

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, ff. 1v-2r.

DrJ 251

Copy of the song.

In: A duodecimo miscellany, written from both ends, 130 leaves. Late 17th century.

Once owned by one William Couplan.

This MS collated in part in California; recorded in Day, p. 151.

British Library, Sloane MS 1487, f. 4r-v.

DrJ 252

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, p. 249.

DrJ 253

Copy of the song.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.8. c.1680s-1700s.

This MS collated in part in California.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 108.

DrJ 254

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 194. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, pp. 23-4.

DrJ 255

Copy in: A small notebook (c.15.5 x 6.5 cm) compiled by Henry Fairfax, of Denton, Yorkshire, second son of Henry Fairfax (1631-88), fourth Baron Fairfax of Cameron. c.1679-82.

Later owned by the Rev. Joseph Hunter (1783-1861). In the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 21466. Sotheby's, 24 June 1974, lot 2919.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 43, ff. 38r-37r rev.

The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards: In Two Parts, Part II

DrJ 255.2

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part I, pp. 26-8.

DrJ 255.4

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part II, pp. 32-8.

—— Part II, Act IV, scene iii, lines 35-64. Song, In two Parts (‘How unhappy a Lover am I’)

California, XI, 166-7. Kinsley, I, 135-6. Hammond, I, 244-5.

DrJ 256

Copy, headed ‘Song in two Parts for Drydens Conq: of Gran. 2 par[t]’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in part in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 38r.

DrJ 256.5

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

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. 67v-8r.

DrJ 257

Copy, headed ‘A Song, in two parts’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 194. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, pp. 22-3.

DrJ 258

Copy of the song, in double columns, undated.

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. 1r.

DrJ 259

Copy, headed ‘A song.1674’.

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. 965.

Don Sebastian, King of Portugal

First published in London, 1690. California, XV (1976), pp. 57-219.

DrJ 259.2

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 145. c.late 1690s.

University of Minnesota, MS 690235f, p. 269.

DrJ 259.3

Extracts, inscribed ‘Dryden's Sebastian’.

In: A folio miscellany of extracts, in a single cursive hand, 351 leaves, in modern half brown morocco on marbled boards. c.1685-1700s.

Sotheby's, 13 July 1855, lot 1364.

British Library, Add. MS 21107, f. 211r-v.

The Duke of Guise, Act V, scene i, lines 1-34. Song (‘Tell me Thirsis, tell your Anguish’)

Written in collabotation with Nathaniel Lee. First published in London, 1683. California, XIV (1992), pp. 205-305 (pp. 290-1). Kinsley, I, 330. Hammond, II, 144-5.

DrJ 259.4

Copy, headed ‘A dialogue betwixt a shepherd and shepherd[ess]’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 102.6. c.1680s.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 34, f. 4r-v.

DrJ 259.5

Copy, headed ‘Song in the Duke of Guise’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

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

DrJ 259.7

Copy, in a musical setting, headed ‘Song in the Duke of Guise’, subscribed ‘Cpt Pack’: i.e. ? Richardson Pack (1682-1728), army officer and writer.

In: the MS described under DrJ 185. c.1681 -1700s.

British Library, Add. MS 19759, ff. 44v-5r.

An Evening's Love: or The Mock Astrologer, Act II, scene i, lines 499-514. Song (‘After the pangs of a desperate Lover’)

First published in London, 1671. California, X (1970), pp. 195-314 (p. 245). Kinsley, I, 125. Hammond, I, 221-2. This song first published in Merry Drollery, Complete (London, 1670).

DrJ 259.8

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye mock Astrologer’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, ff. 4r-v.

DrJ 260

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

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

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

This MS collated in part in California.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 92r-v.

DrJ 261

Copy, on a single leaf.

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

This MS collated in part in California.

Staffordshire Record Office, D 1721/3/246, [unnumbered item].

DrJ 261.3

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 128v.

DrJ 261.5

Copy of the song, untitled.

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

Formerly Chest II, No. 21.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, p. 152.

DrJ 261.8

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 250.6. c.1670s.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 107, p. 27.

—— Act IV, scene i, lines 47-70. Song (‘Calm was the Even, and cleer was the Skie’)

California, X, 270-1. Kinsley, I, 126. Hammond, I, 222-3.

DrJ 262

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in part in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 33r.

DrJ 262.5

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye Mock Astrologer’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 6r.

DrJ 263

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 260. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in part in California; recorded in Day, p. 150.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 149r-50.

DrJ 263.5

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

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

DrJ 264

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 261.5. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, pp. 153-4.

DrJ 265

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 250.6. c.1670s.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 107, p. 41.

—— Act V, scene i, lines 504-33. Song (‘Celimena, of my heart’)

California, X, 310-11. Kinsley, I, 126-7. Hammond, I, 223-4.

DrJ 265.5

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye mock Astrologer’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 6r-v.

DrJ 266

Copy of Wildblood and Jacintha's song.

In: the MS described under DrJ 260. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in part in California; recorded in Day, p. 150.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 89r-90r.

DrJ 267

Copy, headed ‘Song in the fifth Act’, imperfect.

In: the MS described under DrJ 117. c.1670s.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 330, f. 1r.

DrJ 267.2

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, ff. 126v-7r.

DrJ 267.3

Copy, headed ‘Dialoug’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 261.5. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, pp. 154-5.

DrJ 267.4

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 250.6. c.1670s.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 107, p. 18.

The Indian Emperour, or, The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards

First published in London, 1667. California, IX (1966), pp. 1-112.

DrJ 267.5

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Recorded in California, IX, 383, 408.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part I, pp. 22-4.

DrJ 267.6

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part II, pp. 26-8.

DrJ 267.65

Extracts.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single cursive hand, written from both ends, 25 leaves (including blanks), in a paper wrapper. c.1690s.

Sotheby's, 20 July 1989, lot 36.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 86, ff. 9r-11r.

DrJ 267.7

Extracts.

In: A commonplace book. c.1648.

University of Illinois, Pre-1650 0163, unspecified page numbers.

DrJ 267.8

‘A Conference, between Montezuma Emperour of Mexico, an Indian Priest; & Cortez ye Spanish General, & a Jesuit, concerning some chief poynts, in Popery’, in riming couplets, adapted from Dryden's play.

In: MS of ‘Cases & Discourses Controversial in Matters Divine’, Volume I, 117 quarto pages (plus blanks), in 17th-century calf. Written by William Stanton (b.1673). 1697.

The name ‘Sam: Rea:’ inscribed on the front pastedown.

Formerly Chest I/45.

Yale, Osborn MS b 77, pp. 15-20.

DrJ 267.9

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. 40.

DrJ 268

Copy, in a professional hand, the title-page added in another hand, 43 folio leaves. c.1665.

Owned in 1665 by Elizabeth (d.1689), wife of Sir Henry Newton (afterwards Puckering) (1618-1701), who donated the MS in 1691.

This MS discussed in Fredson Bowers, ‘The 1665 Manuscript of Dryden's Indian Emperour’, SP, 48 (1951), 738-60, and, briefly, in California, IX, 381-3.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 3. 10 (James 590).

DrJ 269

Copy, adapted from the sixth edition (London, 1681).

In: MS volume of plays, used for amateur staging by one of the English colleges in Douai. 1694/5.

This MS recorded in California, IX, 382, and discussed in Ann-Mari Hedbäck, ‘The Douai Manuscript Reexamined’, PBSA, 73 (1979), 1-18 (passim).

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 787, ff. 252v-86v.

—— Act IV, scene iii, lines 1-16. Song (‘Ah fading joy, how quickly art thou past’)

Kinsley, I, 41. California, IX, 83-4. Hammond, I, 96.

