Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

Verse

Ad. charissimam memoriam Th. Nashi amici dilectissimi Beniamin Jons. hoc elegidium consecrauit (‘Mortals yt yet respire wth plenteous breathe’)

First published in Katherine Duncan-Jones, ‘Jonson's epitaph on Nashe’, TLS, 7 July 1995, pp. 4, 6.

JnB 0.5

Copy, the first of five elegies on Nashe in the hand of Henry Sanford (d.1616), household tutor to the Paget and Carey families, on f. 1r of a small folded leaf. c.1601.

Edited from this MS, and discussed, in Katherine Duncan-Jones's TLS article; in her ‘“They say a made a good end” Ben Jonson's Epitaph on Thomas Nashe’, Ben Jonson Journal, 3 (1996), 1-19; and in Robert C. Evans, ‘Ambiguity and Balance in Jonson's “New” Poem on Nashe’, Renaissance Papers (1998), 125-36.

Berkeley Castle, Gen. Misc. Papers 31R.

‘And must I sing? what subiect shall I chuse?’

First published in Diuerse Poetical Essaies appended to Robert Chester, Loues Martyr (London, 1601). The Forrest (x) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 107-8.

See also JnB 423-4.

JnB 1

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single cursive secretary hand, with a later title-page supplied in 1832, x + 116 leaves (plus blanks), in 19th-century black leather elaborately gilt. Inscribed (f. 1r), possibly by the compiler, ‘Richardus Jackson 1623’ and ‘Richard Jackson his booke’, who is described in a later pencil note as perhaps the brachygrapher. On ff. 113v-16r, in a later hand, is a ‘Catalogue of ye Books lately belonging to ye. Rev. Mr Jackson Rectr of Tatham’. c.1628-30s.

Also inscribed (f. 1r) ‘John Pecke’. Sold by Thomas Thorpe, bookseller, in 1831-2. Among collections of James Orchard Halliwell (from 1872 Halliwell-Phillipps) (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector. Bought by him in 1871 from Sotheran's, London.

A 247-page transcript of this volume made c.1830 is in the Folger Shakespeare Library, MS M.b.26.

Edinburgh University Library, MS H.-P. Coll. 401, f. 73v.

Another. In defence of their Inconstancie. A Song (‘Hang up those dull, and envious fooles’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (vi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 146.

JnB 2

Copy, headed ‘A song Apologetique: In defence of womens inconstancy’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in probably two or more secretary hands, 108 pages, in half brown morocco. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by F.W. Cosens (1819-89). Bookplate of James W. Ellsworth.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, pp. 3-4.

JnB 3

Copy, headed ‘In Defence of weomens inconstancy by Ben: I:’.

In: An octavo commonplace book, 209 pages, in 17th-century calf (rebacked). Owned and probably compiled (in part) by one John Hale. c.1650s-1725.

Yale, Osborn MS b 104, p. 116.

An Answer to Alexander Gil (‘Shall the prosperity of a Pardon still’)

First published in Wit and Drollery (London, 1656). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 410-11.

JnB 4

Copy, headed ‘Another answeare’ and here beginning ‘Doth the prosperitie of a pardon still’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, probably associated with Oxford and afterwards with the Inns of Court, 73 leaves (plus a few blanks and a modern index). Including 40 poems by Strode and two poems of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9510. (Phillipps sale, lot 1015.) Owned c.1903 by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914). Percy Dobell's sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 342. Formerly MS 4201. 27. 1.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Dobell MS II’: StW Δ 19. Formerly Folger MS 1.27.42.

This MS evidently the Dobell MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 70v.

JnB 4.3

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson's Answer to ye said verses [by Alexander Gill]’.

In: A quarto miscellany of principally religious verse, in several hands, 213 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. i) ‘Anthony Search his most excellent booke Janry 6th Anno Dom: 1695’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 137, p. 46.

JnB 4.5

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Johnsons reply’ and here beginning ‘Doeth ye prosperity of A pardon, still’.

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

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

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

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, p. 15.

JnB 5

Copy, headed ‘An Answer’ and here beginning ‘Doth the prosperity of a pardon still’, in a MS volume. c.1632-42.

Formerly owned by Richard Heber (1773-1833), book collector.

Edited from his transcript of this MS in John Payne Collier, ‘Ben Jonson and Alexander Gill’, The Athenaeum, No. 1957 (29 April 1865), pp. 587-8, whence collated in Herford & Simpson.

Untraced, [Heber/Collier MS].

JnB 6

Copy, headed ‘To Alexander Gill’ and here beginning ‘Doth the prosperity of a pardon still’, in a verse miscellany. 17th century?.

Once owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger.

Edited from this MS in John Payne Collier, An Old Man's Diary (London, 1871-2), part ii, p. 13, whence collated in Herford & Simpson.

Untraced, [Collier MS (I)].

JnB 7

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson against Gill’.

In: A folio heraldic notebook and miscellany compiled by John Cooper, a clerk of Sir Christopher Hatton (1605?-70), and relating in part to the latter's Book of Seals, 83 leaves, in contemporary vellum boards. c.1632-43.

Dawson's sale catalogue No. 200 (1969), item 24. Sotheby's, 29 October 1975, lot 78 (unsold).

Untraced, Phillipps MS, MS 13185, f. 75r.

A Celebration of Charis in ten Lyrick Peeces. 4. Her Triumph (‘See the Chariot at hand here of Love’)

First published (all ten poems) in The Vnder-wood (ii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 131-42 (pp. 134-5). Lines 11-30 of poem 4 (beginning ‘Doe but looke on her eyes, they do light’) first published in The Devil is an Ass, II, vi, 94-113 (London, 1631).

JnB 8

Copy, headed ‘In Dominam amatoriam’ and here beginning ‘See now ye chariot at hand heere of Loue’, subscribed ‘B: Johnson’.

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

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

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 89r.

JnB 8.5

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘On a Mrs’ and here beginning ‘Haue you seene ye Lilly grow’, followed by the ‘Answer’ (‘Have you seene a black-head maggott’).

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in probably three hands, written from both ends, 86 leaves, in 17th-century calf. c.1648-61.

Scribbling on f. 33r rev. including the name ‘Elizabeth keech’.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 37, fol. 58v rev.

JnB 9

Copy, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: A folio music book, containing 327 songs, in three largely secretary hands, with a ‘Cattalogue’ of contents, 229 leaves. Owned (in 1659) and partly compiled by the composer John Gamble (d.1687), with some misnumbering. c.1630s-50s.

Later owned by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author. Acquired in 1888.

A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 10 (New York & London, 1987). Discussed in Charles W. Hughes, ‘John Gamble's Commonplace Book’, M&L, 26 (1945), 215-29.

This MS recorded in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 150-1. Facsimile in Jorgens, X.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 2.

JnB 10

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, including 13 poems by or attributed to Herrick, almost entirely in a single small predominantly italic hand, 250 pages (plus numerous blanks), originally in contemporary calf, but now disbound. Inscribed four times on a flyleaf ‘Tobias Alston his booke’: i.e. probably Tobias Alston (1620-c.1639) of Sayham Hall, near Sudbury, Suffolk. His half-brother Edward (b.1598) was a contemporary of Herrick at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, while his cousin, Edward Alston, later President of the College of Physicians, was a contemporary of Herrick at St John's College, Cambridge, some of the other contents also relating to Cambridge, besides some relating to Suffolk. The date 1639 occurs on p. 241, and pp. 243-50 contains verses written in two later hands (to c.1728) and some prose pieces written from the reverse end. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Names inscribed on a flyleaf including Henry Glisson (later Fellow of the College of Physicians); Thomas Avral(?); Horace Norton; Henry Rich; and James Tavor (Registrar of Cambridge University). Later owned by one John Whitehead, and by Dr Mary Pickford. Sotheby's, 27 June 1972, lot 309.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Alston MS’: HeR Δ 7. A complete set of photocopies of the MS is in the British Library, RP 772. Facsimile of pp. 6-7 in Sotheby's sale catalogue (see HeR 176, HeR 405) where the MS is described at some length. See also letters by Peter Beal and Donald W. Foster in TLS (24 January 1986), pp. 87-8.

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, pp. 186-7.

JnB 11

Copy of lines 11-30, headed ‘Songe’ and here beginning ‘Doe but loke on her eyes they doe delight’, subscribed ‘B: J:’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single professional hand, with later additions on ff. 58v-62v in three or four other hands, 65 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt. Compiled by one Thomas Crosse, whose name appears (f. 1*) in ‘An Acrosticke upon my name’, as well as subscribed (‘Tho: Cro:)’ to a poem on ff. 23v-4r. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 4v.

JnB 11.5

Copy of lines 11-30, untitled and here beginning ‘Doe butt look on her Eyes, they doe light’.

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

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

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

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, ff. 51v-2r.

JnB 12

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘A song’ and here beginning ‘Haue you seene ye white Lilly grow’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single italic hand, evidently associated with Oxford, probably Christ Church, 214 pages (skipping p. 177), plus an index. Including 18 poems by Corbett and 59 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Elizabeth Lane hir booke’ and, among scribbling on another flyleaf, ‘Johannes Finch’. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 341.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Elizabeth Lane MS’: CoR Δ 1 and StW Δ 4. The Dobell catalogue description recorded in Forey (pp. lxxxv-lxxxvi).

