Owen Felltham (1602?–1668)

Verse

An Answer to the Ode of Come leave the loathed Stage, &c. (‘Come leave this saucy way’)

A version first published, as ‘Against Ben: Johnson’, in Panassus Biceps, ed. Abraham Wright (London, 1656), pp. 154-6. Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 26-8.

FeO 1

Copy in: A large folio composite verse miscellany, chiefly folio, partly quarto, 243 pages, in contemporary calf. Including 18 poems by Carew and two of doubtful authorship, compiled by Nicholas Burghe (d.1670), Royalist Captain during the Civil War and one of the poor Knights of Windsor in 1661 (references to ‘I Nicholas Burgh’ occurring on ff. 165r, with the date ‘3d of June 1638’, and 166r, and his name partly in cipher on other pages); predominantly in his hand, with some later additions in other hands. c.1638.

Afterwards owned by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Burghe MS’: CwT Δ 1.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 71.

FeO 2

Copy, headed ‘An answer to Ben Johnsons ode in dislike of his new Inne’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and some prose, in five hands, one predominating on ff. 8v-130r, ii + 166 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled in part (ff. 131v-66r) by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 108v-10r.

FeO 3

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Ben Johnsons play call'd -- the newe Inne 1629’, subscribed ‘Owen Feltham’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, written in two styles of hand (A: ff. 2r, after first six lines, to 64v; B: ff. 2r, first six lines, 64v-91v, 92v-4r), possibly both in the same hand, with an Index (ff. 93r-4r), 94 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Including 22 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Carew, 13 poems by King, and 24 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, and probably associated with Christ Church, Oxford. c.1633.

Inscribed names including (f. 93v, in court hand) ‘ffrancis Baskeruile’: i.e. probably the Francis Baskerville who married Margaret Glanvill in 1635 and was in 1640 MP for Marlborough, Wiltshire. Other scribbling including (f. 1r) accounts referring to Wanborough, Wiltshire; (f. 9v) ‘Elizabeth White’; (f. 54v) ‘William Walrond his booke 1663’; (f. 92r) accounts dated 1658; and (f. 94r) ‘John Wallrond’. Later owned by Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), physician and collector.

Recorded in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Baskerville MS’: CwT Δ 20, KiH Δ 10, StW Δ 13. Facsimile examples of ff. 55r and 68r in Mary Hobbs, Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), Plate 6, after p. 86.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, ff. 56r-7r.

FeO 4

Copy, headed ‘Against Ben: Johnson. p. 154’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single italic hand, 22 leaves, in modern marbled boards. Inscribed (f. 4r) ‘The following 11 Poems are transcrib'd from a small printed 12mo voll Cal[led] “Parnassus Biceps”...1656.’ c.1750s.

Folger, MS W.a.118, ff. 9v-10r.

FeO 5

Copy, after a false start, headed ‘vppon B. Johnsonns ode’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including ten poems by Thomas Carew, probably in a single accomplished hand (changing to two styles of italic on ff. 42v-4v, 5r-60r, 76r-v), i + 89 leaves (including blanks, stubs of two or three excised leaves, and an index), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1630s-40s.

Later notes and scribbling including the names ‘John Nutting’ (ff. 26r, 56r) and ‘John M.’ and ‘John Susan’ (rear paste-down). The last leaf also containing a list of the titles of 65 poems by Carew together with the number of lines in each poem, this list unrelated to the contents of the rest of the MS.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Nutting MS’: CwT Δ 35. The list of poems, probably relating to another MS, is edited, with facsimiles, in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 198-9, 217-19).

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 59r-60r.

FeO 6

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including 15 poems by Donne, f. 162r-v in a rounded italic hand, ff. 164r-74v in a slightly erratic italic hand, ff. 175r-279v in a neat formal italic hand (also responsible for the index on ff. 2r-11v), this miscellany constituting ff. 162r-279v of a single folio volume containing also Part I (DnJ Δ 15), ii + 279 leaves in all (lacking one or more leaves at the end), in old blind-stamped calf (rebacked). c.1630s.

Formerly MS G. 2.21.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the Dublin MS (II): DnJ Δ 61.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 181r.

The Appeal (‘Tyrant Cupid! I'le appeale’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 8.

FeO 7

Copy of the three-stanza version, in a musical setting by John Wilson, headed ‘A Dialogue’.

In: A large folio volume of songs in musical settings by John Wilson (1595-1674), composer and musician, vi + 214 leaves (plus some blanks), gilt-edged, in contemporary black morocco elaborately gilt, lettered on each cover ‘DR. / I.W’, with silver clasps. Possibly Wilson's formal autograph MS or else in the hand of someone similarly associated with Edward Lowe (c.1610-82). c.1656.

Complete facsimile in Jorgens, Vol. 7 (1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth Century Lyrics: Oxford, Bodleian, MS. Mus. b. 1’, MD, 10 (1956), 142-209.

This MS collated in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 80r-v.

FeO 8

Copy in: A folio book of geometrical and mathematical exercises and religious tracts, written from both ends, 20 leaves, in contemporary marbled boards within modern cloth. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 16v rev.

FeO 9

Copy of the three-stanza version, untitled.

In: A folio composite volume of separate MSS of verse and some prose, in various secretary and italic hands, written over an extended period, with a table of contents (f. 3r-v), 186 leaves. Comprising papers of the Skipwith family of Cotes, Leicestershire, including 60 poems by John Donne (and one Problem), the text related in part to the ‘Edward Smyth MS’ (DnJ Δ 45); also 15 poems (and second copies of two) by Henry King; and 19 poems (and two of doubtful authorship) by Carew. c.1620-50.

