Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603)

Verse

(1) Poems by, or possibly by, Elizabeth

Four Knights of Nottinghamshire (‘Gervase the gentle, Stanhope the stout’)

Bradner, p. 7, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship.

‘No crooked leg, no blearèd eye’

First published in Poetry Book Society Bulletin (November 1958). Bradner, p. 4, as ‘Written in her French Psalter’. Collected Works, Poem 4, p. 132. Selected Works, Poem 3, pp. 5-6.

*ElQ 1

Autograph, inscribed by Elizabeth on the last leaf of her printed French Psalter (Paris, c.1520) which is lacking its front leaves. c.1565.

Edited from this MS in Poetry Book Society Bulletin (November 1958); in Collected Works; and in Selected Works. Edited from the 1958 publication in Bradner.

Royal Library, Windsor, [no shelfmark].

‘Now leave and let me rest. Dame Pleasure, be content’

Selected Works, Poems Possibly by Elizabeth 3, pp. 28-30. Bradner, pp. 8-10, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship. Collected Works, Poem 11, pp. 305-6.

ElQ 2

Copy, inscribed lengthways, in three columns, along the margin of a cropped quarto-size leaf otherwise comprising a formal copy of a late medieval Latin text. Late 16th century.

In: A large folio guardbook of medieval and 16th-century fragments, in paper and vellum, in various hands and folio sizes, iv + 90 leaves.

British Library, Add. MS 70516, f. 52r.

ElQ 3

Copy, headed ‘certan other verses made by owre sayd soueign’, subscribed ‘finis qd Elizabetha Regina’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse, ballads and some prose, in secretary hands, 49 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. Late 16th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r), in red ink, ‘John Stanhope’ (possibly John Stanhope, d.1593, of Eccleshill) and from the muniments of the Spencer-Stanhope family of Yorkshire.

Recorded in A.M.W. Stirling, Annals of a Yorkshire House (1911), I, 7.

British Library, Add. MS 82370, f. [45r].

ElQ 4

Copy, untitled, subscribed in a different ink (after deleted words) ‘Regina’.

In: A quarto composite verse miscellany, comprising three miscellaneous MSS in different hands, 151 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. Fols 11r-78r, largely in a single secretary hand, comprising a verse miscellany compiled by the antiquary St Loe Kniveton, of Gray's Inn. c.1585-90s.

This MS collated in Bradner and in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, ff. 49v-50r.

ElQ 5

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, 63 leaves, partly mounted on guards, in modern quarter-calf on marbled boards. Compiled by Henry Stanford (d.1616), household tutor to the Paget and Carey families, including George Carey, second Lord Hunsdon. c.1581-1612.

A complete transcription of this volume in Steven W. May, Henry Stanford's Anthology: An Edition of Cambridge University Library Manuscript Dd. 5.75 (New York, 1988).

Edited from this MS in Bradner, in Collected Works, and in Selected Works. May, Stanford, p. 155-6 (No. 222).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, f. 44v.

ElQ 6

Copy in: A verse miscellany, including 55 poems which have been attributed to Wyatt (one copied twice) as well as his Penitential Psalms, in several hands, originally compiled by, or for, John Harington of Stepney (1520?-82) and continued by his son, Sir John Harington of Kelston (1560-1612), whose hand occurs frequently in the MS, imperfect, once comprising 228 leaves of which 145 remain. Mid-late 16th century.

This volume described, and the full text edited, with facsimile examples of ff. 53r and 66v, in Hughey. Also discussed in Ruth Hughey, ‘The Harington Manuscript at Arundel Castle and Related Documents’, The Library, 4th Ser. 15 (1934-5), 388-444.

A transcript of the whole MS made c.1810 for George Frederick Nott is in the British Library, Add. MS 28635.

Edited from this MS in Hughey, I, 280-1. Collated in Bradner and in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

The Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, MSS (Special Press), ‘Harrington MS. Temp. Eliz.’, f. 167r-v.

‘O Governor of all the spheres in motion’

The French text, beginning ‘O Gouuerneur, de la machine ronde’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 137-8. An English translation in Collected Works, Poem 6, pp. 151-2. The authorship is uncertain.

On Monsieur's Departure, circa 1582 (‘I grieve and dare not show my discontent’)

Collected Works, Poem 9, pp. 302-3. Selected Works, Poem 6, pp. 12-13. Bradner, p. 5.

ElQ 7

Copy in: A small quarto colume of state papers and verse, in a closely written hand, i + 170 pages, badly affected by ink seepage. c.1620s-37.

Edited from this MS in John Nichols, The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth, 3 vols (London, 1823). Cited (as ‘mostly illegible’) in Bradner, in Collected Works, and in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 781, p. 142.

ElQ 8

Copy, headed ‘Sonetto’, subscribed ‘Eliz. Regina’.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 180 leaves, in calf. Compiled by Thomas Tanner (1674-1735) 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Bradner, in Collected Works, and in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 76, f. 94r.

ElQ 9

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet by Queene Elizabeth’.

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

British Library, Egerton MS 923, f. 18v.

ElQ 10

Copy, headed ‘E: R: On Mounsieurs depture’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in one or more secretary hands, with (ff. 244r-54r) a first-line index, 254 leaves, in modern half-morocco, poems on ff. 34v and 242v dated 1637. Including 91 poems and some prose works by John Donne and fourteen poems by Thomas Carew. c.1637.

Among the collections of Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (1776-1839), first Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham, largely derived from the collection of the antiquary Thomas Astle (1735-1803), which in turn chiefly derived from Astle's father-in-law, the Essex historian Philip Morant (1700-70) (see DnJ Δ 15). Later owned by Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as ‘Stowe MS II’: DnJ Δ 44 and ‘Stowe MS’: CwT Δ 22.

This MS collated in Bradner. Cited in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 231v.

ElQ 11

Copy, headed ‘Queen Elizabeth verses on Monsieurs departure out of England’.

In: A folio booklet of state letters and papers, chiefly relating to the Earl of Essex, closely written in a single hand, on two paires of conjugate leaves, in modern boards. Early 17th century.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 57, f. 3v.

ElQ 12

Copy, headed ‘Sonnett by Queene Elizabeth’.

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

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

This MS cited in Selected Works.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part II, pp. 50-1.

Rebus on Noel's Name (‘The word of denial and the letter of fifty’)

Bradner, p. 6, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship.

Song on the Armada Victory, December 1588 (‘Look and bow down Thine ear, O Lord’)

Collected Works, Poem 14, pp. 410-11. Selected Works, Poem 9, pp. 22-3. Selected Works, Poem 1, pp. 2-3.

ElQ 13

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘A songe made by her Matie and. sung before her at her cominge from white hall to Powles throughe fleetestre in Anno dni 1588’ and, at the side, ‘songe in December after the scatteringe of the Spanishe Navy’, on one side of a folio leaf, numbered 160. c.1588.

Formerly part of a composite volume of papers belonging to Sir Henry Spelman (1563/4-1641), historian and antiquary. Later owned by Hudson Gurney (1775-1864), of Keswick Hall, Norfolk, banker and antiquary. Sotheby's, 31 March 1936 (Gurney sale), lot 109, item 111.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

National Maritime Museum, SNG/4.

‘The doubt of future foes’

A version first published in George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie (London, 1589), sig. 2E2v (p. 208). Bradner, p. 4. Collected Works, Poem 5, pp. 133-4. Selected Works, Poem 4, pp. 7-9.

ElQ 14

Copy, headed ‘Verses made by the Quenes Matie’.

In: A quarto commonplace book of poems, songs, orations, etc., i + 89 leaves, in contemporary calf (with a flyleaf from a 14th-century missal). c.1570.

Inscribed names ‘Elinor Gunter’, sister of Ed. Gunter, of Lincoln's Inn, and ‘William Oldisworth’ (1680-1734), writer and translator.

Described by Philip Bliss in british Bibliography, 1817, II, 609.

Edited from this MS in Bradner. Cited in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 108, f. 44v.

ElQ 15

Copy, headed ‘E Reg’, here beginning ‘The Dowte of future [force superscribed by] foes’. Late 16th-century.

In: A 15th-century rubricated MS of John Gower's Vox Clamantis, on vellum throughout, 157 folio-size leaves, ff' 158r-69v comprising later additions on paper, in old calf gilt (rebacked).

From the library of Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65), natural philosopher and courtier. Inscribed name ‘Roger Waller’.

This MS cited in Bradner and in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Digby 138, f. 159r.

ElQ 16

Copy, headed ‘certan vses made by the quenes matie Eliz &c. ao R xiio’[i.e. 1569-70] and subscribed ‘finis qd Elizabetha’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 3. Late 16th century.

British Library, Add. MS 82370, f. [44v].

ElQ 17

Copy, headed ‘Certen verses made by the Queenes moste excellent Matie against the Rebells in the North ptes of England and in Norfolke & other places of the Realme, Ao dni 1569 et 1570’.

In: A folio miscellany chiefly of heraldic and historical collections, in a single secretary hand, with rubrication, 418 leaves. Compiled by Robert Commaundre (d.1613), rector of Tarporley, Cheshire, and chaplain to Sir Henry Sydney, Lord President of the Marches of Wales. Late 16th-early 17th century.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Egerton MS 2642, f. 237v.

ElQ 18

Copy, headed ‘The following Ditty on the Factions raised by the Q of Scots while Prisoner in England, was composed by Q Elizabeth and was printed not long after, if not before, the beheading of the said Scots Quen’.

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

This MS cited in Bradner and in Selected Works.

British Library, Harley MS 6933, f. 8r.

ElQ 19

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘FINIS EL’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 4.

This MS cited in Bradner and in Selected Works.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 27v.

ElQ 20

Copy, in triple columns, headed ‘Verses made by the Q. Maiestie’ and here beginning ‘The doubt of future foes’, subscribed ‘Viuat Regina’.

In: A large folio volume of state tracts, speeches and letters, in a single professional secretary hand, 93 leaves, in 19th-century calf gilt. Late 16th century.

Inscribed ‘This Manuscript was in ye Library at ye late Mr Pitts at Kingston, in Dorsetshire, it was bought at his sale by Mr Rodd ye bookseller, from whom I had it in 1838. Ev: M: Shirley’. Bookplate of Evelyn Philip Shirley, being MS 9 of the Shirley family library at Ettington Hall, Warwickshire. Sotheby's, 31 January 1956, lot 407. Sold by John F. Fleming (1910-87), New York bookseller, in April 1975. Formerly Folger MS Add. 670.

Recorded in HMC, 5th Report (1876), Appendix, p. 00.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works, in Selected Works, and in Steven W. May, ‘Queen Elizabeth's “Future Foes”: Editing Manuscripts with the First-Line Index of Elizabethan Verse (a Future Friend)’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004). pp. 1-12.

Folger, MS V.b.317, f. 20v.

ElQ 21

Copy, untitled, inscribed in the margin ‘per Reginam’. c.1600.

In: A folio composite volume of largely state and parliamentary papers, in several professional secretary hands, 202 leaves, in red morocco gilt. Including (f. 3r-v) Elizabethan verses inscribed ‘Thomas Aldwell me possidet’ and (ff. 4r-81r) a formulary of political and legal documents and precedents, in several hands, largely compiled by Francis Alford, MP (c.1530-92).

This MS cited in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 10, f. 3v.

ElQ 22

Copy of a garbled version, with a long preamble beginning ‘A Copy of Verses by Queen Elizabeth; on occasion of her first uneasiness, concerning Mary Queen of Scots...’, the poem here beginning ‘Watchful, to shun those Snares wch: wd: my peace destroy’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in several hands, 96 leaves, in modern boards. Entitled (f. 4r) ‘A Collection of Verses upon Several Occasions by Several Hands. Begun March 26th: 1732 / W: Jermy 1732’. c.1732-41.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 20, f. 76v.

ElQ 23

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Elizabetha Regina’.

In: An unbound sheaf of six folio leaves of poems, in a neat secretary hand, in double columns. Among papers of Adam Ottley (1685-1752), Registrar of the diocese of St David's, Wales, and formerly in Pitchford Hall, Shropshire. c.1580s.

This MS discussed. with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, ‘Poems by Sir Philip Sidney: The Ottley Manuscript’, The Library, 5th Ser. 33 (1978), 284-95. See also correspondence with Jean Robertson in The Library, 6th Ser. (June 1980) and (June 1981).

This MS cited in Beal (1978) and in Selected Works.

National Library of Wales, Pitchford Hall (Ottley) English Literary MSS (uncatalogued), B B1, f. 5v.

ElQ 24

Copy, here beginning ‘The dread of future foes exyle my present Ioy’ and subscribed ‘Elizabetha Regina’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 6. Mid-late 16th century.

Edited from this MS in Hughey, I, 276-7. Partly collated in Collected Works. Collated in Bradner. Cited in Selected Works.

The Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, MSS (Special Press), ‘Harrington MS. Temp. Eliz.’, f. 164v.

ElQ 25

Copy. Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Certaine verses made by the queenes matie and wryghten wth hir one hand’, on one side of a single leaf. Late 16th century.

University of Reading, MS233/2 NAD5396.

ElQ 26

Copy, incorporated in a letter to a lady apparently by Sir John Harington, introduced as a poem ‘of her Highness own enditing...My Lady Wiloughby did covertly get it on her Majesties tablet, and had much hazard in so doing; for the Queen did find out the thief, and chid for spreading evil bruit of her writing such toyes, when other matters did so occupy her employment at this time; and was fearful of being thought too lightly of for so doing.’

In: A collection of papers of Sir John Harington (1560-12) and his family. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Owned by Sir John's descendants Henry Harington (1686-1769) and Dr Henry Harington (1727-1816).

These manuscripts edited in Nugae Antiquae (first published in two volumes, London, 1769); various editions, expanded to 2 vols, ed. Henry Harington [and Thomas Park], London, 1804.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), I, 58-9. Cited in Collected Works.

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

‘Twas Christ the Word that spake it’

First published in Alexander Huish, Lectures upon the Lord's Prayer (London, 1626), sig. Y2v of his sermon on ‘Give us this day our daily bread’. Bradner, p. 6, as ‘Christ was the Word’, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship. Collected Works, Poem 3, p. 47. Selected Works, among Wrongly Attributed Works 1, p. 330. The authorship discussed with scepticism also in J.E. Neale, Essays in Elizabethan History (London, 1958), pp. 102-3.

A version headed ‘On the Sacrament’ and beginning ‘He was the Word that spake it’ published in John Donne, Poems (London, 1635). Grierson, I, 427, among ‘Poems attributed to John Donne’.

ElQ 27

Copy of a version headed ‘On the Sacrament’ and beginning ‘He was the word that spake itt’.

In: An oblong octavo miscellany of largely devotional verse and some prose, including (ff. 7v-22r) twelve poems by Crashaw, probably transcribed from Carmen Deo Nostro (Paris, 1652), in a single italic hand, written across the width of the pages with the spine upwards, with (ff. 181r-8r) a table of contents, 188 leaves, in calf gilt. Entitled Collections out of seuerall Authors by Marmaduke Raudon Eboracensis 1662: i.e. compiled by Marmaduke Rawdon (1610-69), traveller and antiquary, of Guiseley, Yorkshire, who later lived with his cousin, also named Marmaduke Rawdon, at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, the MS including elegies on yet another (Sir) Marmaduke Rawdon (1582-1646), Governor of Basing House. c.1662.

Later owned by Thomas Rodd (1796-1849). Rodd's sale catalogue, February 1850, item 764.

Cited in IELM, II.i, as the Rawdon MS: CrR Δ 2. Crashaw's work collated in Martin (cited as A1) and discussed pp. lxxx-lxxxi.

For other Rawdon miscellanies, see Yale, Osborn MS fb 150; York Minster, MS Add. 122; and a MS sold at Puttick and Simpson's, 3 March 1870, lot 552, to Nicholls. For the Rawdon family, see H.F. Hayllar, The Chronicles of Hoddesdon (1948), pp. 52-4.

British Library, Add. MS 18044, f. 159r.

ElQ 28

Copy, subscribed ‘Q: Eliz’.

In: A duodecimo notebook, in Latin and English, in several hands, written from both ends, 88 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Owned and probably compiled at least in part by John Gandye (b.1604/5), of Oriel College, Oxford, who has inscribed f. 2r ‘Si quis me quærat, præsto est / Jo: Gandye’. c.1620s.

Name inscribed (f. 1v rev.) ‘Thomas Keen’.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 947, f. 86v rev.

ElQ 29

Copy, here beginning ‘Christ was the word who spake it’, headed in another hand ‘Queen Elizas answer to Bishop Gardner’.

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

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

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

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8460, p. 17.

ElQ 30

Copy of a version beginning ‘He was the Word that spake it’, with introduction ‘Likewise Doctor Donnes Ænigmatical Verse written since he was made Minister, to obscure by equivocation the very truth of the Reall presence in the blessed Sacrament of the Alter; such is the Condition of Heretiques to illude simple people, by making that doubtfull, which is of it selfe most apparent’, and with a sidenote ‘This I thought good to insert the better to diserne truth from falshood; rectum distingure falsa’.

In: A folio composite volume of verse and prose, much of it Catholic, in several hands, one semi-calligraphic secretary hand predominating, with a formal title-page The Garden of Pleasure Comprehending the Choice Flowers of all my Readeinge though otherwise distinguished as hereafter appeareth Anno Dni 1636, ii + 437 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. Compiled in his later years by George Barlow (b.c.1558) of Slebech, dedicated (f. 2v) ‘To his Grandchild G: B:’, and (f. 416r) showing his original intention to publish the volume. 1636-40.

Later inscriptions including ‘John Barlow his book. Anno Domini 1732’ and (f. 313r) a note by ‘W. H. 1761’. Bookplate with monogram ‘RFG’.

Discussed in J. M. Cleary, The Catholic Recusancy of the Barlow Family of Slebech (Cardiff, 1956).

Cardiff Central Library, MS 4.97, f. 370v.

ElQ 31

Copy of a version headed ‘On ye Sacrament’ and here beginning ‘He was the word that spake it’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, including a number of culinary receipts, 255 leaves (including over 65 blanks), written from both ends (Part I, in a rounded italic hand: ff. 1r-117r:; Part II: ff. 1*r-72r), in old calf. Inscribed (Part II, f. 1*r) ‘A booke of verses collected by mee RDungaruan’: i.e. Richard Boyle (1612-98), Viscount Dungarvon and later Earl of Burlington. c.1630s.

Also inscribed ‘Mary Helerd’. Subsequently owned by James Tyrrell (1642-1718), historical writer, and by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1782-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 15745. Formerly Folger MS 46. 2

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part II, f. 20r.

ElQ 32

Copy of a version headed ‘On the Communion’ and beginning ‘Hee was the word that spake it’, following other verses on the subject, on one page of two conjugate long ledger-size leaves, docketed by Anne Sadleir ‘Verses vpon the putting downe of the Book of Common Prayer’.

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

Donated by Anne Sadleir in 1669.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 5. 5 (James 699), No. 83.

Twenty-seven stanzas in French, composed circa 1590 (‘With the blinding so strange’)

The French text, beginning ‘Avecq l'aueugler si estrange’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 85-94. An English verse translation in Collected Works, Poem 15, pp. 413-21.

*ElQ 33

Autograph draft, with deletions and revisions, on nine folio pages. c.1590.

Edited from this MS in Autograph Compositions and, together with an English translation, in Steven W. May and Anne Lake Prescott, ‘The French Verses of Elizabeth I’, ELR, 24, No. 1 (Winter 1994), 9-43.

Facsimiles of the first page in Collected Works, p. 412, and of f. 151r and the top of f. 152v in May & Prescott, Plates 1 & 2 after p. 32.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 147/150-154.