DrJ 270

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in part in California, IX, 383, 408.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 38v.

DrJ 270.5

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye Indian Emperour’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 4v.

DrJ 271

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 108. 17th century.

Edited from this MS, as ‘Song’, in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), p. ‘348’ [i.e. 248].

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 4, [unspecified item number].

King Arthur: or, The British Worthy, Act IV, scene ii, lines 57-74. Song (‘How happy the Lover’)

First published in London, 1691. California, XVI (1996), pp. 1-69 (pp. 57-74). Scott-Saintsbury, VIII, 123-301 (pp. 184-5). Kinsley, II, 574. Hammond, III, 263.

DrJ 272

Copy of the song, in a cursive italic hand, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in several generally italic hands, written originally on rectos only, the versos used by later hands, i + 112 leaves (ff. 93-5 excised), in old calf (rebacked). Including 26 poems by Thomas Carew and one of doubtful authorship. c.1694-1740.

Inscribed (inside the front cver) ‘Tho: Jesson His Book 1694’; (ff. ir, 5v) ‘S Harriott 1740’, and a poem (f. 37v) subscribed ‘Sarah Harriott’.

Recorded in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Jesson MS’: CwT Δ 23.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 468, f. 3r.

—— Act V, scene ii, lines 150-65. Song (‘Fairest Isle, all Isles Excelling’)

California, XVI, 63. Scott-Saintsbury, VIII, 196. Kinsley, II, 577. Hammond, III, 266-7.

DrJ 273

Copy of Venus's song.

In: the MS described under DrJ 193. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 196, f. 36v.

DrJ 274

Copy, untitled, on one side of a single quarto leaf. Early 18th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 231 leaves, in 19th-century half black morocco. Including items once owned by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer. Collected by Thomas Birch (1705-66), biographer and historian.

Presumably from item 47 among the folio MSS recorded in Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis, 2nd edition (Leeds, 1816), Appendix, p. 77.

British Library, Add. MS 4457, f. 161r.

DrJ 275

Copy (words only).

In: the MS described under DrJ 185. c.1681 -1700s.

British Library, Add. MS 19759, f. 46r.

DrJ 276

Copy of the song, in a cursive italic hand.

In: the MS described under DrJ 272. c.1694-1740.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 468, f. 2v.

Love Triumphant. or, Nature will Prevail, Act III, scene i, lines 1-30. Song of Jealousie (‘What State of Life can be so blest’)

First published in London, 1694. California, XVI (1996), pp. 167-259. Scott-Saintsbury, VIII, 365-475 (pp. 417-18). Kinsley, II, 856-7. Hammond, IV, 340.

DrJ 277

Copy of the song, untitled, subscribed ‘Dryden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 44.5. c.1700.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 48, f. 43v.

—— Act V, scene i, lines 148-61. Song (‘How Happy's the Husband, whose Wife has been try'd’)

See CgW 10.

Marriage A-la-mode, Act I, scene i, lines 3-18. Song (‘Why should a foolish Marriage Vow’)

First published in London, 1673. California, XI (1978), pp. 219-316 (pp. 228-9). Kinsley, I, 146-7. Hammond, I, 251.

DrJ 278

Copy of the song sung by Doralice and Beliza, headed ‘First Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 23. c.1693.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779M2 P96 [ca.1693], f. [2r].

—— Act IV, scene ii, lines 47-67. Song (‘Whil'st Alexis lay prest’)

California, XI, 285-6. Kinsley, I, 147. Hammond, I, 251-3.

DrJ 278.5

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in Marriage a la mode’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 9r.

DrJ 279

Copy of the first and last stanzas of the song, untitled, on the last page of two conjugate quarto leaves.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 50 poems by Donne, in a single neat secretary hand except for ff. 70r-2r, which are in another secretary hand. Comprising folios 57r-137v in a quarto composite volume of MSS, in various hands, 173 leaves, in 19th-century leather gilt. c.1620s.

Later owned by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer. Among the collections of William Petty (1737-1805), first Marquess of Lansdowne, Lord Shelburne.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Lansdowne MS’: DnJ Δ 8). Recorded as item 133 among ‘Manuscripts in Quarto’ in the list at the end of Thoresby's Ducatus Leodensis, 2nd edition (Leeds, 1816), Appendix, p. 85.

This MS collated in part in California. Recorded in Day, p. 156.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 740, f. 170v.

DrJ 280

Copy, headed ‘Second Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 23. c.1693.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779M2 P96 [ca.1693], f. [2v].

DrJ 281

Copy, headed ‘The Lovers Frame’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 43.8. c.1680s-1700s.

This MS collated in part in California.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 108.

DrJ 281.5

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 135r.

Oedipus

See LeN 10.3.

The Rival Ladies

First published in London, 1664. California, VIII (1962), pp. 93-179.

DrJ 281.6

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part I, p. 48.

DrJ 281.8

Extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 247.7. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part II, p. 48.

Secret-Love, or The Maiden-Queen

First published in London, 1668. California, IX (1966), pp. 113-203.

DrJ 281.9

Comments on the play.

In: the MS described under DrJ 172.1. 1687-9.

Quoted in Blakemore Evans, p. 278.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. c. 34, f. 119r.

Secret-Love, or The Maiden-Queen, Act IV, scene ii, lines 23-38. Song (‘I feed a flame within which so torments me’)

California, IX (1966), p. 177. Kinsley, I, 108. Day, pp. 6-9. Hammond, I, 105.

DrJ 282

Copy of Asteria's song, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in California.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 29v.

DrJ 283

Copy in: the MS described under DrJ 260. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in California. Recorded in Day, p. 14.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 82r-v.

DrJ 284

Copy, headed ‘Grideline, or Secret Love’, on a single quarto leaf. c.1700.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, 280 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Incorporating (ff. 40r-51v) a quarto verse miscellany compiled allegedly ‘for the mendinge of his hand in wrighting’, when ‘Idle and wanting Employment’, by Feargod Barbon of Daventry, Northamptonshire (? a relation of the Anabaptist politician Praisegod Barbon (1598-1679/80)).

In preliminary verses (f. 40r), Barbon records that ‘This Booke [i.e. presumably the exemplar for his verse transcripts] was giuen me by A frende / To reade and overlooke’.

This MS collated in California; recorded in Day, p. 143.

British Library, Harley MS 7332, f. 198r.

DrJ 285

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, in vellum. Late 17th century?

Inscribed on the front cover ‘William Turner his booke, 1662’ and, on the rear paste-down ‘Catherine Gage's Booke’: i.e. Catherine Gage, Lady Aston (d.1720). Formerly among the papers of the Aston family, of Tixall, Staffordshire.

Poems selectively edited from this MS (as his ‘Third Division: Poems Collected by the Right Honourable Lady Aston’) in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 107-205.

Edited from this MS, as ‘Concealed Love’, in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 146-8.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 3, [unspecified page numbers].

Sir Martin Mar-all, or the Feign'd Innocence

First published in London, 1668. California, IX (1966), pp. 205-89.

DrJ 285.2

Comments on the play.

In: the MS described under DrJ 172.1. 1687-9.

Quoted in Blakemore Evans, p. 278.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. c. 34, f. 24v.

—— Act IV, scene i, lines 257-68. Song (‘Make ready fair Lady to night’)

California, IX (1966), pp. 257-68. Day, p. 9. Hammond, I, 204.

DrJ 285.3

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 123r.

—— Act V, scene i, lines 173-202. Song (‘Blind Love to this hour’)

Kinsley, I, 110-11. California, IX, 272-3. Hammond, I, 204-5.