Including poems ascribed to William Skipwith (? Sir William Skipwith, d.1610, or his grandson, William, or possibly a cousin, William Skipwith, of Ketsby, Lincolnshire, fl.1633); to Sir Henry Skipwith (fl.1609-52); and to Thomas Skipwith, and several poems by Donne's friend Sir Henry Goodyer (1571-1627), to whom a branch of the Skipwith family was related by marriage. Later owned by Robert Sherard (1719-99), fourth Earl of Harborough. Sotheby's, 10 June 1864, lot 605, to Boone.

This MS is the ‘curious folio volume’ lent to John Nichols (1745-1826) by ‘the late Lord Harborough’ and cited in Nichols's account of the Skipwith family in his History of Leicestershire, 4 vols (1795-1815), III, part i (1800), 367.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Skipwith MS’: DnJ Δ 21; CwT Δ 14; KiH Δ 8. Also described in Mary Hobbs's thesis, pp. 119-29 (see KiH Δ 6). For Sir William Skipwith and his literary connections, see James Knowles, ‘Marston, Skipwith and The Entertainment at Ashby’, EMS, 3 (1992), 137-92 (esp.pp. 171-2).

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 23v.

FeO 10

Copy of the three-stanza version, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

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

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

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

This MS collated in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 11608, ff. 67v-8r.

FeO 11

Copy of the three-stanza version, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: A folio songbook (First Treble part), in a single hand, written from both ends, viii + 213 pages (paginated 1-191, then 1-22 rev.), lacking pp. 87-8, 115-18, the first two of which are now Birmingham Central Library, Acc. No. 57316, Location No. S747.01, in modern half brown morocco marbled boards. Compiled entirely by Edward Lowe (c.1610-82), organist and composer. Mid-late 17th century.

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

Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth-Century Songs and Lyrics in Edinburgh University Library Music MS. Dc. 1. 69’, MD, 13 (1959), 169-94. A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 8 (New York & London, 1987).

This MS collated in Pebworth & Summers.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, pp. 160-1.

FeO 12

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including 26 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Thomas Carew and poems by Henry King, in several hands, 92 leaves, plus an inserted gathering of eleven leaves after f. 82v (ff. [82a-82k]), but including stubs of some extracted leaves (ff. 74-8, 94-5), in contemporary vellum. Inscribed ‘To my euer honored good Cosen Sr John Reresby Barronett these prsent’: i.e. presented to Sir John Reresby, first Baronet (1611-46), royalist, of Thribergh Hall. c.1630s.

Among the muniments of Lord Mexborough, descended from the Savile family formerly of Methley Hall, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Formerly MX 237.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Mexborough MS’: CwT Δ 29.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 10r-v.

FeO 13

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, 204 pages, in old calf. Including ten poems by Carew (and two of doubtful authorship) and 24 poems by Randolph. c.1630s.

Thomas Thorpe, ‘Catalogue of upwards of fourteen hundred manuscripts’ (1836), item 1030. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9282. Subsequently in the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, and art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936 (Perry sale). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 188.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Rosenbach MS I’: CwT Δ 31 and RnT Δ 10. The complete volume edited in Howard H. Thompson, An Edition of Two Seventeenth-Century Manuscript Poetical Miscellanies (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1959) (Rosenbach Library Mic 59-4669).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, p. 165.

The Cause (‘Think not, Clarissa, I love thee’)

Pebworth & Summers, p. 14.

FeO 14

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, probably associated with Cambridge University, ii + 78 pages, in contemporary vellum. c.1625-31.

Inscribed (p. i) ‘Ex dono B. R. ao Jni. i625 [altered to i631] / Broughton / Thomas Gray’.

Bodleian, MS Malone 16, p. 35.

Condiderations of one design'd for a Nunnery (‘Tis to be thought upon’)

Pebworth & Summers, pp. 52-4.

FeO 15

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 14 rev.

Elegie on Henry Earl of Oxford (‘When thou didst live and shine, thy Name was then’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 9-10.

FeO 16

Copy, headed ‘In memoriam Johus comit Oxoniæ’.

In: the MS described under FeO 2. c.1630s-40s.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 73v-4v.

FeO 17

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie of John Earle of Oxford who dyed in the Netherlands’, subscribed ‘Owen ffeltham’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single predominantly secretary hand, with some later additions and annotations, 188 leaves, in quarter-morocco. Transcribed from British Library Add. MS 25303 and perhaps associated likewise with the Inns of Court. Including 23 poems by Carew and three of doubtful authorship. c.1620s-30s.

Later owned by William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 13 May 1856 (Pickering sale), lot 258.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Pickering MS’: CwT Δ 11.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, f. 185r-v.

FeO 18

Copy of lines 22-48, here beginning ‘like lowe Orbes wantinge Primum mobile’, subscribed ‘:Owen feltham:’, imperfect, lacking a heading and the first 21 lines.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, chiefly in one predominantly secretary hand, with a series of additions in a second hand, 36 leaves (plus blanks and stubs of extracted leaves), in contemporary calf gilt. c.1640.

Inscribed on a flyleaf (in a different hand) ‘Charles Tyrrell Anno Domini 1643’.

Harvard, MS Eng 704, f. 34r.

FeO 19

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph vpon the Earle of Oxforde’.

In: the MS described under FeO 12. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 37r-v.

An Elegie on the honorable and Excellent Mistress M. Coventry (‘I might persuade she were not dead and cry’)

First published in Jean Robertson, ‘The Poems of Owen Felltham’, MLN, 58 (1943), 388-90. Pebworth & Summers, pp. 77-8, among ‘Manuscript Poems Attributed to Felltham’.

FeO 20

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on ye hoble. & Excellent Mris M: Coventry. p[er] Owen ffeltham’, on a folio leaf.

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

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

Edited from this MS in Robertson and in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 172r-v.