*ElQ 34

Autograph MS, with revisions, on seven leaves. c.1590.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works, with a facsimile of f. 207r on p. 412.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 147/207-213.

Verse Exchange between Queen Elizabeth and King Philip of Spain, circa Spring 1588 (‘When Greeks do measure months by the moon’)

First published in George Ballard, Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain (Oxford, 1752), p. 227. Bradner, p. 7, one line as ‘A Latin Hexameter’, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship. Collected Works, Poem 13, pp. 409-10. Autograph Compositions, pp. 85-94.

ElQ 35

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single hand, 114 leaves, bound with a printed exemplum of Thomas Watson's <GREEK> or Passionate Centurie of Love (London, [1581?]). Compiled by John Lilliat (c.1550-c.1599). c.1590s.

This MS volume printed in full, with facsimile examples, in Liber Lilliati: Elizabethan Verse and Song (Bodleian MS Rawlinson Poetry 148), ed. Edward Doughtie (Newark, DE, 1985).

Edited from this MS in Collected Works.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 148, f. 3v.

ElQ 36

Copy of the Latin lines only, headed ‘Papa ad reginam Elizabetham’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, entitled Juvenilia Ludicra, in a single small mixed hand, 103 leaves, all now window mounted in a quarto volume, in 19th-century half morocco. Probably compiled by a Cambridge University man. c.1630s.

Inscribed in engrossed lettering (f. 1r) ‘E Libris Richard Sutclif’. Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1830-84), merchant and author. Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (Bright sale), lot 194.

This MS cited in Collected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 81v.

Verse Exchange between Queen Elizabeth and Sir Thomas Heneage, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, circa 1572 (‘A hapless kind of life is this I wear’)

Latin elegiacs beginning ‘Genus infoelix vitae’, followed by the English version, and Heneage's sonnet to Elizabeth beginning ‘Madam, but mark the labors of our life’ first published in Curt F. Bühler, ‘Libri Impressi Cum Notis Manuscriptis’, MLN, 53 (1938), 245-9. Collected Works, Poem 7, pp. 299-300. Selected Works, Poem 5, pp. 10-11.

ElQ 37

Copy of the two sets of verse, the first subscribed ‘This aboue was written in a book by the Queenes Matie’, the second apparently signed by, and in the hand of, Sir Thomas Heneage (c.1532-95), courtier. Inscribed on the rectos of two front endpapers in an exemplum of Henry Bull's Christian praiers and Holy Meditations (London, 1570), an octavo in contemporary calf gilt. Late 16th century.

Inscribed on the verso of the first endpaper by Thomas Dicker, of Lewes, Sussex., 19th-century banker.

Edited from this MS in Bühler, in Collected Works, and in Selected Works.

Pierpont Morgan Library, 7768.

Verse Exchange between Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Ralegh, circa 1587 (‘Ah, silly Pug, wert thou so sore afraid?’)

Collected Works, Poem 12, pp. 307-9. Selected Works, Poem 7, pp. 14-18.

For Ralegh's “Fortune hath taken away my love”, see RaW 133-5.

ElQ 38

Copy, annotated in the margin ‘per reginam Walter Rawley’, and deleted. c.1600.

In: the MS described under ElQ 21.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works and in The Poems of Sir Walter Ralegh, ed. Michael Rudick (Tempe Arizona, 1999), No. 15B, p. 20.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 10, f. 3r.

ElQ 39

Copy of the complete 24-line poem, in a right-hand column, headed ‘An aunswer’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems and state papers, in secretary hands, written from both ends, 50 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1620s.

Among papers of the Troyte-Bullock family, formerly of Zeals House, Mere, and probably deriving from the papers of the Chafyn family of Bulford and Chisenbury or the Reymes family of Waddon, near Dorchester.

Edited from this MS in Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works, poem 7a, pp. 14-15, and in The Poems of Sir Walter Ralegh, ed. Michael Rudick (Tempe Arizona, 1999), p. 23.

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, 865/500, f. [27r].

[Verse Exchange between Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Ralegh] (‘If thou art afraid climb not at all’)

‘When I was fair and young, and favor graced me’

Collected Works, Poem 10, pp. 303-4 (Version 1), 304-5 (Version 2). Selected Works, Poems Possibly by Elizabeth 2, pp. 26-7. Bradner, p. 7, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship.

ElQ 40

Copy, the heading (deleted) ‘Verses made by the queen when she was supposed to be in love with mounsyre’, subscribed ‘Elysabetha regina’.

In: A quarto miscellany chiefly of verse, largely in a single secretary hand, compiled by a Cambridge student, vii + 130 leaves, in later calf. c.1586-91.

This volume is edited in Cummings, who suggests that the compiler is Sir John Finett (1571-1641), of Fordwich, Kent: hence it is often cited as ‘The John Finett miscellany’. The hands do not appear to be his, however, and this attribution is questionable.

Edited from this MS (as Version 2) in Collected Works. Collated in Bradner. Cited in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 1r.

ElQ 41

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘FINIS. Ely’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 4.

Edited from this MS in Bradner and in Selected Works. Collated (as Version 2) in Collected Works.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 21v.

ElQ 42

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under ElQ 5. c.1581-1612.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Cited in Bradner and in Selected Works. May, Stanford, p. 129 (No. 202).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, f. 38v.

ElQ 43

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘l: of oxforde’.

In: An oblong quarto verse miscellany, in three accomplished secretary hands, xvi + 52 pages (including blanks), being a fragment of a larger volume, now mounted in an album, in russia gilt. c.1590-1600s.

Inscribed (on an affixed slip of paper) ‘Anne Cornwaleys her booke’ [i.e. probably Anne Cornwallis (d.1635), who on 30 November 1610 became Countess of Argyll]; (p. 34) ‘Ed Philips his Book 1740’; ‘Robert Thomas not his Book 1740’; (p. [xvi]); ‘Sam: Lysons’ [i.e. Samuel Lysons (1763-1819), antiquary]. Afterwards owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1787-1843), book collector. Bright sale, Part II (18 June 1844), to Thorpe. Then owned by Dr Thomas Russell and his son the Rev. John Fuller Russell (1813-84), ecclesiastical historian (who has signed the MS ‘John F. Russell’ on p.[i]); by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector, and then in the Warwick Castle Library. Formerly Folger MS 1.112.

Discussed in William H. Bond, ‘The Cornwallis-Lysons Manuscript and the Poems of John Bentley’, Joseph Quincy Adams Memorial Studies, ed. James G. McManaway, Giles E. Dawson, and Edwin E. Willoughby (Washington, DC, 1948), pp. 683-93, and in Arthur F. Marotti, ‘Folger MSS V.a.89 and V.a.345: Reading Lyric Poetry in Manuscript’, in The Reader Revealed, ed. Sabrina Alcorn Baron, et al. (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, 2001), pp. 44-57.

This MS collated in Bradner and in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

Folger, MS V.a.89, p. 12.

ElQ 44

Copy, headed ‘Another’ and here beginning ‘When I was fayre & young then beauty graced mee’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, 210 pages, comprising 38 unnumbered pages and 172 numbered pages (plus four blank leaves), perhaps largely in a single predominantly secretary hand, with additions in four other hands on the unnumbered pages and pp. 167-71, including the scribbled title ‘Divers Sonnets & Poems compiled by certaine gentil Clarks and Ryme-Wrightes’, probably associated with Oxford University and the Inns of Court, in contemporary vellum. Including 14 poems by Strode (and a second copy of one poem). c.1637-51.

Inscribed (front pastedown) ‘Wakelin EeK Hering / Blows of Whitsor’, and (rear pastedown) ‘R. J. Cotton’. Formerly Folger MS 2073.4.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Cotton MS: StW Δ 20.

This MS collated in Bradner. Cited in Selected Works.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 169.

Written on a Window Frame at Woodstock (‘O Fortune, thy wresting, wavering state’)

First published, in a garbled version, in Paul Hentzner, Itinerarivm Germaniae, Galliae; Angliae; Italiae (Nuremberg, 1612), pp. 144-5. Bradner, p. 3, as ‘Written on a Wall at Woodstock’. Collected Works, Poem 1, pp. 45-6. Selected Works, Poem 1, pp. 2-3.

ElQ 45

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet by Q. Elizabeth 1555’, on one side of a 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.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 4457, f. 6r.

ElQ 46

Copy, followed (f. 740r-v) by a German translation. 1599.

In: A travel journal compiled by Thomas Platter, 1595-1600, bound in two folio volumes.

Edited from this MS in Thomas Platters des Jüngeren Englandfahrt im Jahre 1599, ed. Hans Hecht (Leipzig, 1929), pp. 121-2; in Clare Williams, Thomas Platter's Travels in England, 1599 (London, 1937), pp. 220-1; in Thomas Platter, Beschreibung der Reisen durch Frankreich, Spanien, England und die Niederlande 1595-1600, ed. Rut Keiser, 2 vols (Basel, 1968), II, 859; and in Queen Elizabeth I, Selected Works.

University of Basle, Switzerland, A V 7 and A V 8, Vol. 2, f. 740r.

ElQ 47

Copy of both English and Latin versions, written by Waldstein when he visited Woodstock on 15 July 1600.

In: A quarto diary, compiled by the Moravian baron Zdenëk Brtnický z Valdstejna (Baron Waldstein) during his continental tour from 1 January 1597 to 31 December 1603, in vellum.

Subsequently in the library of Franz Seraph (1570-1636), Cardinal von Dietrichstein, at Nicholsburg; captured and sent during the Thirty Years War to the Royal Library, Stockholm. Retained in the library of Queen Christina (1626-89) when in exile in Rome. Acquired by Pope Alexander VIII (1610-91), in May 1690, for the Vatican Library.

Edited from this MS in The Diary of Baron Waldstein, trans. G.W. Goos (London, 1981), pp. 117, 119. Cited in Selected Works, p. 3.

Vatican Library, MS Reg lat. 666, ff. 161-2.

Written with a Diamond (‘Much suspected by me’)

First published in John Foxe, Acts and Monuments (London, 1563), p. 1714. Bradner, p. 3, as ‘Written with a Diamond on her Window at Woodstock’. Collected Works, Poem 2, p. 46. Selected Works, Poem 2, p. 4.

ElQ 48

Copy, in Sir John Harington's hand, with his introduction ‘...she that wrote in the window at wodstocke with a diamont’, subscribed ‘quoth Elizabeth prisoner’, and with his longer subscription concluding with her(?) Latin translation, beginning ‘Plurimi de me male suspicantor’.

In: A largely autograph MS by Sir John Harington, 338 quarto leaves, in half morocco. c.1590-1.

Sotheby's, 1862?, to Boone. Purchased from Boone 24 April 1862.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 18920, f. 322r.

ElQ 49

Copy, in a roman hand, headed ‘Queen Elizabeth wrot in the glase window at wodstock maner with the Deiamond ston of her ringe when shee was kept prisoner there by her sister Mary in these words’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Welsh, in several hands, 161 pages, in contemporary limp vellum. Compiled, at least in part, by Philip Powell of Brecon (‘Phillip Powell his booke’ on p. 2), referring (p. 63) to his being committed to Newgate prison for three years on or by 1 March ‘1633’ (his wife not having come to see him ‘once’) and with a reference (p. 45) to ‘My ffather Thomas Powell’, a distant cousin of Edward Games, the first recorder of Brecknock. Other names inscribed including Thomas and Richard Powell, and with a note dated 1812 (p. 4) by ‘Thomas Lawrence’, who purchased the MS at the sale of the library of Theophilus Jones (1759-1812), Brecknockshire county historian. c.1632-48.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 3.42, p. 26.

ElQ 50

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘These verses shee wrott with her diamond in aglass Windowe’, with a marginal note ‘by the queen being prisoner at Woodstocke in her sisters time’, and subscribed ‘Quoth Elizabeth prisoner’ with two lines of Latin.

In: A quarto composite memorandum book of English, Welsh and latin verse and prose, in several hands, 100 leaves, in a contemporary limp vellum wrapper within modern half red morocco. Compiled over a period, at least in part, by various members of the Lloyd family of Llwydiarth. Early 17th century-1672.

Inscriptions including (f. 3r) ‘Mounta: Lloyd 1671’ and (f. 49r) ‘David Wms. his Book beeing Mrs Anne Lloyds Guift’, and with other references to David Lloyd, Elizabeth Lluyd, Robert Lluyd, Jane Lloyd, and Hugh Lloyd. Probably Quaritch's sale ‘Catalogue of English Literature’ (August-November 1884), item 22351. Formerly Sotheby MS B. 2.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

National Library of Wales, Wynne (Bodewryd) MS 6, f. 59v.

(2) Verse Translations by or attributed to Elizabeth

Boethius's ‘The Consolation of Philosophy’ (‘Righmes that my groing studie ons perfourmed’)

Elizabeth's translation of all five books of Boethius's De consolatione philosophiae, verse ‘Myters’ alternating with prose passages throughout. First published complete in Queen Elizabeth's Englishings, ed. Caroline Pemberton, Early English Text Society, 113 (London, 1899), pp. 1-120. Bradner (verse only), as ‘The Metres of Boethius' “Consolation of Philosophy”’, pp. 19-46. Complete text, with facing modern spelling version, in Translations (2), pp. 72-365. Edited by Noel Harold Kaylor Jr and Philip Edward Phillips, as Elizabeth I, The Consolation of Queen Elizabeth: The Queen's Translation of Boethius's De Consolatio Philosophiæ (Tempe, AZ, 2009).

*ElQ 51

MS draft of all five books, with pages or passages in the Queen's cursive hand (including most of the verse), with revisions, alternating throughout with text in the chiefly secretary hand of her amanuensis Thomas Windebank, also with her occasional revisions; with (f. 7r-10r) a series of computations, in roman and secretary hands, addressed to the Queen, recording the time she spent at Windsor on the translation from 10 October to 5 November1593. 1593.

In: A folio volume of partly autograph translations by Queen Elizabeth, 105 leaves (ff. 1r-5r 19th-century notes on the MS), all mounted on guards, in 19th-century red morocco gilt. 1593-8.

Accounts (on f. 105v) of cloth bought from John Willet mercer 18 January ‘1607’.

Edited from this MS in Pemberton, with a facsimile page after p. 32; in Bradner; in Translations (2), with facsimiles of ff. 30r and 49r on pp. 44 and 253; and in Kaylor and Phillips.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/289, ff. 13r-83v.

ElQ 52

A fair copy, in italic and secretary scripts (? Windebanke's hand) of part of the Queen's translation of the first book, both verse and prose, untitled, beginning with the verses ‘Rymes that my growing study once perfourmed’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 51. 1593-8.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/289, ff. 100r-2v.

The Metres of Boethius' ‘Consolation of Philosophy’ (‘Righmes that my groing studie ons perfourmed’)

See Boethius's ‘The Consolation of Philosophy’, ElQ 51-52.

Certaine Sentences out of the Xiiij Psalme, written by the Queenes Maiestie, in Latine, french and Italian (‘Stultus dixit in corde suo: non est’)

Three quatrains, beginning respectively ‘Stultus dixit in corde suo: non est’, ‘Le fol dit en son coeur, il n'ya point de’, and ‘Le stolto disse ne'l suo cuore, Egli non’. Unpublished.

ElQ 53

Semi-calligraphic copy.

In: A posthumous presentation copy of Elizabeth's translation of Margarite de Navarre's devotional treatise and of passages from Scripture, 32 quarto leaves, in contemporary vellum gilt, with remains of ties. c.1603-6.

From the library of Edmund Butler (1771-1846), Earl of Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland.

Harvard, MS Eng 942, f. [3v].

Horace's ‘Art of Poetry’ (‘If to a mans hed a pantar wold’)

Elizabeth's translation of Horace's De arte poetica, in 194 lines. First published in Queen Elizabeth's Englishings, ed. Caroline Pemberton, Early English Text Society, 113 (London, 1899), pp. 142-9. Bradner, pp. 46-51. Translations (2), with facing modern-spelling version, pp. 462-83.

*ElQ 54

Autograph rough drafts, with revisions, incomplete, untitled, endorsed (f. 89v) by the Queen's amanuensis Thomas Windebank ‘Her Mates translation of a peece of Horace de arte poëtica written wt her own hand, and copied by me for her Matie the iiiijth. of Noueber 1598. and at that day I delyuered it vnto hir own handes’. 1598.

In: the MS described under ElQ 51. 1593-8.

Edited from this MS in Pemberton; in Bradner; and, with a facsimile of the first page on p. 450, in Translations (2).

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/289, ff. 84r-8v.

Francesco Petrarch's ‘Trionfo dell' Eternità’

Lines 1-90 only. First published in The Arundel Manuscript of Tudor Poetry, ed. Ruth Hughey, 2 vols (Columbus, OH, 1960), I, 360-3. Bradner, pp. 13-16. Translations, pp. 469-74.

ElQ 55

Copy, headed ‘Triumphe Petrarcke.’, the last three lines docketed ‘E. R.’

In: the MS described under ElQ 6. Mid-late 16th century.

Edited from this MS in Hughey. Thence in Bradner, and in Translations.

The Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, MSS (Special Press), ‘Harrington MS. Temp. Eliz.’, ff. 219v-20v.

Plutarch's ‘On Curiosity’ (‘Perchance hit might be best to shun at al that home’)

Elizabeth's verse translation of Desiderius Erasmus's Latin version of Plutarch's De curiositate, in sixteen chapters. First published in Queen Elizabeth's Englishings, ed. Caroline Pemberton, Early English Text Society, 113 (London, 1899), pp. 121-41. Bradner, pp. 51-68. Selected Works, pp. 296-328. Translations (2), pp. 390-447, with facing modernized spelling version.

ElQ 56

Copy, in the accomplished italic hand of the Queen's amanuensis Thomas Windebank, untitled, on twelve quarto leaves, bound with two unrelated MSS (Royal MSS 17 A. XLII-III). This is the copy made for the Queen by Windebank referred to in his subscription to ElQ 57. [11 November 1598].

Edited from this MS in Selected Works.

British Library, Royal MS 17 A. XLIV.

*ElQ 57

Autograph draft, untitled and here beginning ‘Pchance hit might bi best to Shun at al that ho’, subscribed in the hand of the Queen's amanuensis Thomas Windebank ‘3o. Noueber. 1598. ao. xlo. her Mates translation of a treatise of Curiositie written by Plutark, & putt into English miter. begon the iijde of this Nouember, & ended the ixth of the same monith, & copied out by her Mates [order] to me the xiijto of No.’, [3-9 November 1598]. 1598.

In: the MS described under ElQ 51. 1593-8.

Edited from this MS in Pemberton; in Bradner; and, with a facsimile of lines 278-99 on p. 368, in Translations (2). Discussed in Selected Works, pp. 327-8.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/289, ff. 90r-9v.

The Second Chorus from Seneca's ‘Hercules Oetaeus’ (‘What harming hurl of fortune's arm thou dreadest’)

Bradner, pp. 16-19. Selected Works, pp. 287-95. Translations, pp. 447-56.

ElQ 58

Copy, headed ‘A Translatio of Q Elizabeth’, in a neat secretary hand. c.1589.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, in English and Latin, in various hands, 155 leaves, in limp vellum.

Inscribed (several times), by the principal compiler, ‘ex dono D. Clay’: i.e. Dr Robert Clay (1576?-1628), vicar of Halifax.

Edited from this MS in Anglia, 14 (1892), 34; in Bradner; in Selected Works, and in Translations.

Bodleian, MS e. Mus. 55, ff. 48r-9r.

Prose

(1) Prose Translations attributed to Elizabeth

Boethius's ‘De consolatione philosophiæ’

See Boethius's ‘The Consolation of Philosophy’, ElQ 51-52.

