Sir Arthur Gorges (–d.1625)

Verse

‘A happles man of late’

Sandison, No. [39], pp. 45-7.

GgA 1

Copy in: An octavo volume of poems by Sir Arthur Gorges, 115 leaves in all. Written over a long period, principally in the accomplished italic hand of an amanuensis, with additions and revisions in Gorges's hand, the last eleven poems added in or after 1614 in another scribal hand, the volume entitled in Gorges's hand The Vanytyes of Sir Arthur Gorges Youthe (and again as Sir Arthur Gorges his vannetyes and toyes of yowth). c.1586-1625.

Inscribed in 1631 by one John Kayll.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 33v-4v.

Another of the same Armories (‘Whylome this subject Crowne, a soveraigne crowne pursu'd’)

First published in Restituta, ed. Sir E. Brydges (1816), IV, 506-9. Sandison, No. [105], pp. 128-9.

GgA 2

Copy, among the eleven later poems.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 108v.

GgA 2.5

Copy, in gilt, in the second of two rectangles beneath the Prince of Wales's coloured arms.

In: MS of six poems by Gorges to the Stuart Royal Family, on 5 small folio leaves of vellum (ff. 2-4) and paper (ff. 1, 5), in modern calf. The author's presentation MS to James I as a New Year's Gift, in the calligraphic italic script of an amanuensis, with decoration, the verses on ff. 2, 3, 4 written in gold, with arms and emblems in gold and colours, f. 1r signed by Gorges himself (f. 1r). 1 January 1609/10.

Edited from this MS in Brydges. Collated in Sandison.

British Library, Royal MS 18 A. XLVII, f. 4r.

The Answer (‘My trustie servants matchless faith’)

Sandison, No. [24], p. 25.

GgA 3

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 18v.

‘But this and then no more’

The incipit first published, in a musical setting, in W. Barley, A new Booke of Tabliture (London, 1596), sig. Dv of the third part. Sandison, No. [25], pp. 26-7. May EV 4157.

GgA 4

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 19r-v.

GgA 5

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘FYNIS. G O R’.

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 Sandison. Edited from this MS, and misattributed to Edward Dyer, in Bernard M. Wagner, ‘New Poems by Sir Edward Dyer’, RES, 11 (1935), 466-71 (pp. 468-9).

British Library, Harley MS 7392, ff. 27v-8r.

Carnation, whit and watchede (‘I saue of late a Ladie weare a shoo’)

Sandison, No. [8], pp. 9-10.

GgA 6

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 6v.

GgA 7

Copy 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).

This MS collated in Sandison. May, Stanford, p. 117 (No. 192).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, f. 36r.

The Conclusion to the Kings Majestie (‘Of manie now that sound with hopes consort’)

First published in Restituta, ed. Sir E. Brydges (1816), IV, 506-9. Sandison, No. [106], p. 129.

GgA 8

Copy, among the eleven later poems.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 109r.

GgA 9

Copy, dated ‘1o: Janua: 1609’.

In: the MS described under GgA 2.5. 1 January 1609/10.

Edited from this MS in Brydges. Collated in Sandison.

British Library, Royal MS 18 A. XLVII, f. 5r.

D (‘Full lytle knowes my deare and sweeteste frynde’)

Sandison, No. [63], pp 65-6.

GgA 10

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 52v.

D (‘That to revive which wronge of tyme might weare’)

Sandison, No. [66]. pp. 67-8.

GgA 11

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 54r.

D (‘To shunne the fury off the hoote Sunnebeame’)

Sandison, No. [44], p. 54.

GgA 12

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 41v-2r.

D (‘Yff other love then yours do lodge within my Breste’)

Sandison, No. [52], p. 59.

GgA 12.5

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 46v.

D-- Sonnett (‘My deare, take in good parte this fortune badde’)

Sandison, No. [48], p. 57.

GgA 13

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 44v.

‘Decayde I fynde my favor and my fate’

Sandison, No. [80], pp. 78-9.

GgA 14

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 61v.

Dido to Æneas (‘Lyke as the swann snow white’)

Sandison, No. [90], pp. 87-106.

GgA 15

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 69r-92r.

Didos true Complainte (‘Itt was the sylente tyme’)

Sandison, No. [91], pp. 106-10.

GgA 16

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 93r-4v.

‘Downe came desire from heaven this other daye’

Sandison, No. [9], pp. 10-11.

GgA 17

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 7r.