Epitaph on Sir John Done, Kt. (‘Here (by the world's ill custom) lies asleep’)

First published in Pebworth & Summers (1973), p. 76, among ‘Manuscript Poems Attributed to Felltham’.

FeO 21

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph on Sr John Done Kt’. and subscribed ‘ow: ffeltham’.

In: the MS described under FeO 2. c.1630s-40s.

Edited from this MS in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 83v.

An Epitaph To the Eternal Memory of Charles the First, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, &c. Inhumanely murthered by a perfidious Party of His prevalent Subjects, Jan. 30. 1648 (‘When He had shewn the world, that He was King’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 65-6.

FeO 22

Copy, in double columns.

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

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 16v rev.

A Farewell (‘When by sad fate from hence I summon'd am’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 18.

FeO 23

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, comprising nearly 250 poems, in five hands, vii + 135 leaves (with a modern index), in contemporary calf gilt (rebacked), with remains of clasps. Including 16 poems (plus second copies of two) by Carew, 19 poems by or attributed to Herrick (and second copies of six of them), 23 poems (plus second copies of two and four of doubtful authorship) by Randolph, 18 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode, and eleven poems by Waller. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Peeter Daniell’ and his initials stamped on both covers. Later scribbling including the names ‘Thomas Gardinor’, ‘James Leigh’ and ‘Pettrus Romell’. Owned in 1780 by one ‘A. B.’ when it was given to Thomas Percy (1768-1808), later Bishop of Dromore. Sotheby's, 29 April 1884 (Percy sale), lot 1. Acquired from Quaritch, 1957.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Daniell MS’: CwT Δ 5, HeR Δ 2, RnT Δ 1, StW Δ 5, WaE Δ 9. Briefly discussed in Margaret Crum, ‘An Unpublished Fragment of Verse by Herrick’, RES, NS 11 (1960), 186-9. A facsimile of f. 22v in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 106). Betagraphs of the watermark in f. 65 in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Watermarks’, in Puzzles in Paper: Concepts in Historical Watermarks, ed. Daniel W. Mosser, Michael Saffle and Ernest W. Sullivan, II (London, 2000), pp. 229-42 (p. 241).

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 75v.

FeO 24

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘When by sad fate from thee I summon'd am’.

In: the MS described under FeO 14. c.1625-31.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Malone 16, p. 18.

FeO 25

Copy, in Wilson's setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 7. c.1656.

This MS collated in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 70v-1r.

FeO 26

Copy, headed ‘On a Lovers absence’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, apparently a presentation MS, 133 pages (including blanks), plus index, in half-calf. Including twenty poems by Randolph, plus ten of doubtful authorship (some here ascribed to ‘T.R.’), in two hands (A: pp. 3-99; B: pp. 1, 99-129), with some scribbling and one heading in other hands on pp. 3, 98 and 133; a poem on p. 1 (beginning ‘Loe here a sett of paper=pilgrimes sent’) dedicatingthe collection [‘To ye] Incomparably vertuous Lady the Lady Harflette’: i.e. Afra (d.1664), wife of Sir Christopher Harflete of Canterbury. c.1640.

Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Harflete MS: RnT Δ 2.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, p. 117.

FeO 27

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 9. c.1620-50.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 110v.

FeO 28

Copy, headed ‘On a Lovers absence’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse, academic exercises and other material, in English and Latin, almost entirely in a single hand, 134 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Inscribed by the compiler (f. 133v) ‘Anthony Scattergood His booke’: i.e. Anthony Scattergood (1611-87), theologian, of Trinity College, Cambridge. Volume XXXII of the Scattergood papers. c.1632-40.

Also inscribed (f. 130v) ‘Elisabeth Scattergood her Booke 1667/8’. Booklabel of Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 44963, f. 13r.

FeO 29

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

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

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 69r.

FeO 30

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Absence’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a Scottish secretary hand, paginated 5-132, bound with a later verse MS on 98 pages, in brown calf. c.1630s-40s.

Bookplate of John Pinkerton (1758-1826), historian and poet. Sotheby's, April 1812 (Pinkerton sale), lot 593, to Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's, 1836 (Heber sale, Part XI), lot 1104, to Thomas Thorpe. His catalogue, 1836, bought by Laing.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 436, p. 78.

FeO 31

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a single probably professional rounded hand (except for a poem on f. 81r and later scribbling); ii + 81 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Including 16 poems by or attributed to Herrick and 24 poems by Randolph (plus two of doubtful authorship). This MS related to HeR Δ 2 and to RnT Δ 1. c. late 1630s.

Inscriptions including (on a flyleaf) ‘Anthony St John/ Ann: St John/ 1640 Bletso’: i.e. Anthony St John (1618-73), of Christ's College, Cambridge, fourth son of Oliver, fourth Baron St John and first Earl of Bolingbroke (c.1584-1646), of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, and Anthony's wife, Ann Kensham (married 1639); (flyleaf) ‘Oliver Beeesfor[d]’; and (f. 81v) ‘John Watts’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 13187. Sotheby's, 6 June 1910, lot 672, to Quaritch. Item 1415 in an unidentified sale.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘St John MS’: HeR Δ 4 and RnT Δ 8. Complete microfilm at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 72).

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, f. 4r-v.

FeO 32

Copy, in Constance Fowler's hand, subscribed ‘H A’ [i.e. Herbert Aston].