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, p. 176.

JnB 13

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘Cant 17’ and here beginning ‘Haue you seene the white lillye grow’, with two additional stanzas.

In: A folio verse miscellany, ii + 65 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Entitled Miscentur seria iocis. 1647. Elegies, Exequies, Epitaphs, Epigrams, Songs Satires and other Poems, a formal compilation entirely in the hand of the Yorkshire antiquary John Hopkinson (1610-80). 1647.

From the library of Cecil Brent, FSA. Sold by P.J. & A.E. Dobell, January 1938.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 26v.

JnB 14

Copy of lines 21-30.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and university exercises, including twelve poems by Carew, in a single hand, compiled by Edward Natley, Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge, 165 leaves (including many blanks), in calf (rebacked). c.1635-44.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 2592. Sotheby's, 10 June 1896 (Phillipps sale), lot 960. Owned in 1896 by George Thorn-Drury, KC (1860-1931), literary scholar and editor. Acquired in 1950 from H.F.B. Brett-Smith, Oxford literary scholar and editor.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Natley MS’: CwT Δ 6.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 25, fol. 64v.

JnB 15

Copy of lines 21-30, untitled and here beginning ‘Haue you scene the white Lilly grow’, written lengthways along the inner margin.

In: A quarto composite volume of four MSS, in English and Latin, iii + 187 leaves, in vellum boards. Part B (ff. 16d-86v): A quarto miscellany of poems and letters, in several hands, compiled by William Elyott (a nephew of Sir Simonds D'Ewes). c.1640-55.

Part C (ff. 86 bis-120r): A quarto verse miscellany compiled by Thomas Axton, M.A. (b.1699/1700), of Trinity College, Cambridge. c.1718-22.

Part C sold at the Thomas Rawlinson sale in March 1733/4, lot 289.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 50v.

JnB 16

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘A song’ and here beginning ‘Have you seene the lilly grow’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, in a single hand, 98 pages (plus some blanks), in reversed calf (rebacked). c.1620s-30s.

Inscribed (f. ir) by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), the date ‘1741’ added.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, p. 74.

JnB 17

Copy of lines 21-30, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, untitled and here beginning ‘Haue you seene but a Whyte Lillie grow’.

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).

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 54-5. Recorded in Herford & Simpson, XI, 609. Facsimile in F.H. Potter, Reliquary of English Song (London, 1935), facing p. x.

British Library, Add. MS 15117, f. 17v.

JnB 18

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘Another’ and here beginning ‘Have you seen ye white lilie growe’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including sixteen poems by Strode and one of doubtful authorship, in several hands, including a small mixed hand on ff. 2r-43v, cursive secretary hands thereafter, and Latin entries in italic at the reverse end, 139 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. c.1630s.

A flyleaf inscribed ‘[?] Johannes Philips’. Acquired from H. Stevens 11 December 1852.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1987), as the ‘John Philips MS’: StW Δ 8.

British Library, Add. MS 19268, f. 14r.

JnB 19

Copy of lines 21-30, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, untitled.

In: An oblong folio songbook, the lyrics in two or more secretary and italic hands, 44 leaves, in contemporary vellum within brown calf gilt, stamped with the initials ‘A. B.’, now within modern half red morocco. c.1630.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Richard Elliotts his Booke’ and ‘William Wilkins 1743’. The cover initials ‘A. B.’ conjecturally attributed to Adrian Batten (1591-1637), composer. Puttick & Simpson's, 30 June 1873.

Facsimile of ff. 2r-26v in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 1 (New York & London, 1986).

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 150-3.

British Library, Add. MS 29481, f. 21r.

JnB 20

Copy of lines 21-30.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, written predominantly in a single italic hand (on ff. 2r-19v, 20v-134v, 139r-43r); another hand on ff. 20r-v, 135v, 136v, 137v, 138v, with verbal alterations in yet another hand and scribbling elsewhere; f. 137v (rev.) containing a receipt of one Richard Bull signed by one Thomas Johnson and dated 1676; 143 leaves. Including 14 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Carew, 22 poems by Corbett and 36 poems (plus three of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.early 1630s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) by one ‘I A’ of Christ Church, Oxford, and also ‘Robert Killigrew his booke witnes by his Maiesties ape Gorge Harison’. Later owned by Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), physician and collector.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Killigrew MS’: CwT Δ 21; CoR Δ 6; StW Δ 14. Facsimile example of f. 2v in Mary Hobbs, Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), Plate 7, after p. 86.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 92r.

JnB 20.5

Copy of lines 21-30, untitled, here beginning ‘Have you seene ye white lilly growe’.

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

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

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

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 179v.

JnB 21

Copy of lines 21-30, untitled and here beginning ‘Haue you seene the white lilly growe’, with an additional stanza beginning ‘Haue you seene the faire christall rocke’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, chiefly (ff. 1r-14r) in a single small mixed hand, i + 15 leaves, the eighth and last item in a composite volume of otherwise printed amatory poems and pamphlets, in 19th-century quarter brown calf. c.1620s.

The volume inscribed (on flyleaves) ‘E Bedford’, ‘W Monteagle’, ‘Fra: Goodwin’, ‘Edw nedwarde’.

The MS poems here edited in Frederick J. Furnivall, Love-Poems and Humourous Ones, The Ballad Society (Hertford, 1874; reprinted New York, 1977).

Furnivall, pp. 16-17.

British Library, C.39.a.37, ff. 9v-10r.

JnB 22

Copy of lines 21-8, headed ‘A song’ and here beginning ‘Did you ever see ye white lilly grow’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single cursive hand, 30 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half-calf. Compiled by a royalist. Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Wm Godolphin Servt to Mr Savile’ and ‘Hen: Savile Servt: to Mr Godolphin’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 6. 43, f. 25v.

JnB 23

Copy of lines 21-30, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, here beginning ‘Have you seene the white lilly grow’.

In: MS songbook. Owned and probably compiled by Elizabeth Davenant (sister of Sir William Davenant), of Oxford. c.1624-30s.

Complete facsimile of this MS volume in Jorgens, VII (1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘“Mris Elizabeth Davenant 1624”: Christ Church MS. Mus. 87’, RES, NS 10 (1959), 26-37.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 150-1. Recorded in Herford & Simpson, XI, 609. Facsimile in Jorgens, VII.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 87, ff. 4v-5r.

JnB 23.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Lawes, untitled, here beginning ‘Haue you seene the white lillye growe’.

In: A folio songbook, in at least two secretary hands, dated on the first page ‘June the ffirst 1639’, 25 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. c.1639.

Bookseller's label of Kenneth Mummery, Bournemouth.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, C6967M4 [1639] Bound, ff. 13v-14r.

JnB 24

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘A Lover to his Mistrisse’ and here beginning ‘Haue you seene the whyte lillye grow’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, arranged (Part I) as an anthology, under genre headings, the reverse end (Part II) largely occupied by a later series of Latin verses, epistles, and other exercises, 168 leaves, in old calf (rebacked). Part I probably in several hands, the predominant italic hand that also responsible for the ‘Welbeck MS’: DnJ Δ 57), and including 21 poems by Donne. c.1630 [-1677].

Part I inscribed (f. 1r) ‘John Smyth his Book 1640’, ‘Charles Smyth 1674’, ‘Hugh Smyth 1676’; (f. 23v) ‘J Smyth 1677 / 1676’. Part II inscribed several times ‘Thomas Smith’, on f. 19r also ‘Die: Maij 12o Ano 1659’, with a reference on f. 58v to Balliol College, Oxford, 1659/60. Later inscribed (f. [ir]) by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), who records buying ‘this very curious and interesting MS. of Messrs Boone’. Afterwards in the library at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1. 28.

Cited in IELM, I.i, as the ‘Thomas Smyth MS’: DnJ Δ 48.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 31v.

JnB 25

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘A Sonnet’ and here beginning ‘Have you seene the white Lilly grow’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, pp. 13-244 in a single largely roman hand, the remainder in varying styles in one or more other hands (up to c.1655), probably associated with Oxford University, 541 pages (of which pp. 1-12, 87-8 have been extracted and pp. 251-68, 334, 400, 410-540 are blank, with stubs of other extracted leaves at the end), in contemporary brown calf. Including 15 poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 57 poems (plus a second copy of one poem and four poems of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s[-55].

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: possibly his MS 18123. Owned c.1903 by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914), literary scholar and bookseller. Formerly MS 646.4.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Dobell MS’: CoR Δ 8 and StW Δ 18A. Discussed in Bertram Dobell in The Athenaeum, No. 4475 (2 August 1913), p. 112. A complete microfilm is at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 23).

This MS probably the Dobell MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 30-1.

JnB 26

Copy of lines 21-30, here beginning ‘Haue you seene the bright lilly growe’, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson.

In: A folio songbook, largely in a single secretary hand, with poems and (reversed) culinary and medical receipts in later hands at the end, imperfect or incomplete, now 27 leaves, lacking half the songs listed in a ‘Table’ at the end. c.1620s-30s.

The original cover inscribed ‘Ann Twice her booke’. Inscribed on the first page ‘My Cosen Twice Leftte this Booke with me...which is to be returne to her AGhaine...’. Later owned by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author.