An Ecloge betwen a Shephearde and a Heardsman (‘Cumme gentle Heardman sitt with mee’)

First published in Francis Davison, A Poetical Rapsody (London, 1602). Sandison, No. [98], pp. 118-23.

GgA 18

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 101v-4v.

GgA 19

Copy, in the hand of Henry Sanford (d.1616), household tutor to the Paget and Carey families, on one sheet of paper. Headed ‘An Eglogue between a shepheard and a heardsman’, endorsed ‘A verse of Sr Philip Sidney’. c.1600.

May EV 4798.

Berkeley Castle, Gen. Ser. Misc. Papers 31/6.

GgA 20

Copy of lines 1-52, in a musical setting, headed ‘A dialogue’.

In: A folio songbook, in probably two secretary and italic hands, 25 leaves, in a recycled contemporary vellum indenture within modern half red morocco. c.1614-30.

Inscribed (f. 1v) ‘John Shurlane His Booke’, and (f. 24v rev.) ‘This Book Do[ ] / Hugh ffloyd / Domn: 11’, with dates ‘28 Nov. 1630’ and ‘1633’. Purchased from Thomas Rodd, bookseller, 13 April 1844.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 1 (New York & London, 1986).

This MS collated in Sandison.

British Library, Add. MS 15117, ff. 10v-11r.

GgA 21

Copy, headed ‘between a sheapheard & a heardsman an eglogue’.

In: the MS described under GgA 7. c.1581-1612.

This MS collated in Sandison. May, Stanford, pp. 132-4 (No. 205).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, ff. 39v-40r.

‘False Cræssyde have yow chaungde your mynde’

Sandison, No. [38], pp. 44-5.

GgA 22

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 32v-3r.

‘Farewell Crueltye lodged in greate Bewtye’

Sandison, No. [21], p. 23.

GgA 23

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 17r.

‘From your fayr eyes the kendlynge sparks were sent’

Sandison, No. [3], p. 5.

GgA 24

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 3v.

‘From whence doth this proceade’

Sandison, No. [40], pp. 47-9.

GgA 25

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 35r-6r.

‘Henceforth I will nott sett my love’

Sandison, No. [94], pp. 113-14.

GgA 26

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 97v-8r.

‘Her face Her tongue Her wytt’

First published. in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593), p. 79. Sandison, No. [79], pp. 77-8.

‘How durste a selye Paynter undertake’

Sandison, No. [72], pp. 71-2.

GgA 27

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 57r.

‘Iff all my thoughtes were open unto yow’

Sandison, No. [59], p. 63.

GgA 28

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 50r.

‘If mortall men so grevous paynes would taste’

Sandison, No. [15], pp. 19-20.

GgA 29

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 13v.

‘Iff this be love, to fyxe the Eyes onn grownde’

Sandison, No. [76], pp. 74-5.

GgA 30

Copy. The poem followed (f. 59v) by a copy of Thomas Churchyard's ‘Of Mounsieur’ (‘On worthy Queen on mighty Realme on God above’) which is deleted.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 59r.

‘If under your fair looks so sweete in shewe’

Sandison, No. [18], p. 21.

GgA 31

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 15r.

‘Let Castyls Phillip gratefully confess’

Sandison, No. [111], p. 133.

GgA 32

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 113v.

‘Lett those that lyve in love, lament the lovers fitts’

Sandison, No. [11], pp. 12-13.

GgA 33

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 8v.

‘Like as the Adamante by vertue straunge’

Sandison, No. [14], pp. 18-19.

GgA 34

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 12v-13r.

‘Love as a Prynce to shew his power and myght’

Sandison, No. [858], p. 84.

GgA 35

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 66r.

‘Lyke as the Princely faulcon on the fyste feedynge’

Sandison, No. [77], p. 76.

GgA 36

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 60r.

‘Mars and the Muses weare att mortall stryfe’

Sandison, No. [97], p. 118.

GgA 37

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 101r.

‘My harte I have oftymes bydd the beware’

Sandison, No. [6], pp. 7-8.

GgA 38

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 5r.

‘My mistrs waveringe mynd full well compare I might’

Sandison, No. [23], p. 25.

GgA 39

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 18v.

‘My werye ghooste charged with to highe desyre’

Sandison, No. [68], p. 69.

GgA 40

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 55r.

‘Myne eyes thinke yow that still myne eyes yow are’

Sandison, No. [37], pp. 43-4.

GgA 41

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 32r.