In: A quarto miscellany of recusant verse, many of the 65 poems relating to the circle of the Catholic Aston family, in three hands, 200 leaves (including five preliminary blanks, and ff. 53r-135v are blank), in contemporary leather gilt. Compiled principally by Constance Fowler (d.1664), daughter of the diplomat Walter Aston, Baron Aston of Forfar (1584-1639), of Tixall and Colton, Staffordshire, her roman hand responsible for ff. 6r, 8r-15v, 24v-34v, 46v-52v, 136r-9r, 143v-59r, and 182v-95v. The second, predominantly secretary hand, responsible for fourteen poems on ff. 7r-v, 16r-24r, and 35r-46r, is that of Constance's sister Gertrude Thimelby (1617-68). The third hand, on ff. 196r-200v, is that of Constance's brother-in-law Sir William Pershall. c.1635-50s.

William H. Robinson, sale catalogue (1925), item 472.

This volume discussed, with a complete first-line index and a facsimile of f. 25r, in Jenijoy La Belle, ‘The Huntington Aston Manuscript’, The Book Collector, 29 (Winter 1980), 542-67. See also Jenijoy La Belle, ‘A True Love's Knot: The Letters of Constance Fowler and the Poems of Herbert Aston’, JEGP, 79 (1980), 13-31. The complete volume edited in The Verse Miscellany of Constance Aston Fowler: A Diplomatic Edition, ed. Deborah Aldrich-Watson (Tempe, Arizona, 2000), with a facsimile of f. 28v on p. lxiv.

Aldrich-Watson, p. 147

Huntington, HM 904, f. 188v.

FeO 33

Copy, headed ‘On Absence’ and here beginning ‘When by sad fate from thee I summon'd am’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, comprising 162 poems in English, in a single hand, 273 pages, in brown morocco gilt. c.late 1640s.

Formerly (before 1686) in the Palatine Library at Heidelberg. Possibly acquired by Charles Louis (1617-80), Elector Palatine, while at the English court of his uncle, Charles I, from 1635 to 1649.

This volume discovered, and announced in the TLS, 23 July 2010, pp. 14-15, by June Schleuter and Paul Schleuter.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 11.

FeO 34

Copy, headed ‘Departing from My Mris’.

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

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

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Frendraught MS], p. 17.

FeO 35

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 13. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, p. 45.

On a Hopeful Youth (‘Stay Passenger, and lend a tear’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 25.

FeO 36

Copy, in double columns.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 17r rev.

On a Jewel given at parting (‘When cruel time enforced me’)

A sixteen-line version first published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 11.

FeO 37

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 23. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 82r-v.

FeO 38

Copy of the song, the ‘First Part’ (lines 1-16), followed by a ‘Second Part’ (15 lines beginning ‘Why by such a brittle Stone’), both parts, in Wilson's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 7. c.1656.

This MS discussed, and the ‘Second Part’ attributed to Felltham, in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth-Century Lyrics: Oxford, Bodleian, Ms. Mus. b. 1’, Musica Disciplina, 10 (1956), 173-4. The MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 68v-70r.

FeO 39

Copy, in double columns.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 17r rev.

FeO 40

Copy of both parts of the song, in a setting by John Wilson.

In: the MS described under FeO 10. c.1641-59.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 11608, ff. 21v-3r.

FeO 41

Copy of both parts of the song, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

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

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

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

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 29396, ff. 94v-5r.

FeO 42

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 13. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, pp. 74-5.

On his beloved friend the Author, and his ingenious Poems (‘What need these busy wits? who hath a Mine’)

FeO 43

A six-line extract, No. 5 in a series of 45 extracts (on ff. 25v-9r) ‘Out of the poems written vpon Thom: Rand:’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse extracts, in a single italic hand (but for additions on f. 35r-v), foliated 14-52, in contemporary vellum. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘F. C. Wellstood / Oxford’. Inscribed (f. 35r) ‘W. C. 1789’.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 25v .

On the Duke of Buckingham slain by Felton, the 23. Aug. 1628 (‘Sooner I may some fixed Statue be’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 6-7.

FeO 44

Copy, headed ‘On the Murder of the Ducke of Buck 1628’.

In: the MS described under FeO 1. c.1638.

Edited from this MS in Poems and Songs relating to George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham; and his Assassination by John Felton, August 23, 1628, ed. Frederick W. Fairholt (Percy Society, London, 1850), pp. 54-5. The MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 20.

FeO 45

Copy, headed ‘In Buckinghamiæ Ducem. vltimo Aug: 1628’ and subscribed ‘per Owen Feltham’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in a secretary hand, vi + 221 pages, in 18th-century diced calf gilt. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. iiir) by Edmond Malone (1741-1812), literary scholar, biographer and book collector, ‘Bought at the sale of Mr. [Jonathan] Boucher's Library in April 1806, for £2. 12. 6. E Malone’.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers. Edited from this MS in the online Early Stuart Libels.

Bodleian, MS Malone 23, pp. 132-3.

FeO 46

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

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

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

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 17v-18r.

FeO 47

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single small neat predominantly secretary hand but for additions in a second hand on ff. 35v and 58r, compiled by an Oxford man, possibly a member of Wadham College, 97 leaves (inclusing two blanks), in half-calf. Including 14 poems by Carew (and a second copy of one poem), eight poems (plus 3 of doubtful authorship) by Randolph, and 28 poems by Strode (plus a second copy of one and two of doubtful authorship). c.late 1630s.

Later used and annotated by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary, and entries in his hand on f. 97r. Formerly Bodleian, MS CCC.328.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Fulman MS’: CwT Δ 2; RnT Δ 6; StW Δ 16.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 51v.

FeO 48

Copy, headed ‘Verses made upon the death of the Ducke of Buckingham’.

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, ff. 1r-2v.

FeO 49

Copy, headed ‘On the Duke of Buckinggame’.

In: the MS described under FeO 12. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, ff. 82v-3r.

FeO 50

Copy, headed ‘In compassion of the Duke’, among other poems on Buckingham.