A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 11 (New York & London, 1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘“Songs Vnto the Violl and Lute” -- Drexel Ms. 4175’, Musica Disciplina, 16 (1962), 73-92.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 56.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4175, No. xlix.

JnB 27

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘A Lover on his Mistresse’ and here beginning ‘Have you seene the white Lilly grow’.

In: A small quarto verse anthology, in a single minute hand (but for p. 206), arranged under genre headings (‘Epitaphs’, ‘Satyricall’, ‘Love Sonnets’, etc.), probably associated with Oxford University, possibly Christ Church, 382 pages (including numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Including 13 poems by Donne and 14 (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; the scribe is that mainly responsible also for the ‘Thomas Smyth MS’ (DnJ Δ 48). c.1630s.

Later owned and used extensively as a notebook by Dr William Balam (1651-1726), of Ely, Cambridgeshire, who also annotated Cambridge University Library MS Add. 5778 and Harvard fMS Eng 966.4. Bookplate of N. Micklethwait. Owned in 1931 by the Rev. F.W. Glass, of Taverham Hall, near Norwich (seat in the 17th century of the Sotherton family and later of the Branthwayt and Micklethwait families).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Welbeck MS’: DnJ Δ 57 and CoR Δ 11. Discussed in H. Harvey Wood, ‘A Seventeenth-Century Manuscript of Poems by Donne and Others’, Essays & Studies, 16 (1931), 179-90. For Taverham Hall, see Thomas B. Norgate, A History of Taverham from Early Times to 1969 (Aylsham, 1969).

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 64.

JnB 27.5

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘The Properties of My Mistres. 23’ and here beginning ‘Have you seen ye Whitt Lillie grow’.

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. 19.

JnB 28

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘A Songe’ and here beginning ‘Haue you seene the white Lillye Growe’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in three hands (A: pp. 1-56; B: pp. 57-60, 75-122; C: pp. 61-74, 125-7), 127 pages, in contemporary limp vellum. Including 23 poems (and a second copy of one) by Randolph. c.1635.

Mostyn MS 196: from the library originally founded by Sir Thomas Mostyn (1535-1617) at Mostyn Hall, near Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, the MS possibly acquired by Sir Roger Mostyn (1567-1642) or by his son Sir Roger Mostyn, first Baronet (1625?-90). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 191.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Mostyn MS’: RnT Δ 11. Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1873), Appendix, p. 356. Edited in Howard H. Thompson, An Edition of Two Seventeenth-Century Manuscript Poetical Miscellanies (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1959) [Mic 59-4669].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/7, p. 90.

JnB 29

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘On thy Lady Percy’ and here beginning ‘Haue you seene the bright-Lilly growe’.

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. 9.

JnB 30

Copy of lines 21-30, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, untitled and here beginning ‘Heave you seen bot a bright lillie grow’.

In: A quarto musical part book, in several neat secretary and italic hands, with some initial-letter decoration, headed (f. 5r) ‘This is the fyrst Buke addit to the four psalme Bukkes, for songis of four or fyue partis, meit and apt for musitians, to recreat...’, with (ff. 2r-4r) a table of contents, 63 leaves, in old blind-stamped calf. One of the part books of the ‘St Andrews Psalter’. Early 17th century.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 150-1.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 412, f. 31v.

JnB 31

Copy of lines 21-30, untitled and here beginning ‘Have yu seene the white lilly grow’; 1620s-30s.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, comprising c.118 items, including thirteen poems by Donne, twenty poems by Corbett, and twelve poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, written in several hands over an extended period, associated with Christ Church, Oxford, 99 leaves. c.1620-40s.

Owned and probably compiled in part, in his Oxford days, by George Morley (1598-1684), Bishop of Winchester.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Morley MS’: DnJ Δ 62, CoR Δ 13, and StW Δ 27. This MS apparently transcribed in part in the ‘Killigrew MS’ (British Library, Sloane MS 1792).

Facsimile of f. 49r in William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion, ed. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor (Oxford, 1987), p. 24.

Edited from this MS, including the parody, in Joshua Eckhardt, Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry (Oxford, 2009), p. 178.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 88v.

JnB 32

Copy of lines 21-30, headed ‘A song’ and here beginning ‘Have you seene the white lilly grow’.

In: A sextodecimo verse miscellany, written from both ends in several hands (two principal ones on ff. 6r-40r, 41r et seq. respectively), 102 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf, with remains of metal clasps. Including 45 poems by Strode and three poems of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Formerly Box 22, item II.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Osborn MS II’: StW Δ 30.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 73r.

JnB 33

Copy of lines 21-30, here beginning ‘Have you seen ye white lilly grow’.

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. 65b [i.e. 65 bis].

JnB 34

Copy of an extended 24-line version of lines 21-30, untitled and here beginning ‘Haue you seene ye white lilly grow’.

In: An octavo miscellany, comprising ‘Instructions for Justices of the Peace’ in a roman hand at one end and, from the other end a collection of poems in a secretary hand, much of the MS written in double columns in oblong format, 92 leaves, in calf. c.1623-30s.

Probably compiled by two members of the Calverley family (f. 1r contains a poem headed ‘A new years giuft presented to my father and Mother by my Brother Thomas Calverly’).

Later in the library od Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9624. Owned before 1947 by N.M. Broadbent. Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 13 June 1979 (Houghton sale, Part I), lot 135, to Maggs.

Edited from this MS in Herford & Simpson, VIII, 135-6. Facsimile in Christie's sale catalogue, 13 June 1979 (Arthur A. Houghton Jr sale), lot 135, plate 20.

Huntington, HM 46323, f. 3r .

JnB 35

Copy of line 21 only, here ‘Heav you seen but a bright lillie grow’, in a musical setting by Robert Johnson, untitled.

In: Three small quarto musical part books of the ‘St Andrews Psalter’ (the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1566 etc. by Thomas Wode, afterwards Vicar of St Andrews), copied c.1575-8, in formal angular roman hands, with rubrication and colour decoration, and with a series of secular songs added later in secretary and italic hands at the end, comprising (i) Treble part: iv + 214 pages (including blanks; (ii) Tenor part: iv + 200 pages; and (iii) Bassus part: 214 pages, all in 19th-century black morocco (iii incorporating an original vellum board). c.1575-early 17th century.

For a fourth (Counter-tenor) part book of this Psalter, see British Library, Add. MS 33933.

This MS recorded in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 150-3.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 483, (iii) p. 201.

A Celebration of Charis in ten Lyrick Peeces. 7. Begging another, on colour of mending the former (‘For Loves-sake, kisse me once againe’)

Herford & Simpson, VIII, 139.

JnB 36

Copy, headed ‘On Begging A kiss of his Mris’.

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.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 84.

JnB 37

Copy of a version of lines 1-6, untitled.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, in a single neat largely italic hand, 155 leaves, in modern half-morocco. c.1630.

The table of contents (f. 155v) subscribed ‘Margrett Bellasys’, possibly the daughter of Thomas Belasyse (1577-1652), first Viscount Fauconberg of Henknowle. The front endpaper later inscribed ‘The pieces which I have extracted for “The Specimens” are, Page 91, 211, 265’: i.e. possibly by Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), editor of Specimens of the British Poets first published in 1809. Afterwards owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Evans (Sotheby's), 29 February 1836 (Heber sale, Part VIII), lot 13.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 57v.

JnB 38

Copy, 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 collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 63r.

JnB 38.5

Copy of lines 1-6 in a musical setting, untitled.

In: A tall folio composite miscellany of chiefly music and heraldic and genealogical material, in various hands and paper sizes, 45 leaves, in contemporary leather gilt with stamped initials ‘R A’ and arms of James I within modern half morocco. Volume XXII of the collections of Warren Royal Dawson (1888-1968), antiquary.

Associated with the Aston family of Aston, Cheshire, and probably once owned by Sir Roger Aston (d.1612), Master of the Great Wardrobe to James I and his heirs. Also inscribed with the names of [James?] Davies, an officer serving under Sir Charles Morgan during the Thirty Years War, and Thomas Davies. One section linscribed (f. 12r, c.1682-6) ‘Sylvanus Stirrop His Booke’. Bought by Warren Dawson at Sotheby's 1931.

This volume described in Pamela J. Willetts, ‘Silvanus Stirrop's Book’, Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, No. 10 (1972), 101-7, 156.

British Library, Add. MS 56279, f. 24r.

JnB 39

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, largely in a predominantly secretary hand, another hand on ff. 85r-7v, 95v-6r, xiii pages + 104 leaves (including blanks, but lacking ff. 7-9, 54-5, 95), with a table of contents (pp. 1-6), in modern calf, gilt-edged. Compiled by University or Inns of Court men. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. [104v] ‘Thomas White His Book May ye 20 Anno Domine 1691’. Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps and in his library at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1.21.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 51v-2r.

JnB 40

Copy of lines 1-6, headed ‘To his Mrs’.

In: A sextodecimo pocket miscellany, ff. 3r-53r in a single hand, other hands and scribbling on ff. 1r-2r, 54v, 87v-90v, 90 leaves in all (including blanks ff. 55r-87r), in contemporary calf, with remains of clasps. Including 12 poems by Carew. c.1650s.

Inscribed ‘Richard Archard his booke Amen 1650’; ‘Richard Archard his penn Amen 1657’; ‘to Mr Satars[?] towads the Casting of ye lead 1657’; ‘Tho: Wise’; ‘John Smith of halmortaine and I…went to Thornebury’; and ‘Edward Watt’. Bookplate of William Harris Arnold.