John Calvin's ‘Institution de la Religion Chrestienne’

An English translation by the young Princess Elizabeth of Chapter 1 of Calvin's Institution (Geneva, 1541). Translations, pp. 212-87, in both original and modern spelling versions, with a translation of the French dedicatory letter to Katherine Parr.

*ElQ 59

Autograph, on vellum, 89 leaves, in elaborately embroidered binding. 1543.

Edited from this MS in Translations, with a facsimile of the embroidered binding as frontispiece. Facsimiles of the dedication to Katherine Parr and of the last page in Margaret H. Swain, ‘A New Year's Gift from the Princess Elizabeth’, The Connoisseur, 183 (1973, 258-66 (pp. 263-4). The French dedicatory epistle only edited in Autograph Compositions, pp. 9-12.

National Archives of Scotland, RH13/78.

Cicero's oration titled ‘Pro Marcello’

Translations (2), pp. 16-41, facing a modernized spelling version. Selected Works, pp. 268-86.

*ElQ 60

Autograph MS of the Queen's translation in her cursive hand. c.1592.

In: A folio composite volume, comprising three MSS, in English and Latin, i + 12 leaves, in limp vellum.

Probably presented to the Bodleian in 1639 by Patrick Young (1584-1652), Royal Librarian.

Edited from this MS in Selected Works and in Translations (2), the latter with a facsimile of f. 6r on p. 2.

Bodleian, MS Bodl. 900, ff. 2r-8v.

[Cicero] Translation, by Q. Elizabeth, of one of Tullies Familiar Epistles, given by her to John Haryngton, 1579

First published in Nugae Antiquae, [ed. Henry Harington] (London, 1769), II, 235-7; (1804 edition), I, 140-3. Translations (I), pp. 433-6.

ElQ 61

MS.

In: the MS described under ElQ 26. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae. Printed thence in Translations.

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

Marguerite de Navarre's ‘Le Miroir de l'Âme Pécheresse’ (The Glass of the Sinful Soul)

The translation first published, edited by John Bale, in A Godly Medytacyon of the Christen Sowle (Marburg, 1548). Translations, pp. 23-125.

*ElQ 62

Autograph MS, in the Princess's neat hand, a New Year's Gift presented to Queen Katherine, including (ff. 2r-4v) Elizabeth's prose dedicatory epistle to her and (ff. 5r-6r) a preface to the reader, dated 31 December 1544.

In: Autograph MS by Princess Elizabeth, with a prayer by her added by someone else later, on vellum throughout, 65 small quarto-size leaves (including 2 blanks), in an elaborately embroidered binding. 1544.

Among collections of Francis Cherry (1665-1713), of Shollesbrooke, Berkshire, nonjuror.

The embroidered binding and dedication to Katherine Parr illustrated in colour in Margaret H. Swain, ‘A New Year's Gift from the Princess Elizabeth’, The Connoisseur, 183 (1973, 258-66 (pp. 258-9). Binding also illustrated in colour in Reading Early Modern Women, ed. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer (New York & London, 2004), p. 472.

Complete facsimile and transcription in Marc Shell, Elizabeth's Glass (Lincoln, Nebraska, & London, 1993). The dedicatory epistle edited in Collected Works, pp. 6-7, and in Autograph Compositions, pp. 6-7. Edited from this MS in Translations. Facsimile examples of the binding and of f. 2r in The Bodleian Library 1602-2002 (Oxford, 2002), No. 41, pp. 94-5. Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Frances Teague, ‘Princess Elizabeth's Hand in The Glass of the Sinful Soul’, EMS, 9 (2000), 33-48.

Bodleian, MS Cherry 36, ff. 2r-63r.

ElQ 63

A semi-calligraphic copy, prepared by or for Thomas Blundeville (1522?-1606?), author and translator, as a formal presentation copy to Catherine Knyvet (1547-1622), Lady Paget, in a professional italic hand, with a title-page, ‘A Godly Meditation of the Soule, concerning a loue towards our Lord Christ. Composed in french, by ye Vertuous Ladie Margaret Q: of Nauarre, and aptly translated into English, by the right high and most vertuous Princesse, of Late memorie and euer in memorie, Queene Elizabeth -- Who now raigns wth Christ in heauen’; with a dedicatory epistle ‘To the Right Worthy, Vertuous and most honor'd Ladie The Ladie Pagett, Yor honors humble deuoted Seruante Thomas Blunville, Wisheth all prosperitie in this life, and life euerlasting in Christ or Sauiour’; the main text (ff. 4r-29v]) followed (f. 30r) by extracts from Ecclesiastes ‘added to the worke, by the Queenes Matie:’ and (f. 31r) by an anagram on ‘Elizabeth Regina’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 53. c.1603-6.

Harvard, MS Eng 942, ff. [1r-31r].

Bernardino Ochino's ‘Sermo de Christo’

Elizabeth's translation from Italian into Latin. Translations, pp. 300-27, with a translation of the Latin into modern English.

*ElQ 64

Autograph manuscript volume prepared by Princess Elizabeth in her italic hand as 64a New Year's gift to Edward VI, 30 December [1547], vii + 36 small quarto-size leaves (plus six blanks at the end), on vellum throughout, in modern crimson velvet. Elizabeth's translation from Italian into Latin in the Princess's calligraphic roman hand, some words and subheadings rubricated, with a title-page in capitals (f. 1r), ‘Berna/rdini. Oc/hinisene/sis de Chr/isti. Sermo/ ex. Italico, i / Latinv. co/versvs’, and dedication to her brother Edward (ff. 2r-4v), dated from ‘Enfeldie, 30 Decembris’ and signed ‘Elizabeta’. [1547-8].

Inscribed (f. vr) ‘J. Bowle, Idmerston. July 25, 1759’.

Edited from this MS in Translations, with a facsimile of f. 19v on p. 298.

Bodleian, MS Bodl. 6.

Katharine Parr's Prayers and Meditations

A translation by the young Princess Elizabeth from English into French, Italian and Latin. Translations, pp. 135-99.

*ElQ 65

Autograph, on 118 vellum leaves (c.140 x 90 mm.), in crimson velvet, heavily embroidered with silk, gold and silver thread, with the initial ‘H’. A New Year's Gift presented to Henry VIII, with a title-page (f. 1r-v), and a dedicatory prose epistle to the King in Latin (ff. 2r-5r). 30 December 1545.

The Latin dedicatory epistle edited in Autograph Compositions, pp. 8-9. The whole work edited from this MS in Translations, with a facsimile of ff. 39r and 79r on pp. 128 and 180.

An English translation of this epistle and a facsimile of f. 2r in Collected Works, pp. 8-10. Facsimiles of ff. 5r and 79r in British Museum Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King's Collection, Vol. IV, ed. Sir George Warner and Julius P. Galson (London, 1921), Plate 53. Facsimile examples of the dedicatory epistle and binding in Margaret H. Swain, ‘A New Year's Gift from the Princess Elizabeth’, The Connoisseur, 183 (1973, 258-66 (p. 261) and in Felix Pryor, Elizabeth I: Her Life in Letters (British Library, London, 2003), No. 2, p. 18.

British Library, Royal MS 7 D. X.

[Seneca, Epist. cvii] A letter of the Queenes Majesties Translation out of Seneca

First published in Nugae Antiquae, ed. Henry Harington [and Thomas Park], 2 vols (London, 1804), I, 109-14. Translations, pp. 415-21.

ElQ 66

MS, with a note ‘This letter was given by Queene Elizabeth, to her servante, John Harington, in token of remembrance of hir Highness painstaking and learned skyll, 1567, and which he did highly prize and esteem in such sort’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 26. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae. Edited thence in Translations.

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

A Dialogue out of Xenophon

First published, as ‘a Translation made by Queen Elizabeth and in her own Hand-writing’ in Gentleman's Magazine, Miscellaneous Correspondence, No. 2 (1743), 139-57. The attribution rejected outright in Select Works, p. 331.

ElQ 67

MS, in an italic hand. 16th century?

Edited from this MS, as if in the Queen's ‘own Hand-writing’, in Gentleman's Magazine (1743). The handwriting shown in the facsimile example given on p. 157 is not Elizabeth's.

Untraced, [Xenophon MS].

(2) Essays and Tracts

Essay 1

Beginning ‘Even such good health, my friend, as never can appair is wished...’. First published in Sir John Harington, Nugae Antiquae, 2 vols (London, 1769), I, 11-18. Selected Works, Essay 1, pp. 262-4.

ElQ 68

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, untitled, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 3v) ‘A coople of lres of the Q endyted & written at one tyme’. Late 16th-early 17th century.

In: A folio guard-book of independent Elizabethan state papers, stamped foliation 1-301.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/235, f. 2r.

ElQ 69

Copy, in a professional italic hand, untitled, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 4Av) ‘A Coople of Letters of the Q. endited & written at one time’. Late 16th-early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 68.

Edited from this MS in Selected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/235, f. 4r.

Essay 2

Beginning ‘A question once was asked me thus: must ought be denied a friend's request?...’. First published in Sir John Harington, Nugae Antiquae, 2 vols (London, 1769), I, 11-18. Selected Works, Essay 2, pp. 265-6.

ElQ 70

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, untitled, on the third page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 3v) ‘A coople of lres of the Q endyted & written at one tyme’. Late 16th-early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 68.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/235, f. 3r.

ElQ 71

Copy, in a professional italic hand, untitled, on the third page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 4Av) ‘A Coople of Letters of the Q. endited & written at one time’. Late 16th-early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 68.

Edited from this MS in Selected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/235, f. 4Ar.

The royal antiquity and Princely Divinity of Royall Queene Eliza

A treatise, beginning ‘When Princes come to their gouernment...’, allegedly written by the Queen's own hand. Unpublished.

ElQ 72

Copy, in a secretary hand, 156 octavo pages, in quarter-vellum boards. With a title-page and lengthy preamble, ‘The royal antiquity and Princely Divinity of Royall Queene Eliza both drawne forth of the Originall Manuscript written wth hir Mates owne hand shortly after hir Coming to ye goumt ... Neuer yet Published But penned by hir Matie for hir owne priuate vse and Contentment’. Early 17th century.

Modern bookplate of Henry Puckering.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 7. 30 (James 772).

(3) Prayers

Queen Elizabeth's Prayer at Bristol, August 15, 1574

Beginning ‘I render unto thee, O merciful and heavenly Father, most humble and hearty thanks...’. Collected Works, Prayers 29, pp. 310-11. Selected Works, Prayer 1, pp. 246-8.

ElQ 73

Copy, headed ‘A Prayer made by her Majesty ye 15th of August being then in Bristow in hir progress’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

In: An unbound collection of copies of royal letters and papers, in various hands. Volume DXIX of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland.

British Library, Add. MS 70519, No. LXXIII.

ElQ 74

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘A praier made by her Matie the 15 of Aug beinge then in Bristowe’, on one side of a single folio leaf, endorsed ‘A praier made by Queene Elizabethe’. c.1574.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 272 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Among collections of John Strype (1643-1737), ecclesiastical historian and biographer, incorporating papers of William Cecil (1520/21-98), first Baron Burghley, secretary of state.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 115, f. 108r.

ElQ 75

Copy, in a neat italic hand, untitled, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘The Q prayer / After a Progress. / Entered / Aug. 15 being then a [sic] Bristow’. c.1574.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 87 leaves, in modern crushed morocco gilt. Among collections of John Strype (1643-1737), ecclesiastical historian and biographer, incorporating papers of William Cecil (1520/21-98), first Baron Burghley, secretary of state.

Edited from this MS in Selected Works.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 116, f. 71r.

ElQ 76

Copy, headed ‘A prayer made by the quens ma the 15. of August 1574. beying then in Brysto’.

In: A small quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in three or more hands, 142 leaves, in quarter-calf. c.1580.

Once owned by one W. Kytton.

Edited from this MS in Michael Brennan, ‘Two Private Prayers by Queen Elizabeth I’, N&Q, 230 (March 1985), 26-8 (p. 28). Cited in Selected Works.

Cambridge University Library, MS Ff. 5. 14, f. 109r-v.

The First English Prayer

Beginning ‘O most glorious king and Creator of the whole world, to whom all things be subject...’. Collected Works, Prayers 30, pp. 311-13. Autograph Compositions, pp. 44-5.

*ElQ 77

Copy in: A small prayer book, 38 vellum leaves, ‘2 inches wide by 3 inches long’. Written in a calligraphic script, some letters gilded, containing two miniatures by Nicholas Hilliard, one of Elizabeth, the other of the Duc d'Anjou, ‘bound in shagreen with gold enameled clasps, in the centre of each is a small ruby’. c.1579-82.

Subsequently given by James II to the Duke of Berwick. Later owned by Horace Walpole and then by the Duchess of Portland, who sold it on 24 May 1786. Bought by Queen Charlotte, who gave it to the dowager Duchess of Leeds. Exhibited in 1902 by J.W. Whitehead, of Southwood, at the Fine Art Society.

Photostats of the volume are in the British Library, Facsimile MS 218, which are annotated with a description by ‘J. W.’ [Whitehead] dated 3 June 1893.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Printed in Autograph Compositions.

Untraced, [Elizabeth Prayer Book], ff. 3r-8r.

The French Prayer

Beginning ‘Mon Dieu et mon pere puie qu'il ta pleu desployer les tresore de ta grande miserecorde...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 46-7. The English translation beginning ‘My God and my Father, since it has pleased thee to extend the treasures of Thy great mercy...’, in Collected Works, Prayers 31, pp. 313-15.

*ElQ 78

Autograph.

In: the MS described under ElQ 77. c.1579-82.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions.

Untraced, [Elizabeth Prayer Book], ff. 8r-14v.

The Italian Prayer

Beginning ‘Riconoscendo veramente sinceramente io confesso hauer date solo o sommo Imperador e clementissimo mio Padre riceuuto...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 48-9. The English translation beginning ‘Acknowledging truly, sincerely, I confess to having received from Thee alone...’, in Collected Works, Prayers 32, pp. 315-17.

*ElQ 79

Autograph.

In: the MS described under ElQ 77. c.1579-82.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions.

Untraced, [Elizabeth Prayer Book], ff. 15r-20v.

The Latin Prayer

Beginning ‘Domine Deus, aeterne Pater, cuius est potentia imperium et gloria...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 49-50. The English translation beginning ‘Lord God, everlasting Father, whose is the power, the kingdom, and the glory...’, in Collected Works, Prayers 33, pp. 317-18.

*ElQ 80

Autograph.

In: the MS described under ElQ 77. c.1579-82.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions. Facsimile reproductions from that facsimile of the two miniatures in Collected Works on pp. 312 and 320.

Untraced, [Elizabeth Prayer Book], ff. 21r-6v.

The Greek Prayer

The Greek text in Autograph Compositions, pp. 51-2. The English translation beginning ‘Whenever I reflect upon the evils of this world, the doings of the wicked...’. Collected Works, Prayers 34, pp. 318-19.

*ElQ 81

Autograph.

In: the MS described under ElQ 77. c.1579-82.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions.

Untraced, [Elizabeth Prayer Book], ff. 27r-30r.

The Second English Prayer

Beginning ‘O Lord God, Father everlasting, which reignest over the kingdoms of men...’. Collected Works, Prayers 35, pp. 319-21. Autograph Compositions, pp. 52-3.

*ElQ 82

Autograph.

In: the MS described under ElQ 77. c.1579-82.

Edited from the facsimile in Collected Works. Printed in Autograph Compositions.

Untraced, [Elizabeth Prayer Book], ff. 31r-6r.

On the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588

Beginning ‘Most powerful and largest-giving God, whose ears it hath pleased so benignly to grace the petitions of us Thy devoted servant...’. Collected Works, Prayer 36, p. 423. Autograph Compositions, pp. 84-5. Selected Works, Prayer 3, pp. 252-3 (as ‘Undated, possibly written after the 1591 expedition to France’).

*ElQ 83

Copy, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1590s.

Edited from this MS in Selected Works.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 147/155.

ElQ 83.5

Autograph draft.

Edited from this MS in Autograph Compositions, and in Collected Works, with a facsimile on p. 422.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 147/214.

On the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, September 1588

Beginning ‘Everlasting and omnipotent Creator, Redeemer, and Concerver, when it seemed most fit time...’. First published in Thomas Sorocold, Supplication of Saints (London, 1612), sig. N7-8v. Collected Works, Prayer 37, pp. 424-5. Selected Works, Prayer 2, pp. 249-51 (giving date as August 1588).

ElQ 84

Copy.

See Huntington, EL 6162, f. 2ar.

Huntington, EL 1205c.

ElQ 85

Copy in: A large folio volume of prose tracts, verse, and devotional material, in a single secretary hand but for a series of engrossed indentures in a formal professional hand on ff. 3r-17v, written from both ends (ff. 1r-84v and ff. 1ar-51av respectively), 134 leaves in all. c.1603.

Inscribed names ‘Gilbert Rye’ and ‘William Norris’ and a reference (on f. 6av) to ‘Doctor Gylbart’.

The entries were at one time given separate library EL numbers ranging (intermittently) from EL 1183c to EL 6172 at one end and from EL 1183a to EL 6206 from the reverse end.

This MS entry separately classified as EL 2072. Printed from this MS, in both a diplomatic and an edited version, in Tucker Brooke, ‘Queen Elizabeth's Prayers’, HLQ, 2 (1938-9), 69-77 (pp. 71-2). Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

Huntington, EL 6162, f. 2ar.

On the Sailing of the Cadiz Expedition, May 1596

Beginning ‘Most omnipotent Maker and Guider of all our world's mass, that only searchest and fathomest...’. Collected Works, Prayer 38, pp. 425-6. Selected Works, Prayer 4, pp. 254-6 (as ‘For the success of the expedition against Spain, June 1596’).

ElQ 86

Copy, headed ‘Her Matie prayer’. Early 17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous state tracts, speeches, and verse, in various largely professional hands, iv + 413 leaves (including a thirty-page index and some blanks), in half-calf (rebacked). Transcribed from the Yelverton papers chiefly belonging to Sir Christopher Yelverton (1535?-1612), Sir Henry Yelverton (1566-1629), and their family.

Owned in 1679 by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), annalist and book collector.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, f. 10r.

ElQ 87

Copy, headed ‘A moste Brief Pithy and Profound Private Prayer for the Prosperus good success and happy returne of this her Maiestyes Navy and Army Royall made and composed by the Queenes Matie’.

In: A folio volume of historical collections, 113 leaves, in 18th-century half calf.

Owned on 2 July 1709, and largely compiled, by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary.

This MS collated in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. B. 259, ff. 53v-4r.

ElQ 88

Copy, headed ‘A prayer composed by the Queenes Matie for the psperous sucese of her highnes forces imbarqued for invading of the kinge of Spaines Dominions vnder the conduct of the Earle of Essex, And the Lo: Admirall, Ao: dno: 1596. et Regni An 38’.

In: A folio commonplace book of miscellaneous historical material, in Latin and English, iii + 145 leaves (including blanks), in vellum. Originally used as a commonplace book by ‘T. Metcalf’ in 1598 (up to f. 63v), and then by James Ussher (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh. First half of 17th century.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Add. C. 299, f. 67ar.

ElQ 89

Copy, dated in the margin ‘Anno. 1596’ and headed ‘A prayer made by her Matie herself, on the behalf of her Army, sent into Spaine vnder the Conduct of the right honorable Robert Earle of Essex, and charles lo: Howard, Lord high Admirall of England lls genralls of the same’.

In: A folio miscellany of state papers, verse and prose, in several hands, vi + 105 leaves, in a recycled 13th-century vellum text, now within modern half dark red morocco. Compiled by Sir Edward Hoby (1560-1617), politician and diplomat. c.1580s-90s.