In: A folio volume chiefly comprising a journal of parliamentary speeches and proceedings in 1627-8, 187 pages (plus blank pages 288-656), in contemporary vellum. Mid-late 17th century.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice E, pp. 177-8.

Song (‘Away, away, vex me no more’)

First published in Norman Ault (ed.), Seventeenth Century Lyrics from the Original Texts (London, 1928), p. 291. Pebworth & Summers (1973), p. 79, among ‘Manuscript Poems Attributed to Felltham’. Attributed to Felltham in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth-Century Lyrics: Oxford, Bodleian, Ms. Mus. b. 1’, Musica Disciplina, 10 (1956), 174.

FeO 51

Copy in Wilson's setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 7. c.1656.

Edited from this MS in Ault, in Cutts, and in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 71v-2r.

Song (‘Now (as I live) I love thee much’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 50-1.

FeO 52

Copy, in double columns.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 17r rev.

The Spring in the Rock (‘Harsh Maid! suppose not this clear Spring’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 23.

FeO 53

Copy in Wilson's setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 7. c.1656.

This MS collated in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 72v-3r.

FeO 54

Copy, headed ‘To his cruell Mistrisse; on a Spring rising in the midst of a Rock:’, subscribed ‘Mr Reynalds:’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 33 poems by Thomas Carew and sixteen by Henry King, in a single small hand, with (ff. 1r-2v) an alphabetical Index, 105 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. Compiled by Peter Calfe (1610-67), son of a Dutch merchant in London. c.1641-9.

Later owned by John, Baron Somers (1651-1716), Lord Chancellor, and afterwards by Edward Harley (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford.

Cited in IELM II.i-ii (1987-93), together with British Library, Harley MS 6918 with which it was once bound, as the ‘Calfe MS’: CwT Δ 18; KiH Δ 9; RnT Δ 4. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis, pp 129-35, 444-5 (see KiH Δ 6).

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 73v.

FeO 55

Copy, headed ‘To his Cruell Mrs. On a springe riseinge in the midst of a Rocke’.

In: the MS described under FeO 3. c.1633.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 20r-v.

The Sun and Wind (‘Why think'st thou (fool) thy Beauties rayes’)

First published, in a musical setting by John Wilson, in his Cheerfull Ayres or Ballads (Oxford, 1660), pp. 96-7. Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 5.

FeO 56

Copy in: the MS described under FeO 14. c.1625-31.

Bodleian, MS Malone 16, p. 34.

FeO 57

Copy, in Wilson's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 7. c.1656.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 104v-5r.

FeO 58

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

In: the MS described under FeO 11. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 69, pp. 130-1.

This ensuing Copy the late Printer hath been pleased to honour, by mistaking it among those of the most ingenious and too early lost, Sir John Suckling (‘When, dearest, I but think on thee’)

Fitst published in The Last Remains of Sr John Suckling (London, 1659), pp. 32-3. Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 48-9.

FeO 59

Copy in: the MS described under FeO 23. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 75v.

FeO 60

Copy, docketed ‘This Copy ye late Printer hath been pleased to mistake for one of Sir John Suckling’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 16v rev.

FeO 61

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘When deare I doe but thinke on thee’.

In: the MS described under FeO 9. c.1620-50.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 103v.

FeO 62

Copy, headed ‘To his mistrisse’.

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

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

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

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

British Library, Harley MS 6918, f. 17r.

FeO 63

Copy, headed ‘To his loue’, here beginning ‘When (deare) I doe but thinke on thie’, subscribed ‘John Done’.

In: An oblong quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, written with the volume tilted with the spine to the top, 167 pages (plus blanks), in elaborately tooled green morocco gilt. Including ten poems by Carew and twelve poems by Strode (and two poems of doubtful authorship). c.1634.

The initials ‘M W’ stamped on each cover: i.e. M[aidstone] and W[inchilsea]. Evidently compiled by or for Sir Thomas Finch, Viscount Maidstone and Earl of Winchilsea (who succeeded to the peerage in 1633 and died in 1634). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 190.

The MS came to Rosenbach with a printed exemplum of William Wishcart, An Exposition of the Lord's Prayer (London, 1633), and the two clearly share the same provenance. The printed volume is similarly bound, with the initials ‘M W’; it is inscribed ‘Lord Winchilsea for Mr Locker 1634’; it bears the late 17th-century signatures of Stephen Locker and Alexander Campbell, and the bookplates of Captain William Locker (1731-1800) and Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849).

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Winchelsea MS’: CwT Δ 33 and StW Δ 25.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, p. 145.

FeO 64

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in several hands, showing communal use, 161 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Formerly Chest II, No. 21.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, p. 105.

FeO 65

Copy, ascribed to ‘T. R.’

In: the MS described under FeO 26. c.1640.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, p. 69.

To the Lady D.S. (‘Madam, / I would but praise, not flatter: yet’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 4-5.

FeO 66

Copy, headed ‘To his Mrs’, ascribed to ‘T. R.’.

In: the MS described under FeO 26. c.1640.

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, pp. 69-71.

To this written by a Gentleman, the Answer underneath was given...His Answer (‘Yet trust him that a sad tale tells’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 46.

FeO 67

Copy, following the poem ‘By a Gentlewoman’ (‘Believe not him...’) to which it is ‘His Answer’, in double columns.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 17r rev.

True Happiness (‘Long have I sought the wish of all’)

First published, in a six-stanza version headed ‘Vpon the Vanitie of the World’, in Edward Benlowes, Theophila, Or Loves Sacrifice. A Divine Poem (London, 1652), p. 175. The twelve-stanza version in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, pp. 1-3.

FeO 68

Copy of stanzas 1-4, 7-12, headed ‘A Description of true happynesse’.

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

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

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

This MS cited in Pebworth & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 90, ff. 32v-3r.