Cited in IELM, II.i, as the ‘Archard MS’: CwT Δ 24.

Folger, MS V.a.124, f. 43v.

JnB 41

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, with later accounts on the last page dated June 1658, 1* + 238 pages (including stubs of extracted pages 191-6, plus numerous blanks), in old calf (rebacked). Including 11 poems by Carew and 14 poems by Randolph. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed ‘Jane Wheeler’ and ‘Tho: Oliver Busfield’. Francis Quarles's poem (pp. 209-11) ‘To ye two partners of my heart Mr John Wheeler, and Mr Symon Tue’. Item 96 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Formerly Folger MS 2071.6.

A ‘Jo. Wheeler’ signed the Christ Church, Oxford, disbursement books for 1641-3 (xii, b.85 and 86).

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Wheeler MS’: CwT Δ 25 and RnT Δ 7.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 128.

JnB 42

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. 78v.

JnB 43

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, pp. 35-6.

JnB 44

Copy of lines 1-12, with two other poems run on together.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in several hands, 89 leaves, in old calf gilt. Partly compiled (pp. 75-99) by one Robert Berkeley, who has inscribed the first page ‘Rob Berkeley his booke Ano. 1640’. c.1640s.

Formerly owned by Henry Huth (1815-78). Formerly Rosenbach 195.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/2, p. 83.

JnB 44.5

Copy, headed ‘Clayminge another kiss on coullor of mending ye former, by Ben: J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 3. c.1650s-1725.

Yale, Osborn MS b 104, p. 115.

A Celebration of Charis in ten Lyrick Peeces. 9. Her man described by her own Dictamen (‘Of your Trouble, Ben, to ease me’)

Herford & Simpson, VIII, 140-2.

JnB 45

Copy, headed ‘The Man’.

In: A folio volume of works in verse and prose, including (ff. 88r-144v) 98 poems by Donne and (among ff. 2r-56v, 173r-88v, 192r-204r) various masques and poems by Ben Jonson, 208 leaves. Compiled for Sir William Cavendish (1592-1676), first Duke of Newcastle, of Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire. Written principally in the semi-calligraphic hand of Cavendish's secretary John Rolleston (1597?-1681), of Sokeholme, Nottinghamshire, and including (ff. 57r-87v, 145r-72r, 189r-90v) some 85 poems by Dr Richard Andrews (d.1634), Rhetoric Reader at St John's College, Oxford, and physician, who has revised some six of the poems in his own hand, with one poem (f. 87r) by his daughter Francisca dated 14 August 1629. c.1620s-34.

After 1718 among the collections of Edward Harley (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford (who married in 1713 Newcastle's great granddaughter).

Recorded in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Newcastle MS’: DnJ Δ 3. Extensively discussed, and the main scribe identified, in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Donne, Jonson, Richard Andrews and the Newcastle Manuscript’, EMS, 4 (1993), 134-73, with facsimiles of ff. 2r, 55r, 84r and 88r. Facsimiles of ff. 1r and 6r also in Jonson's Masque of Gipsies, ed W.W. Greg (London, 1952), Plates X-XI, and of f. 172r in Lynn Hulse, ‘“The King's Entertainment” by the Duke of Newcastle’, Viator, 26 (1995), 355-405 (p. 365).

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, ff. 34v-5r.

A Celebration of Charis in ten Lyrick Peeces. 10. Another Ladyes exception present at the hearing (‘For his Mind, I doe not care’)

Herford & Simpson, VIII, 142.

JnB 46

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘A Lady's Choyce’. c.1630s.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse MSS, in several hands and paper sizes, 129 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms, antiquary, his brother Oliver, and (in 1714) by Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector. c.mid 17th century.

Later owned by Sir John Fenn (1739-94), antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 16-18 July 1866 (Fenn sale), lots 420-22.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 27406, f. 110r.

Charles Cauendish to his posteritie (‘Sonnes, seeke not me amonge these polish'd stones’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. William Gifford, 9 vols (London, 1816). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 387-8.

JnB 47

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

Printed from this MS in Gifford and in Herford & Simpson, and collated with the monument at Bolsover.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 54v.

The Dreame (‘Or Scorne, or pittie on me take’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 150-1.

JnB 48

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

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 (but overlooking two minor variants) in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth Century Lyrics’, MD, 10 (1956), 142-209 (p. 167). Facsimile in Jorgens, VII.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 48v-9r.

JnB 49

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 38v-9r.

JnB 50

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 42. c. late 1630s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, ff. 66v-7r.

JnB 51

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Or skorne or on me pity take’.

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

Later bookplate of Henry B. Humphrey.

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

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 34v.

JnB 52

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, written in alternating secretary and italic scripts, probably in a single hand; foliated in ink 1-32 and paginated in pencil 33-96, 32 leaves (lacking final leaf). Including nine poems by Randolph, plus two of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 10110. Bookplate of Robert Hoe (1839-1909), New York businessman and book collector.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Huntington MS’: RnT Δ 9. Complete microfilm at the Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham (Mic S 15).

Huntington, HM 172, f. 25r-v.

JnB 53

Copy, headed ‘On a Virgin fallen in loue in her sleepe not knowing with whome’.

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. 54v.

JnB 54

Copy, in the hand of Wiliam Parkhurst.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters, tracts, and verse, collected by, and mostly in the hand of, William Parkhurst (fl.1604-67), Sir Henry Wotton's secretary in Venice and later Master of the Mint, including various works in verse and prose attributed to Donne, chiefly in a scribal hand, partly in Parkhurst's hand, 373 leaves (including blanks), in old calf.

Among the papers of the Finch family of Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland. Mistakenly reported by Grierson and Logan Pearsall Smith to have been destroyed in a fire at Burley c.1908.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Burley MS’: DnJ Δ 53. Recorded in HMC, 7th Report (1879), Appendix, p. 516. A complete microfilm of the MS is at the University of Sheffield, Microfilm 737.

A neat transcript of parts of the Burley MS (including principally poems on ff. 255r-v, 278v, [279r]-288v, 342v-3r, 294r-300r, 301r-8v), made before 1908, on 35 leaves, is in the Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 80.

Leicestershire Record Office, DG. 7/Lit. 2, f. 260v.

JnB 55

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio volume of 121 poems by Donne and his Paradoxes and Problems, in a probably professional, predominantly italic hand (the scribe also probably responsible for the Dublin MS (I) (Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877); some poems by others added at the end (pp. 239-50) in other hands, 250 pages. c.1623-5.

Owned in the mid-late 17th century by ‘E. Puckering’ (signed f. 1r), probably a man but possibly Elizabeth (d.1689), wife of Sir Henry Newton (afterwards Puckering) (1618-1701), by whose bequest the MS came to Trinity College in 1691 (this Lady Elizabeth being the daughter of Thomas Murray (1564-1623), tutor to Prince Charles).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Puckering MS, DnJ Δ 13. A note by Henry Bradshaw states that this MS was collated in 1861 and 1863 by the Rev. T.R. O' Flahertie (d.1894), of Capel, near Dorking, Surrey, book collector.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS R. 3. 12 (James 592), p. 242.

An Elegie On the Lady Jane Pawlet, Marchion: of Winton (‘what gentle Ghost, besprent with April deaw’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxxxiii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 268-72.

JnB 56

Copy in: A small duodecimo pocket-book volume (c.12 x 7cm) of poems by Ben Jonson, in a single small secretary hand, written from both ends, 28 leaves, in old brown calf. Transcribed principally by one ‘S. H.’ (born 20 October 1665) from John Benson's duodecimo edition of Horace: his Art of Poetry (London, 1640), the medicinal receipts on ff. 23v-8v partly in another hand. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 7v-9v.

JnB 57

Copy, in Constance Fowler's hand, subscribed ‘B J’.

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, pp. 107-9.

Huntington, HM 904, ff. 137r-9r.

JnB 58

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

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.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 176r-7v.

An Epigram on the Princes birth (‘And art thou borne, brave Babe? Blest be thy birth’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 237-8.

JnB 59

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 193r.

JnB 60

Copy, lacking the first two lines.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including 13 poems by Donne and 14 poems by Corbett, in several hands, probably associated with Oxford University, written from both ends, 102 leaves, in 17th-century calf. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. 101v) ‘Henry Lawson’ (or just possibly ‘Lamson’). Thomas Thorpe, sale catalogue (1836), item 1185. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9257. Sotheby's, 15 June 1896 (Phillipps sale), lot 862. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 164 (1896), item 64.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Lawson MS’: DnJ Δ 37 and CoR Δ 2.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 48r.

JnB 61

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the birth of ye yong Prince, eldest son to K. Charles. borne May 29. 1630’, subscribed ‘Ben: Jhonson’.

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

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

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 10v.

JnB 62

Copy, headed ‘On the Princes Birth’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany and masque, in at least three hands, written from both ends, i + 123 leaves, in contemporary calf. Mid-late 17th century.

Including (f. 1r) an anagram on Frances Pawlett. Inscribed in red ink (f. 123v) ‘Egigius Frampton hunc librum jure tenet non est mortale quod opto: 1659’: i.e. by Giles Frampton, who is perhaps responsible for some of the later poems. Also inscribed [?]‘R. N. 1663’. Some later notes in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 61r-60v rev.