Bookplate of George Dunn (1865-1912), of Woolley Hall, near Maidenhead, Berkshire, antiquary. Sotheby's, 11 February 1914 (Dunn sale), lot 1198.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 38823, f. 96r.

ElQ 90

Copy, headed ‘The Prayer wch Sr Robert Cicill sent to the Earle of Essex wth afore written letters made by the Queene Elizabeth’.

In: A quarto composite volume of state papers and printed material relating to Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex, in various hands, ff. 3r-87r in the neat secretary hand possibly of one ‘M. K.’ whose initials appear on the title-page (f. 3r), 161 leaves, with a table of contents (ff. 4r-5v), in modern half-morocco. Collected by Thomas Birch (1705-66), biographer and historian. Early 17th century-1630s.

Inscribed (f. 2r) ‘Rd Bankes Anno Dni 1708’; (f. 1r) ‘Tho: Birch Januarii 8. 1752’; and (f. 96r) ‘Tho. Birch 28. Janua: 1754’.

British Library, Add. MS 4130, f. 32r-v.

ElQ 91

Copy of the prayer, followed (ff. 4v-5r) by Marbeck's ‘homely translation’ into Latin.

In: A formal copy of an account of the sacking of Cadiz in 1596, by Roger Marbeck, prebendary of Hereford, formerly Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, in a professional secretary and italic hand, with (f. 2v) a sidenote giving apparently printing instructions (‘Original of her declaration & lords decree to be set down’), 24 quarto leaves, in vellum gilt. c.1600.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 124, f. 4r-v.

ElQ 92

Copy, headed ‘Her maties. pryuat meditation vpon ye present expedition, sent from Sr Robt Cecyll to ye Gnalls of her Higes Army, at Plymouth inclosed in this lre heerevnder written’, on one side of a single small quarto-size leaf, with a scribbled endorsement in a different hand ‘Praier of her Matie vpo ye expeditio anents Spaine Ao 96’. c.1596.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and tracts relating to Admiralty matters principally during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, 458 leaves, badly damaged by the fire of 1732, in modern crushed morocco gilt. In various largely professional hands, including (ff. 56r-7v, 336r-8r) that of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), merchant and antiquary.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Cotton MS Otho E. IX, f. 209r.

ElQ 93

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘A praier of the Quene after the Launchinge to sea of thenglysh Navye by the augst hes therle of Esex in June 1596. ao R...38’. Early 17th century.

In: An independent quire of seven folio leaves containing three satires by Donne, in two hands, headed ‘Jhon Dunne his Satires Anno Domini 1593’, on ff. 95r-101v. In a folio composite volume of verse, drama and orations, in various hands, 149 leaves, in modern half morocco gilt. Early 17th century.

Inscribed by Wanley (ff. 1r and 95r) with date of his acquition for the Harley library, ‘16 October. 1725’. Among the collections of Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724), and his son, Edward, second Earl of Oxford (1689-1741).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Harley Satires MS’: DnJ Δ 31.

British Library, Harley MS 5110, f. 10r.

ElQ 94

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled but subscribed ‘The Queenes prayer for the navy. An do. 1596’, following a list of army regiments and preachers in 1596. c.1596.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and parliamentary speeches, in various hands, 337 leaves, in modern red morocco gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 6849, f. 257r.

ElQ 95

Copy, in a professional italic hand, untitled but with a sidenote ‘Her Mats pryvate Medytacion vppon ye recent Expedytion against ye Spaniard in 1596’, the second item on one side of a single folio leaf, endorsed ‘Juine 1596 A Prayer made by ye Q. wth a lre of mr secretary [Cecil] to ye Erl of Essex and ye L. Admirall’.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters and papers, in various largely professional hands, 236 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Papers of William Cecil (1520/21-98), first Baron Burghley, secretary of state.

Bookplate (as ‘Shelburne’) of William Petty (1737-1805), second Earl of Shelburne and first Marquess of Lansdowne, Prime Minister.

Edited from this MS in Selected Works.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 82, f. 161r.

ElQ 96

Copy of the prayer, introduced by Marbeck ‘...there came to my handes a prayer in Englishe, touchinge this present action, and made by her Matie: as it was voyced’, followed (ff. 5v-6r) by ‘My homelie translation’ (into Latin, beginning ‘Summe prepotens Deus immens...’).

In: A formal copy, in an accomplished secretary hand, of ‘A Breefe and a true Discourse of the late honorable voyage vnto Spaine and of the wynning, sacking and burning of the famous Towne of Cadiz...by Docter Marbeck attending vpon...the Lorde High Admirall...’, 31 quarto leaves, in modern half morocco on cloth boards gilt. By and possibly in the hand of Roger Marbeck (1536-1605), Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, and Physician to Queen Elizabeth. c.1596.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Michael Reunolds his book Anno 1645’, (f. 1v) ‘Fran: Harewell of Birlingha oueth this Booke’, and (f. 31r) ‘Liber francisci Harewell De Birlingha Armigr’.

British Library, Sloane MS 226, f. 5r-v.

ElQ 96.5

Copy of the prayer, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘The Praier is thus’, and followed (ff. 354v-5r) by a Latin version, in a copy (on ff. 353r-69v) of Roger Marbeck's account of the taking of Cadiz in 1596.

In: A folio volume of state and miscellaneous tracts, dating from 1572 to 1635, in various professional secretary hands, 386 leaves.

Bookplate of Algernon Capell (1654-1710), second Earl of Essex, Privy Councillor, 1701.

British Library, Stowe MS 159, f. 354v.

ElQ 97

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, subscribed ‘E. R:’. c.1600.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, ii + 91 leaves, virtually disbound.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

Folger, MS V.b.142, f. 20r.

ElQ 98

Copy, in a cursive secretary hand, untitled.

In: A thick folio volume of state letters and tracts, a number relating to Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, in several largely secretary hands, 271 leaves, in contemporary calf (rebacked). Early 1600s.

Inscribed (front pastedown) ‘Die veneris. Julij: 1o 1601. per me Richardu Greenen’ and ‘Thomas Scott’; (f. 3r) ‘G. Scott’; (f. 271v) ‘Thomas Scott’, ‘Thomas Payne’, ‘Willm Scott’. Bookplate ‘Ex Libris Chambrun-Longworth’. Formerly Folger MS 6185.1

This volume discussed in James G. McManaway, ‘Elizabeth, Essex, and James’, in Elizabethan and Jacobean Studies Presented to Frank Percy Wilson (Oxford, 1959), pp. 219-30 (p. 221 et seq.).

This MS cited in Selected Works.

Folger, MS V.b.214, f. 226r.

ElQ 99

Copy, headed ‘her Maties previe admion vpon this prsent expedicion, when my L of Essex was generall at the wynning of Colse’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 85. c.1603.

This MS entry separately classified as EL 1205c. Printed from this MS, in both a diplomatic and an edited version, in Tucker Brooke, ‘Queen Elizabeth's Prayers’, HLQ, 2 (1938-9), 69-77 (p. 75). This MS collated in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

Huntington, EL 6162, f. 2ar.

ElQ 100

Copy, written lengthways down the margin, headed ‘A praier made by her Matie vpon the Settinge furth of the Army to Cales: 1596’. c.1600.

In: the MS described under ElQ 21.

This MS cited in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 10, f. 6r.

ElQ 101

Copy, headed ‘Queene Eliz: lre: or prayer for the prosperous successe of Thear[le] of Essex at Cales’.

The text is subscribed ‘This lre being written by her matie: & lieing in her closett vnsent one of her maides of honor priuately tooke the same lre and showed to Sr. Robert Cicill who tooke a Copie therof & laide yt where it was found and then wrott that ler: to gather wth his owne here vnder written to The Earles at Oates’. This is subscribed (f. 33r) with the text of Cecil's letter.

In: A folio volume of transcripts of state papers, in a secretary hand, i + 41 leaves, in contemporary vellum with remains of ties. c.1610.

Names inscribed on f. [ir]: ‘John Humphreys’ and ‘D [?] Wynn’.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 9, f. 33r.

On the Sailing of the Azores Expedition, July 1597

Beginning ‘O God, All-maker, Keeper, and Guider, inurement of thy rare-seen, unused and seld-heard-of goodness...’. Collected Works, Prayer 39, pp. 426-7. Autograph Compositions, pp. 104-5. Selected Works, Prayer 5, pp. 257-9.

ElQ 102

Copy, in an unidentified italic hand, headed ‘A praier made by her Matie’. c.1597.

In: the MS described under ElQ 62. 1544.

Edited from this MS, in both a diplomatic and an edited version, in Tucker Brooke, ‘Queen Elizabeth's Prayers’, HLQ, 2 (1938-90, 69-77 (p. 77). Cited in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Cherry 36, ff. 63v-4r.

ElQ 103

Copy in: the MS described under ElQ 89. c.1580s-90s.

This MS cited in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 38823, f. 96r.

ElQ 104

Copy, headed ‘A prayer mayd by the Queenes < > for the prosperos successe of the Journy begonn <> 15<>’, on one side of a quarto leaf, damaged by the fire of 1732.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 338 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, MS Galba D. XII, f. 139r.

ElQ 105

Copy, in a professional italic hand, on one side of half a folio leaf, endorsed in another hand ‘The Quenes ma prayer at the goinge owt of the navye 1597’. c.1597.

In: A folio composite volume of royal letters and papers, in various hands, 219 leaves.

Fol. 58 docketed ‘Given by Mr Geo. Holmes’.

Edited from this MS (as in the hand of Elizabeth or ‘a capable imitator’) in Autograph Compositions. Edited from this MS (as being autograph) in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works (as a scribal copy that ‘lacks Elizabeth's characteristic letter forms and spellings’). This MS prayer is not autograph.

British Library, Harley MS 6986, f. 58r.

ElQ 106

Copy, in a neat hand, headed ‘Queen Elizabeth's Prayer, at the going out of her Navy (upon the Expedition called the Islands Voyage) Ao. 1597’, on one side of a single folio leaf. 1st half 18th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state and parliamentary papers, in various hands, 296 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 7188, f. 235r.

ElQ 107

Copy, in a formal secretary hand, headed in an italic hand somewhat resembling Ralegh's ‘A prayer made by the queene at the departure of the fleet’, on the second page of ‘A iournall of all the particularities that fell out in the voyadge vnder the Chardge of the tow lls generally’ (partly in the same italic hand and occupying ff. 338r-73r).

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, relating to Elizabethan voyages, in various hands, 475 leaves, in modern calf.

The first item inscribed (f. 1r) ‘This boke ys myn / Iohn fford’. Among papers of the Carew family.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 250, f. 338v.

(4) Speeches

Queen Elizabeth's First Speech, Hatfield, November 20, 1558

‘Words spoken by her majesty to Mr. Cecil’ beginning ‘I give you this charge, that you shall be of my privy Council...’. Collected Works, Speech 1, p. 51. Selected Works, Speeches 1, pp. 32-3.

ElQ 109

Copy, headed ‘Quee Elizabeths speech to her Secretary and other her Lords before her Coronation. / Wordes Spoken by her Matie To Mr Cicille’. Early 18th century.

In: A folio composite volume of chiefly Elizabethan and Jacobean parliamentary proceedings, in various hands, 128 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco.

This MS cited in Heisch.

British Library, Stowe MS 361, f. 1r.

ElQ 110

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on a single folio leaf, endorsed ‘Q Elisabeth spetch to her secretary & other her Lordes befor her coronation’. c.1560.

In: A folio guard-book of independendent Elizabethan state papers, stamped foliation 1-163.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/1, f. 12r (item 7).

ElQ 111

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, on a folio leaf. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 110.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/1, f. 13r (item 7).

ElQ 112

Copy of the ‘Words spoken by the Quene to the Lordes, at her Accession’

In: the MS described under ElQ 26. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), I, 114-16; (1804), I, 66-8.

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

Words Spoken by the Queen to the Lords, January 1559

‘Words spoken by the queen to the lords’ beginning ‘My lords, the law of nature moveth me to sorrow for my sister...’. Collected Works, pp. 51-2 (linked to Speech 1 as if spoken on 20 November 1558). Selected Works, Speech 2, pp. 34-6 (and dated January 1559).

ElQ 113

Copy, headed ‘Words Spoken by the Queene. To the Lords’. Early 18th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 109.

British Library, Stowe MS 361, f. 1r-v.

ElQ 114

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on a single folio leaf, endorsed ‘Q Elisabeth spetch to her secretary & other her Lordes befor her coronation’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 110.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/1, f. 12r (item 7).

ElQ 115

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, on a folio leaf. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 110.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/1, f. 13r-v (item 7).

Queen Elizabeth's First Speech before Parliament, February 10, 1559

First published in Richard Grafton, An Abridgement of the Chronicles of England (London, 1563), 179v-80.

Version I. Beginning ‘As I have good cause, so do I give you all my hearty thanks...’. Hartley, I, 44-5. Collected Works, Speech 3, pp. 56-8 (Version 1).

Version II. Beginning ‘In a thing which is not much pleasing unto me...’. Collected Works, pp. 58-60 (Version 2).

ElQ 116

Copy, in a neat hand, headed ‘ffrydaie the 10th of ffebruary 1559 / the answere of ye queenes highnes to ye petition proposed vnto her by the lower house concerninge her marriage’, and here beginning ‘And to ye first I maie saye unto yw...’, on one side of a single broadsheet. Late 16th century.

In: A folio composite volume of proceedings and speeches in parliament, in various hands, 385 leaves.

Edited partly from this MS in Hartley.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 723, f. 31r.

ElQ 117

Copy of Version I, in a professional secretary hand, with deletions, untitled, docketed at the top ‘in January 1558’ in the hand of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, on two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 84v) ‘1558 Thanswer of the Quenes matie’ followed in Burghley's hand ‘To ye Plement howse, requiring...hir to Marry’.c.1558.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous state letters and papers, in various hands, viii + 390 leaves, in dark blue morocco gilt. Volume DXVIII of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland.

Formerly Loan MS 29/240.

Recorded in HMC, Portland, II, 5-64.

British Library, Add. MS 70518, f. 83r-v.

ElQ 118

Copy of a reported form of Version I, introduced ‘The Queene...returned answeare, that shee gaue them greate thankes (as shee saw greate cause) for the loue and care, wch they did expresse...’.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, in several professional hands, 192 leaves, in modern calf gilt.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) by Humfrey Wanley with date of accession into the Harley Library ‘25 Novembris, A.D. 1723’.

This MS recorded in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 6021, ff. 76r-7r.

ElQ 119

Copy of Version 1, in a professional italic hand, headed ‘The answere of ye Quenes highnes to ye peticion proposed vnto hir by ye lower howse concerning hir mariage’, on one side of a single folio leaf, docketed ‘Q. Eliz. Speech / Double’.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters and papers, in various hands, 196 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. Comprising papers of William Cecil (1520/21-98), first Baron Burghley, secretary of state.

Bookplate (as ‘Shelburne’) of William Petty (1737-1805), second Earl of Shelburne and first Marquess of Lansdowne, Prime Minister.

Edited principally from this MS in Hartley and in Collected Works.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 94, f. 29r.

ElQ 120

Copy, headed ‘The answere of Queene Elyzabeth to the Comons of the Lowe howse who movede her to marrye and to take ordere for the succession the fyrst yer of her Reygne’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, largely in one secretary hand, 409 pages (including a later index and blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Late 16th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Collected Works.

Cambridge University Library, MS Gg. 3. 34, pp. 199-201.

ElQ 121

Copy of Version 1, in a professional secretary hand, untitled, incomplete, endorsed (f. 86v) ‘The Quenes answere to the plamet house’, foliated in pencil 22r. c.1559.

In: A folio guard-book of independent Elizabethan state papers, stamped foliation 1-214.

This MS recorded in Hartley.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/2, f. 85r (item 22).

ElQ 122

Copy of Version 1, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled, incomplete, foliated in pencil 4, endorsed on a second folio leaf (f. 7v) ‘The Queens Answer to the Parlement house’, presumably a copy of ElQ 121. Early 17th century.

In: A folio guard-book of independent Elizabethan state papers, stamped foliation 1-230.

This MS recorded in Hartley.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/41, f. 6r-v.

Queen Elizabeth's Conversations with the Scottish Ambassador, William Maitland, Laird of Lethington, September and October 1561

Collected Works, Speech 4, pp. 60-70.

ElQ 123

Copy, in a Scottish secretary hand, headed ‘The discourse of the laird of Lethingtouns Negociatioun wth the quene of ingland...’, imperfect at the end. Mid-late 16th century.

In: A folio composite volume of Scottish state papers and tracts, chiefly relating to Mary Queen of Scots, in various hands, 301 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

Edited in part from this MS in Collected Works.

British Library, Royal MS 18 B. VI, ff. 263r-5r.

ElQ 124

Copy, in a Scottish secretary hand, imperfect, lacking its first leaf. c.1561.

In: the MS described under ElQ 123.

Edited in part from this MS in Collected Works.

British Library, Royal MS 18 B. VI, ff. 270r-1v.

ElQ 125

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, imperfect.

In: A large folio register of the Scottish Privy Council, in various professional secretary hands, 76 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in later blind-stamped calf. Late 16th century.

This MS cited in Collected Works.

National Archives of Scotland, PC5/2, ff. 12r-14v.

Queen Elizabeth's Answer to the Commons' Petition that she Marry, January 28, 1563

Beginning ‘Williams, I have heard by you the common request of my Commons...’. First published (from a lost MS) in Nugae Antiquae, ed. Henry Harington (London, 1804), I, 80-3. Hartley, I, 94-5. Collected Works, Speech 5, pp. 70-2. Selected Works, Speech 3, pp. 37-41.

ElQ 126

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed in another hand ‘Q: Elizth: speech in Parliament’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 16th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 209 leaves.

This MS cited in Hartley.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Dudley Papers, Vol. 3, ff. 37r-8r.

ElQ 127

Copy, headed ‘Queen Elizabeths Answeare to Mr wilbraham the speaker’.

In: A folio volume of ‘Speeches in Parliamt and other speeches with seuerall letters of Concernmt being of great Antiquitie...And some other speeches and Letters relateing to these late distracted tymes’, iv + 165 leaves, in calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 18 of the Hopkinson MSS. 1660.

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

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, pp. 296-7.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/18, ff. 11r-12r.

ElQ 128

Copy, headed ‘The aunsweare by the Q: matie to William’.

In: A large double-folio formal volume of state papers of c.1545-80, arranged according to subject, in a single professional secretary hand, on 46 leaves of vellum, in half green morocco. c.1590s.

Bookplate of Richard Towneley, of Townely Hall, near Burnley, Lancashire, dated 1702. Sotheby's, 27-28 June 1883 (Towneley sale), lot 170, to Quaritch. Quaritch's sale catalogue ‘of English Literature’ (August-November 1884), item 22349. Presented by William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst (1835-1908), first Baron Amherst of Hackney, 13 April 1887.

Edited partly from this MS in Hartley. Cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 33271, f. 13r.

ElQ 129

Copy, in a professional secretary hand.

In: A folio volume of of state letters and tracts, in several professional secretary hands, the letters on pp. 877-1039 arranged under genre headings (‘Aduise’, ‘Aunsweares’, ‘Comendatory’, etc.), 1039 pages, in old blind-stamped calf (rebacked). c.1595-1620s.

Later in the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist and book collector. Sotheby's, 14 December 1976, lot 47, to Hofmann & Freeman. Then owned by Peter Beal, London. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1013 (1981), item 88, with a facsimile example.

A microfilm of this volume is in the British Library, RP 2102.

Meisei University, MR 0840, pp. 946-8.