DrJ 285.5

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in Sr Martin Mar all’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 9r.

The Spanish Fryar: or, The Double Discovery, Act V, scene i, lines 64-87. Song (‘Farewell ungratefull Traytor’)

First published in London, 1681. California, XIV (1992), pp. 97-203 (pp. 182-3). Scott-Saintsbury, VI, 393-523 (p. 500). Kinsley, I, 208. Hammond, I, 420-1.

DrJ 286

Copy of the song.

In: the MS described under DrJ 193. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 196, f. 2v.

DrJ 286.5

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in ye Spanish Fryer’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 8v.

DrJ 286.8

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 102.6. c.1680s.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 34, ff. 29v-30r.

The State of Innocence, and Fall of Man

First published in London, 1677. Scott-Saintsbury, V, 93-178. See Vinton A. Dearing, ‘Textual Analysis of Dryden's State of Innocence’, TEXT, 2 (1985), 12-23.

*DrJ 287

Copy, in a professional hand, with minor corrections and alterations in black ink in another hand, possibly Dryden's, headed ‘The Fall of Angels & Man in Innocence An Opera’, 50 quarto pages (plus two blank pages), slightly imperfect. c.1674-7.

Bertram Dobel's sale catalogue, August 1911, reprinted in Percy J. Dobell, John Dryden; Bibliographical Memoranda (London, 1922), pp. 15-16 Recorded also in W.J. Lawrence, ‘Dryden's Abortive Opera’, TLS (6 August 1931), p. 606, and in Macdonald, p. 115. Discussed in Marion H. Hamilton, ‘The Manuscripts of Dryden's The State of Innocence and the Relation of the Harvard MS to the First Quarto’, SB, 6 (1954), 237-46.

Facsimile of p. 40 in The Houghton Library 1942-1967: A Selection of Books and Manuscripts in Harvard Collections (Cambridge, Mass., 1967), p. 50.

Harvard Theatre Collection, MS Thr 9.

DrJ 288

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘The Fall of Angels, and Man, In Innocence’, ‘By Mr Dryden. 'Tis printed’ added in a different hand, on twenty folio leaves paginated 1-39.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers, 398 leaves. Assembled by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary. c.1674-7.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘Tho. Hearne. Julij 12o. 1709’.

This MS recorded in Montague Summers, ‘Dryden's Abortive Opera’, TLS (13 August 1931), p. 621, and in Macdonald, p. 115; discussed in Hamilton.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. C. 146, ff. 103r-22r.

DrJ 289

Copy, headed ‘The fall of Angells and man in innocence An Opera by Mr Dryden’. c.1674-7.

In: A folio volume comprising two plays, 47 leaves.

This MS recorded in Summers and in Macdonald. Discussed in Hamilton.

British Library, Add. MS 37158, ff. 1r-16v.

DrJ 290

Copy, in a professional hand, varying slightly in style, headed ‘The State of Innocence or the Fall of Man’, on 43 quarto pages, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards. c.1674-7.

Once owned by Percy J. Dobell (1871-1956).

Folger, MS V.a.225.

DrJ 291

Copy, in a professional mixed hand, headed ‘The fall of Angells or Man in innocency’, unascribed. c.1674-7.

In: A composite folio volume of verse and drama, in different hands, 99 leaves, in modern black morocco elaborately gilt. Comprising principally (ff. 1r-73r) works by William Basse (1653), in italic hands.

Once owned by the Rev Mr Payne, Prebendary of Wells, who showed it to Thomas Warton (1728-90), poet and historian. Also variously owned by the Rev. Thomas Corser, FSA (1793-1876), book collector; Corser sale, sold to F.W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector, who showed it to John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger, Sotheby's, 25 July 1890 (Cosens sale), lot 83, to Ellis. In the Rowfant Library of Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-95), poet. Also owned by W. R. Bixby, and by William Augustus White (1843-1927), American banker and collector (inscription 1 May 1911). Inscribed (f. 77v) ‘With W Luptons kindest wishes to T J Pettigrew Esqre’. Item 89 in an unidentified American sale catalogue (?Rosenbach). Formerly Folger MS 421118.2

Folger, MS V.b.235, pp. 78-98.

DrJ 292

Copy, headed ‘The fall of Angells or Man in Innocency’, in a single professional hand, on twenty folio leaves (plus one blank), disbound. c.1674-7.

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

This MS discussed by George W. Whiting in ‘Dryden's Abortive Opera’, TLS (24 December 1931), p. 1041, and in ‘The Ellesmere MS. of “The State of Innocence”’, TLS (14 January 1932), p. 28; also discussed in Hamilton.

Huntington, EL 11640.

DrJ 293

Copy, in the same professional hand as DrJ 292, headed ‘The Fall of Angels or Man in Innocency by Mr: Dryden’, 21 folio leaves. In a composite volume of printed and manuscript tracts and pamphlets. c.1674-7.

Owned, and numbered, by John Egerton, second Earl of Bridgewater.

This MS discussed in Whiting and in Hamilton.

Huntington, RB 134219-29, No. 8.

DrJ 294

Copy, in a neat hand, headed ‘The Fall of Angells & ma[ ] m[ ] Innocency. An Opera’, entitled on the wrapper in the hand of Captain Henry Herbert, later fourth Baron Herbert of Cherbury (d.1691) ‘The fall of Angells & Man By Drayden’, with corrections in one or more other hands, on 42 pages of a 24-leaf folio booklet, imperfect. c.1674-7.

National Library of Wales, Herbert of Cherbury Manuscripts and Papers M 2/4.

DrJ 294.3

‘A Dialogue between ye Angel Gabriel, & Adam in Paradise; concerning freeWill, & Predestination’, in riming couplets, adapted from Dryden's play.

In: the MS described under DrJ 267.8. 1697.

Yale, Osborn MS b 77, pp. 74-8.

The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island

First published in London, 1670. California, X (1970), pp. 1-103.

See Sir William Davenant Introduction.

Troilus and Cressida, or, Truth Found too Late, Act III, scene ii, lines 174-87. Song (‘Can life be a blessing’)

First published in London, 1679. Kinsley, I, 174. California, XIII, 217-353 (p. 300). Hammond, I, 366-7.

DrJ 294.5

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in Troilus and Cressida’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 248.5. c.1686-94.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, f. 8v.

Tyrannick Love: or, The Royal Martyr

First published in London, 1670. California, X (1970), pp. 105-93.

DrJ 294.8

Extract from a speech by St Catherine in Act IV, scene ii, eight lines here beginning ‘Thus with short plummits heavens deep well we sound’, untitled, subscribed ‘Mr Driden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 9.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 22.

—— Act IV, scene i, lines 125-48. Song (‘Ah, how sweet it is to love’)

First published in London, 1670. California, X, 105-93 (p. 151). Kinsley, I, 121-2. Hammond, I, 231-2.

DrJ 295

Copy of Damilcar's song, headed ‘Song out of Tyrannick Love or ye Royal Martyr. Dryden’, subscribed ‘Transcribed by Josh: Churchill 1694’.

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. [640].

DrJ 296

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 194. 1711-12.

This MS collated in part in California.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, pp. 38-9.

DrJ 296.5

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under DrJ 179.5. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 145r.

Prose

Defence of the Epilogue. Or, An Essay on the Dramatique Poetry of the last Age

First published at the end of The Conquest of Granada, Part II (London, 1672). California, XI, 203-18.

DrJ 297

Copy, transcribed from a printed source, dated 1672.

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. 91-4.