An new Yeares guift to the Kings Majestie alluding to the time that hee Was proclaimed heere in England 24th March (‘When time our styled yeare did end’)

First published in Restituta, ed. Sir Egerton Brydges (1816), IV, 506-9. Sandison, No. [101], p. 126.

GgA 42

Copy, among the eleven later poems.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 107r.

*GgA 43

Copy, with Gorges's autograph signature.

In: the MS described under GgA 2.5. 1 January 1609/10.

Edited from this MS in Brydges. Collated in Sandison.

British Library, Royal MS 18 A. XLVII, f. 1r.

‘O fayre and cruell hande that me enchaynde’

sandison, No. [31], p. 37.

GgA 44

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 27r.

‘Of love fayne woolde I frame my style’

Sandison, No. [42], pp. 50-2.

GgA 45

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 37v-40r.

Of Syr Phyllypp Sydney (‘Summe for thy sake rych Monuments doo frame’)

Sandison, No. [96], p. 117.

GgA 46

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 100v.

of the Q. (‘To the greate Macedon my fayre Queene I compare’)

Sandison, No. [61], pp. 64-5.

GgA 47

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 51r.

of the Q. Sonnet (‘Prodigall was nature fruitfull and devyne’)

Sandison, No. [47], p. 56.

GgA 48

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 44r.

The Olympian Catastrophe (‘This princely Crowne, the marke of Monarchye’)

First published edited by Randall Davier (Kensington: Cayme Press, 1925). Sandison, pp. 135-82. The poem ‘To the Reader’ (beginning ‘No praise for Poesie do I affect’) was recycled by Sir Arthur Gorges Jr and published as his contribution to Lachrymae Musarum (London, 1650) on the death of Henry Lord Hastings.

*GgA 49

A quarto manuscript, 56 leaves, plus three blank leaves, in vellum. Principally in the neat hand of an amanuensis, in a predominantly secretary hand with italic headings, with occasional autograph corrections by Gorges, a number of alterations and substitutions (ranging from single words to two whole lines) on pasted-on slips of paper (notably on ff. 10v, 17v-19r, 22v, 24r, 29r, 32r, 33v, 43v, 45v, and 49r); with a title-page dedicated to the deceased Prince Henry (f. 1r), and dedicatory poems to Queen Anne (‘To the Queenes Maiestye’, beginning ‘If sorrow comment on a text of woe’, f. 2r); to Princess Elizabeth (‘To the most Excellent & vertuous Princes the Lady Elizabeths Grace Countess Palatine of Rheyne, Duchess of Bavyere &c.’, beginning ‘When greife wth mutiny disturbs the hart’, f. 2v); and ‘To the Reader’ (beginning ‘No praise for Poesie do I affect’, f. 3r); with the Prince's emblem and motto and the first stanza of the main text in italic on a pasted-on leaf (f. 4r); the 1182-line poem in sextains (ff. 4r-54r); followed by ‘The Author to his Muse’ (beginning ‘To those that (wth a squint malignant eye)’, f. 54r-v); ‘Sonet To his Entombed Bodye’ (beginning ‘Sume for thy sake prowed Monnume[n]ts will frame’, f. 55r); and ‘The Lamentation of Richmond Sonnet’ (beginning ‘Like to a lampe whose flaiminge light is dead’, f. 56r). 1612.

From the Bridgewater Library.

Edited from this MS in Davier and in Sandison.

Huntington, EL 1130.

‘Once as I dyd contemplate with myn Eyes’

Sandison, No. [13], pp. 16-17.

GgA 50

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 11v-12r.

A Pastorall unfynyshed (‘Dianas darlinges in a rownde’)

Sandison, pp. 124-5.

*GgA 51

Autograph.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison. Facsimiles of f. 106v in Sandison, facing p. 124, and of ff. 106r-v in P.J. Croft, Autograph Poetry in the English Language, 2 vols (London, 1973), I, Nos 17 and 18.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 106r-v.

Philomela. (‘Nothinge on earth remaynes to shew so ryght’)

Sandison, No. [85], pp. 81-2.

GgA 52

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 64r.

Q Sonnet (‘In that yow sway the Scepter and the Crowne’)

Sandison, No. [49], pp. 57-8.

GgA 53

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 45r.

‘Restore agayne that colloure to the golde’

Sandison, No. [20], p. 23.

GgA 54

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 16v.

‘Retire from me yow pensive thoughts awhile’

Sandison, No. [7], pp. 8-9.

GgA 55

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 5v-6r.

‘Sence course of kinde ordaynes itt to be so.’

Sandison, No. [4], p. 6.

GgA 56

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 4r.