ElQ 130

Copy, in a professional cursive secretary hand, untitled, on two conjugate folio leaves, annotated in the hand of William Cecil, following a copy in the same professional hand (ff. 135r-42r) of the Lords' petition, endorsed by Cecil (f. 144v) ‘The orations made in plemet by ye Lordes and Comons wt the Q. Mates answer there-to’, imperfect. 1563.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 288 leaves, in red morocco.

Edited principally from this MS in Hartley, in Collected Works, and in Selected Works. Cited in Heisch.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/27, ff. 143r-4r.

ElQ 131

Copy, in an italic hand, probably transcribed from ElQ 130, untitled, dated in the margin ‘1563’, on two folio leaves following a copy in the same hand (ff. 146r-53r) of the Lords' petition, endorsed (f. 154v) ‘The Orations made in the Parlement by the Lords and Commons, with the Q. Maties answer thereto’. Late 16th-early 17th-century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 130.

Edited in part from this MS in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/27, ff. 153r-4v.

ElQ 132

Copy, in the cursive secretary hand of Sir Francis Knollys (1511/12-96), Privy Counsellor, untitled, on three pages of a pair of unbound conjugate folio leaves, endosed ‘The Q late at the Parlamentt’, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1563.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Northamptonshire Record Office, F(M) P 170.

ElQ 133

Copy in: the MS described under ElQ 26. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), II, 199-201; (1804), I, 80-3.

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

Queen Elizabeth's Answer to the Lords' Petition that she Marry, April 10, 1563, delivered by Lord Keeper Nicholas Bacon

First published in Simonds D'Ewes, The Journalls of All the Parliaments during the Raign of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1682), pp. 107-8.

Beginning ‘Since there can be no duer debt than princes' words...’. Hartley, I, 114-15 (2 texts). Collected Works, Speech 6, pp. 79-80. Selected Works, Speech 4, pp. 42-4.

ElQ 134

Copy, headed ‘The Quenes Matyes. answere to the Petitions exhibited’.

In: A quarto volume of state papers, principally letters and speeches of Sir Nicholas Bacon (1510-79), Lord Keeper, in several professional secretary hands, 81 leaves, in contemporary vellum gilt, now within 19th-century half red morocco. Apparently prepared by ‘Tho: Mynatts’ for presentation to Sir Christopher Hatton (c.1540-91), Lord Chancellor, with a dedicatory epistle to him (ff. 1r-2r) subscribed with Mynatts's italic signature, he describing himself as ‘a poore clerke whoe have served in her Majestys Courte of Starr Chamber’, his sources having come to his hands ‘by ye guifte of one of his sonnes nowe in France’: i.e. Anthony Bacon (1558-1601), political intelligencer. c.1585.

Later owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger. Sotheby's, 9 August 1884 (Collier sale), lot 996.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Partly from this MS in Hartley (his Text ii).

British Library, Add. MS 32379, f. 21r-v.

ElQ 135

Copy, headed ‘The Quenes maties Aunswear to the peticons exhibited’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 128. c.1590s.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Add. MS 33271, f. 2v.

ElQ 136

Copy, in a cursive hand, headed ‘The Queens speech in ye Parlamt uttered by ye Ld Keeper Apr. X. 1563. Being ye Queens own M.S.’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, endorded on the forth page ‘The Queens Speech to ye Parlamt vpon a message concerning her marriage & ye succession’. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 73.

British Library, Add. MS 70519, No. XLIX.

ElQ 137

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A Speach deliuered by her Matie: vnto the Lord Keeper Sr Nichas Bacon in presence of ye vpper house of Parliamt’.

In: A folio volume of transcripts of parliamentary rolls during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, from 1558 to 1587, in various professional hands, including that of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), antiquary, 295 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. c.1620s.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus F. 1, f. 83r-v.

ElQ 138

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘A speech deliuered by her Maty: unto the Lo. Keeper Sr Nicholas Bacon in presence of the vpper hous of Parlmt:’. Late 16th-early 17th century.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches, in a single cursive secretary hand but for a tipped-in two-leaf list of contents in another secretary hand, 48 leaves, in modern quarter crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt.

Humphrey Wanley's date of acquisition in the Harley library, ‘4 May 1721’, inscribed on f. 1*.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 2185, ff. 41r.

ElQ 139

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A speach vsed by her Matie vnto my Lord Keeper in the Parliament howse in the ende of a Session’. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, papers and speeches, in various hands, in modern leather gilt. Including some papers owned or annotated by Sir Robert Cotton.

Edited principally from this MS in Hartley (Text ii).

British Library, Harley MS 5176, f. 97r-v.

*ElQ 140

Autograph draft, on the first page of two once conjugate folio leaves, endorsed by Burghley (f. 31v) ‘x. ap'll, 1563. 25 The Q. speche -- yn ye Parliamt vttred by ye L. kepur Q. Elizabs. hand’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 119.

Edited from this MS in Hartley (Text i) and in Autograph Compositions, pp. 34-7. Edited in Selected Works. Collated in Collected Works, with a facsimile on p. 78.

Facsimiles also in Heisch, p. 38; in Felix Pryor, Elizabeth I: Her Life in Letters (British Library, London, 2003), No. 14, p. 42; and in Philip Mould Fine Paintings catalogue [c.2008], p. 15.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 94, f. 30r.

ElQ 141

Copy, headed ‘A Speach vsed by her Maiestie vnto my Lo. Keeper in the Parliment house in the end of a session’.

In: A quarto-shaped folio volume of Elizabethan parliamentary speeches, in a single professional secretary hand, 117 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. Late 16th century.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘W. Bayntun Grays Inn’. Phillipps MS 4776.

Folger, MS V.a.143, p. 116.

ElQ 142

Copy, as read out by the Lord Keeper.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches, in a professional largely italic hand, 76 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in modern half-calf on marbled boards. Early 17th century.

Given by William Moore.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 64/158, ff. 45v-6r.

ElQ 143

Copy, headed ‘A Speech deliured by her matie. vnto the Lo: keep Sr Nichas Bacon in presence of the vpper house of Parliamt. in Ano. Elizabeth’

In: the MS described under ElQ 142. Early 17th century.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 64/158, f. 47r-v.

ElQ 144

Copy, headed ‘A bill deliuered by her Matie: vnto my lady Bacon to be delivered by her hi: comaundemt vnto my lo: Keep’.

In: A folio volume of speeches and letters chiefly by Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper, in at least two professional secretary hands, including material relating to the death in 1576? of Walter Devereux, first Earl of Essex, on 95 leaves (plus numerous blanks and a five-page table of contents at the end), in contemporary calf. c.1580.

This MS cited in Collected Works and in Selected Works.

Huntington, HM 1340, f. 84r-v.

ElQ 145

Copy, headed ‘A speech vsed by her Matie vnto my lo: kep. in ye parliamente howse in thende of a Cession’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 144. c.1580.

Huntington, HM 1340, f. 85r.

ElQ 146

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, on one side of a folio leaf. Late 16th century.

This MS cited in Hartley. Recorded in HMC, Salisbury, I, 272.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 153/138.

Queen Elizabeth's Latin Oration at Cambridge University, August 7, 1564

Beginning ‘Etsi foeminilis pudor, (subditi fidelissimi, et Academia clarissima) rudem et incultum sermonem prohibet...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 123-5. An English translation, beginning ‘Although feminine modesty, and most faithful subjects and most celebrated university, prohibits the delivery of a rude and uncultivated speech...’, in Collected Works, Speech 7, pp. 87-9.

ElQ 147

Copy, headed ‘Oratio Illustrissimæ reginæ Elizabetha apud Cantabrigienses in [heclæ?] beatæ Maria habita’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 40. c.1586-91.

This MS selectively collated in Autograph Compositions.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, ff. 37v-8r.

ElQ 148

Copy, headed ‘Oratio Serenissimæ Principis, D. Elisabethæ Angliæ franciæ & Reginæ, habita Cantabrigiæ...anno Domini 1564o. Mensis Augusti 10.’

In: A folio volume comprising two speeches in Latin at Queen Elizabeth's visit to Cambridge in August 1564, in a neat italic hand, six folio leaves, in half red leather on marbled boards. c.1564.

Fuller Hist Camb p. 138. see Sloane 401, f. 38. Nichols Progresses 1788 I p. 212 5th pagination.

British Library, Royal MS 12 A. LXIX, f. 1r-v.

ElQ 149

Copy of the Latin oration, untitled.

In: A commonplace book, in Latin, English and Greek, in possibly a single cursive hand with variations of style, written from both ends, 65 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt. Inscribed (f. 1r), probably by the compiler, ‘Radolphus Wilkinsonns’. Mid-17th century.

Edited from this MS in Autograph Compositions.

British Library, Sloane MS 401, f. 38r-v.

ElQ 150

Copy, headed ‘Elizabethæ Reginæ Oratio Cantabrigiæ publice habitæ coram vniverso Academiæ cætu anno 1564’.

In: A quarto composite volume of historical memorials of English affairs up to 1625, 193 leaves, in half-vellum on marbled boards. Compiled chiefly by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary. Mid-late 17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 297, f. 19r.

Queen Elizabeth's Latin Oration at Oxford University, September 5, 1566

Beginning ‘Qui male agunt oderunt lucem et idcirco...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 125-6. An English translation, beginning ‘Those who do bad things hate the light...’, in Collected Works, Speech 8, pp. 89-91.

ElQ 151

Copy, headed ‘Oratio sereniss: Reginæ Elizabethæ Academiæ Oxoniensi habita’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 40. c.1586-91.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, ff. 38v-9ar.

ElQ 152

Copy in: An octavo volume of academic orations and sermons, in English and Latin, in secretary hands, 193 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Compiled by John Rogers, minister of Chacombe, Northamptonshire, chiefly while he was a student at oxford. c.1600.

This MS collated in Autograph Compositions.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 273, f. 111r.

ElQ 153

Copy of a version, subscribed ‘sub ex Lauretio hufredo in libro de vita et obitu Juelle’ [i.e. from a biographical account of John Jewel (1522-71), Bishop of Salisbury, by Laurence Humphreys, President of Magdalen College and Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford].

In: the MS described under ElQ 152. c.1600.

This MS cited in Autograph Compositions.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 273, f. 205r.

ElQ 154

Copy in: Account in Latin of Queen Elizabeth's visit to Oxford from 31 August to 6 September 1566, on twenty small quarto leaves, cropped. By John Bereblock, fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, written in a semi-calligraphic predominantly secretary script. c.1566.

Owned before 30 May 1864 by the Rev. John C. Jackson.

Edited from this MS in Autograph Compositions.

Bodleian, MS Add. A. 63, ff. 16v-17r.

ElQ 155

Copy, in the hand of William Fulman, headed ‘Orat. II. Ad Oxonienses, Sept. v. M DL XVI’.

In: A quarto composite volume of state papers, tracts and speeches, 183 leaves, in half-vellum on marbled boards. Compiled, and written, mostly by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 298, f. 155r-v.

Queen Elizabeth's Speech to a Joint Delegation of Lords and Commons, November 5, 1566

First published in J.E. Neale, ‘Parliament and the Succession Question in 1562/3 and 1566’, EHR, 36, No. 144 (October 1921), 497-520 (pp. 514-17).

Version I. Beginning ‘If the order of your causes had matched the weight of your matter...’. Hartley, I, 145 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 9, pp. 93-4 (Version 1). Selected Works, Speech 5, pp. 45-6.

Version II. Beginning ‘If the order had been observed in the beginning of the matter...’. Hartley, I, 146-9 (Text ii). Collected Works, Speech 9, pp. 94-8 (Version 2).

ElQ 156

Copy of Version 2, in a professional secretaty hand, headed ‘The Queenes Mats answear to the Comon house touching her Mariage and the limitico of succession.’. Late 16th century.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary papers, in various professional hands, 326 leaves, in modern crushed morocco.

Edited from this MS in J.E. Neale, ‘Parliament and the Succession Question in 1562/3 and 1566’, EHR, 36, No. 144 (October 1921), 497-520 (pp. 514-17). Cited in Hartley and in Selected Works.

British Library, Stowe MS 354, f. 18r-19r.

ElQ 157

Copy, based on a memorial account by an MP present at the occasion, headed ‘The speeche of the queens matie ...to the Duke of Norfolk, the Archbishope of yowrke [&c.]...as followynge as I could carrye awaye by remembrans’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 120. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS in Hartley (version ii) and (as Version 2) in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works and in Heisch.

Cambridge University Library, MS Gg. 3. 34, pp. 208 to the third ‘212’.

ElQ 158

Copy of a version, in a professional secretary hand.

In: the MS described under ElQ 129. c.1595-1620s.

Meisei University, MR 0840, pp. 884-5.

*ElQ 159

Autograph draft of the opening of the speech, untitled, on one folio page, a second leaf endorsed (f. 9v) by William Cecil ‘a part of ye begyng of ye Q. Mates speche to ye 30. lordes and 30. comons o tewsday, ye vth. of Novemb. 1566. / X ao 9o 8. / The Q. own had’. 1566.

In: the MS described under ElQ 122.

Edited from this MS in Hartley (version i), in Collected Works (as Version 1), with a facsimile on p. 92, and in Selected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/41, f. 8r.

ElQ 160

Copy of the autograph draft (ElQ 159), untitled but docketed ‘Qu. Elizab. own hand’, on a folio page, endorsed (f. 9v) ‘A part of the beginning of the Q. Maties Speech to the 30 Lords, and 30. Commons on Thursday [sic] the vth. of Novembr 1566. Anno 8. twas The Q. own hand’. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 122.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/41, f. 9r.

ElQ 161

William Cecil's autograph draft memorandum on the Queen's speech, untitled, beginning ‘first hir Maty toke vppon hir yt knowledg of a petition...’, on two folio leaves, endorsed (f. 11v) ‘v. Novbr. 1566. Ao 8 a breeff of ye substance of ye Q. Maty answer. to ye llordes and Coms Asemy[?] in novr lx. this was not reported’. 1566.

In: the MS described under ElQ 122.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/41, ff. 10r-11r.

ElQ 162

Autograph rough notes by William Cecil on the speech, headed ‘V. Novembr 1566 a breef note of sodry thyges cotened in ye Q. Mates aswer made’, on a folio page. 1566.

In: the MS described under ElQ 122.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/41, f. 12r.

ElQ 163

William Cecil's autograph report to Parliament on the Queen's speech, headed ‘V Noveb. The soe of ye Q. Mates speche to y Lordes and coens assebled to ye novre of lx.’, beginning ‘She tooke knolledg of ye petition...’, on two folio pages, endorsed on a second leaf (f. 15v) ‘5 Novebre 1566 The report made to ye coen hows of ye Q. Mates answer by ye mouth of me, ye Secretary Wm. Cecill wt the cosent of 30. lordes. and 29. comoners’. 1566.

In: the MS described under ElQ 122.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works, pp. 98-100.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/41, ff. 14r-15v.

Queen Elizabeth's Speech Dissolving Parliament, January 2, 1567

First published in Simonds D'Ewes, The Journalls of All the Parliaments during the Raign of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1682), pp. 113-17.

Version I. Beginning ‘I love so evil counterfeiting and hate so much dissimulation that I may not suffer you depart...’. Hartley, I, 174-5 (‘Separate version’). Collected Works, Speech 10, pp. 105-6 (Version 1). Selected Works, Speech 6, pp. 47-51.

Version II. Beginning ‘My lords and others, the Commons of this Assembly, although the lord keeper hath, according to order, very well answered in my name...’. Hartley, I, 172-3. Collected Works, Speech 10, pp. 107-8 (Version 2).

*ElQ 164

Autograph draft, with revisions, on both sides of a single folio leaf, erroneously dated at the top ‘1563’ and docketed at the end ‘All this Letter was the Queenes owne hand and the draught she framed her selfe’, now mounted in a booklet guard-book of fifteen state papers. 1567.

Formerly Cotton MS Titus F. 1, f. 92.

Edited from this MS (as a ‘Separate version’) in Hartley (pp. 174-5), (as Version 1) in Collected Works, with a facsimile on p. 104, and in Selected Works. Printed in Autograph Compositions, pp. 40-2. Cited in Heisch. A facsimile of the first page in Andrew Prescott, English Historical Documents (British Library, 1988), p. 42.

British Library, Cotton Charter IV.38 (2).

ElQ 165

Copy of Version II, in a professional secretary hand.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 248 leaves, in modern crushed morocco gilt.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus C. VII, ff. 53v-4r.

ElQ 166

Copy of Version 2, untitled, with introduction ‘...Then the Queene standinge said’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 137. c.1620s.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus F. 1, f. 115v-16r.

ElQ 167

Copy of Version 2, untitled, with introduction ‘...Then the Queene standinge said’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 137. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS in Hartley (pp. 172-3) and (as Version 2) in Collected Works.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus F. 1, ff. 121v-2r.

ElQ 168

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A letter sent by my Lady Bacon from the Queene to my Lord Keep who carried his submission to her being in displeasure about Succession’. c.1620.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, tracts and speeches, in several secretary hands and paper sizes, 89 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 1877, f. 26r.

ElQ 169

Copy of Version I, in a secretary hand, headed ‘The coppie of a letter (taken from ites originall, wch was written in the Queenes owne hand, and by her selfe drawne) to the Comons in Parliament about their peticon concrning mariage and liberties’. Late 16th-early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 138.

This MS cited in Hartley and (misprinted Harley 2125) in Selected Works.

British Library, Harley MS 2185, f. 40r-v.

ElQ 170

Copy of Version I, in a professional italic hand, headed ‘A bille deliuered by her Matie vnto my Ladie Bacon to be deliuered by her highnes commaundemente vnto my Lo: Keeper’. Late 16th-early 17the century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 139.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 5176, ff. 96v-7r.

ElQ 171

Copy of Version 2.

In: A large folio volume of Elizabethan parliamentary proceedings, in several professional secretary hands, 452 leaves, in modern calf gilt. Early 17th century.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Stowe MS 358, f. 99r-v.

ElQ 172

Copy, introduced by ‘Then the Queene standing sayd:’ and here beginning ‘My Ls and others the comons of this assembly, Although the Lord keep hath according to order very well answered in my name...’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 142. Early 17th century.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 64/158, ff. 67v-8r.

ElQ 173

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, on both sides of a folio leaf. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS in HMC, Salisbury, XIII, 214-15. Cited in Hartley.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 138/163.

Queen Elizabeth's Speech Opening the 1571 Parliament, April 2, 1571

Brief speech beginning ‘My right loving lords and you all, our right faithful and obedient subjects, we in the name of God....’. First published in Simonds D'Ewes, The Journalls of All the Parliaments during the Raign of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1682), p. 137. Hartley, I, 195. Collected Works, Speech 11, pp. 108-9.

ElQ 174

Copy in: A folio volume of state tracts and proceedings and speeches in Parliament from 2 to 21 April 1572, in a single professional hand, 152 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt stamped with arms. c.1620s.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. C. 680, f. 3v.

ElQ 175

Copy, untitled, with introduction ‘...she spake a fewe words to this effect’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 137. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Collated in Hartley.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus F. 1, f. 129v.

ElQ 176

Copy, introduced by ‘...after a longe stay she spake in fewe words to this effect.’

In: the MS described under ElQ 171. Early 17th century.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Stowe MS 358, f. 107v.

ElQ 177

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, introduced ‘...The Queen began to speake a fewe wordes to this effect or thus:...’.

In: A large folio of state tracts and parliamentary speeches and proceedings, in several professional hands, 263 leaves, in modern calf gilt.

Bookplate of Algernon Capell (1654-1710), second Earl of Essex, Privy Councillor, dated 1701.

Folger, MS V.b.173, f. 38r.

ElQ 178

Copy, incomplete.

In: the MS described under ElQ 142. Early 17th century.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 64/158, f. 72r-v.