Upon a breach of Promise. Song (‘I am confirm'd in my belief’)

First published in Lusoria (London, 1661). Pebworth & Summers, p. 45.

FeO 69

Copy in Wilson's setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under FeO 7. c.1656.

This MS collated in Pembroke & Summers.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 145r.

FeO 70

Copy, in double columns.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 737, f. 17r rev.

Prose

A Brief Character of the Low-Countries

First published as Three Monethes observation of the low Countries especially Holland by a traveller whose name I know not more then by the two letters of J:S: at the bottome of the letter. Egipt this 22th of Jannuary (London, 1648). Expanded text printed as A brief Character of the Low-Countries under the States. Being three weeks observation of the Vices and Vertues of the Inhabitants... (for Henry Seile: London, 1652).

FeO 71

Copy, based on the edition of 1652 with additions, written as part of Fraser's description of Holland, where he travelled in 1659.

In: A MS travel journal. The ‘Triennial Travels’ of James Fraser (1634-1709), minister of Wardlaw, near Inverness. Mid-late 17th century.

Probably owned (before 1905) by Miss H.M. Paterson, of Birkwood, Banchory, a descendant of Fraser.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 2538, Vol. III, ff. 106r-26r.

FeO 72

Copy, in a non-professional secretary hand, headed ‘Three monthes obseruation of the Low Contryes especiallie Holland’, lacking a dedicatory epistle. c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and papers, in various hands, 222 leaves, in 18th-century half-calf. Entitled (on an oblong octavo vellum strip attached to f. iir)‘Collection of Papers relating to Foreign Kingdoms’.

Compiled by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), herald and antiquary.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 867, ff. 185r-188b.

FeO 73

Copy, in a probably professional secretary hand, headed ‘Obseruations of the Lowe Countries especially Holland’, with the dedicatory epistle by ‘J.S.’. c.1620s.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous tracts, an academic play and other papers, in various hands, 401 leaves, in 18th-century half-calf.

This MS discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. 8v on p. 156.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1361, ff. 1r-11r.

FeO 74

Copy in the hand of William Sancroft, headed ‘Owen Felltham's Three weekes observations of the Low Countries / states-country; especially Holland. transcribed long before it was printed’. Mid-17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 254 leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled in part by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 88, ff. 15r-17r.

FeO 75

Copy, headed ‘Three Moneths Obseruation of the Lowe Countries especially Holland’, docketed ‘No. 35’.

In: A folio volume of tracts and letters, in a single professional secretary hand, 22 leaves, in modern calf gilt.

Owned until 10 May 1851 by the Fielding family, Earls of Denbigh and Desmond, of Newnham Paddex, Warwickshire. Possibly the MS containing Felltham's Observations owned by the Denbigh family and recorded by Edward Bernard in Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliæ et Hiberniæ [ed. Humphrey Wanley] (Oxford, 1697).

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Add. MS 18648, ff. 1r-8v.

FeO 76

Copy, headed ‘Three Monthes Obseruations of ye lowe countryes especialy Holland’.

In: A square-shaped folio volume of antiquarian and state tracts, with a table of contents (ff. 374r-7v) and occasional engraved borders by John Sudbury and George Humble, 377 leaves, in modern half-morocco. In a single calligraphic hand, employing various scripts, a scribe identified or associated with one Henry Feilde. c.1640s.

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 140.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Add. MS 22591, ff. 320r-3v.

FeO 77

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Observations of Holland’, numbered ‘2’, imperfect, lacking one leaf.

Inscribed in another hand as given by ‘The Rev.rd Mr. Jo: Hall's’ (d.1707, prebendary of St Paul's) as a ‘gift to Ra: Thoresby’ (1658-1725, Yorkshire antiquary and Topographer). c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and papers, in various hands, 142 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Add. MS 4214, ff. 95r-105r.

FeO 78

Copy of the beginning only, in a predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Three months observacions of the Lowe Countrys especially Holland’, on both sides of a single quarto leaf, imperfect, lacking the rest. Mid-17th century.

In: A large folio composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and papers, principally relating to Mary Queen of Scots and William Davison, in various hands, 283 leaves, in modern morocco gilt.

Owned, and annotated, by Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Bt (1602-50), diarist and antiquary.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Harley MS 290, f. 273r-v.

FeO 79

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Touching the Lowe Countries’. c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands, 122 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. In various professional hands, including that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

Inscribed by Wanley (f. 1r and elsewhere) with date of accession into the Harley library ‘16 October 1725’. In the Harley Library, formed by the politician and book collector Robert Harley (1661-1724), first Earl of Oxford, and his son Edward (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford; the volume docketed 16 October 1725, a year after the library was moved from Brampton Bryan to London.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 244-5 (No. 59).

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Harley MS 5111, ff. 1r-13r.

FeO 80

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Three weekes obseruation of the states Countryes specially Holland’, on 30 quarto leaves. c.1630s-40s.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and papers, in various hands, 243 leaves, in modern calf gilt.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Harley MS 6824, ff. 195r-224v.

FeO 81

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Three weekess observation of the States Countries Especially Holland’. Mid-17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of state tracts and speeches, in various professional hands, 295 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco gilt.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Harley MS 6893, ff. 63r-90r.

FeO 82

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘Three monthes observation of ye States Countrey Especially Holland’. Mid-17th century.

In: the MS described under FeO 81.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Harley MS 6893, ff. 91r-5v.

FeO 83

Copy, with a title-page ‘A Breife Description of the Low Countryes especially Holland Obseru'd in a three Moneths abode in those Parts And dedicated to a very Noble Person. Written by J.S.’, the dedication to B.B. subscribed ‘I.S. Roterdam’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and papers, dating up to 1663, in a single semi-calligraphic hand, except for ff. 224r-95r in two other professional hands, 445 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco gilt. The principal scribe associated with Henry Feilde. c.1660s.