‘She that holdes me under the lawes of love’

Sandison, No. [17], pp. 20-1.

GgA 57

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 14v.

‘She whome I holde so deare’

Sandison, No. [10], pp. 11-12.

GgA 58

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 7v-8r.

‘Since that the date drawes on’

Sandison, No. [26], pp. 28-34.

GgA 59

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 20v-4v.

‘Some will commend and prayse their mistres crsped hayre’

Sandison, No. [2], pp. 4-5.

GgA 60

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 3r.

Sonnett (‘As I drawe neere with fearfull stepps to see’)

Sandison, No. [28], p. 35, and second text, No. [55], p. 61.

GgA 61

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 48r.

GgA 62

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 25v.

Sonnett. (‘Erect thy flighte on hye with Eagles winges’)

Sandison, No. [75], pp. 73-4.

GgA 63

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 58v.

Sonnett (‘Hadd not Pirythous to hell gone downe’)

Sandison, No. [50], p. 58.

GgA 64

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 45v.

Sonnett (‘How gravelye wise was that Senatours counsaile’)

Sandison, No. [54], pp. 60-1.

GgA 65

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 47v.

Sonnett. (‘In that faire face of yours where joyes so ryffe doo shyne’)

Sandison, No. [73], p. 72.

GgA 66

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 57v.

Sonnett. (‘Itt gladdes the harte to see faire Phæbus ryse’)

Sandison, No. [67], p. 68.

GgA 67

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 54v.

Sonnett. (‘Like to a lampe whose flaming lyghte is deade’)

Sandison, No. [65]. p. 67.

GgA 68

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 53v.

Sonnet. (‘Myghtye is death and mightie Shee lylewise’)

Sandison, No. [62], p. 65.

GgA 69

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 52r.

Sonnett (‘My mynde desyrous off my Bodies wracke’)

Sandison, No. [86], p. 82.

GgA 70

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 64v.

Sonnet. (‘Neither amongste the Nimphes, in shady woodes’)

Sandison, No. [74], p. 73.

GgA 71

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 58r.

Sonnett. (‘O love how my sweete Mistres in bewty all excellethe’)

Sandison, No. [71], p. 71.

GgA 72

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 56v.

Sonnett (‘Our long sweet sommers day of youthfull yeares’)

Sandison, No. [110], p. 132.

GgA 73

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 113r.

Sonnett (‘The fayrest scornynge to see my lybertye’)

Sandison, No. [81], p. 79.

GgA 74

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 62r.

Sonnett (‘Vauntinge sometymes how I had bynn a thralle’)

Sandison, No. [58], pp. 62-3.

GgA 75

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 49v.

Sonnett (‘Waying the cares that cause me thus to crye’)

Sandison, No. [84], p. 81.

GgA 76

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 63v.

Sonnett (‘When att your handes of love the sugred fruite’)

Sandison, No. [16], p. 20.

GgA 77

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 14r.

Sonnett. (‘Whilste all on fyre victorius Rome blazed’)

Sandison, No. [60], p. 63-4.

GgA 78

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 50v.

Sonnet. (‘With his owne hande dyd love her feature frame’)

Sandison, No. [70], p. 70.

GgA 79

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 56r.

Sonnet (‘Your selfe the Sonne, and I the meltinge froste’)

Sandison, No. [64], p. 66.

GgA 80

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 53r.

Sonnet. D (‘Harde is the happ wherto my lyfe is Bownde’)

Sandison, No. [53], p. 60.

GgA 81

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 47r.

Sonnett. D (‘He that cann number by his skill or payne’)

Sandison, No. [57], p. 62.

GgA 82

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 49r.

Sonnett D (‘Mistres, thinke nott it is alone the flattringe hue’)

Sandison, No. [29], p. 36.

GgA 83

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 26r.

Sonnett D (‘Nott the disdaynes of her prowde youthly mynde’)

Sandison, No. [69], pp. 69-70.

GgA 84

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 55v.

‘Tell me my harte how wilte thow doe’

Sandison, No [19], pp. 22-3.

GgA 85

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 15v.

‘That yeelds yow due prayse I am the meanest of manye’

Sandison, No. [56], p. 61.

GgA 86

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 48v.

‘The gentell Season of the yeare’

First pub in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593), p. 87. Sandison, No. [1], pp. 3-4.

GgA 87

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 2r-v.

GgA 88

Copy, untitled.

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.

This MS collated in B.M. Wagner, PMLA, 53 (1938), 123. Recorded in Sandison.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, ff. 17v-18r.