ElQ 179

Copy, introduced ‘...After a long stay shee spake a fewe words to this effect, or thus’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary proceedings on 2 April 1571, in a single professional secretary hand, 36 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum. Late 16th century.

Old pressmark E. 2. 9.

Edited from this MS in Hartley.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 535, f. 1v.

Queen Elizabeth's Speeches and Responses during her Visit to Warwick, August 12, 1572

Beginning ‘Bailiff, I thank you, and you all, with all my heart...’. published in The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth, ed. John Nichols, 3 vols (London, 1823), I, 315-16. Collected Works, Speech 12, pp. 109-10.

ElQ 180

A formal account of the Queen's visit and speeches, in the hand of a civic clerk.

In: The Black Book of Warwick. The formal book of records of Warwick Corporation, with accounts of civic events, ordnances, etc. from 1556 onwards.

This volume edited in full in The Black Book of Warwick, ed. Thomas Kemp (Warwick, [1899]).

Kemp edition, pp. 91-2. Edited in Collected Works from this MS account as printed in Nichols.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 1618/W19/6, ff. 65r-70r.

Queen Elizabeth's Speech at the Close of the Parliamentary Session, March 15, 1576

First published (from a lost MS) in Nugae Antiquae, ed. Henry Harington (London, 1804), I, 120-7.

Version I. Beginning ‘Do I see God's most sacred, holy Word and text of holy Writ drawn to so divers senses...’. Hartley, I, 471-3 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 13, pp. 167-71. Selected Works, Speech 7, pp. 52-60.

Version II. Beginning ‘My lords, Do I see the Scriptures, God's word, in so many ways interpreted...’. Hartley, I, 473-5 (Text ii).

ElQ 181

Copy, headed ‘The Queenes most excellent mates: oration in the pliamt house Martij 15, Ao: Dni 1576’. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 86.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, ff. 282r-4r.

ElQ 182

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘The Oration the Queenes Matie made in the end of the Parliament the 15th of March. 1576’.

In: A folio compendium or entry book of state letters and other documents and memoranda, in various secretary and italic hands, 231 leaves (including numerous blanks), in modern half-calf. Compiled over a period, and partly written, by Sir Stephen Powle (c.1553-1630), Clerk of the Crown.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 169, ff. 175r-6v.

ElQ 183

Copy, headed ‘Queene Elizabeth in the Parliamt house march 15th 1576’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 127. 1660.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/18, ff. 17v-20r.

ElQ 184

Copy of Version I, headed in another hand ‘A speache of Quene Elizabethe in Pliament’.

In: A large square-shaped folio letterbook, in several secretary hands, 248 leaves, in embossed calf. Comprising copies of letters principally received by Sir Christopher Hatton (c.1540-91), Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and Lord Chancellor. c.1640.

Later in the possession of William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector. Upcott sale (22 June 1846), lot 83.

This MS collated in part in Collected Works. Cited in Hartley, in Selected Works, and in Heisch.

British Library, Add. MS 15891, ff. 198r-9r.

ElQ 185

Copy, in a cursive secretary hand, headed ‘The Queenes most excellent Maiesties Oration in the Parliamt howse martij 1576’, with an endorsement on the blank leaf f. 6v. Late 16th century.

In: A large folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 157 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half green morocco.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Selected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 29975, ff. 3r-5v.

ElQ 186

Copy of Version I, headed ‘The Quenes moste excellent maties. Oration in the Parliament howse 15 martij anno dni 1576’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 134. c.1585.

This MS collated in part in Hartley and in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works and in Heisch.

British Library, Add. MS 32379, ff. 22r-4r.

ElQ 187

Copy of Version I, headed in the margin ‘The Queenes most excellent Maties oration in the Parliament howse Martij 15. Ao. Dni 1576.’

In: the MS described under ElQ 128. c.1590s.

This MS cited in Hartley, in Collected Works, and in Selected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 33271, f. 2r-v.

ElQ 188

Copy of Version I, headed ‘Queen Elizabeths Speech in ye Parlt house ye 13. of March. 1575’.

In: A folio volume of state letters and papers, in a single professional secretary hand (but for f. 98r-v), 128 leaves, in black morocco gilt. According to an inscription on f. 1*r this MS comprises (presumably a transcript of) ‘Severall papers found in Mr: Deas Study Secretary to Bishop Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury’. c.1650.

This MS cited in Hartley, in Selected Works, and in Heisch.

British Library, Harley MS 787, ff. 125r-6r.

ElQ 189

Copy of Version I, headed ‘Queen Elizabeths Speech in the Parliament house the 13th: of March 1575’.

In: A folio volume of state papers and speeches, in a single accomplished cursive hand, 235 leaves, in later vellum boards gilt. Mid-late-17th century.

Inscribed (f. [ir] ‘Mr Noel from Lord Fitz-Williams. A.D. 1719’.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Harley MS 4808, ff. 205v-16r.

ElQ 190

Copy, headed ‘Oratio Elizabethæ reginæ habitu in regni conventu convocato ad die 15. Martij. anno. 1575’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 5. c.1581-1612.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works and in Selected Works. May, Stanford, pp. 84-8 (No. 112).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, ff. 28r-9r.

ElQ 191

Copy of Version I, in a secretary hand, headed ‘The Q. Matyes oration in the plament howse martij 15 Ano dni 1575’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, in several hands, with (p. I) a list of contents subscribed ‘Comunicated to me by Mr Shotbolt’, 183 pages, in contemporary limp vellum. Late 16th century.

Bookplate of ‘Jacobi Mickleton de Crook Hall in Com Dunelm A D 1718’: i.e. James Mickleton (1688-1719), lawyer and antiquary. Among the family collection established by Christopher Mickleton (1612-69), Durham attorney, and by his eldest son James (1638-93), lawyer and antiquary, which was later incorporated in the collections of Gilbert Spearman (1675-1738), lawyer and antiquary.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

Durham University Library, Mickleton & Spearman MS 73, pp. 177-9.

ElQ 192

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Quene Elizabeths Answer to the L. and others in the Parliament .15.7.5. howse vpon Thursday xvo martij’.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and speeches, in various hands, xxiii + 149 leaves (and three blanks), in contemporary vellum with silk ties.

Edited from this MS (as Text ii) in Hartley. Cited in Selected Works.

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 92, f. 62r-v.

ElQ 193

Copy of Version I, in a professional secretary hand.

In: the MS described under ElQ 129. c.1595-1620s.

Meisei University, MR 0840, pp. 881-4.

ElQ 194

Copy of Version I, in a cursive secretary hand, headed ‘The speech vttered by her mat in the parlamt house at the eande of the cession held en iij march 1576 the xviijth of hir raine vppo pointes both in the speaker oratio and also in the Lorde Kepers’, on all four pages of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1576.

Edited from this MS (as Text i) in Hartley, I, 471-5. Cited (mistakenly as in Cambridgeshire Record Office) in Selected Works.

Northamptonshire Record Office, F(M) P 177.

ElQ 195

Copy, headed ‘Queen Elizabeth's speech in the Parliament House ye 13 of March 1575’.

In: A folio volume of state letters, in a single hand, 490 pages, in contemporary calf. Mid-late 17th century.

Flyleaf inscribed ‘Stamford 1693’: i.e. Thomas Grey (c.1654-1720), second Earl of Stamford, Privy Counsellor. Bookplate of John Towneley (1697-1782), translator, of Towneley Hall, near Burnley, Lancashire.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 664, pp. 474-81.

ElQ 196

MS ‘Extract from a Speech of Q. Elizabeth, to her Parliament, relating to her Celibacy, 1575’, here beginning ‘--Now, to rehearse my meaninge...and ending ...cannot dispose of themselves to another lyfe--’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 26. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), I, 116. Cited in Collected Works.

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

ElQ 197

Copy of the complete speech, with a note by John Harington explaining that it was given him by the Queen who she says had ‘made a clerk write fair’ her ‘poor words’ for his use.

In: the MS described under ElQ 26. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), II, 149-54; (1804), I, 120-8. Cited and the note printed in Collected Works.

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

ElQ 198

Copy of Version I, in an italic hand, untitled, on two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet, endorsed ‘A speache of her maty in the end of a plamt’. Early 17th century.

In: A guardbook of miscellaneious documents. Volume II of a collection of ‘Miscellanea Curiosa’ assembled by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary.

Virginia Historical Society, Mss I T8525 a2, pp.[3-6].

Queen Elizabeth's Speech to Bishops and other Clergy at Somerset Place, February 27, 1585, while Parliament was in Session

Collected Works, Speech 15, pp. 177-81. Speech beginning (to the Lord Treasurer) ‘I esteem more of their mites than of your pounds...’ and (to the Archbishop of Canterbury) ‘We understand that some of the Nether House have used diverse reproachful speeches against you...’.

ElQ 199

Copy, in a cursive secretary hand, headed ‘A brief effect of hir maties speech vnto ye B. & other of ye Clergie offring vnto hir their subsedy in her pryvie chamb at Somset place 27 feb. 1584 at what tyme there were of ye Clergy my L. Archb. of Cantbury, the B. of worcestre...’ [etc.], on a folio leaf, foliated in pencil 91. c.1585.

In: A folio guard-book of independent Elizabethan state papers, stamped foliaton 1-237.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Cited in Heisch.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/176, f. 215r-v (item 68).

ElQ 200

Copy, in a professional predominantly italic hand, headed ‘A brief effect of hir maties speech unto the Bpps. and other of the Clergy offring unto hir their Subsidy in her privy Chamber at Somerset place 27. Febr. 1584, at what tyme there were of the Clergy my L. Archb. of Canterbury ye B. of worcestre...’ [etc.], on two folio leaves, foliated in pencil 69-70 and 192-3, endorsed on a third leaf (f. 218v) ‘Febr. 27. 1584. The Queens Conference with the Bpps. upon Graunt of Subsedy &c.’.c.1585.

In: the MS described under ElQ 199.

Cited in Heisch.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/176, ff. 216r-17v.

Queen Elizabeth's Speech at the Closing of Parliament, March 29, 1585

Beginning ‘My lords and you of the Lower House: My silence must not injure the owner...’. Hartley, II, 31-3. Collected Works, Speech 16, pp. 181-3.

ElQ 201

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 16th century.

In: A folio composite volume of letters and state papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 237 leaves, in 17th-century calf (rebacked).

This MS partly collated in Hartley.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 79, ff. 190r-1r.

ElQ 202

Copy, headed ‘Her Mates speche in the parliamete howse at the progation of the laste Session 29 Martij 1584’, with sidenotes.

In: the MS described under ElQ 184. c.1640.

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Partly collated in Hartley.

British Library, Add. MS 15891, f. 148r.

ElQ 203

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed in italic ‘Her Maties Oration the last day of the first Session of Parliament: 1585’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 89. c.1580s-90s.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Collected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 38823, f. 25r-v.

ElQ 204

Copy, in the hand of John Stow, headed ‘The qwenes maiesties oration, made in the parliament howse, at the breakyneg vp thore of, the xxix day of marche, in anno dom. 1585. ao 27o. Eliz.’, on one side of a quarto leaf. c.1587.

In: A quarto composite volume of historical papers, in several hands, the majority in the small cursive secretary hand of John Stow (1524/5-1605), London historian, 123 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt.

Edited from this MS in Hartley. Cited in Collected Works and in Heisch.

British Library, Harley MS 540, f. 115r.

ElQ 205

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A speech of Q. Elizabeth made in the Parliament at ye breakeing vp thereof 29o. March. 1585. Anno Elizabeth 27o.’ c.1620s.

In: the MS described under ElQ 168.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 1877, f. 70r-v.

ElQ 206

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Her Mates Speche delyred by her owne mowthe in the Parlamt Last holde at Westmr’. c.1585.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, speeches and miscellaneous papers, in several hands, vi + 361 leaves, in modern half morocco gilt.

This MS partly collated in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 4888, f. 18r-v.

ElQ 207

Copy, headed ‘A speech of Quee [sic] Elyzabeths made in ye Parliament at the breaking up theire-of 29o march: 1585 Ano Elyzab: 27o. p.’

In: A folio miscellany, begun as a commonplace book and then used for transcribing state papers, letters and verses, in several hands, 560 pages (including numerous blanks), in quarter-calf marbled boards. Early-mid-17th century.

Inscribed (p. i), probably in the late 17th century, ‘John Peck His Book’.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Collected Works.

Cambridge University Library, MS Ee. 5. 23, p. 460.

ElQ 208

Copy, headed ‘Her Maties: speech delivered by her owne mouth in ye Parliamt last holden at Westm: Anno Regin &c. 27:/ 1584’.

In: A folio volume principally of speeches by Sir Walter Mildmay (1520/1-1589), Chancellor of the Exchequer, in a single professional secretary hand, 52 leaves. Late 16th century.

Inscribed names including ‘Noah Duckett 1706’, ‘J Stockdale...Gift of Mrs Duckett’, and ‘William Brookes’. According to a note on the flyleaf the MS was once in an old house in Leicester, then owned by Dr John Barcley, MD; bought from him by his brother-in-law George Cardale 5 March 1884; then owned by Joseph Green of Jayshill House, Stansted, Essex, who sold it to Charles Lowe, bookseller of Birmingham; offered in his sale catalogue in 1889, and purchased by Mildmay's descendant Mary, Viscountess Falmouth.

A bound set of photocopies of this volume is in the Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/49.

Viscount Falmouth, [Mildmay MS], ff. 24r-5r.

ElQ 209

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘The Q [of England added in red ink] matie speache in the parliament house 1585 Martij 29’, on one side of a folio leaf. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous state letters and papers, in generally professional secretary hands, with (ff. iir-iiir) a list of contents, v + 529 leaves, in modern cloth.

Among the Warrender Papers, formerly classified as Vol. B.

Edited from this MS in Scottish History Society (1931), 174-6. Cited in Hartley.

National Archives of Scotland, GD1/371/3, f. 52v.

Queen Elizabeth's First Reply to the Parliamentary Petitions Urging the Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, November 12, 1586

First published in Robert Cecil, The copie of a letter to the right honourable the Earle of Leycester (London, 1586).

Version I. Beginning ‘When I remember the bottomless depth of God's great benefits towards me...’. Hartley, II, 254-8 (Text ii, a summary) and II, 261 (cited only, as Text iv). Collected Works, Speech 17, pp. 186-90 (Version 1).

Version II. Beginning ‘The bottomless graces and immeasurable benefits bestowed upon me by the Almighty...’. Hartley, II, 247-53 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 17, pp. 190-6. Autograph Compositions, pp. 67-72 (Version 2). Selected Works, Speech 8, pp. 61-9.

Version III. Beginning ‘My lords and gentlemen, I cannot but accept with much kindness this your petition, wherein I perceive the great love you bear towards me...’. Hartley, II, 259-60 (Text iii).

ElQ 210

Copy of Version II, in a small secretary hand, headed in italic ‘Her Maties first answere made by her self to the petition vttered in the names of the whole Court of parliament in hir chamber of presence att Richmond .12. 1686.’

In: the MS described under ElQ 89. c.1580s-90s.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Collected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 38823, ff. 76r-7r.

ElQ 211

Copy of Version II, in a cursive hand, headed ‘Her Maties most Gracious answer delivered by her self verbally to ye Petitions of ye Lords & Commons, being ye estates of Parlament Nov. 12. 1586. A Copy corrected by her own hand. It toucheth ye Queen of Scots, & ye Treason plotted against herself’, on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 73.

British Library, Add. MS 70519, No. LVII.

ElQ 212

Copy of Version I, in two secretary hands, introduced ‘...Ytt plesed hir highenes...in her owne pson most gratiouslye & wisely to giue aunswere as followeth:’, on two folio leaves. Late 16th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state pqpers, in various hands, 295 leaves, in 19th-century calf gilt.

This MS partly quoted (as Text iv) in Hartley, II, 261. Cited in Heisch.

British Library, Harley MS 158, ff. 156r-7v.

*ElQ 213

Copy, in a neat italic hand, with autograph revisions by Elizabeth, on two folio leaves, imperfect.

In: the MS described under ElQ 119.

Edited from this MS (as Text i) in Hartley and (as Version 2) in Autograph Compositions. This MS collated in Collected Works (as Version 2), with a facsimile of the first page on p. 191, and in Selected Works. Edited in part diplomatically in Heisch, pp. 49-51.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 94, ff. 84r-5r.

ElQ 214

Copy of Extractions taken by the Queens order in reformation of somme errours in report of her speeche, the 12 of November 1586 in her withdrawing chamber.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters and papers, in various hands, 320 leaves, in modern crushed morocco gilt. Papers of William Cecil (1520/21-98), first Baron Burghley, secretary of state.

Bookplate (as ‘Shelburne’) of William Petty (1737-1805), second Earl of Shelburne and first Marquess of Lansdowne, Prime Minister.

This MS discussed in Hartley (II, 253).

British Library, MS Lansdowne 103, f. 64.

ElQ 215

Copy of a version, untitled, in a professional secretary hand, on two pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 109.

Edited from this MS (as Text iii) in Hartley.

British Library, Stowe MS 361, f. 2r-v.

ElQ 216

Copy, headed ‘An Answer by owr quene to the peticion of the pliament house for the speedye execution of the scottyshe queene’ and here beginning ‘When I consider the profound and bottomless depth of God's wonderful and miraculous work...’. Late 16th century.

In: A folio volume of state and antiquarian papers and accounts, in secretary hands, 70 leaves, in modern quarter-calf marbled boards.

This MS collated in Hartley.

Cambridge University Library, MS Ee. 2. 12, ff. 64v-6r.

ElQ 217

Copy, with a sidenote ‘The Queenes Speech to ye Comittees of both houses’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 120. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS (as Version 1) in Collected Works. Cited in Hartley.

Cambridge University Library, MS Gg. 3. 34, pp. 304-8.

ElQ 218

Copy of Version II, headed ‘Notes of the Queenes speeche to the Lordes and comons of the Parliamt in answer of their peticon exhibited the xij of November 1586: by the Lo: Chancellor vnto her Matie: for ye speedie execucon of the Scotish Queene, as neere as my Capacity wthout tables could serve to note them, and my memory next morning might avayle to set them downe’.

In: A folio volume of political speeches, in one or more professional secretary hands, 53 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum with ties. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS (as Text ii) in Hartley (pp. 254-8).

Exeter College, Oxford, MS 127, ff. 51v-3v.

ElQ 219

Copy of Version II, headed ‘A speech Spoken by Queen Eliz: to her Parliamt Concerning The Treasons of Mary, Queen of Scots’, inscribed in the margin ‘Ex MS penes Meipsum’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings in Parliament, largely in a single rounded hand, ff. 1r-4r and 19r-41v in a clerk's hand, 246 leaves, in red morocco gilt. Compiled by William Petyt (1640/1-1707), lawyer and political propagandist. Late 17th century-1700s.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 1, ff. 43r-6v.

ElQ 220

Copy of Version II, headed in the margin ‘A speech made By her matie tochinge the Treasons of the Queene of Scottes’. c.1600.

In: the MS described under ElQ 21.

This MS partly collated in Hartley. Cited in Collected Works.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 10, ff. 6v-7v.

Queen Elizabeth's Second Reply to the Parliamentary Petitions Urging the Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, November 24, 1586

First published in Robert Cecil, The copie of a letter to the right honourable the Earle of Leycester (London, 1586).

Version I. Beginning ‘I perceive you have well considered of my last message...’. Hartley, II, 266-71 (2 versions). Hartley, II, 271 (cited only, as Text ii). Collected Works, Speech 18, pp. 196-200 (Version 1).