A Discourse concerning Satire

First published as a preface to The Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus together with The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis (London, ‘1693’ [i.e. 1692]). California, IV, 3-90. Hammond, III, 310-450.

See also DrJ 173.

DrJ 297.2

Extracts.

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, f. 76r et seq.

Epistle Dedicatory for Examen Poeticum

‘To the right honourable My Lord Radcliffe’ (beginning ‘My Lord These Miscellany Poems are by many Titles yours...’), first published in London, 1693. California, IV, 363-75.

DrJ 297.5

Extract, headed ‘Mr. Dryden in his Dedicatory Epistle to his Examen Poeticum speaking of Chapman his Homer’.

In: A quarto commonplace book of extracts, ff. 1r-39v in a professional hand, the rest almost entirely in a single hand, with some revisions, i + 100 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt. Compiled by Sir Edward Sherburne (1616-1702), translator and poet. c.1690s.

British Library, Sloane MS 836, f. 83r.

Epistle Dedicatory for Juvenal's Satires

DrJ 297.8

Extract, headed ‘Speaking of Mr: Cowley in his Dedication to Juvenals Satyres’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 297.5. c.1690s.

British Library, Sloane MS 836, f. 83r.

Epistle Dedicatory for The Vocal and Instrumental Music of the Prophetess

First published (as by Purcell) in Henry Purcell, The Vocal and Instrumental Musick of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian (London, 1691). California, XVII, 324-6.

*DrJ 298

Autograph draft by Dryden of a dedicatory epistle to Charles Seymour, sixth Duke of Somerset, written for Purcell's use (and published with Purcell as the signatory) on the first and last pages of two conjugate quarto leaves also containing (f. 35) a draft advertisement by or on behalf of Jacob Tonson, with a note in a contemporary hand: ‘This Epistle in the handwriteing of John Dryden Esq ... the foul draught of an Epistle Dedicatory to some Opera's of Mr Purcell, and writ at his Request & for his use’, the MS possibly used as printer's copy. ‘c’.1690.

In: Composite volume of letters.

Edited from this MS in Roswell G. Ham, ‘Dryden's Dedication for The Music of The Prophetess, 1691’, PMLA, 50 (1935), 1065-75, and in California. Recorded in Kinsley, IV, 1997. Facsimile of the first page in IELM, II.i (1987), Facsimile XV, after p. xxiv.

British Library, Stowe MS 755, ff. 34r-5v.

An Essay of Dramatick Poesie

First published in London, 1668. Scott-Saintsbury, XV. California, XVII, 2-81.

DrJ 298.5

A series of extracts, comprising some 33 passages, probably transcribed from the first printed edition.

In: An octavo journal and notebook. Compiled by Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), Secretary of State. c.1668.

Sotheby's, 30 July 1963 (Trumbull sale), lot 569. Acquired from H.W. Edwards, 11 October 1966.

These MS passages edited and discussed in Michael G. Brennan, ‘Sir William Trumbull and Dryden's “An Essay of Dramatick Poesie”’, N&Q, 234 (March 1989), 41-6.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Trv. d. 1, ff. 41r-5v.

Heads of an Answer to Rymer

First published in The Works of Mr. Francis Beaumont, and Mr. John Fletcher, 7 vols. (London, 1711), I, xii-xxvi. Samuel Johnson, ‘Preface to Dryden’ in Prefaces…to the Works of the English Poets, Vol. III (London, 1779). Scott-Saintsbury, XV, 378-92. California, XVII, 185-93.

DrJ 299

Copy, headed ‘An Essay on Tragedy: Being a MS of Mr. Dryden's against Mr Rymer &c’, subscribed ‘Here Mr. Dryden ends. N.B. This MS. is now at Tonson's’.

In: A quarto commonplace book of extracts illustrating specified topics, largely in a single cursive hand, entitled Miscellanea Tragica Theatrical Index of Sentimts. & Descriptions Vol. 7, 244 pages (including blanks, plus a seven-page index and further blanks), in quarter crushed morocco on marbled boards. Inscribed ‘W. Harte 1726’: i.e. by Walter Harte (1709-41), compiler of the MS, which also has his bookplate. c.1726.

Edited from this MS in Scott-Saintsbury; collated in California.

Folger, MS M.a.47, pp. 68-72.

Books Owned, Inscribed or Annotated by Dryden

Anon. The Reign of Gustavus King of Sueden (London, 1658)

*DrJ 299.2

Dryden's printed exemplum, inscribed on the title-page ‘John Dryden ex dono Edw. Howard’. The inscription relates to the family of Dryden's wife and would not be a likely subject for forgery. Mid-late 17th century.

W.H. Robinson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, sale catalogue No. 18 (1927), item 264.

Untraced, [Dryden volume].

Charleton, Walter. Chorea Gigantum (London, 1663)

DrJ 299.3

A printed exemplum with Walter Charleton's presentation inscription ‘For my learned and obliging friend, Mr. John Driden’.

In: the MS described under DrJ 199. c.1663.

Folger, C3666 copy 1, The volume as a whole.

Dryden, John. Religio Laici (London, 1682)

DrJ 299.4

Anthony Wood's printed exemplum, inscribed on the title-page in an unidentified hand ‘Ex dono Author[is]’. c.1682.

Bodleian, Wood 320.

Dryden, John. Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus (London, ‘1693’)

See DrJ 173.

Rymer, Thomas. Essay on the Tragedies of the last Age (London, 1677)

DrJ 299.6

Rymer's presentation exemplum to Dryden, with Dryden's extensive autograph comments. c.1677.

Once owned by Jacob Tonson. Later owned by David Garrick. According to Edmond Malone, the volume afterwards passed into the library of Sir John Hawkins which was subsequently ‘consumed in the fire that destroyed his house in Queen's Square in the year 1786 or 1787’ (see Osborne, pp. 283-5).

Dryden's annotations edited in Jacob Tonson's edition of The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher (London, 1711). The annotations re-edited in Samuel Johnson's Life of Dryden (1771). For Walter Harte's transcript of the annotations, see DrJ 299.

Untraced, Rymer, Thomas. Essay on the Tragedies of the last Age (London, 1677).

Scudéry, Georges de. Alaric, ou Rome vaincue (Paris, 1655)

*DrJ 299.8

A printed exemplum bearing on the flyleaf the signature ‘John Driden’, an octavo in contemporary vellum. The signature is identical to that found in DrJ 370 [on the receipt of 1657 in the National Archives for payment by Secretary Thurloe]. The name ‘Jean Driden’ also appears on the title-page in different lettering. Mid-late 17th century.

Almost certainly from the library of Dryden's friend and protégé William Congreve (items 32 and 579 in the catalogue of Congreve's library edited by John C. Hodges in 1955). Sotheby's, 4 June 1930 (Duke of Leeds library sale), lot 574. In the Dryden Collection of Percy John Dobell (1871/2-1956).

Recorded in Osborn.

Folger, PQ 1921 A7 Cage.

Spenser, Edmund. The Works Of that Famous English Poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser (London, 1679)

*DrJ 300

Dryden's printed exemplum, containing his copious autograph corrections, glosses and annotations, on some 68 pages. His annotations occur in The Faery Queene (pp. 16, 24, 33-4, 41, 47, 62-4, 69, 73, 81, 88-91, 95, 99, 103-4, 129-30, 143, 154, 156-7, 161, 167, 169, 172-3, 177, 191, 202-3, 212, 217, 221, 223, 227, 239, 248-50, 253-6, 269, 271-2, 281, 288, 296, 298, 300, 307, 312, 314-15, 335), Prosopopoia (p. 6), The Shepheardes Calender (pp. 9, 39, 42), Colin Clouts come home againe (p. 57), Amoretti (p. 92) and Muiopotmos (p. 173). Late 17th century.