GgA 89

Copy, untitled, subscribed in different ink ‘S: P. Sidney’ added afterwards.

In: the MS described under GgA 5.

This MS collated in B.M. Wagner, PMLA, 53 (1938), 123. Recorded in Sandison

British Library, Harley MS 7392, ff. 63v-4r.

GgA 90

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under GgA 7. c.1581-1612.

This MS collated in B.M. Wagner, PMLA, 53 (1938), 123. Recorded in Sandison. May, Stanford, pp. 136-7 (No. 208).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, f. 40v.

‘The lytle droppes off raine that fall from hye’

Sandison, No. [5], pp. 6-7.

GgA 91

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 4v.

‘The prisone sweet that Captyve holdes my mynde’

Sandison, No. [87], p. 83.

GgA 92

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 65r.

‘The unrype fruyts of wanton youthes desyre’

Sandison, No. [33], p. 40.

GgA 93

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 29r.

‘To frame a sadd discourse of languysshinge desyre’

Sandison, No. [92], pp. 110-11.

GgA 94

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 95r-v.

‘To my unspotted fayth I may compare’

Sandison, No. [82], pp. 79-80.

GgA 95

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 62v.

Upon the death of the Young lord Harrington. (‘Sorrow and Honor were at strife’)

Sandison, No. [105], pp. 130-1.

GgA 96

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 111r.

Verses of the Queenes Armes beinge the three Lyons of Denmarke (‘Perfections Queene, these Lyons three’)

First published in Restituta, ed. Sir E. Brydges (1816), IV, 506-9. Sandison, No. [103], pp. 127-8.

GgA 97

Copy, among the eleven later poems.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 108r.

GgA 98

Copy, in gilt, in a rectangle beneath the Queen's coloured arms.

In: the MS described under GgA 2.5. 1 January 1609/10.

Edited from this MS in Brydges. Collated in Sandison.

British Library, Royal MS 18 A. XLVII, f. 3r.

Verses sung to Queene Elizabeth by a Mairmead as shee past upon the Thames to Sir Arthur Gorges house at Chelsey. (‘O blessed eyes, the lyfe of sights yee see’)

Sandison, No. [109], pp. 131-2.

GgA 99

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 112r.

Verses to bee sett over the Rose and Thisle enterlaced together with the Harpe in the middle of the Wreath. And the kings Moat over it which is ... (‘Devynelie did your Royall Moate presage’)

First published in Restituta, ed. Sir E. Brydges (1816), IV, 506-9. Sandison, No. [102], p. 127.

GgA 100

Copy, among the eleven later poems.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 107v.

GgA 101

Copy, in gilt, in an oval beneath the coloured royal arms.

In: the MS described under GgA 2.5. 1 January 1609/10.

Edited from this MS in Brydges. Collated in Sandison.

British Library, Royal MS 18 A. XLVII, f. 2r.

Verses to bee sett over the three Crownd plumes the Princes Armores (‘Bellona vaunts that this brave Prince to her belongd’)

First published in Restituta, ed. Sir E. Brydges (1816), IV, 506-9. Sandison, No. [104], p. 128.

GgA 102

Copy, among the eleven later poems.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 108v.

GgA 103

Copy, in gilt, in the first of two rectangles beneath the Prince of Wales's coloured arms.

In: the MS described under GgA 2.5. 1 January 1609/10.

Edited from this MS in Brydges. Collated in Sandison.

British Library, Royal MS 18 A. XLVII, f. 4r.

‘What fier encreaste by rage of wynde’

Sandison, No. [32], pp. 38-9.

GgA 104

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 27v-8v.

‘What man on earth doth lyve like me’

Sandison, No. [43], p. 53.

GgA 105

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 40v-1r.

‘What was is nott: what may shalbee:’

Sandison, No. [401], pp. 49-50.

GgA 106

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 36v-7r.

‘What wordes may well suffyse’

Sandison, No. [95], pp. 114-17.

GgA 107

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 98v-100r.

‘wheare hap or harme shall me betyd’

Sandison, No. [99], pp. 123-4.

*GgA 108

Autograph.

In: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

Edited from this MS in Sandison.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 105v.

‘When I complayne I doo butt fayne’

Sandison, No. [35], pp. 41-2.

GgA 109

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 30v-1r.

‘When yow shall have a harte fraughhte full of love’

Sandison, No. [34], pp. 40-1.

GgA 110

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 29v-30r.