Version II. Beginning ‘Full grievous is the way whose going on and end breed cumber for the hire of a laborious journey...’. Hartley, II, 266-70 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 18, pp. 200-4 (Version 2). Autograph Compositions, pp. 73-8. Selected Works, Speech 9, pp. 70-6.

ElQ 221

Copy of Version II, in a small secretary hand, headed in italic ‘Her Maties seconde answere deliuered by her owne mouth to the second speech vttered in the names of the Lords and Comons of the plament in her chamber of presence att Richmond the 24. day of Nouember. 1586’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 89. c.1580s-90s.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Collected Works.

British Library, Add. MS 38823, ff. 77r-8r.

ElQ 222

Copy of Version II, headed ‘The Queens second speech to ye Parlamt, Nov. 24. 1586. Corrected by her own hand, touching ye Queen of Scots’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 73.

British Library, Add. MS 70519, No. LVII.

ElQ 223

Copy of Version I, in a secretary hand, introduced ...‘...her Maiestie then spake as foloweth:’, on three folio leaves. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 212.

This MS partly quoted (as Text ii) in Hartley (p. 271).

British Library, Harley MS 158, ff. 158r-60r.

*ElQ 224

Copy, in a neat italic hand, with extensive autograph revisions by Elizabeth.

In: the MS described under ElQ 119.

Edited from this MS (as Text i) in Hartley and (as Version 2) in Autograph Compositions. Edited in Selected Works. Collated (as Version 2) in Collected Works, with a facsimile of f. 87v on p. 203. Part Edited diplomatically in Heisch, p. 52.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 94, ff. 86r-8r.

ElQ 225

Copy in: the MS described under ElQ 120. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS (as Version 1) in Collected Works. Cited (as version ii) in Hartley.

Cambridge University Library, MS Gg. 3. 34, pp. 312-16.

Queen Elizabeths Armada speech to the Troops at Tilbury, August 9, 1588

Beginning ‘My loving people, I have been persuaded by some that are careful of my safety to take heed. how I committed myself to armed multitudes...’. Collected Works, Speech 19, pp. 325-6. Selected Works, Speech 10, pp. 77-83. The Queen's authorship supported in J.E. Neale, Essays in Elizabethan History (London, 1958), pp. 103-6.

ElQ 226

Copy, headed ‘Queen Elizabeths Speech to her Army Att Tilbury Camp on ye Spaniards coming to Inuade the Land in ye year 1588’, subscribed ‘This Account the Earle of Leicester gaue ro Dr Sharp that hee might publish it to ye Army in a Sermon’.

In: A small (114 x 60 mm.) almanac for 1680 and notebook, in a single rounded hand, ii + 83 leaves, in vellum boards. Compiled by Henry Sturmy, who in November 1686 was bound apprentice to the London bookseller Ricard Hunt. c.1680-85.

Christopher Edwards, Short List 9 (1997), item 88.

British Library, Add. MS 73165, ff. 54r-6v.

ElQ 227

Copy, in the hand of Lionell Sharpe (1560-1631), clergyman employed by both the Earl of Leicester and Earl of Essex and present at the Queen's visit to Tilbury, untitled, on the first two pages of two conjugate quarto leaves, endorsed (f. 88v) ‘The Queenes speech at Tilburie camp’.

In: A folio composite volume of tracts and papers chiefly relating to dealings with foreign states, in various largely professional hands, 365 leaves, in modern morocco gilt.

Fol. 87 inscribed ‘Bought of Mr. G. Pauls Landlady’ and fol. 89 ‘Giuen by Mr Geo. Holmes’.

Edited from this MS, discussed and the hand identified in Janet M. Green, ‘“I My Self”: Queen Elizabeth's Oration at Tilbury Camp’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 28 (1997), 421-45. Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

Facsimiles of the first page in Felix Pryor, Elizabeth I: Her Life in Letters (British Library, London, 2003), No. 42, p. 98, and in Henry VIII Man and Monarch, ed. Susan Doran (British Library, London, 2009), p. 268.

British Library, Harley MS 6798, f. 87r-v.

ElQ 227.5

Copy, with a ten-line introduction, ‘Queene Elizabeth cominge to her army at Tilbury where shee lay in the Earle of Leisters Pavillion...whervppon shee toke occation of this speach’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in two or more predominantly secretary hands, 86 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1660.

A facsimile of f. 85r is in Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey, Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, 2008), p. 33.

Folger, MS E.a.6, f. 2r-v.

ElQ 228

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘The oration or speech that Queene Elizabeth made to the soldiers in her Campe at Tylbury in August 1688’ [sic], here beginning ‘My good people I have byn warned by some...’, subscribed ‘Queene Elizabeths speech at Tilbury Anno 1686’ [sic], on two conjugate folio leaves. Mid-17th century.

In: Muniments of the Duchess of Norfolk.

This MS recorded in Selected Works, p. 81.

National Archives, Kew, C115/101, M. 21, No. 7631.

ElQ 229

Castillion's account of Elizabeth's visit to the army at Tilbury, ‘I myselfe beinge there a Captayne and an eye Witnesse. F. C.’

In: A folio commonplace book cum letterbook, predominantly in one hand, compiled by Sir Francis Castillion (1561-1638), 241 pages (plus many blanks). c.1620s-30s.

The front pastedown inscribed ‘Thomas Hugh Markham From his Mother. Sepr 11th. 1846’ and, in pencil, ‘Darker Esqr. Gayton’.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 69, [unspecified page numbers].

Queen Elizabeth's Latin Speech to the Heads of Oxford University, September 28, 1592

Beginning ‘Merita et gratitudo sic meam rationem captiuam duxerunt...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 163-5. An English translation, beginning ‘Merits and gratitude have so captured my reason...’, in Collected Works, Speech 20, pp. 327-8.

ElQ 230

Copy of the Latin speech, headed ‘Reginae Elisabethae Valedictoria ad Oxonienses. Sept. 28. 1592’, with Henry Savile's oration on the same occasion (ff. 169r-71r), both in the hand of Archbishop Sancroft, docketed by him ‘Transcrib'd fro Sr Ja. Ware's MS. Collections Vol. 47 being pt of Q. Elizs Entertainmt at Oxford 1592’, on two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves.

In: A quarto composite volume of state letters and tracts, in various hands, 180 leaves, in 17th-century calf.

Compiled, and partly written, by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 461, f. 171v.

ElQ 231

Copy of the original Latin version, in a professional hand. c.1593.

In: the MS described under ElQ 60.

Edited from this MS in Autograph Compositions.

Bodleian, MS Bodl. 900, f. 1r-v.

ElQ 232

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, subscribed ‘Regina dixi 1593’, on the recto of a single folio leaf; together with an untitled English translation, beginning ‘Youre desertes and gratitude do Alter mye purpose...’, in a different secretary hand, on both sides of another folio leaf. c.1593.

In: A folio composite volume of historical papers, chiefly relating to the University of Oxford, in various hands, 221 leaves, in modern morocco gilt.

British Library, Cotton MS Faustina C. VII, ff. 215r, 216r-v.

ElQ 233

Copy, in a professional roman hand, headed ‘Queene Elizabeth her Oration made to the Vniuersity of Oxford. 1592’. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 165.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus C. VII, f. 141r-v.

ElQ 234

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Oratio Rne Elizabeth ad academicos Oxonienses Sabita 28. Septem 1592’. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 93. Early 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 5110, f. 9r-v.

ElQ 235

Copy, in the hand of William Fulman, headed ‘Orat. III. Ad Oxonienses M D XCVII.’

In: the MS described under ElQ 155.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 298, ff. 155v-7v.

ElQ 236

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, untitled. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 97.

Folger, MS V.b.142, f. 62r.

ElQ 237

Copy, added at the foot of the two pages in an italic hand, headed in the margin ‘Oratio Reginæ Elizabethæ ad Oxoniæ studiosos’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 98. Early 1600s.

Folger, MS V.b.214, ff. 67v-8r.

ElQ 238

Copy of the speech in Latin, in a secretary hand.

In: A folio commonplace book of miscellaneous entries under headings, in Latin, 694 pages (including blanks), in contemporary calf (rebacked).

Inscribed on the first page ‘F Welles’.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 13, p. 407.

Queen Elizabeth's Speech at the Closing of Parliament, April 10, 1593

First published (Version II) in John Stow, Annales; or a General Chronicle of England (London, 1601), pp. 1272-3.

Version I. Beginning ‘This kingdom hath had many noble and victorious princes...’. Hartley, III, 173-5. Collected Works, Speech 21, pp. 328-30 (Version 1)

Version II. Beginning ‘My Lords and you, my Commons of the Lower House, were it not that I know no speeches presented by any other...’. Hartley, III, 28-9. Collected Works, Speech 21, pp. 330-2.

ElQ 239

Copy of the English Version 2, in a professional secretary hand, untitled, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘A reporte of her Maties speache in the pliament house at the dissolving of the pliament’. c.1593.

In: A composite volume of state tracts and speeches, in various hands, folio and quarto sizes, 79 leaves, in modern cloth.

Given to the Bodleian in 1952 by J.C.B. Gamlen via Ruth Waterhouse.

Edited from this MS (as Version 2) in Collected Works, pp. 330-2. Cited in Hartley.

Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. c. 319, ff. 1r-2v.

ElQ 240

Copy of the English Version 1, with a lengthy introduction by the original parliamentary scribe, who could not hear most of the speech but learned from others ‘the cheife substance of her oration’.

In: A folio volume of transcripts of parliamentary rolls during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, from 1588 to 1601, in various professional hands, 202 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS (as Version 1) in Collected Works. Recorded in Hartley.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus F. II, ff. 98v-9v.

ElQ 241

Copy of Version I, headed in the margin ‘Queene Eliz. speech’ and here dated 5 April 1592/3.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings in 1592-93, in a professional secretary hand, 121 leaves, in vellum boards. Early 17th century.

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 46, ff. 120r-1v.

ElQ 242

Copy of Version I, headed ‘The Queenes speech’, here beginning ‘This kingdome hath had many wise noble and victorious princes...’, after the date ‘7 Aprill [1593] Saturday’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary proceedings and state tracts, in several professional secretary hands, with (f. iiir) a table of contents, iv + 200 leaves, in contemporary calf with remains of metal clasps. c.1635.

Once owned by Sir Richard Grosvenor (1585-1645); later by the Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, Cheshire, with his bookplate (inscribed ‘XXI no. 21’) and a label with No. ‘24’ on the spine. Assembled largely from ‘Liber 8’ (= MS 24). Sotheby's, 20 February 1967, lot 263. Formerly House of Lords Record Office, Historical Collection No. 53.

Recorded in HMC. 3rd Report (187-), Appendix, p. 214b.

Parliamentary Archives, GRO/1, ff. 140v-1v.

ElQ 243

Copy of the English version, headed ‘The Queenes speech in pliment’ and introduced by the original scribe's explanation ‘The ffirst words I heard not all tell yt came to this sayeinge’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 101. c.1610.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 9, ff. 34r-5r.

Queen Elizabeth's Latin Rebuke to the Polish Ambassador, Paul de Jaline, July 25, 1597

Beginning ‘Oh quam decepta fui: Expectaui Legationem tu vero querelam, mihi adduxisti...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 168-9. An English version, beginning ‘O how I have been deceived! I expected an embassage, but you have brought to me a complaint...’, in Collected Works, Speech 22, pp. 332-4.

ElQ 244

Copy, headed ‘The queenes to her Spanish embasador’. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 86.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, f. 74v.

ElQ 245

Copy, in a roman hand, untitled, endorsed in a cursive secretary hand (f. 9v) ‘A speache of Q. Eliz to a Poland Ambassador’. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 185.

British Library, Add. MS 29975, f. 9r.

ElQ 246

Copy, headed A copie of Queene Elizabeth her Answer to ye kinge of Polandes Embassador in the prsence Chamber at Greenewich the .25th. of July. 1597. openly & ex tempore

In: A large folio miscellaneous compilation of verse and prose, chiefly in a single neat hand, written from both ends, 189 leaves, in contemporary vellum (rebound). Associated with the Freville family and probably assembled by Gilbert Frevile, of Bishop Middleham, Co. Durham, whose name appears on the cover with the date 1591. A pen-and-ink ornamental drawing at the end inscribed ‘Finis quoth G. W.’ c.1620s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2877, f. 16r.

ElQ 247

Copy of the Latin version, in a secretary hand, the heading with ‘dates anno 1597 vl 1598’. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 93. Early 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 5110, f. 9r.

ElQ 248

Copy of the Latin speech, headed ‘Oratio siue responsio dni Regine [fowfa?] Oratori Regi Polome vicessimo quinto die JuliJ. 1597.’, on one side of a single folio leaf, endorsed on f. 89v ‘The Quenes ma. speche to the Poloniom embassador. 1597’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 227.

British Library, Harley MS 6798, f. 89r.

ElQ 249

Copy of an English translation of the speech, headed ‘The answere of the Queene, to the orator of the Kinge of Polonia, the 25 day of July. 1597’ and here beginning ‘Oh, how I was beguiled...’, on one side of a single folio leaf, endorsed on f. 90v ‘The quenes ma. speche to the Polonia embassador englished by Harry Capell’. c.1597.

In: the MS described under ElQ 227.

This MS cited in Collected Works.

Inscribed in a later hand ‘Giuen by Mr Geo. Holmes’.

British Library, Harley MS 6798, f. 90r.

ElQ 250

Copy, in a professional italic hand, headed ‘Oratio siue responsio D Reginæ, facta Oratori regis Poloniæ die Lunæ, 26. Julij. 1597’, on one side of a folio leaf, endorsed ‘Responsio Reginæ. ad pau'l de Jaline Legatu Regis Poloniæ Sigismondi tertii’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 119.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 94, f. 120r.

ElQ 250.5

Copy, in the hand of William Fulman, headed ‘Orat. IV. Ad Orationem Pauli Dzialina Sigismundi Polonae Regis Legati Responsio Grenovici, Jul. XXV. M DXC VII’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 155.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 298, ff. 157v-8r.

ElQ 251

Copy, in a professional roman hand, headed ‘Oratio D n Reginæ facta Regis Poloniæ Legato die Lune xxvto Julij: 1597’, subscribed ‘E. Regina’, on one side of a folio leaf (the verso a letter by Elizabeth to Lady Norris in a secretary hand), numbered 11, extracted from a longer MS. c.1630.

Folger, MS X.d.178.

ElQ 252

Copy of an English translation.

In: A quarto volume of transcripts of letters by various people, in several secretary and italic hands, 95 leaves (plus a few blanks), in modern calf gilt. c.1620s.

Evidently the MS from which selected items are transcribed in Cardiff Central Library MS 1.172, pp. 1-162, which is inscribed (p. 162) ‘Hitherto from the beginning of the Book, from a Manuscript in 4to: belonging to John Arden of Stockport Esqr:’i.e. probably John Arden (1742-1823), of Harden, Utkinton and Pepper Halls, High Sheriff of Cheshire. Acquired in 1942.

This volume discussed and various letters printed in Bertram Dobell, ‘Newly Discovered Documents of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods’, The Athenaeum (1901: 23 March, pp. 369-70; 30 March, pp. 403-4; 6 April, pp. 433-4; 13 April, pp. 465-7). A complete transcription and facsimile of the volume in A Seventeenth-Century Letter-Book: A Facsimile Edition of Folger MS. V.a.321, ed. A.R. Braunmuller (Newark, London & Toronto, 1983).

Edited from this MS in Autograph Compositions.

Folger, MS V.a.321, f. 36r.

ElQ 253

Copy, in an italic hand, headed ‘Oratio seu responsio Dnæ Reginæ facta oratori regis Poloniæ die lunæ 25to Julij 1597o’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 98. Early 1600s.

This MS cited in Collected Works.

Folger, MS V.b.214, f. 67v.

ElQ 254

Copy, headed ‘Oratio sive Responsio Dne Regine facta oratori...polome die...25 Julij 1591’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 85. c.1603.

Huntington, EL 6162, f. [2arbis].

ElQ 255

Copy, in a professional italic hand, headed ‘Responsio Reginæ Angliæ ad Legatu Poloniæ’, on one page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Responce de la Reyne a L' Ambassadeur pollonois. le mois d'aoust 1597’, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1597.

In: A folio guardbook of state letters and papers, in various hands, 284 leaves, in modern half-calf marbled boards.

Volume XV of the papers of Anthony Bacon (1558-1601), political intelligencer, subsequently among the collections of Thomas Tenison (1636-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 661, f. 260r.

Elizabeth's Golden Speech, November 30, 1601

First published (Version III), as Her maiesties most princelie answere, deliuered by her selfe at White-hall, on the last day of November 1601 (London, 1601: STC 7578).

Version I. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we have heard your declaration and perceive your care of our estate...’. Hartley, III, 412-14. Hartley, III, 495-6. Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 337-40 (Version 1). Selected Works, Speech 11, pp. 84-92.

Version II. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we perceive your coming is to present thanks unto me...’. Hartley, III, 294-7 (third version). Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 340-2 (Version 2).

Version III. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we perceive by you, whom we did constitute the mouth of our Lower House, how with even consent...’. Hartley, III, 292-3 (second version). Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 342-4 (Version 3). STC 7578.

Version IV. Beginning ‘Mr Speaker, I well understand by that you have delivered, that you with these gentlemen of the Lower House come to give us thankes for benefitts receyved...’. Hartley, III, 289-91 (first version).

ElQ 256

Copy of Version 2, headed ‘The Queene to the speaker at Whitehall in the pliamente, Anno 43. set downe by Mr Phillips’, followed (ff. 2v-4r) by a summary of the speech ‘penned by Mr Attorney generall At thende of the pliament in Anno. 43.’[i.e.19 December 1601]. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 86.

This MS cited in Hartley.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, ff. 1r-2r.

ElQ 257

Copy of Version I, on several pages.

In: A folio volume of Hayward Townsend's journal of parliamentary proceedings from 27 October to 19 December 1601, in two or more secretary hands, unfoliated (2 inches thick), in later speckled leather gilt. Early 17th century.

Bookplate of William, Earl of Bedford, 1867.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 2.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 189, unnumbered pages.

ElQ 258

Copy in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

In: Copy of Hayward Townshend's parliamentary journal for 27 October to 19 December 1601, 206 folio leaves, in near-contemporary calf gilt. In the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’ but for the heading which is in the hand of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), antiquary. c.1630.

Once owned Sir Robert Oxenbridge, MP (1595-1638) of Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire; later by Thomas Tanner (1674-1735), Bishop of St Asaph, ecclesiastical historian, scholar and book collector. It was once bought from John Jackson of Tottenham High Cross.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 255 (No. 90).

Edited from this MS in Hartley, III, 412-14; (as Version 1) in Collected Works, and in Selected Works.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. A. 100, ff. 97v-101r.

ElQ 258.5

Copy of Version I, headed ‘The Queenes answere’.

In: A quarto volume of parliamentary speeches, in a single hand, 92 pages, in contemporary calf gilt. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1045, pp. 84-92.

ElQ 259

Copy of Version 2, here beginning ‘Mr Speaker, Yr comming is to present thanckes to vs...’, in a secretary hand, on a folded folio leaf (conjunct with a blank half-leaf). Early 1600s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and speeches, 81 leaves, in modern binding.

Among the collections of Gilbert Sheldon (1598-1677), Archbishop of Canterbury. Subsequently owned by members of the Dolben family, including probably John Dolben (1625-86), Archbishop of York.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Collected Works.

Bodleian, MS Add. C. 304b, f. 16r-v.

ElQ 260

Copy of Version I, in a professional secretary hand, in a parliamentary journal and introduced ‘...her Matie begann thus to answer herselfe, viz’.

In: A composite folio volume of state tracts, in several professional hands, 612 leaves, in contemporary vellum, with traces of ties. c.1620s-30s.