Inscribed on the flyleaf by Jacob Tonson: ‘The corrections made in this Book are of mr Drydens own hand writing J Tonson’.

This volume discussed in Osborn, pp. 241-5.

Trinity College, Cambridge, Adv. a. 1. 4.

Virgil. Opera, [ed. Daniel Heinsius] (Leiden, 1636)

*DrJ 300.5

Dryden's printed exemplum, with his autograph annotations and, on a flyleaf, his inscription ‘Sum Johannis Dryden 1685°’. 1685.

Later owned by John Somers (1651-1716), Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor.

Described in Paul Hammond, ‘Dryden's Library’, N&Q, 229 (September 1984), 344-5.

Cambridge University Library, SSS. 52. 12.

Letters

Letter(s)

*DrJ 301

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Honor Dryden (including verses: DrJ 196), from Cambridge, [3 or 23] May [1653? or possibly 1655?]. c.1653-5.

Sotheby's, 25 April 1912, lot 36.

Ward, Letter 1. Edited, with a complete facsimile, in California, I (1956), after p. 8. Facsimile of the first page of text also in Kinsley, I, 5-6. NB. Ward supplies the date 23 May 1653? but states (p. 143) that ‘No figures are now visible, so that any date must be conjectural’ and see also California, I, 185-6. In the Sotheby's sale catalogue of 1912, the date is given as ‘May the third’.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779L 16[53?] May 23 to Maddame Honor.

*DrJ 302

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Richard Salwey, [6 June 1664]. 1664.

Owned in 1961 by R. Salwey, Ludlow.

Ward, Letter 2. Facsimile in Osborn, after p. 272.

Private owners in the UK, [Dryden letter].

DrJ 303

Autograph lrtter signed by Dryden and by Elizabeth Dryden, to Sir Robert Robert Long, [from Charlton, Wiltshire], 14 August 1666.

Ward, Letter 3. Facsimiles in Catalogue of the Collection of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents formed between 1865 and 1882 by Alfred Morrison, II (1885), Plate 67, after p. 46, and in Wolfgang Keller and Bernhard Fehr, Die Englischer Literatur (Potsdam, 1928), p. 180.

Princeton, RTC01 Box 6, fl. 31.

*DrJ 304

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, [c.summer 1673]. 1673.

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’.

Ward, Letter 4 (and see also Ward, Life, p. 348). Facsimile example of f. 294r (erroneously dated 1682-7) in T.J. Brown, ‘English Literary Autographs: III’, The Book Collector, 1 (Autumn 1952), 180.

British Library, Harley MS 7003, ff. 293r-4v.

DrJ 305

Copy of Dryden's letter to the Earl of Rochester, [c.summer 1673]. c.1673.

In: Copies of letters by Rochester. Early 18th century.

Bonham's, 27 June 2006, lot 383.

Ward, Letter 4.

Nicholas Fisher, London, Rochester Letters, pp. 118-21.

*DrJ 306

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to [Edward Osborne], Lord [Latimer], [July 1677]. 1677.

Sotheby's, 4 April 1869 (Duke of Leeds sale), lot 320. Afterwards owned by Sir William Tite. Sotheby's 18 May 1874, lot 3593.

Ward, Letter 5, with a facsimile after p. 11. Also edited by Ward in TLS (29 October 1938), p. 700.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Ferdinand J. Dreer Autograph Collection, 115:1, British Poets, Vol. II, pp. 9-10.

*DrJ 307

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to [Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset], from Lilford, [1677]. 1677.

Later in the library of Robert Borthwick Adam (1863-1940), American book collector. Afterwards in the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection, Somerville, New Jersey, L.3.222.

Ward, Letter 6. Facsimile in the catalogue of The R.B. Adam Library (London & New York, 1929), III, after p. 87.

Untraced, [Dryden letter].

*DrJ 308

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to an unnamed correspondent, [c.1682]. Later owned by Robert Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), Marquess of Crewe, politician. Christie's, 29 June 1995, lot 331, to Quaritch., with a facsimile in the sale catalogue. Also numbered MS 95.6.3. c.1682.

Ward, Letter 7.

Yale, Osb MSS File 17581.

*DrJ 309

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to the Rev. Richard Busby, [1682]. 1682.

Sotheby's, 18 November 1929, lot 157, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

Ward, Letter 8.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779L [1682] to [Busby].

*DrJ 310

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to the Rev. Richard Busby, [1682]. 1682.

Ward, Letter 9.

Harvard, fMS Eng 64.

*DrJ 311

Detached autograph address leaf of a letter from Dryden to the Rev. Richard Busby. c.1682?.

Puttick and Simpson's, 2 March 1870, Lot 150, to Bupiere. Sotheby's, 3 December 1916, Lot 212, to Dobell.

Folger, MS X.d.10.

*DrJ 312

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester, [c. August 1683?]. 1683.

In: A folio composite volume of original letters, chiefly to Lawrence Hyde, Earl of Rochester, and his brother Henry Hyde, second Earl of Clarendon, c.170 leaves.

Ward, Letter 10. Facsimiles in Facsimiles of Royal, Historical and Literary Manuscripts in the British Museum (1899), No. 101, and in Hilton Kelliher and Sally Brown, English Literary Manuscripts (British Library, 1986), No. 22, p. 33.

British Library, Add. MS 17017, f. 49r.

*DrJ 313

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, from Northamptonshire, [c.August 1684]. 1684.

In: A composite quarto volume of original letters by Dryden, Pope and Byron, 12 leaves.

Ward, Letter 11.

British Library, Egerton MS 2869, ff. 1r-2v.

DrJ 314

Copy of a letter by Dryden to Sir George Etherege, from London, 16 February 1686/7.

In: the MS described under DrJ 2.4.

Ward, Letter 13. Also edited from this MS in The Letterbook of Sir George Etherege, ed. Sybil Rosenfeld (London, 1928), pp. 355-7, and in Letters of Sir George Etherege, ed. Frederick Bracher (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London, 1974), pp. 276-7.

Other copies of this letter, not given separate entries, are in the other copies of Etherege's letterbook: EtG 000.

British Library, Add. MS 11513, f. 179r.

*DrJ 315

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to William Walsh, [1690?]. 1690.

In: An unbound collection of letters by or relating to Dryden and of drawings and engravings, 22 items.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1782-1872), manuscript and book collector. Sotheby's, 7 June 1898 (Phillipps sale), lot 313, to Sabin.

Ward, Letter 15.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.14.

*DrJ 316

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to William Walsh, [1691?]. 1691.

Sotheby's, 17 December 1963, lot 466, to Dobell.

Ward, Letter 17, edited from a text in The Poetical Works of John Dryden, ed. Robert Bell (London, 1854), I, 68. Also privately printed in Letter of John Dryden to William Walsh from the original at Canons Ashby; presented to the Rev. Sir Henry Dryden, by Samuel Butler, Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry (1833), various exempla of which now accompany the original letter (see Osborn, p. 287) and are also in the Northamptonshire Record Office, ZA 488.

Yale, Osborn MS b 302.

*DrJ 317

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, 7 October [1691]. 1691.

Formerly owned by Lord Sackville, at Knole Park, Kent.

Ward, Letter 22. Text, with a facsimile of the signature, in Charles J. Phillips, History of the Sackville Family, 2 vols (London, 1930), I, 444.

Untraced, [Dryden letter].

*DrJ 318

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to William Walsh, 9 May [1693]. 1693.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 24.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.15.