‘Wher leaste of all I dyd susspecte’

Sandison, No. [78], pp. 76-7.

GgA 111

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 60v.

‘Whilste hope high honnors place to have’

Sandison, No. [93], pp. 112-13.

GgA 112

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 96r-7r.

‘Who hath released yow myne Eyes from griefe’

Sandison, No. [27], pp. 34-5.

GgA 113

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 25r.

‘Who so desires to vewe’

Sandisin, No. [12], pp. 13-16.

GgA 114

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 9r-11r.

‘Who woulde more sweete Contentment crave’

Sandison, No. [83], p. 80.

GgA 115

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 63r.

‘Whom love commaundes and holdes as humble thrall’

Sandison, No. [51], pp. 58-9.

GgA 116

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British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 46r.

‘Why were myne eyes so forewarde to my harme’

Sandison, No. [30], pp. 36-7.

GgA 117

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 26v.

‘Woolde I were changde into that golden Showre’

First published in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593), p. 81. Sandison, No. [46], pp. 55-6. Latham, pp. 81-2. The Poems of Sir Walter Ralegh, ed. Michael Rudick (Tempe, Arizona, 1999)Rudick, No. 8, p. 8.

GgA 118

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under GgA 88. c.1586-91.

This MS collated in Sandison.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 46r.

GgA 119

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 43r.

GgA 120

Copy of lines 1-4, untitled, cancelled.

In: the MS described under GgA 5.

This MS text recorded in Sandison.

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

GgA 121

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘FINIS. RA.’

In: the MS described under GgA 5.

This MS collated in Sandison .Edited from this MS in Hoyt H. Hudson, MLN, 46 (1931), 386, and in The Poems of Sir Walter Ralegh, ed. Michael Rudick (Tempe, Arizona, 1999), p. 8.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 36v.

Written upon the death of the most Noble Prince Henrie (‘Whilst my heart bleeding writes that deadlie wound’)

Sandison, No. [107], p. 130.

GgA 122

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 110r.

‘Yee heavye sighes drawne with my latest breath’

Sandison, No. [36], p. 43.

GgA 123

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 31v.

‘Yf ever I doe tribute yeelde agayne’

Sandison, No. [22], pp. 24-5.

GgA 124

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 17v-18r.

‘Yf teares avayle to ease the gryved mynde’

Sandison, No. [405], p. 55.

GgA 125

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 42v.

‘Yf theis my humble lynes thy presence to to boldely wronge’

Sandison, No. [89], pp. 84-7.

GgA 126

Copy in: the MS described under GgA 1. c.1586-1625.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, ff. 67r-8v.

Prose

Advice to a favorite

A letter to George Villiers, first Duke of Buckingham, beginning ‘And what in ballancing of the scales...’.

GgA 127

Copy, possibly incomplete, in a mixed hand, annotated by the fourth Earl of Bedford ‘Written by Sir Ar Gorg to my Lo: D of Buckingam’.

In: A tall folio commonplace book, chiefly of naval tracts and sermons, in two hands, begun 23 May 1629, 322 pages of text (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Partly in the rugged italic hand of Francis Russell, MP (1593-1641), fourth Earl of Bedford, politician, partly in the neat mixed hand of an amanuensis. c.1629-30s.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 1.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 23, pp. 65-75.

A Breife Discourse tending to ye wealth, and strength of this Kingdome of Greate Brittayne

Unpublished.

*GgA 128

A quarto MS, in the calligraphic roman hand of an amanuensis, with decoration, 23 leaves, imperfect, the margins chewed by rodents, in contemporary vellum gilt. A presentation copy to Prince Henry, with his illuminated arms and a title-page, the dedication signed by Gorges (‘A Gorges’) and dated 1610. 1610.

One in a collection of volumes presented to Prince Henry, donated in 1691 by Sir Henry Puckering.

This MS recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 672.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 7. 23* (III) (James 762).

A dialouge discourse betweene the marchant venturer and a Sea Captaine

Unpublished tract.

GgA 129

Copy, in a mixed hand, annotated by the fourth Earl of Bedford, headed ‘A dialouge discourse betweene the marchant venturer and a Sea Captaine, of the Sea fight betweene the Navies of England and Spaine on the Narrowe Seas in the yeare: 1588 -- written by Sr Arthur Gorge Knight’.

In: the MS described under GgA 127. c.1629-30s.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 23, pp. 114-31.

A discourse concerning vs and the vnited Provinces of the Lowe Countries

A tract beginning ‘The loue and amitie betweene the realme of England and the vnited Provinces...’.