JnB 63

Copy, headed ‘An Epigr. on ye Princes birth. may. 29. 1630’, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, in two or more cursive hands, written from both ends, iv + 278 pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled principally by one ‘H. S.’, a Cambridge University man. c.1640s-60s.

This MS volume edited in D.J. Rose, MS Rawlinson Poetical 147: An Annotated Volume of Seventeenth-Century Cambridge Verses (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Leicester, 1992), of which a copy is in Cambridge University Library, Manuscript Department, A8f.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 147, p. 232-231 rev.

JnB 64

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, including eleven poems by Carew, in a single professional secretary hand (adopting a different style on ff. 176r-8r), ii + 231 leaves (including numerous blanks), the date 1633 occurring on f. 55r. c.1630s.

The name Edward Michell inscribed later inside the rear cover. Afterwards owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Michell MS’: CwT Δ 8. Briefly discussed (in connection with the poem ‘Shall I die?’ attributed to Shakespeare) by Gary Taylor in The Sunday Times (24 November 1985, pp. 1, 3, with a facsimile example) and by Peter Beal in TLS (3 January 1986, p. 13); and see also letters on 24 January 1986, pp. 87-8.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 12v.

JnB 65

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, predominantly in a single hand, vi + 98 leaves, in calf. Probably compiled by a member of New College, Oxford. c.1630s.

Some tipped-in notes by Richard Rawlinson.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 206, p. 57.

JnB 66

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons Epigram on the prince his birth’.

In: the MS described under JnB 18. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 19268, f. 18v.

JnB 67

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, written from both ends, 192 leaves (including blanks), in old brown calf. Compiled, over a period, principally by Thomas Manne (1581/2-1641), Chaplain of Christ Church, Oxford, and Henry King's amanuensis, including (ff. 7r-61r) 24 poems by King in Manne's formal hand, written c.1625-30s; ff. 61v-72v, 73r-99v, 100r-101v written in a variant style of Manne's hand, c.1630s; and (ff. 72v, 99v, 102r-14v, 190v-169r rev.) additions in six other hands, c.1630s-44, with (ff. 75r, 76r, and 76v) three poems to which the subscription ‘R. Dorset’ is added in the hand of King himself. c.1625-46.

Inscribed (f. 190v rev.) ‘Ann Littleton’. Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue, [June 1848], p. 31. Sotheby's, 4 Februry 1850 (Rodd sale), lot 500, to James Orchard Halliwell[-Phillipps] (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector. Afterward owned by the Rev. Thomas Corser, FSA (1793-1876), book collector. Sotheby's, 25 June 1873 (Corser sale), lot 325, to William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Later owned by the bookdealer Philip Robinson. Sotheby's, 26 June 1974, lot 3013, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Thomas Manne MS’: KiH Δ 7. Used in Crum. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis (see KiH Δ 6).

British Library, Add. MS 58215, f. 68r.

JnB 68

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson on the princes birth’.

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

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

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, f. 16v.

JnB 69

Copy, headed ‘An Epigram Vpon the Prince his birth May 19o 1630’ and subscribed ‘Benjamin Johnson’.

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.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 35r.

JnB 70

Copy, headed ‘Another’.

In: An octavo notebook of extracts, chiefly verse, compiled by one or two University of Cambridge men, 69 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1653-60s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 79, f. 46r.

JnB 71

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 6v-7r.

JnB 72

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single small mixed hand throughout; 425 pages (plus an eight-page index), in contemporary calf. Including 45 poems (and a second copy of one) by Carew, 11 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Corbett, and 25 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1634.

The initials ‘T. C.’ stamped on the front cover. Sold by Thomas Thorpe (1836). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9536, and by Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), of Providence, Rhode Island, industrialist, banker, and art and books collector. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 189.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Rosenbach MS II’: CwT Δ 32, CoR Δ 12, and StW Δ 24. Discussed in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 193-5).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 225.

JnB 73

Copy, headed ‘An Epigram’.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 169v-70r.

An Epigram To my Mvse, the Lady Digby, on her Husband, Sir Kenelme Digby (‘Tho', happy Muse, thou know my Digby well’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxxviii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 262-3.

JnB 74

Copy, headed ‘An Epigram on Sr Kellum to my Muse’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 20r.

JnB 74.5

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons epigram on Sr. Kenelm Digby. To my Muse’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat predominantly italic hand, occupying ff. 25r-79v, the second of three independent MSS in different hands (including extracts from Hayward's Henry IV and from Sir Edwin Sandys, and parliamentary proceedings 1623/4), in a composite volume, 141 leaves, in modern half morocco gilt. The verse miscellany, including an Index (ff. 78v-9v), is compiled by John Holles (1595-1666), second Earl of Clare. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, f. 76r-v.

JnB 75

Copy, headed ‘To Sir Kenelme Digby an Epigram’.

In: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 14r-v.

JnB 76

Copy, headed ‘To my muse on Sr kenelme Digby An Epigram’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: A large quarto verse miscellany, 76 leaves, in old vellum wrappers within modern quarter red morocco on marbled boards. Part I, including some Welsh, comprises sixteen leaves, all (but for f. 15r-v) in the cursive hand of William Jordan, schoolmaster of Denbigh or Caernarvon, whose name (‘Gulielmus Jordan’) is inscribed, the dates 1680-83 occurring. c.1674-84.

Part II comprises 60 leaves, ff. 1-50v in a neat italic hand, ff. 51r-60r in several other cursive hands.

The vellum wrapper on Part II bears notes on a debt by William Jordan in 1674 relating to ‘Evan Thomas’ and ‘Mr Richard Wilkinsn in pepper street’. Formerly Folger MS 1669.2.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, f. 43r-v.

JnB 77

Copy, headed ‘An Epigram one Sr Kenelme Digby’.

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 7-8.

An Epigram. To our great and good K. Charles On his Anniversary Day (‘How happy were the Subject, if he knew’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxiv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 236-7.

JnB 78

Copy, headed ‘To the great and Gratious King Charles. On the Vniuersary day of his Raigne. 1629’.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 192v.

An Epigram to the Queene, then lying in (‘Haile Mary, full of grace, it once was said’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxvi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 238.

JnB 79

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 193r.

JnB 80

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 6v.

JnB 81

Copy, headed ‘Epigram to ye Queens health’.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 170r.

An Epigram. To William Earle of Newcastle (‘They talke of Fencing. and the use of Armes’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lix) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 232-3.

JnB 82

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 39r.

JnB 83

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 20v.

JnB 84

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 13v-14r.

An Epigram. To William, Earle of Newcastle (‘When first, my Lord, I saw you backe your horse’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (liii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 288.

JnB 85

Copy, headed ‘To the Right Honorable William viscount Mansfield: On his Horsemanship, and Stable’.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 40r.

JnB 86

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 13r-v.

JnB 87

Copy, headed ‘To the earle of newcastle: Seeing Him ride a greate horse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 76. c.1674-84.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, f. 42v.

JnB 88

Copy, subscribed ‘B: J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 4.

An Epistle to a Friend (‘Censure, not sharplye then, but mee advise’)

Lines 12-26 (beginning ‘Little knowe they that professe Amitye’) first published as lines 19-33 of ‘An Epistle to a friend’ in The Vnder-wood (xxxvii) in Workes (London, 1640). Lines 1-11 first published in William Dinsmore Briggs, ‘Studies in Ben Jonson. IV’, Anglia, 39 (1916), 209-51 (pp. 230-1). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 421-2.

JnB 89

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, comprising c.128 items, including 94 poems by Donne plus his Paradoxes and Problems, compiled by Henry Champernowne (1600-56), of Dartington, Devon, 243 pages, dated on the first page 1623. 1623.

Afterwards owned by other members of the Champernowne family, by Sir Edward Seymour, Bart. (?the third Baronet, 1610-85). Thomas Thorpe, sale catalogue (1836), item 1030. Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) (MS 9568). Sotheby's, 6 June 1898 (Phillipps sale), lot 749. Bookplate of C. S. Harris and bequeathed by him 1916.

Cited in IELM, I.i (190), as the ‘Phillipps MS’: DnJ Δ 20.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 9, pp. 12-13.

JnB 90

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, entirely in the professional secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, containing some 76 poems, including eleven by Donne, later inscribed (erroneously) ‘Sir John Haringtons Poems Written in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth’, 56 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1620s-33.

From the library of Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755), nonjuring bishop and topographer.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Rawlinson MS’: DnJ Δ 38. Also briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 277 (No. 94), with facsimile examples on pp. 102-3.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94. Printed from this MS in Briggs (lines 1-11) and in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, ff. 23v-4r.

JnB 91

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘B: J: ffinis’.

In: An octavo volume of poems and some prose, including 96 poems by Donne plus his Paradoxes and Problems (many ascribed to ‘J. D’), in a single neat secretary hand, 150 pages, in 17th-century calf gilt. c.1622-33.

Later owned by Major J.B. Whitmore. Hodgson's, 20-21 November 1958, lot 571, with a facsimile page in the sale catalogue.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Osborn MS’: DnJ Δ 30. For a facsimile page see DnJ 728, DnJ 1205. Complete microfilm in British Library (M/569).