*DrJ 319

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to William Walsh, 17 August 1693. 1693.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 25.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.16.

*DrJ 320

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, 30 August [1693]. 1693.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Christie's, 17 December 1907 (Tonson sale), lot 157.

Ward, Letter 26.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.1.

*DrJ 321

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, 13 September [1693]. 1693.

Ward, letter 27. A photograph is in Folger, C.c.1 (77a).

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L Bound [1695?] Sept. 13 to J. Tonson.

*DrJ 322

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to William Walsh, 12 December [1693]. 1693.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 28. Facsimile in British Literary Autographs, Series I, ed Verlyn Klinkenborg et al. (New York, 1981), No. 54.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.17.

*DrJ 323

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, [c.April 1695]. 1695.

Ward, Letter 32. A photograph is in Folger, C.c.1 (78).

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L Bound [1695] [Apr.?] to J. Tonson.

*DrJ 324

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, 26 May [1695]. 1695.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Christie's, 17 December 1907 (Tonson sale), lot 160.

Ward, Letter 37. NB. Ward conjecturally dates the letter 1696, but see Margaret P. Boddy, ‘Dryden-Lauderdale Relationships, Some Bibliographical Notes and a Suggestion’, PQ, 42 (1963), 267-72 (pp. 268-9), and John Barnard, ‘The Dates of Six Dryden Letters’, PQ, 42 (1963), 396-403 (p. 400).

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.2.

*DrJ 325

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, 8 June [1695]. 1695.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Christie's, 17 December 1907 (Tonson sale), lot 161.

Ward, Letter 33.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.3.

*DrJ 326

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, 29 October [1695]. 1695.

Ward, Letter 34.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L Bound [1695] Oct. 29 to J. Tonson.

*DrJ 327

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, [c.November 1695]. 1695.

Ward, Letter 35. A photograph is in Folger, C.c.1 (79).

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L [1695] [Dec.?] to J. Tonson.

*DrJ 328

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, [c.December 1695 to January 1695/6]. 1695-6.

Ward, letter 36. A photograph is in Folger, C.c.1 (80a-b).

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L [1695/6?] [Feb.?] to J. Tonson.

*DrJ 329

Autograph letter signed, to Jacob Tonson, c.June 1696. 1696.

Ward, Letter 38.

Folger, MS C.c.1(15).

*DrJ 330

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, 25 November [1696]. 1696.

Ward, Letter 39.

Folger, MS C.c.1(16).

*DrJ 331

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, [c.November 1696]. 1696.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 40.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.4.

DrJ 332

Copy of a letter by Dryden to Philip Stanhope, second Earl of Chesterfield, from London, 17 February 1696/7. 1697.

In: A large folio letterbook of Philip Stanhope (1633-1713), second Earl of Chesterfield, in a single neat hand, written from both ends, 211 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Early 18th century.

Sale of Charles K. Sharpe, 7 January 1852, lot 2330. Purchased from Boone 11 December 1852.

Ward, Letter 41.

British Library, Add. MS 19253, f. 179v.

*DrJ 333

Autograph letter signed by Dryden to Jacob Tonson, 6 July 1697. 1697.

Ward, Letter 43. A photograph is in Folger, C.c.1 (81).

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L Bound 1697 July 6 to Tonson.

DrJ 334

Copy of a letter by Dryden, to Philip Stanhope, second Earl of Chesterfield, 18 August 1697. 1697.

In: the MS described under DrJ 332. Early 18th century.

Ward, Letter 45.

British Library, Add. MS 19253, f. 180v.

*DrJ 335

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Sir William Trumbull, 18 August [1697].

Formerly Berkshire Record Office, Trumbull MSS, Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vol. XXXII, No. 68. 1697.

In: A folio composite volume of correspondence of Sir William Trumbull from July 1697 to June 1698, in various hands, 224 leaves.

Ward, Letter 46. Facsimile in Sotheby's catalogue The Trumbull Papers (14 December 1989), lot 54.

British Library, Add. MS 72538, f. 64r.

*DrJ 336

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, with a postscript by his wife, to his sons, 3 September [1697]. 1697.

In: A tall folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 127 items, unfoliated, in old black morocco gilt.

Volume V of the collections of Edmund Gibson (1669-1748), Bishop of London.

Ward, Letter 47.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 933, No. 56.

DrJ 337

Copy of Dryden's letter to his sons, 3 September [1697]. c.1697.

In: A large quarto composite volume, comprising c.230 letters of British poets, 234 leaves (including blanks), in 19th-century half-calf. Assembled in 1824 by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector.

Among collections of Captain Montagu Montagu, RN (d.1863).

Bodleian, MS Montagu d. 1, ff. 54r-5v.

DrJ 338

Copy of Dryden's letter to his sons, 3 September [1697]. c.1697?.

In: A composite volume of letters, in various hands, collected and partly copied by Thomas Birch, 288 leaves.

British Library, Add. MS 4291, ff. 188r-90v.

*DrJ 339

Autograph letter signed by Dryden to Jacob Tonson, [c.December 1697]. 1697.

Ward, Letter 48. A photograph is in Folger, C.c.1 (82).

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L Bound [1697?] [Dec.?] to Tonson.

*DrJ 340

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Jacob Tonson, [December 1697]. 1697.

In: the MS described under DrJ 313.

Ward, Letter 50.

British Library, Egerton MS 2869, ff. 3r-4v.

DrJ 341

Malone's copy of a letter by Dryden to Jacob Tonson, [December 1697].

In: Exemplum of Edmond Malone's printed edition of The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden (3 vols, London, 1800, lacking Vol. I, part ii), copiously annotated by Malone in preparation for an intended second edition. c.1800s.

Bodleian, Mal E 61-63, Vol. I, Part i, [unspecified page numbers].

DrJ 341.5

Copy of a letter by Dryden to Jacob Tonson, [December 1697].

In: An interleaved and annotated exemplum of Volume I, Part i, of Edmond Malone's printed edition of The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden (London, 1800), xix + 570 printed pages. The annotations, partly by James M. Osborn, copied from those made by Malone himself, in preparation for a second edition, in his own exemplum of his book, now in the Bodleian (Mal. E. 61-63: 3 vols, lacking Vol. I, part ii). c.1800.

Malone's annotations are extensively discussed in Osborn, pp. 133-59.

Edited from this MS in Ward, Letter 49.

Yale, Osborn pd 118, [unspecified page numbers].

DrJ 342

Copy, in John Caryll's hand, of a letter by Dryden to him, 21 July 1698.

In: A folio volume comprising copies by John Caryll, of Ladyholt, Sussex, of letters sent to him by various correspondents, c.120 leaves. c.1710-35.

Donated by Sir Charles W. Dilke, MP.

Ward, Letter 51.

British Library, Add. MS 28618, f. 84v.

*DrJ 343

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 1 October 1698. 1698.

Later owned by Roger W. Barrett, lawyer, of Chicago. Simon Finch's sale catalogue No. 35 (1998), item 57. Christie's, New York, 14 December 2000, lot 60, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

Ward, Letter 52.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Dryden letter].

*DrJ 344

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elmes Steward, [c.October 1698]. 1698.

Ward, Letter 53.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Gratz Collection, British Authors/Poets Case 10, Box 38, [unnumbered item].

*DrJ 345

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 23 November 1698. 1698.

Henry Sotheran's sale catalogue of autograph letters [1904], item 250.

Ward, Letter 54.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779L 1698 Nov 23 to [Mrs Steward, Cotterstock].

DrJ 346

Copy by John Mitford of Dryden's letter to Elizabeth Steward, 23 November 1698 (erroneously dated ‘1692’). 1848.