GgA 130

Copy, in a mixed hand, annotated by the fourth Earl of Bedford, as ‘by Sr Arthur Gorge’.

In: the MS described under GgA 127. c.1629-30s.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 23, pp. 61-4.

A Forme of Orders and Directions...[for] Conducting a Fleete through the Narrow Seas

Gorges's adaptation of Sir Walter Ralegh's Orders to be observed by the Commanders of the Fleet with Land Companies. 3 May 1617.

The Islands Voyage

First published, as ‘A larger Relation of the...Iland Voyage’ (but without any dedicatory epistle), in Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas his Pilgrimes (London, 1625). Glasgow edition of Purchas, XX (1907), 34-129. According to Purchas the work was written in 1607 and dedicated to Prince Henry.

GgA 131

Extracts, in the hand of the fourth Earl of Bedford, headed ‘Sr Arthur Gorges of the Iland Viage’.

In: A folio commonplace book, in several hands, written from both ends, with a table of subject headings, begun 7 March 1624/5, 358 pages of text (plus blanks), Chiefly in the rugged italic hand of Francis Russell, MP (1593-1641), fourth Earl of Bedford, politician, partly in the rounded secretary hand of an amanuensis and two others. c.1625-30s.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 1.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 21, pp. 189-94.

GgA 132

Copy, with a title-page and dedicatory epistle to England.

In: A folio volume of tracts relating to seafaring, in a single professional predominantly secretary hand, 237 leaves. c.1640.

This MS recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 670. The prefatory material edited from this MS in Sandison (1940), pp. 247-52.

Bodleian, MS Ballard 52, ff. 64r-124v.

GgA 133

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, with a title-page ‘The Voyage made to the Isles of Azores...under the Conduct and Commaund of Robert late Earle of Essex...Collected and written...by Sr Arthur Gorges Knight’, (also mentioning, as ‘annexed’, Ralegh's ‘certaine Observations and Notes concerning the Royall Navy and Sea service’ although no text of this work is present), 37 folio leaves (plus blanks), unbound. c.1620s-30s.

Volume CLXVII of the Trumbull Papers, of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park.

Annotated at the end by William Trumbull with a quotation from Camden's Annales regnante Elizabetha (pt. II, f. 534). Formerly in Berkshire Record Office, part of Trumbull Add. 22.

British Library, Add. MS 72408.

GgA 134

Copy 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’.

British Library, Harley MS 6798, ff. 57r-63r.

GgA 135

Copy, in a professional predominantly secretary hand, very imperfect, lacking half the title-page, all the dedicatory epistle and Ralegh's Observations. Early 1600s.

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

From the ‘Conway Papers’ belonging to Edward Conway (c.1564-1631), first Viscount Conway and first Viscount Killultagh, politician, and his son Edward Conway (1594-1655), second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh, politician and book collector, of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.

This MS recorded (as ‘Jas I Add 36, f. 225’) in Sandison (1928), p. 670.

National Archives, Kew, SP 15/36, ff. 199r-229v (item 94).

GgA 136

Copy in: A volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands, one secretary hand predominating, with a table of contents and other additions by members of the Hervey family. c.1630[-1690].

Probably once owned by John Hervey (1665-1751), first Baron Ickworth and first Earl of Bristol, of Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds, 941/73/2, ff. 188r-200r.

GgA 137

Copy, with a dedicatory epistle to England, entitled ‘A true Relation of the Voyage to the Iles of Azores ...under the Conduct of the Right Ho:ble Robert Devorux Earle of Essex...in the Yeare of or Lord 1597...collected & written...by Sr: Arthur Gorges Kt:’.

In: A quarto MS of two works by Sir Arthur Gorges and Sir Walter Ralegh, in a professional secretary hand, 173 pages, in contemporary limp vellum, with remains of green silk ties. A presentation MS, probably to Henry Percy, ninth Earl of Northumberland, in a professional hand, with title-page, inscribed ‘Given by Sir Arthur Gorges’. c.1612-19.

Formerly Leconfield MS 83 at Petworth House, Sussex. Sotheby's, 24 April 1928, lot 105, to A.S.W. Rosenbach. Afterwards in the library of Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, first Baronet, MP (1870-1937). Sotheby's, 23 June 1988 (Philip Robinson sale, Part I), lot 169. Quaritch's sale catalogue English Literature in Manuscript (November 1996), item 9.

Recorded in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, p. 308. A microfilm is in the British Library, RP 3898.