Yale, Osborn MS b 148, pp. 5-6.

An Epistle to a Friend. to perswade him to the Warres (‘Wake friend, from forth thy Lethargie: the Drum’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 162-8.

JnB 92

Copy, headed ‘To a Freind’.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 31r-4r.

Epistle To Elizabeth Covntesse of Rvtland (‘Whil'st that, for which, all vertue now is sold’)

First published in The Forrest (xii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 113-16.

JnB 93

Copy, headed ‘To the Countesse Off Rutland: An Elegie’.

In: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson. Discussed (in connection with a textual crux in line 99) in Anthony Miller, ‘Ben Jonson's Epistle to Elizabeth Countesse of Rutland: A Recovered MS Reading and Its Critical Implications’, PQ, 62 (1983), 525-30 (erroneously citing the MS as ‘Rawlinson poetry 32’).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, ff. 18v-20v.

JnB 94

Copy of the complete version, headed ‘To the Countesse of Rutland An Elegie’.

In: An independent quarto verse miscellany, including 47 poems by Donne, in two secretary hands. Constituting ff. 230r-99v in a quarto composite volume of verse and prose, in various hands, 308 leaves, in modern half green morocco gilt. c.1620-33.

Among the collections of Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724), and his son, Edward, second Earl of Oxford (1681-1741), and acquired in 1722 from the bookseller Nathaniel Noel (fl.1681-c.1753).

Cited in IELM I.i as the ‘Harley Noel MS’: DnJ Δ 2.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson. Discussed in Anthony Miller, ‘Ben Jonson's “Epistle to Elizabeth Countesse of Rutland”: A Recovered MS Reading and its Critical Implications’, PQ, 62 (1983), 525-9.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 243v-5v.

JnB 95

Copy of lines 65-7, 35-6, untitled and here beginning ‘You, and that other starre, that purest light’, as Nos 18-19 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’.

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. 34v .

JnB 96

Copy of lines 2-4, here beginning ‘Allmighty gold’ and subscribed ‘fforrest to Eliz. Coun: of Rutland’, followed by lines 41-7, 72, 80-90.

In: A small unbound octavo booklet of verse, in English and Latin, in a secretary hand, written from both ends, 16 pages, formerly loosely inserted in Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, p. [12.].

Epistle. To Katherine, Lady Avbigny (‘'Tis growne almost a danger to speake true’)

First published in The Forrest (xiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 116-20.

JnB 97

Copy of lines 1-6, 26-32, 43-52, 121-4, 71-2, 77-80, untitled, as Nos 8-12 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’.

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, ff. 33v-4r.

JnB 98

Copy of lines 49-50, untitled, here beginning ‘Great title, birth, but virtue most’ and subscribed ‘fforrest to Kath: La. Aubigny’, followed by lines 68-70, 85-6.

In: the MS described under JnB 96. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, p. [13].

An Epistle to Master Iohn Selden (‘I know to whom I write. Here, I am sure’)

First published in John Selden, Titles of Honor (London, 1614). The Vnder-wood (xiv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 158-61.

JnB 99

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of heraldic materials, 139 leaves (largely blank after f. 74). Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. B. 20, f. 42v.

Epistle. To my Lady Covell (‘You won not Verses, Madam, you won mee’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lvi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 230-1.

JnB 100

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 42v.

An Epistle to Sir Edward Sacvile, now Earle of Dorset (‘If, Sackvile, all that have the power to doe’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xiii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 153-8.

JnB 101

Copy, headed ‘B. Johnson / A Poeme by the way of thankfull acknowledgment sent and dedicated to Sr Edward Sackvile’.

In: the MS described under JnB 27. c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, pp. 232-6.

Epitaph [on Cecilia Bulstrode] (‘Stay, view this stone: And, if thou beest not such’)

First published in John A. Harper, ‘Ben Jonson and Mrs. Bulstrode’, N&Q, 3rd Ser. 4 (5 September 1863), 198-9. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 371-2.

*JnB 102

Autograph fair copy. In an autograph letter signed by Jonson (‘Yor true Louer Ben: Jonson’), on the first page of a pair of quarto conjugate leaves, the fourth page bearing the address panel ‘To my right worthy Freind Mr. Geo: Garrard’. [1609].

Formerly among the MSS of the Bromley-Davenport family, at Baginton Hall, Warwickshire. Sotheby's, 8-9 March 1903, lot 345, to Quaritch. Acquired in May 1903 by Amy Lowell (1874-1925), American poet.

Edited from this MS in Harper; in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 79; in Percy Simpson, letter in TLS (6 March 1930); and in Herford & Simpson.

Facsimiles in The Houghton Library 1942-1967: A Selection of Books and Manuscripts in Harvard Collections (Cambridge, Mass., 1967), p. 83; in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 27; in DLB, vol. 121, Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, First Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1992), p. 204; and in Mark Bland, ‘Jonson, Biathanatos and the Interpretation of Manuscript Evidence’, SB, 51 (1998), 154-82 (p. 173).

Harvard, Lowell Autograph / Ben Jonson to George Garrard.

JnB 103

Copy, headed ‘Vppon A Virgine wch liued and died att Courte’.

In: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 187.

JnB 104

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 36r-v.

JnB 105

Copy, untitled, written lengthways along the inner margin.

In: the MS described under JnB 15.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 55v.

JnB 106

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Mistris Boulstead’.

In: the MS described under JnB 64. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 25v.

JnB 107

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, in a single professional secretary hand associated with the playhouse and possibly inns of court (also responsible for ChG 12.5, HyT 5, and MiT 6), 97 leaves, with a first-line ‘Index’ at the end, in contemporary vellum boards. Including fourteen poems by James Shirley, generally ascribed to him, and eleven poems by Strode (and two of doubtful authorship). c.1636.

Inscribed (on the front paste-down) ‘My cousin chute gaue me this book out of his father study at the vine Hampshire’ (following the same statement in French), indicating that the MS was owned by, and possibly originally compiled for, the family of Chaloner Chute, MP (c.1595-1659), Speaker of the house of Commons, who acquired The Vyne, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, in 1653. Later owned by Sir William Tite (1798-1873), architect. Sotheby's, 30 May 1874, lot 2343. Bookplate of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Sotheby's, 21 March 1891 (Crawford sale), lot 2493.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Chute MS’: ShJ Δ 2 and StW Δ 11. Briefly discussed, with a facsimile of f. 34v (see ShJ 96 and ShJ 100) in Mary Hobbs, ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellanies and their Value for Textual Editors’, EMS, 1 (1989), 192-210 (pp. 200-1, 209-10 n. 40). Discussed, with facsimiles of ff. 53r and 80r, in Arthur F. Marotti, ‘Chaloner Chute's Poetical Anthology (British Library, Additional MS 33998) as a Cosmopolitan Collection’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 99).

This MS recorded but not collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 33998, f. 33r-v.

JnB 108

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 18 poems by Donne, in several hands over a period (the predominant secretary hand on ff. 1r-35v, 45v-63r), written from both ends, 91 leaves, in later green morocco. c.1630s [-1777].

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘E Libris Richardo Glovero pharmacopol. Londinense pertinantibus’, the date ‘1638’ possibly added in a different hand. The name ‘William Allen’ on f. 77v among scribbling. Inscribed (f. 1v) by a later owner, apparently for ‘Mr Thorpe’, ‘I was informed by the bookseller of whom I bought this book; that it belonged formerly to a literary gentleman who lived in Burton Crescent and who died about six months ago. 3rd Augt. 1835’.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Glover MS’: DnJ Δ 42.

British Library, Egerton MS 2230, f. 35v.

JnB 109

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 94. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, f. 261v.

JnB 110

Copy, headed ‘on the death of mrs. Bowlstred’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 33r.

JnB 111

Copy, headed ‘Vppon the death of Mrs: Boulstred’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 90v.

JnB 112

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph’, subscribed ‘B. J.’

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in at least seven secretary and italic hands, 118 leaves (plus some blanks), currently disbound. Possibly compiled by one or more persons connected with the Inns of Court. c.1600-1620s.

Later in the library of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8055 in the sale of his library by Thomas King, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Probably owned afterwards by James Crossley (1800-83), author and book collector. Formerly Chetham's MS 8012.

The volume edited by Alexander B. Grosart as The Dr. Farmer Chetham MS. being a Commonplace Book in the Chetham Library, Manchester, temp. Elizabeth, James I, and Charles I, Chetham Society, vols 89 and 90 (Manchester, 1873).

Edited from this MS in Harper (1863). Collated in Herford & Simpson.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.15, f. 99r (p. 162).

JnB 113

Copy, subscribed ‘BJ’.

In: A folio composite miscellany of verse, prose, and dramatic works, in several hands, an independant unit on ff. 88r-111r, in a single hand, containing, inter alia, twenty poems by Donne, 117 leaves (plus seventeen blanks), in contemporary vellum, with remains of ties. c.1630.

Inscribed (f. 134v) ‘Anthony Methuen’. Later owned by members of the Wyndham family, including probably the Henry Penruddocke Wyndham (1736-1819), topographer. Sotheby's, 11 April 1872, lot 1331, to David Laing.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Laing MS’: DnJ Δ 47.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 493, f. 94r.

JnB 114

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, f. 76r.

JnB 115

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the same Mrs Boulstred’.