In: One of a series of seventeen commonplace books and ‘Recollections’ of the Rev. John Mitford (1781-1859), literary scholar, 367 small octavo leaves. 1847-56.

British Library, Add. MS 32567, ff. 101r-3r.

*DrJ 347

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 12 December 1698. 1698.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 55.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.5.

DrJ 348

Copy of a letter by Dryden, to [Mary, Duchess of] Ormonde, ‘first day of Winter, 1698’. 1698.

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858, lot 54 (withdrawn, as only a copy not autograph). Sotheby's, 19 December 1905, lot 317, to Sabin.

Ward, Letter 56, edited from a text in Illustrated London News (28 August 1858), p. 197. Printed facsimile example in Northamptonshire Record Office, D (CA) 302. NB. Also Ward and others identify the addressee as the Duke of Ormonde, but see Pierre Legouis, ‘Dryden's Letter to “Ormond”’, MLN, 66 (1951), 88-92.

Untraced, [Dryden letter].

*DrJ 349

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, ‘Candlemass-Day’ [2 February] 1698/9. 1699.

Later owned by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector. Sotheby's, 12 June 1911 (Huth sale), lot 63, to Meylen.

Ward, Letter 5. Facsimiles in Sotheby's sale catalogue and in Northamptonshire Record Office, D (CA) 302.

Untraced, [Dryden letter].

DrJ 350

Malone's copy of Dryden's letter to Elizabeth Steward, ‘Candlemass-Day’ [2 February] 1698/9.

In: the MS described under DrJ 341. c.1800s.

Bodleian, Mal E 61-63, Vo. I, Part i, [unspecified page numbers].

DrJ 350.5

Copy of Dryden's letter to Elizabeth Steward, ‘Candlemass-Day’ [2 February] 1698/9.

In: the MS described under DrJ 341.5. c.1800.

Edited from this MS in Ward, Letter 57.

Yale, Osborn pd 118, [unspecified page numbers].

*DrJ 351

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 9 February 1698/9. 1699.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 58.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, [MA 130.6.

*DrJ 352

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, [18] February [1698/9]. 1699.

Facsimile example in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 21 July 1983, lot 19. Photocopy in British Library, RP 2539.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, D779L 1699 Feb. 18.

*DrJ 353

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 23 February [1698/9]. 1699.

Ward, Letter 73. NB. Ward dates this letter 23 February [1699/1700], but see W.J. Cameron, ‘John Dryden and Henry Heveningham’, N&Q, 202 (May 1957), 199-203 (p. 203).

Harvard, fMS Eng 870 (20).

DrJ 354

Malone's copy of Dryden's letter to Elizabeth Steward, 23 February 1698/9.

In: the MS described under DrJ 341. c.1800s.

Ward, Letter 73. NB. Ward dates this letter 23 February [1699/1700], but see W.J. Cameron, ‘John Dryden and Henry Heveningham’, N&Q, 202 (May 1957), 199-203 (p. 203).

Bodleian, Mal E 61-63, Vol. I, part i, [unspecified page numbers].

DrJ 354.5

Copy of Dryden's letter to Elizabeth Steward, 23 February 1698/9.

In: the MS described under DrJ 341.5. c.1800.

Edited from this MS in Ward, Letter 73. NB. Ward dates this letter 23 February [1699/1700], but see W.J. Cameron, ‘John Dryden and Henry Heveningham’, N&Q, 202 (May 1957), 199-203 (p. 203).

Yale, Osborn pd 118, [unspecified page numbers].

*DrJ 355

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 4 March 1698/9. 1699.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 59.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.7.

*DrJ 356

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 11 July [1699]. 1699.

Ward, Letter 60. A photograph is in Folger, C.c.1 (83a-b).

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L [1699] July 11 to [Mrs. Stewart, Cotterstock].

*DrJ 357

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Samuel Pepys, 14 July 1699. 1699.

Ward, Letter 61.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, 2442, after p. 539.

*DrJ 358

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 5 August 1699. 1699.

Later owned by F.W. Joy. Sotheby's, 27 May 1887, lot 128.

Ward, Letter 63. Facsimile in Charles John Smith, Historical and Literary Curiosities (London, 1847), No. 32.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L 1699 Aug. 5 to [Mrs. Stewart, Cotterstock].

*DrJ 359

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 18 September 1699. 1699.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 64.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.8.

DrJ 360

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to [Charles Montagu], [c.October 1699].

In: Two letters, the second by Matthew Prior. Among collections of Samuel Butler (1774-1839), Bishop of Lichfield.

Ward, Letter 65. Facsimile in Garnett & Gosse (1903), III, 107. Facsimile examples in Petti, English Literary Hands, No. 67, and (rearranged) in Frederick G. Netherclift, The Hand-Book of Autographs (London, 1862).

British Library, Add. MS 12112, ff. 1r-2v.

*DrJ 361

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, October 1699. 1699.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 66.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.9.

*DrJ 362

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 7 November [1699]. 1699.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 67. Facsimile in British Literary Autographs, Series I, ed Verlyn Klinkenborg et al. (New York, 1981), No. 55.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.10.

*DrJ 363

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Thomas, [November 1699]. 1699.

In: A quarto composite volume of letters and papers, in various hands, 78 leaves.

Ward, Letter 69, edited from a text in Miscellanea (London, 1727), pp. 151-2.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. letters 90, f. 54r.

*DrJ 364

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 26 November [1699]. 1699.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 70.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.11.

*DrJ 365

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 14 December 1699. 1699.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 71.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.12.

*DrJ 366

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 12 March 1699/1700. 1700.

Ward, Letter 74.

Haverford College, Charles Roberts Autograph Letters Collection, MS Coll. 115.

*DrJ 367

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, 11 April 1700. 1700.

In: the MS described under DrJ 315.

Ward, Letter 75. Facsimile in British Literary Autographs, Series I. ed. Verlyn Klinkenborg et al. (New York, 1981), No. 56.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 130, MA 130.13.

Documents

Document(s)

*DrJ 368

Dryden's autograph subscription, his signature ‘John Driden’, (the earliest known example of his hand), 18 May 1650. 1650.

In: Admission Book of Scholars.

Facsimile in Paul Hammond, ‘Dryden's Employment by Cromwell's Government’, TCBS, 8, part I (1981), 130-6 (Plate III). Partly on the basis of this signature, Hammond establishes the likelihood that Dryden was also the signatory to a receipt for £50 from Secretary Thurloe, dated 19 October 1657, in the National Archives, Kew (SP 18/180/95: reproduced in Hammond, plate I).

Trinity College, Cambridge, Admissions 1635-1740, p. 15.

*DrJ 369

Dryden's autograph subscription, the signature ‘Johannes Dryden Northamptoniensis’, 2 October 1650. 1650.

In: Admissions book.

Facsimile in Paul Hammond, ‘Dryden's Employment by Cromwell's Government’, TCBS, 8, part I (1981), 130-6 (Plate IV). Partly on the basis of this signature, Hammond establishes the likelihood that Dryden was also the signatory to a receipt for £50 from Secretary Thurloe, dated 19 October 1657, in the National Archives, Kew (SP 18/180/95: reproduced in Hammond, plate I).

Trinity College, Cambridge, Admissions 1645-59, p. 84.

*DrJ 370

A receipt for £50 from Secretary Thurloe, signed by Dryden, 19 October 1657. 1657.

This document debated in Ward, Life, pp. 325-6. Facsimile in Paul Hammond, ‘Dryden's Employment by Cromwell's Government’, TCBS, 8, part I (1981), 130-6 (Plate I).