This MS discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. 83r on p. 152.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 213, ff. 81r-9r.

FeO 84

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Three weekes Obseruacons of the States Countries especially Holland’. c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of political, legal and antiquarian tracts, 500 leaves. In various professional hands, including that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 245 (No. 62).

This MS recorded in Van Strien.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 254, ff. 164r-70r.

FeO 85

Copy, headed ‘3 moneths obseruations of ye low Countryes especially Holland’.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous tracts, poems and other papers, in various hands, 329 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Fols 1r-82r comprise a separate collection of verse and some prose, possibly in a single predominantly secretary hand with some variants of style, the first leaf (f. 1) inscribed in another hand ‘Poems by Wm: Browne of the Inner-Temple Gent &c / 1650’, this possibly applying to the poems up to f. 62v, which is subscribed ‘ffinis W Browne’. c.1637-50.

This volume comprising Parts 1-3, 5, 8-13, of what was formerly a single composite volume but is now bound in three volumes.

Inscribed (f. 280v) ‘Philip Butler his book’.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 777, ff. 74r-82r.

FeO 86

Copy of the first half of the work, incomplete, originally paginated 1-12.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and papers, in various hands, 219 leaves.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Sloane MS 1818, ff. 171r-6v.

FeO 87

Copy in: An octavo composite volume comprising two works, in the same hand, 32 leaves originally paginated 95-126.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Sloane MS 3213, ff. 11r-32v.

FeO 88

Copy in: A folio volume of state letters and tracts, dating up to 1628, in three professional hands, one that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, 214 leaves. c.1630.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 247-8 (No. 72).

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

British Library, Stowe MS 151, ff. 101r-12v.

FeO 89

Copy, headed ‘Thre Moneths obseruacons of ye [Low] Countries especially Holland’, in a cursive secretary hand, on nine leaves, imperfect, gnawed at the top outer corner by rodents.

In: 4°, composite volume of MSS in several hands, including (items 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 21, 24) eight sermons by Donne in six hands; used by members of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater. The Ellesmere MS. in contemporary calf. c.1620-30s.

Bridgewater Library. Sold at Sotheby's, 19 March 1951, lot 174. Owned in 1957 by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.

Described in Geoffrey Keynes, ‘John Donne's Sermons’, TLS (28 May 1954), p. 351, and in Potter & Simpson, II, 365-71. Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici (London, 1964), No. 1862.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8469, Item 6.

FeO 90

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Observations on the States contryes especially Holland / 1621’, subscribed with the autograph signature ‘HarGrimston’ [i.e. Sir Harbottle Grimston, second Baronet (1603-85), lawyer and parliamentarian], 23 small quarto leaves (plus numerous blanks), in limp vellum with ties, later inscribed on the cover ‘Observations on ye States of Holland by H: G:’. c.1625-30.

Among papers of the Grimston family, Earls of Verulam, of Gorhambury, Hertfordshire.

This MS discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. [16r] on p. 136.

Hertfordshire Record Office, IX A 6.

FeO 91

Copy, in a professional predominantly secretary hand, with corrections, headed ‘Three weekes Obseruations of the states cuntryes, especially Holland’, subscribed with the autograph signature ‘Harb Grimeston’ [i.e. Sir Harbottle Grimston, first Baronet (d.1648)], on i + eight small quarto leaves, in a vellum wrapper (a recycled indenture). c.1625-9.

Edited from this MS in HMC, Verulam (1906), pp. 221-9. Discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. [5v] on p. 150.

Hertfordshire Record Office, IX A 6a.

FeO 92

Copy. Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Three monethes observation of the Lowe Countries especially Holland’, numbered ‘5’ in the hand of the Earl of Bridgewater, twelve folio leaves (plus one blank), disbound.

Bridgewater

Edited from this MS by Albert Peel in Transactions of the Congregational Historical Society, 15 (1947), pp. 135-44. Discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. 3r on p. 138.

Huntington, EL 1181.

FeO 93

Copy, in the professional secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, with a title-page ‘Three weekes Observation of the States Country, and especiallye Holland’, inscribed in another hand ‘This was written by mr. Jo: Selden to Mr Farnaby the Eminent schoolmar’, 24 folio leaves, numbered ‘2.’, disbound. c.1625-30s.

Apparently owned in 1922 by E. Williams, of Hove, Sussex.

This MS discussed in Van Kies, with a facsimile of f. 2r on p. 146. Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 260 (No. 103).

Huntington, HM 1420.

FeO 94

Copy, in a professional cursive secretary hand, with copious corrections and additions, headed (after the introductory letter) ‘Three Moneths, Observations of the Low Countreys, Especially Holland’, on six folio leaves. c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers relating to Holland in 1621, in various hands, 219 leaves, in modern cloth.

This MS discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. 82r on p. 143.

National Archives, Kew, SP 84/99, ff. 82r-7r.

FeO 95

Copy, in a professional mixed hand, headed ‘Three weekes observation of States Countries Especiallie Holland’. c.1630s-40s.

In: A folio composite volume, comprising two tracts in different hands, 28 leaves, in contemporary vellum.

Bookplate of the Carr (or Ker) family, Marquesses of Lothian.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

National Library of Scotland, MS 5740, ff. 3r-14r.

FeO 96

Copy, in a probably professional cursive secretary hand, headed ‘Three monethes observacon of the Lowe Countries especyallye Holland’, on fifteen pages of eight folio leaves, unbound. c.1630s-40s.

This MS discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. 6v on p. 155.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 3478.