Yelverton MS 31, among papers of Sir Henry Yelverton (1566-1629), Justice of the Common Pleas, and his family.

British Library, Add. MS 48041, ff. 307r-9v.

ElQ 261

Copy of Version III, with a lengthy heading, ‘Her Maties most Princely Answer, Delivered by her self at the Court at Whitehall ye last day of November 1601...The same being taken Verbatim in writing by A.B. as neer as hee could possibly set it down’, on both sides of a large quarto leaf. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 73.

British Library, Add. MS 70519, No. LXX.

ElQ 262

Copy of Version I, introduced ‘The Queen answered her selfe’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings and speeches in the House of Commons in 1601-2, principally from Hayward Townshend's journal, in a single professional hand, 279 leaves. Late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 2r) ‘Stamford 1693’. Inscribed in pencil (f. 1r) by Alfred John Kempe, 4 June 1836. Purchased from Sotheby's, January/February 1873.

British Library, Egerton MS 2222, ff. 126r-8r.

ElQ 263

Copy of Version I, with introduction (‘...And her Majestie beganne thus to answer her Selfe: vizt./’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 262. Late 17th century.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Egerton MS 2222, ff. 250r-3r.

ElQ 264

Copy of Version 2, headed ‘Quene Elizabeths speeche to her last parliament. the .30. of november i60i’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 246. c.1620s.

This MS cited (as ‘third version’) in Hartley.

British Library, Egerton MS 2877, f. 15v.

ElQ 265

Copy of Version II, in the hand of Ralph Starkey, headed ‘Queene Elizabethes Speeche in the parlemente time one Mondaye the xxxth. of Nouembere .1601. hir Matie beinge sete vnder state in the Counsell chamber at Whitehall...[etc.]’.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, 209 leaves, in modern morocco gilt. All in the hand of Ralph Starkey except for two other hands on ff. 94r-100v, 205r, 207r and 208r. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS (as ‘third version’) in Hartley (pp. 294-7)

British Library, Harley MS 169, f. 45r-v.

ElQ 266

Copy of Version IV, headed ‘The Queens Speach’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 188. c.1650.

Edited from this MS (as ‘first version’) in Hartley (pp. 289-91).

British Library, Harley MS 787, ff. 127r-8v.

ElQ 267

Copy of Version I, introduced (f. 72v) ‘In the afternoone the Comons attended the Queene att Whitehall about three of the clocke, to the nomber of seavenscrore’.

In: A folio volume, comprising almost entirely a parliamentary journal for 27 October to 19 December 1601, chiefly in two or more professional secretary hands, with a mixed hand on f. 131v and later tipped-in leaves as ff. 132-3, 134 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in mottled leather gilt. Early 17th century [to c.1633].

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Thomas ward’, ‘George Withers his booke Anno Dni 1633’, and ‘Robert Daye’, and (f. 134v) ‘Hugh Parsons / i633’.

This MS partly collated in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 2283, ff. 73r-5r.

ElQ 268

Copy of Version IV, headed ‘The Queens speech’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 189. Mid-late-17th century.

This MS cited (as first Version) in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 4808, ff. 221v-32r.

ElQ 269

Copy of Version II, in a professional rounded hand, headed ‘Queen Elizabeths Speech to her last Parliamt 29 October 1601’.

In: A large quarto volume of verse and prose, in several hands, a cursive mixed hand predominating on ff. 1r -51, 53r-8v, with a later addition dated 1694 on f. 78r, 82 leaves, in modern half green morocco. Mid-17th century.

This MS cited (as his ‘third version’) in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 6038, ff. 72r-4r.

ElQ 270

Copy of Version I, introduced ‘...And her Matie beganne thus to answere her Selfe: vizt.’

In: A folio volume comprising a parliamentary journal for 1601, in a professional hand, 397 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1690s.

A note of receipt for half a guinea, 13 July 1727, on p. 278.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Harley MS 7203, ff. 362r-7v.

ElQ 271

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Her maiesties most princely answere, delyuered by her self at the court at whitehall on the last day of nouember 1601. when the Speaker of the lower house of parliament asisted with the most pte of the knights and burgesses had presented ther humble thankes for her fre and gracious fauour in preuenting and reforminge of sundrie greiuances, by abuse of many grants commonly called Monopolies, the same beinge taken verbatim in wrytinge by A: B: as neer as he could possiblie set yt downe’, on both sides of a single folio leaf, docketed ‘Vlt Nouvbris 1601 Hir Maty Speache to ye Speaker and the knights and Burgesses of the Lower howse’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 119.

Edited from this MS (as ‘second version’) in Hartley (pp. 292-3). Cited in Collected Works.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 94, f. 123r-v.

ElQ 272

Copy of a version, headed ‘The Queenes answere’, dated 30 November 1602. c.1630.

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

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

British Library, Lansdowne MS 491, ff. 222r-5r.

ElQ 273

Copy of Version 1, headed ‘The last Speech of Queen Elizabeth to her last Parliament held Anno 43o. of her Reigne. Annoque Domini 1601’. Late 17th century.

In: A folio volume of Elizabethan and Jacobean parliamentary papers, in professional hands, 265 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. A second volume of parliamentary collections by William Petyt (1637-1707), Keeper of the Records in the Tower of London. Late 17th century.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 512, ff. 37v-41r.

ElQ 274

Copy of version 1, introduced ‘...her Matie began thus to Answer her self viz.’ Late 17th-century.

In: A folio composite volume of chiefly Elizabethan, Jacobean and Caroline parliamentary papers, in professional hands, c.250 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. A fifth volume of parliamentary collections by William Petyt (1640/1-1707), lawyer and political propagandist.

This MS cited in Selected Works.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 515, ff. 140r-4v.

ElQ 275

Copy, in a professional secretary hand.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary journals for 1597 and 1601-1601/2, in three professional hands, including that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, 288 leaves. c.1630s.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 248-9 (No. 73).

This MS cited in Hartley, in Collected Works, and in Heisch.

British Library, Stowe MS 362, ff. 168r-72r.

ElQ 276

Copy of Version 1, in a professional hand, introduced ‘...After .3. lowe obeyances/reverences made he with the rest kneeled downe, and her Matie. began thus to answere (vizt)’.

In: A folio volume of the parliamentary journal of Hayward Townshend for 27 October to 19 December 1601, in a single professional hand, 241 leaves, in mottled leather. c.1630s.

Bookplate of Algernon Capell (1654-1710), second Earl of Essex, Privy Councillor, 1701.

This MS cited in Hartley.

British Library, Stowe MS 363, ff. 115r-19r.

ElQ 277

Copy of Version 2, with an introduction ‘The 30th of Novemb. 1601 her maties being set vnder State in the Councill Chamber at White hall...as followeth’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, speeches and accounts, written from both ends, 86 leaves, in contemporary calf.

This MS cited in Hartley and in Collected Works.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 335, f. 39r-v.

ElQ 278

Copy, introduced by ‘The Queene answered her selfe’.

In: A folio volume comprising two manuscripts of proceedings and speeches in Parliament, from 27 October to 19 December 1601 (212 leaves) and in 1638/9 (64 leaves), each in a professional secretary hand, in reversed calf. c.1640.

This MS cited in Hartley, III, 494-6.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 2. 39, I, ff. 118r-19v.

ElQ 279

Copy in: A folio volume of state tracts and letters, c.480 pages. c.1625-30s.

Inscribed on the rear cover ‘Robert Wingfield his Booke witnes Barbary Wingfield’. Among the Tabley House MSS and once owned by Sir Peter Leycester (1614-78), antiquary.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, pp. 47-8.

Cheshire Record Office, DLT/B8, p. 140 et seq.

ElQ 280

Copy of Version I, with introduction: ‘...And her matie began thus to answere (vizt)’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary debates in 1601, in a single secretary hand, 165 leaves, originally in vellum, now in modern quarter black leather marbled boards. c.1635.

Inscribed (f. 165v) ‘To be returned vp in Michaelmas Terme to [deleted] 1635’. Bookplate of ‘Wm A. Armstrong White Lincoln's Inn’.

Folger, MS G.b.3, ff. 77v-9v.

ElQ 281

Copy of an apparently hybrid version, between Versions I and II, in a secretary hand, headed ‘The queens Answere to Sr Robt Phillipps speech’ and beginning ‘We have heard yor declaration and doe perceave that your coming is present thanks unto you...’, on ff. [4r-8v], following (ff. [2r-3v]) a copy of the Speaker Sir Edward Phelips's speech to her, ten quarto leaves in all (including two blanks), unbound. c. early 1600s.

Folger, MS X.d.152.

ElQ 282

Copy of Version II, following the Speaker's oration, on three of four quarto leaves, in marbled boards. In a formal roman hand, headed ‘Her Maties: most Excelent Speech vnto mr Speaker & the rest of the lower House, being knights & Burgesses, to the full nember of Eight Scoore, on Munday the 30th of Nouember: 1601’. Early 17th century.

Sotheby's, 28 October-5 November 1902, lot 957.

Folger, MS V.a.142.

ElQ 283

Copy of Version I, introduced ‘...her Majestie began thus to Answr herselfe vizt...’.

In: A large folio volume of speeches and proceedings in Parliament, in one or more professional hands, 600 pages (plus blanks), in mottled calf. Mid-late 17th century.

Bookplate of Algernon Capell (1654-1710), second Earl of Essex, Privy Councillor, dated 1701.

Folger, MS V.b.215, pp. 388-95.

ElQ 284

Copy of an eclectic text combining Versions I and II, headed ‘The Queenes Answere’, following (on 23v-4v) the Speaker's address to the Queen.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches, in a single professional secretary hand, with a title-page ‘A Booke of seuerall speaches and answers’, 27 unnumbered leaves, unbound. c.1620s-30s.

Hertfordshire Record Office, XII B 5, ff. [24v-7r].

ElQ 285

Copy of Version I, with introduction ‘The Queene answered herselfe’.

In: A folio volume of speeches and proceeding in Parliament in 1601 (the journal of Hayward Townshend), in several professional secretary hands, with a decorative title-page, 451 pages, in a limp vellum wrapper. Early 17th century.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Hertfordshire Record Office, XII B 16, pp. 235-9.

ElQ 286

Copy, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Here beginning ‘Mr Speaker wee pceive yor comming is to prsent thanckes vnto me...’, in a secretary hand, docketed in another hand ‘Q. Eliz. Speech’. c.early 1600s.

Edited from this MS (as Version 2) in Collected Works. Edited partly from this MS (as ‘third version’) in Hartley.

Huntington, EL 2571.

ElQ 287

Copy of Version I, in Starkey's hand, introduced ‘...The Queene Answered herselfe’.

In: A parliamentary journal of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period, in two professional secretary hands, the second (ff. 295r-524r) that of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), antiquary, 524 folio leaves (plus blanks), in brown leather gilt. c.1620.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 537, Vol. 16, ff. 401v-3r.

ElQ 288

Copy of Version I, in Starkey's hand, introduced ‘...And her Matie begane thus to Answere her selfe (viz)’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 287. c.1620.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 537, Vol. 16, ff. 500r-3r.

ElQ 289

Copy of Version I, entitled ‘The last Speech of Queen Elizabeth to her last Parliament held Anno 43o of her Reigne Annoque Domini 1601’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 219. Late 17th century-1700s.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 1, ff. 51r-4v.

ElQ 290

Copy of Version II, in a professional rounded hand, introduced ‘Her Gratious Matie vsed a most Excellent speech to the effect following’. Mid-late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters, papers and proceedings in Parliament, in various hands, 570 leaves, in red morocco gilt.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 17, ff. 33r-5r.

ElQ 291

Copy of a version.

In: A folio volume of state papers. Owned in 1633-5, and partly compiled, by William Heveningham, of Heveningham Hall, Suffolk. c.1633-49.

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, pp. 369-70.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 684, item 1.

ElQ 292

Copy of Version III, in a professional italic hand, headed ‘Her Maiestes most Princely answer, deliuered by his selfe at the Court at Whitehall, on the last day of Nouember 1601. When the Speaker of the lower howse of Parliamemnt (assisted wth the greatest part of the knightes & burgesses had presented their humble thankes for hir free and gracious fauour, in preuentinge and reforminge of sundry greiuances, by abuse of many grauntes, comonly called Monopolies: The same beinge taken Verbatim in writinge by A: B. as neere as he could possibly sett it downe’, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves, foliated in pencil 147-8, endorsed ‘The Que Speach to ye Parl: House’. Early 17th century.

In: A folio guard-book of independent Elizabethan state papers, stamped foliation 1-160.

This MS, the heading of which conforms to the title of the printed edition of the speech (London, 1601), is cited (as ‘second version’) in Hartley (pp. 292-3) and (as version 3) in Collected Works.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/282, f. 134r-v (item 65).

ElQ 293

A second copy, apparently in the same italic hand as ElQ 292 and with the same heading, on both sides of a single folio leaf, foliated in pencil 149. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under ElQ 292.

This MS cited (as ‘second version’) in Hartley and (as version 3) in Collected Works. It is followed (ff. 137-41, item 67) by an unbound exemplum of the quarto printed edition of 1601.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/282, f. 136r-v (item 66).

ElQ 294

Copy of Version I, introduced ‘The Queene deliuered her selfe’.

In: A folio volume of parliamentary speeches and proceedings in 1601, in a single professional secretary hand, 277 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary boards. Early 17th century.

This MS cited in Hartley

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 48, ff. 143v-5v.

ElQ 295

Copy of Version I.

This MS cited in Hartley.

Northamptonshire Record Office, FH 48.

ElQ 296

Copy of Version III, in a professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘The Qu: Speech in the Parliamt house to the Speaker &c. touching the wronges offered to her subts by her graunts of Monopolies Vlto. Nouembris 1601’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of parliamentary speeches, letters and documents, in various hands and paper sizes, 81 items, all mounted on guards, in 19th-century brown morocco.

Among papers of the Montagu family, Barons and Dukes of Montagu, of Boughton House.

Northamptonshire Record Office, Montagu (Boughton) Letterbook 29, item 49.

ElQ 297

Copy of Version I, with introduction ‘After three lowe reverences made, hee [the Speaker] wth the rest kneeled Downe, and her Maitie begune thus to answere her self’.

In: A folio volume of proceedings of the House of Commons from 27 October to 19 December 1600, in several professional secretary hands, 414 leaves, in half-calf marbled boards. As collected by Hayward Townshend (c.1577-1603/21), parliamentary diarist. c.1620s.

Parliamentary Archives, TOW, pp. 232-9.

ElQ 298

Copy of a version headed The Queens Speech and beginning ‘Mr Speaker I well understand by that you haue deliuered, that you with these Gent of the lower House came to giue vs thanks...’.

In: the MS described under ElQ 195. Mid-late 17th century.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 664, pp. 484-90.

ElQ 299

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘The Queenes Speech at Whitehall to the speaker of the Lower house the 30th: of November 1602’. c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, letters and speeches, in various hands, 614 pages (including blanks), in contemporary vellum.

This MS cited in Hartley.

The Queen's College, Oxford, MS 121, pp. 474-6.

ElQ 300

Copy, headed ‘The Queenes Speech at Whitehall to the speaker of the Lower house the 30th of Nouember 1602’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and speeches, in professional secretary hands, iv + 311 pages, in contemporary vellum gilt. Largely (but not entirely) a duplicate of MS 121. c.1620s-30s.

The Queen's College, Oxford, MS 130, pp. 89-91.

ElQ 301

Copy of Version II, headed ‘Queen Elizabethes speech to her last Parliament. The 30th of November. 1602.’, followed by the rubric ‘her Maiestie being set vnder state in her Councell Chamber at whitehall ... proclaymed the same in their hearing as followeth’.

In: A quarto volume of parliamentary speeches, in two or more secretary hands, 24 leaves (plus stubs of extracted leaves), in paper wrappers. c.1630.

The front wrapper inscribed ‘Tom Hodges his Book’. The rear wrapper addressed ‘To my very Loving friend Mr Thomas Cave Marchant, at his howse in Amsterdam this be .dd.’ Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector.

Royal Society, London, MS 36, ff. 1r-2r.

ElQ 302

Copy of Version II, headed ‘Queene Elizabeths speech in Parliamt’. c.1640.

In: A sewn folio booklet of parliamentary speeches, in one or more professional secretary hands, twelve leaves, in a paper wrapper. c.1640.

In a bundle among the papers of the Mildmay family, including those of Colonel Carew Harvey Mildmay (fl.1625-67), officer of the Jewel House, of Marks, Somerset.

Recorded in HMC, 7th Report (1879), Appendix, p. 596.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/MI/18/96, f. [11r-v].

ElQ 303

Copy in: A folio guardbook of state tracts and papers, in various hands, c.1160 pages (plus blanks), in half-morocco. c.1601-40.

Owned in 1709 by Browne Willis, MP, FSA (1682-1760), of Whaddon Hall, near Winslow, Buckinghamshire, antiquary. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 11936. Bookplate of W.A. Foyle (1885-1963), of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex, bookseller. Christie's, 12-13 July 2000 (W.A. Foyle sale, Part III), lot 317.

Untraced, Phillipps MS, MS 11936, [unspecified page numbers].

ElQ 304

Copy of Version II, in a minute secretary hand, untitled, on two pages of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed Queen Elizabeths last [speach] in Parliamt. Early 17th century.

Among papers of the Newdegate family, Viscounts Daventer, of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B772.

ElQ 305

Copy of Version 3, headed ‘Her Maiesties most Princely answere deliuered by herselfe at the Court att Whitehall on the last day of November 1601 when the Speaker of the lower house of Parliamt assisted wth the greatest part of knights and Burgesses had presented their humble thankes for her free and gracious fauour in preventing and reforming of sundry greiuances by abuse of many graunts called monopolies’, in a professional hand.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and speeches, 380 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt, now disbound. Early-mid-17th century.

Includes arms and genealogy of ‘Helsby Cherleton & Acton Co. Lestr’ and of ‘The Lords of Hatton Co. Lestr’. Inscribed ‘Thomas Helsby Lincoln's Inn London 1855’.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 23, ff. 203r-4r.

Queen Elizabeth's Final Speech before Parliament, December 19, 1601

Version I. Beginning ‘Before your going down at the end of the Parliament, I thought good to deliver unto you certain notes...’. Hartley, III, 278-81. Collected Works, Speech 24, pp. 346-51 (Version 1).

Version II. Beginning ‘My lords, we have thought it expedient in this general assembly to let you know out of our own mouth...’. Collected Works, Speech 24, pp. 351-4 (Version 2).

ElQ 306

Copy, in the italic hand of Lord Henry Howard (later Earl of Northampton), headed ‘Q Eliz speech in parlament’ and, in the margin, ‘The Q last speche’, on two trimmed conjugate folio leaves. c.1601-14.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers principally in the hand of Lord Henry Howard, including some letters to him and some parliamentary speeches, 585 leaves, in 19th-century morocco gilt. c.1580s-1614.

Edited from this MS in Hartley and in Collected Works. Cited in Heisch. Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Leah S. Marcus, ‘The Veil of Manuscript’, Renaissance Drama, NS 30 (1999-2001), 115-31, where it is erroneously stated that the MS ‘is not in Northampton's own hand’.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus C. VI, ff. 410r-11v.

ElQ 307

Copy of Version II.

In: Journal of Sir Roger Wilbraham, the Queen's solicitor for Ireland, for 1593-1616. c.300 duodecimo pages, in vellum.

Owned in 1902 by the Earl of Latham.

Edited from this MS by Harold Spencer Scott in The Camden Miscellany, Camden Society, 3rd series, 10 (1902).

Camden edition, pp. 44-7, whence edited in Collected Works.

Untraced, [Wilbraham journal], [unspecified page numbers].