In: A quarto volume of 169 poems by Donne, plus some prose works by him, together with a few poems by others, almost entirely in a single hand, with a table of contents, viiii + ‘440’ pages (plus blanks, the pagination jumping from 156 to 161 and from 339 to 400), with an alphabetical first-line index (pp. [iii-vi]), in modern calf. Mainly transcribed from Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8468 (the ‘Luttrell MS’: DnJ Δ 18), with a title-page (p. i) inscribed ‘The Poems of D.J. Donne (not yet imprinted)...finished this 12 of October 1632’. It bears corrections in two hands (one possibly the original scribe) made from the 1633 edition of Donne's Poems, many of the poems headed ‘P.’ (signifying ‘Printed’), with some annotated in red ink ‘Not Printed’. The largest known MS collection of Donne's poems and apparently used in the preparation of the second edition of the Poems (1635). [1635].

According to the compiler of the partial transcript of this MS (Harvard MS Eng 966.2), the O'Flahertie MS belonged to ‘the late Dr Parnel, Arch Deacon of Clogher’: i.e. Thomas Parnell (1679-1718), poet and essayist, ‘and after his decease to Mr. Thos: Burton of Dublin, and [was] obtained from him by the Editor.’ Sold at Puttick & Simpson's, 28 April 1856 (Francis Moore sale), lot 975. Later owned by the Rev. T.R. O'Flahertie (fl.1861-94), vicar of Capel, near Dorking, Surrey, book collector. Sotheby's, 25-27 July 1899, lot 384, to Ellis. Described in Ellis and Elvey's sale catalogue No. 93 (November 1899), the relevant pages of which are inserted in the MS. Formerly MS Nor 4504.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘O'Flahertie MS’: DnJ Δ 17.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Harvard, MS Eng 966.5, p. 171.

JnB 115.5

Copy in: MS copy of twenty-nine poems supposedly by Donne (only six actually by him) plus an epitaph by him, in a single hand, transcribed from the O' Flahertie MS (Harvard MS Eng 966.5), with a title-page ‘Poems on several Occasions Written by the Reverend John Donne, D.D. Late Dean of St Pauls’, 57 quarto pages, in cardboard wrappers. 19th century.

Harvard, MS Eng 966.2, pp. 27-8.

JnB 116

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Mris Boulstred’.

In: A small quarto volume of 123 poems by Donne plus some of his Paradoxes, Problems and characters, together with some poems by others, 185 leaves (including blanks on ff. 141r-61v) plus nine further blanks on ff. 185v-94v, inscribed ‘L: ll: N: 6./6’ on f. 1r and ‘Dr: Donne’ within a gilt grid on f. 3r, in contemporary vellum with initials ‘F B’ [Frances Bridgewater] in gilt and a smudged watercolour central lozenge on the upper cover. In a single, neat, predominantly roman hand (but for entries on ff. 105v-15r in a less neat cursive hand), and with various corrections or emendations throughout possibly in another hand. c.1622-32.

Once owned by Frances (née Stanley) Egerton (1583-1636), Countess of Bridgewater, and her husband John Egerton (1579-1649), first Earl of Bridgewater. Listed in ‘A Catalogue of my Ladies Bookes at London Taken October .27th 1627’ (Huntington, EL 6495) as No. 3, ‘The Lamentaons of Jeremy in verse by Dr Donne, 8o’, among ‘Paper Bookes of diverse volumes’ after the date 26 April 1631 and before a new list in a different hand under the date 17 April 1632.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Bridgewater MS’: DnJ Δ 24.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Huntington, EL 6893, f. 26r-v.

JnB 117

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, 148 leaves (foliated 161-206), once bound (reversed) with an independent miscellany (Huntington, HM 198, Part I), rebound with this MS (in continuous form without inversion) in 1832 (by Charles Lewis). Including 59 poems by Donne (and second copies of six poems), in probably six professional secretary hands: A (ff. 1r-25v, 82r-129r); B (ff. 26r, 42v-7v, 49r-63r, 63v-79r, 130r-48r); C (ff. 27r-36v, 41r-2v; with occasional corrections possibly in hand B); D (ff. 37r-40v); E (ff. 63r-v); and F (f. 129v). c.1620-33.

Scribbling includes the name ‘Meriall Tracy’ (on f. 148v). Later owned by Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary; by Edward King (1795-1837), Viscount Kingsborough, antiquary; and by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector (his library, lot 624). Sotheby's, 17 July 1917 (Huth sale), lot 5873.

Recorded in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Haslewood-Kingsborough MS (II)’: DnJ Δ 26. Discussed in C.M. Armitage, ‘Donne's Poems in Huntington Manuscript 198: New Light on “The Funerall”’, SP, 63 (1966), 697-707.

A complete microfilm is at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 15). Betagraph of the watermark in f. 43 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. 240).

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 113v.

JnB 118

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the same’.

In: A quarto volume of 140 poems by Donne plus his epitaph on his wife and a letter to Sir Robert Carr, together with a few poems by others, 125 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. In a single neat secretary hand, one other poem by Donne (f. 104r) added in a later hand, the MS entitled ‘A Collection of Poems & Songs on sevrall occasions’ and perhaps prepared for an intended edition. c.1632.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Nar. Luttrell His Book 1680’: i.e. owned by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), annalist and book collector. Sotheby's, 4 May 1936, lot 74. Then in the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, literary scholar, and book collector.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Luttrell MS’: DnJ Δ 18. For facsimile pages, see DnJ 860, DnJ 1421. Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici (London, 1964), No. 1861.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8468, f. 49v.

JnB 119

Copy in: A folio composite miscellany compiled entirely by William Drummond of Hawthornden, including (ff. 165r-6v, 246r-7v) copies of, or brief extracts from, nineteen poems by Donne, 300 leaves, in 19th-century calf gilt. c.1618-20s.

Among the collections of William Drummond of Hawthornden: Hawthornden Vol. VIII.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the Drummond Miscellany: DnJ Δ 66. Some extracts from this MS edited in Laing (1831), pp. 78-82. ‘Drummond's Catalogue of Comedies’ (ff. 122-3). Recorded in MacDonald, Library of Drummond, pp. 231-2.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2060, f. 164r.

JnB 120

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph’, subscribed ‘B: I.’

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including seventeen poems by Donne and fifteen by Strode, the main part in a single hand, 334 pages (but pp. 3-4 extracted, and including a later index). Possibly compiled by one ‘W: H:’: i.e. probably William Holgate (1618-46), of Queens' College, Cambridge, with late 17th-century additions apparently made by other members of the Holgate family, of Saffron Walden and Great Bardfield, Essex. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Owned in the early 18th century by John Wale, who supplied the index on pp. 330-3. Owned before 1927 by Col. W.G. Carwardine-Probert, of Bures, Suffolk (descendant of the Holgate family).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Holgate MS’: DnJ Δ 58. Briefly discussed in W.G.P., ‘Verses by Francis Beaumont’, TLS (15 September 1921), p. 596, and in E.K. Chambers, William Shakespeare, 2 vols (Oxford, 1930), II, 222-4. Also discussed, with facsimiles on pp. 68 and 70 of pp. 181 and 13, in Michael Roy Denbo, ‘Editing a Renaissance Commonplace Book: The Holgate Miscellany’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004). pp. 65-73. For facsimile pages see DnJ 2931 and ShW 25. Complete microfilm in the Essex Record Office (T/A 98).

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 94.

JnB 121

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Mrs Boulstred’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including fifteen poems by Donne, with a title-page ‘Miscellanies Or A Collection of Diuers Witty and pleasant Epigrams, Adages, poems Epitaphes &c for the recreation of ye ouertravelled sences: 1630 Robert Bishop’, in a single mixed hand, probably associated with the University of Oxford, 306 pages, in old calf. c.1630.

Owned and probably compiled by Robert Bishop. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9549. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue, English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 187.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘Bishop MS’: DnJ Δ 59. Edited in David Coleman Redding, Robert Bishop's Commonplace-Book: An Edition of a Seventeenth Century Miscellany (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1960) [Mic 60-3608].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 274.

JnB 121.5

Copy, headed ‘Vpon one Mrs Boulstred’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, predominantly in one secretary hand, erratically paginated up to 333, 250 leaves, in 18th-century boards. c.late 1630s.

Inscribed (on p. [330]) ‘Robert Lord his book Anno Domini’; (on [p. 335]) ‘william Jacob his booke Amen’; and, among scribbling on the last leaf, ‘Hugh Gibgans of the same’ and ‘John Winter of Buckland Dursbane [or husbande?]’. Owned in 1788 by Alexander R. Popham. Bloomsbury Book Auction, 23 November 2000, lot 8.

A microfilm is in the British Library, RP 7698.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 99.

Epitaph on Elizabeth, L.H. (‘Would'st thou heare, what man can say’)

First published in Epigrammes (cxxiiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 79.

JnB 122

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on a gentlewoman whose name was Elizabeth’.

In: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 168.

JnB 122.5

Copy of lines 3-6, headed ‘An Epitaph by Ben Johnson’, here beginning ‘Underneath this stone doth lie’, subscribed ‘Quoted in a Spectator saies N W.’