FeO 97

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed (after the preliminary letter) ‘Three moneths Observations of ye Lowe Countryes, especially Holland’.

In: An octavo miscellany of Latin orations and other works, in several secretary and italic hands, 111 pages, in old brown calf stamped in gilt ‘1619’. Signed (p. 12 and elsewhere) by Mildmay Fane (1602-66), second Earl of Westmorland, politician and writer. c.1618-32.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

Northamptonshire Record Office, W(A) Misc Vol 26, pp. 92-109.

FeO 98

Copy in: Two folio composite volumes of state tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, in 19th-century half-vellum marbled boards gilt.

Mostyn MS 177: from the library of the Mostyn family, of Mostyn Hall, Flintshire, and Gloddaeth, Denbighshire, whose notable book and manuscript collectors included Sir Thomas Mostyn (1651-1700?) and his grandson Sir Thomas Mostyn, fourth Baronet (1704-58).

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 355.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

University of Kansas, MS E205, Vol. I, ff. 33r-43r.

FeO 99

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Three weekes Observation of the states countries especially Holland’, on 62 quarto pages, unbound. c.1630s.

Sold by Dobell in 1952.

This MS discussed in Van Strien.

Yale, Osborn MS b 13.

FeO 100

Copy in: A quarto composite volume of state tracts, in several professional hands, 118 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf with clasps. c.1630s.

Grosvenor MS 36. Eaton Hall bookplate Case XXI no. 25.

Sotheby's, 20 February 1967, lot 266. Hofmann and Freeman's sale catalogue, 21 January 1968, item 1, vol. II.

Yale, Osborn MS b 50, ff. 1r-14v.

Resolves

FeO 101

Extracts, inscribed ‘Feltham's Resolves’.

In: A folio miscellany of extracts, in a single cursive hand, 351 leaves, in modern half brown morocco on marbled boards. c.1685-1700s.

Sotheby's, 13 July 1855, lot 1364.

British Library, Add. MS 21107, ff. 34r-5v.

FeO 102

Various extracts.

In: A duodecimo commonplace book of largely devotional verse and prose, in a single rounded hand, in black and red ink, i + 88 leaves, in contemporary brown calf gilt. Compiled by Henry Sturmy, who in November 1686 was bound apprentice to the London bookseller Richard Hunt. c.1696.

Inscribed (inside front cover) ‘Susanna Hayward her Booke’.

British Library, Add. MS 63075, passim.

FeO 103

Various extracts.

In: A duodecimo commonplace book of largely devotional verse and prose, mainly in a single rounded hand, in black and red ink, i + 137 leaves, in contemporary black morocco gilt. Compiled by Henry Sturmy, who in November 1686 was bound apprentice to the London bookseller Ricard Hunt, and inscribed (f. 31r) ‘Intended for my own meaditations’. c.1696.

Bookplate of Charles Lilburn. Sotheby's, 28 May 1986, lot 198.

British Library, Add. MS 63782, passim.

FeO 104

Extracts, headed ‘ffeltham's Resolues’.

In: An octavo notebook of extracts, in a single small mixed hand, written from both ends, 165 leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled by one William Bright, entitled ‘ffragmenta hic omnigena è varijs excerpta authoribus ad priuatum existunt vsum WB ex anno 1644’. c.1644-76.

Inscribed also inside the lower cover ‘Will: Bright Novemb 12th pretiu 8d 1645’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6160, f. 93r-v.

FeO 105

Extracts.

In: A large untitled folio anthology of quotations chiefly from Elizabethan and Stuart plays, alphabetically arranged under subject headings, in a single mixed hand, in double columns, 900 pages (lacking pp. 1-4, 379-80, 667-8, 715-20 and 785-8), including (pp. 893-7) an alphabetical index of some 351 titles of plays, in modern boards. This is the longest known extant version of the unpublished anthology Hesperides or The Muses Garden, by John Evans, entered in the Stationers' Register on 16 August 1655 and subsequently advertised c.1660, among works he purposed to print, by Humphrey Moseley. Another version of this work, in the same hand, dissected by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), is now distributed between Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Halliwell-Phillipps, Notes upon the Works of Shakespeare, Folger, MS V.a.75, Folger, MS V.a.79, and Folger, MS V.a.80. c.1656-66.

Formerly MS 469.2.

This MS identified in IELM, II.i (1980), p. 450. Discussed, as the ‘master draft’, with a facsimile of p. 7 on p. 381, in Hao Tianhu, ‘Hesperides, or the Muses' Garden and its Manuscript History’, The Library, 7th Ser. 10/4 (December 2009), 372-404 (the full index printed as ‘Catalogue A’ on pp. 385-94).

Folger, MS V.b.93, passim.

FeO 106

Extracts, headed ‘Fellthams Resolves’.

In: An octavo commonplace book of prose extracts, many under subject headings, written from both ends on rectos only, in contemporary calf. Inscribed, evidently by the compiler, ‘Henry Harpur An: Do: 1674’. c.1675.

Yale, Osborn MS Hey 7, f. [48r].

Letters

Letter(s)

*FeO 107

A series of eight autograph letters signed by Felltham, to Barnabas O'Brien (c.1590-1657), sixth Earl of Thomond, from London and ‘Billing Brien’, dated 8 May 1639, 11 April 1641, 4 May 1641, 2 June 1641, 6 June 1641, 23 June 1641, 6 July 1641, and 13 July 1641, a ninth letter by Fwlltham to Henry O'Brien (c.1620-91), seventh Earl of Thomond, dated 28 March 1657. 1639-57.

These letters discussed, with extracts, in Kees van Strien, ‘Autograph Letters by Owen Felltham’, N&Q, 238 (September 1993), 310-13.

Lord Egremont, Petworth House, PHA C6/1.