This MS recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 670. Facsimiles of the first page of the text in Sotheby's sale catalogie, p. 169, and of ‘The Epistle Dedicatorie of the Author’ in Quaritch's sale catalogue.

Untraced, [Leconfield MS 83], pp. 1-141.

Observations and Ouertures concerning the Royall Nauye and Seaservice

Observations & Overtures for a Seafight

The fuller title: Observations & Overtures for a Seafight vppon our owne Coasts, and what kynd of order and disciplyne is fittest to be vsed...against the præparations of such Spanish Armadas...as shall at anie tyme come to invade vs. Unpublished.

GgA 138

Copy, in a mixed hand, with annotations by the fourth Earl of Bedford including the ascription ‘Written by Sr Arthur Gorg to Lo Du of Buckingam’, the tract dated ‘1 March: 1618’.

In: the MS described under GgA 127. c.1629-30s.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 23, pp. 77-9.

GgA 139

Copy, with a title-page (appertaining to the three works on ff. 37r-56v), all as ‘Written, By Wm; Gorges Gent:’.

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 recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 671.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 213, ff. 36r-45v.

*GgA 140

Copy in the hand of an amanuensis, with Gorges's copious autograph deletions and revisions, some overlaid on large strips of paper, with a title-page dated 1 March 1618[/19] and with a Dedication to the Marquess of Buckingham as Lord High Admiral, dated 16 March 1618/[19].

In: A small quarto volume of works by Sir Arthur Gorges, 37 leaves, in vellum. Inscribed on the upper cover ‘Matters concerninge Sea-seruice’. 1619.

This MS recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 671.

British Library, Stowe MS 426, ff. 1r-30r.

GgA 141

Copy, in a secretary hand, with a title-page, on seventeen quarto leaves plus a blankc.1619.

In: A folio guard-book of independent Jacobean state papers, stamped foliation 1-235.

This MS recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 671.

National Archives, Kew, SP 14/17, ff. 201r-17v (item 103).

GgA 142

Copy, with a lengthy title.

In: A small quarto volume comprising two works by Sir Arthur Gorges, formal copies in a professional secretary hand, 46 pages (plus some blanks), in contemporary vellum, with remains of green silk ties. A presentation MS, probably to Henry Percy (1564-1632), ninth Earl of Northumberland (the ‘Wizard Earl’). Inscribed inside the front cover ‘Giuen by Sr Art: Gorge’. c.1619.

Formerly Leconfield MS 48 at Petworth House, Sussex.

Recorded in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, p. 305.

This MS recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 671.

National Maritime Museum, MS LEC/8, pp. 1-34.

Observations concerninge the abuse of our lawes in matters Criminall

Unpublished tract beginning ‘Soe again we doe find...’.

GgA 143

Copy, in a mixed hand, annotated by the fourth Earl of Bedford, as ‘Sr Arthur Gorge his observations...’.

In: the MS described under GgA 127. c.1629-30s.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 23, pp. 111-14.

A True Transcript and Publication of his Majesties Letters Pattent [5 March 1611/12]. For an Office to be erected, and called the Publicke Register for generall Commerce.

First published, as A Trve Transcript and Pvblication of his Maiesties Letters Pattent [5 March 1612]. For an Office to be erected, and called the Publicke Register for generall Commerce. Whereunto is annexed an Ouerture and explanation of the nature and purport of the said Office for their better vnderstanding and direction that shall haue occasion to vse it, By Sir Arthur Gorges, Knight (London, 1611[/12]).

GgA 144

MS, in a neat professional hand, of Gorges's proposed patent, drawn up as a letter to a Lord with an introductory explanation, citing ‘Presidentes of sundri patentes for newe inventions wth prohibicions’, endorsed ‘The humble information of Sr Arthure Gorges knight concerning the proiect for genall Commerce and exchang for Interests moneyes’. c.1611/12.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and letters, in various hands, 297 leaves, in calf (rebacked). Early-mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 103, ff. 222r-3v.

GgA 145

Copy of the pamphlet as printed, complete with title-page, in a professional rounded hand, on eleven folio leaves. Mid-17th century.

Among the papers of Samuel Hartlib (c.1600/2-1662), educationalist and natural philosopher, later owned by Lord Delamere.

University of Sheffield, 50H/48/2.

The Wisedome of the Ancients

First published in London, 1619.

See BcF 292.

Miscellaneous

Will

GgA 146

A registered copy of Gorges's last will and testament, proved 27 December 1625.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/147, sig. 142.