National Archives, Kew, SP 18/180/95.

*DrJ 371

An exchequer receipt for £600, signed by Dryden and by Thomas Killigrew, relating to a fine for Nicholas Bacon's contriving the death of Sir Harbottle Grimston, 9 October 1667. 1667.

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

Untraced, [Dryden document].

*DrJ 372

A receipt for £25 allegedly signed by Dryden, 26 February 1679. 1679.

Sotheby's, 15 March 1876, lot 120.

Untraced, [Dryden document].

DrJ 373

An Excise receipt relating to the second half of 1681 signed on behalf of ‘John Dryden’ by ‘W. Walsh’. 1681.

See Charles E. Ward, The Life of John Dryden (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1961), p. 247.

Folger, MS X.d.13(2).

*DrJ 374

An autograph note signed by Dryden, authorizing his wife to receive £75 ‘due to me as Poet Laureat’. 3 November 1687.

In: A folio composite volume of autograph letters. Volume II of the Charnwood Autograph Collection, formed by Dorothea Mary Roby Benson (d.1942), wife of Godfrey Rathbone, first Baron Charnwood.

Formerly Loan MS 60/2.

Formerly among the Egerton-Warburton MSS, recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 291. Sotheby's, 16 March 1937, lot 485. Formerly Loan MS 60/2, item 5 (1). Facsimile in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Dryden Attributions and Texts from Harley MS. 6054’, BLJ, 25/1 (Spring 1999), 1-22 (p. 2).

British Library, Add. MS 70949, f. 25r.

DrJ 375

An agreement with Jacob Tonson assigning to him the copyright of Cleomenes, signed by Dryden, witnessed by his son John, on an oblong octavo leaf., 6 October 1691. 1691.

Folger, MS C.c.1(13).

*DrJ 376

The contract between Dryden and Jacob Tonson for his translation of Virgil, in a professional rounded hand, signed by Dryden and witnessed by William Congreve (who possibly had a hand in the drawing up of the contract), on vellum, 15 June 1694. 1694.

Edited in William Congreve: Letters & Documents, collected and edited by John C. Hodges (London, 1964), No. 61.

British Library, Add. Ch. 8429.

DrJ 377

Transcripts made by H.B. Wheatley, FSA (1838-1917), bibliographer and editor, and Percy J. Dobell (1876-1956), bookseller, of several documents relating to Dryden, including his copies of two receipts signed by Dryden for other subscribers to his edition of Virgil on 4 January 1695/6 and 9 November 1696. c.1900.

Folger, MS Y.d.28.

*DrJ 378

An autograph statement signed by Dryden, regarding the second subscriptions to his edition of Virgil, with his forecast that ‘the whole work will be finishd by Lady day next’ (i.e. 25 March 1697). 1697.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4429 (11).

DrJ 379

Jacob Tonson's accounts of payments to Dryden and printing expenses for the edition of Virgil in 1697-8. 1697-8.

P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue Literature of the Restoration (1918).

Folger, MS X.d.12 (1-4).

*DrJ 380

Two copies of the contract between Dryden and Tonson for Dryden's Fables, both copies signed and witnessed by Congreve, 20 March 1698/9. 1689.

Edited in William Congreve: Letters & Documents, ed. John C. Hodges (London, 1964), No. 66.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fD779L Bound [ii].

*DrJ 381

Autograph receipt signed by Dyden, for £268 from Jacob Tonson for Dryden's Fables, witnessed by his son Charles, on one side of a small square slip of paper, 24 March 1698/9. 1699.

Folger, MS C.c.1(14).

*DrJ 382

A printed receipt for a quarter's pay, allegedly signed by Dryden (‘with Printed Account of his Funeral, and portrait by Houbraken’), undated. Mid-late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 4 February 1876.

Untraced, [Dryden document].

Miscellaneous Extracts from Works by Dryden

Extracts

DrJ 382.2

Extracts from Dryden's Virgil.

In: the MS described under DrJ 199.2. c.1740-58.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 9, p. 51.

DrJ 383

Extracts, including quotations from The Character of a Good Parson, Ceyx and Alcyone and Palamon and Arcite.

In: the MS described under DrJ 242.3. Early-mid-18th century.

Recorded in California, IV, 802.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 105, ff. 31v, 49r-58r.

DrJ 383.5

Extracts from Dryden's Virgil.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers of Elias Ashmole, 245 leaves.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 864, f. 31 et seq.

DrJ 383.8

Extracts.

In: A duodecimo commonplace book of extracts, in English and Latin, written from both ends, 60 leaves, disbound. Owned and probably compiled by John Abbott (b.1653/4), of St John's College, Oxford. c.1670s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 954, f. 19r.

DrJ 384

Prose extracts.

In: the MS described under DrJ 297.5. c.1690s.

Recorded in California, IV, 781, 800.

British Library, Sloane MS 836, f. 83r-v.

DrJ 385

Verse extracts.

In: An octavo notebook of extracts from plays and poems, 40 leaves, c.1690s. c.1690s.

British Library, Sloane MS 2348, f. 38r.

DrJ 386

Extracts from Dryden's works, including The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis and The Indian Emperour.

In: the MS described under DrJ 199.8. Mid-18th century.

British Library, Stowe MS 971, ff. 9v-10r.

DrJ 387

Extracts from several works by Dryden, including his versions of Chaucer and Boccaccio, Alexander's Feast and The Flower and the Leaf.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in possibly several rounded hands, written from both ends, 112 leaves, in contemporary calf. Early 18th century.

Acquired from Robinson, 1932. Formerly fC7346M3 [17-- ] Bound.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1932. 001, ff. [31r-6v], [1v rev.].

DrJ 388

Extracts from dramatic works.

In: A MS book of epigrams. Late 17th century.

Durham Cathedral Library, Hunter MS 107, [Unspecified page numbers].

DrJ 389

Extracts from works by Dryden, including extracts from Absalom and Achitophel and Dryden's Juvenal and Persius.

In: the MS described under DrJ 2.7. c.1703-9.

Recorded in California, II, 413; IV, 781.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, ff. 61r-v, 63r-76r passim.

DrJ 390

Extracts from Dryden's plays.

In: the MS described under DrJ 194. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, pp. 35-6.

DrJ 391

Extracts from plays by Dryden.

In: the MS described under DrJ 299. c.1726.

Folger, MS M.a.47, pp. 119-32b.

DrJ 392

Quotations from Dryden's plays.

In: the MS described under DrJ 297. Late 17th century.

Harvard, fMS Eng 1312 (1), p. 94 et seq.

DrJ 393

Extract, ten lines beginning ‘the first physicians by debauch were made’, subscribed ‘Dryden’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single neat cursive hand, 18 leaves, in paper wrappers. Mid-18th century.

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms S-173, f. [14v].

DrJ 394

Extracts, including extracts from Aureng-Zebe and Alexander's Feast.

In: A composite volume of miscellaneous extracts and culinary and medical receipts. Mid-18th century.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12746 D, ff. 32v, 34v, 36v, 38v, 42v.

DrJ 395

Miscellaneous extracts from Dryden.

In: the MS described under DrJ 9.5. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, pp. 91, 93.

DrJ 396

Copy 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.

DrJ 397

Various extracts and copies, notably on pp. 25, 44-5, 104-5, 332-49, 189-90, 189-90.

In: the MS described under DrJ 20. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, passim.

DrJ 398

Extracts.

In: A quarto commonplace book of verse extracts, 340 pages (including blanks), in a small neat hand. Mid-18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS c 144, passim.

DrJ 398.5

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.

DrJ 399

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].