In: An oblong duodecimo verse miscellany, perhaps largely in one hand, with later additions by others, generally written across the page with the spine turned upwards, 136 leaves, with (f. 2r-v) a table of contents, in half green morocco. Including ten poems by Cowley (on ff. 113r-v, 124r-9v). c.1668-1713.

Inscribed (f. 2r) ‘Several Divine poems out of a Mss. of Mr. Hanserd Knolly's (thô [I suppose deleted] not of his composing)’; (f. 36r) ‘Finis Manuscript, H. K.’; (f. 1r and elsewhere) ‘H Packwood Anno 1668’ and ‘George Gaynor, 1681’. Item 988 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Purchased on 12 February 1876 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 29921, f. 134r.

JnB 123

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, 77 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled by members of the Cartwright family, of Aynho, Northamptonshire, including (ff. 4r-7v) verse by William Cartwright (1634-76). Mid-17th century.

Inscribed names including ‘Will: Cartwright’, ‘Jo: Cartwright’, and ‘Katherin Cartwright’. Myers, sale catalogue No. 291 (1933), item 120.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 24r.

JnB 123.5

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

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

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 219, f. 6v.

JnB 124

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on Queene Elizabeth’, in a verse miscellany (ff. 267r-73v) compiled by an Oxford University man. c.1630.

In: A quarto composite volume of tracts and other papers, in verse and prose, 349 leaves, in half-calf. Copy, headed ‘An other lre from Sr Thomas Wiatte the elder to his sonne oute of Spaine aboute the same tyme’.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1092, f. 267v.

JnB 125

Copy of lines 3-6, headed ‘An Epitaph’ and beginning ‘Vnderneath this stone doth lye’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, including 37 poems by Donne, in several hands, written from both ends, 279 leaves (including numerous blanks, mostly in ff. 42r-140r), with stubs of extracted leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled in part by the Oxford printer Christopher Wase (1627-90), fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by John Somers (1651-1716), Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor, and his brother-in-law Sir Joseph Jekyll (1662-1738), lawyer and politician.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Wase MS’: DnJ Δ 39.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 269r rev.

JnB 126

Copy of lines 3-6, headed ‘An Epitaph’ and beginning ‘Here vnderneath this stone doth ly’.

In: A quarto composite volume comprising three independent MSS bound together, i + 78 leaves. The first MS a verse miscellany, in an italic hand, 29 leaves. c.1640.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 153, f. 20r.

JnB 127

Copy, headed ‘An other’ [i.e. epitaph on Mrs Bulstrode] and here beginning ‘Wilt thou heare wt. man can saye’.

In: the MS described under JnB 64. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 25v.

JnB 128

Copy of lines 1-8, headed ‘On a Gentlewom: Tomb’ and here beginning ‘Wilt thou heare what wee can say’.

In: the MS described under JnB 8. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 97v.

JnB 128.5

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly in one mixed hand, 77 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Compiled by Sir Thomas Dawes (knighted 1639). c.1623-30.

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

British Library, Add. MS 29492, f. 38v.

JnB 129

Copy, headed ‘on Mrs. Bowlstred’ and here beginning ‘Wilt thou here what man can say’, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 30v.

JnB 130

Copy of lines 3-12, headed ‘An Epitaph on Mrs El. Y’ and here beginning ‘Underneath this stone there lies’.

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’.

Edited from this MS in The Poems of Wiliam Browne of Tavistock, ed. Cordon Goodwin (London, 1894), 11, 295.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 777, f. 60r.

JnB 131

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph’, here beginning ‘Wilt thou heare what man can say’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 91v.

JnB 131.5

Copy of lines 3-6, headed ‘Epitaph by Mr. Dryden, on his Sweetheart’, beginning ‘Underneath this Stone does lye’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single hand, xvi + 140 pages, in contemporary calf. With a title-page (p. ir): ‘The Six first Pastorals of Virgil, With Three of His Georgics; Together with some Miscellany Poems. Transcrib'd and Collected By E. Beardwell, 1724’. 1724.

Later owned by William Rees-Mogg.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 20, B, p. 126.

JnB 132

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Wilt thou heare what man can say?’, and subscribed ‘B J’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 92v.

JnB 132.5

Copy of line 3 et seq, headed ‘Ben Johnson upon His Mistress’ and here beginning ‘Reader, under this stone does lye’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems and plays by Corbet Owen (1645/6-71) and others, a ‘Catalogus Librorum’ at the reverse end, in probably several cursive predominantly italic hands, possibly associated with Oxford University, 166 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1671.

Owned in 1671 by one ‘J. H.’. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1253. Purchased from Dobell in 1935.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 30, f. 156r.

JnB 132.8

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in probably several neat secretary and italic hands, 194 pages. Compiled, probably at least in part, by ‘George Turner Scoolmaster’, as his name is inscribed at the end, a couplet on p. 179 reading ‘Hic liber me pertinet and beare yt well in minde / Per me Georgium Turner so curteous and kinde’. Possible contributors are members of the Bancrofte family, whom he might perhaps have tutored. c.1624-1645.

Various inscribed names (sometimes more than once): ‘Anne Bancrofte’, and ‘Mary Bancrofte’. Also, under ‘1624’, a list of names with perhaps birthdates: ‘Mary Bancrofte Ap. 28. 1611’, ‘Rich Bancrofte May 2. 1608’, ‘Elis Bancrofte Apr 27. 1614’, and ‘John Bancrofte Ap 30 1616’. A legal document in the volume, dated 4 November 1645, relates to Willesden, Kilburn and Hampstead.

Formerly Folger MS 1027.2, this MS has been missing since 1991. It can be seen only on microfilm (Film Fo 4376.8).

Folger, MS V.a.275, p. 156.

JnB 133

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph’.

In: the MS described under JnB 72. c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 357.

JnB 134

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph: on El: F:’ and here beginning ‘Wilt thou heare what man can say?’

In: the MS described under JnB 121. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 275.

JnB 135

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, including ten poems by Henry King, perhaps almost entirely written over a period in a single secretary hand with slightly varying styles, 54 leaves, in limp vellum. c.1636-40s.

The name of the possible compiler ‘John Pike’ inscribed on f. 1r: i.e. possibly a member of the Pike family of Cambridge (one John Pike (d.1677) matriculating at Peterhouse in 1662).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as the ‘Pike MS’: KiH Δ 12. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis (see KiH Δ 6), pp. 143-7.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 8v.

JnB 136

Copy of lines 1-8, headed ‘On the death of a most fayre and vertuous Lady’, subscribed ‘Sr Edw: Hastings’.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 257r.

JnB 136.2

Copy, headed ‘On ye death of the Lady Eliz: Hobby’ and here beginning ‘Wilt thou heare wt man can say?’.

In: the MS described under JnB 4.5. c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, p. 100.

JnB 136.4

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph on a Lady - written by Ben Johnson’ and here beginning ‘Underneath this Stone doth Lye’.

In: Three quarto volumes of verse, 164, 155 and 145 leaves respectively, in later vellum. Compiled by Colonel Gabriel Lepipre. c.1753.

Yale, Osborn MS c 360, Vol. I, p. 185, No. CLXIV.

JnB 136.6

Copy, headed ‘On a Genlewoman’ and here beginning ‘Wilt thou hear wt man can say’.

In: A folio miscellany entitled Epitaphs Collected 1694, 42 pages. c.1695.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 143, p. 34.

JnB 136.8

Copy of line 3 et seq., headed ‘Another [Epitaph] on the Lady Elizabeth LH’ and here beginning ‘Underneath this Stone doth lye’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, with some rubrication, 122 pages, with an index, in contemporary marbled boards. With a title-page: ‘Poems on Various Subjects Extracted cheifly from the Works of Some of the Most Celebrated Poets Scribendo Disces MDCCXLVII’. 1747.

Yale, Osborn MS fc 60, p. 119.

Epitaph on Katherine, Lady Ogle (‘T'is a Record in heauen, You, that were’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. William Gifford, 9 vols (London, 1816). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 399-400.

JnB 137

Copy in the hand of John Rolleston, with a faintly pencilled rough sketch of a design for a memorial tablet.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

Printed from this MS in Gifford and in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Donne, Jonson, Richard Andrews and The Newcastle Maniuscript’, EMS, 4 (1993), 134-73 (p. 157).

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 55r.

An Epitaph on Master Vincent Corbet (‘I have my Pietie too, which could’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 151-2.

JnB 138

Copy of lines 1-36.

In: the MS described under JnB 20. c.early 1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 61r-2r.

JnB 139

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Dr. C: father: B: J:’ and here beginning ‘I hope my piety too, which could’.

In: the MS described under JnB 25. c.1630s[-55].

This MS probably the Dobell MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 224-6.

JnB 140

Copy, headed ‘Dr Corbet vpon the death of his ffather, that kept a Nurserie att Twickenham’ and here beginning ‘I hope my pietie too, which could’.

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

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

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

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 42-3.

JnB 141

Copy of an untitled version, arranged in two sections: lines 7- 36, here beginning ‘Deare Vincent Corbett who so longe’, subscribed ‘B: I:’, and lines 1-6, 37-40, here beginning ‘I hope my pietie to, which could’.

In: the MS described under JnB 120. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 11-12.

JnB 142

Copy beginning at line 7 (‘Deare Vincent Corbet, who so long)’.

In: the MS described under JnB 2. Mid-17th century.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, pp. 4-5.

JnB 142.5

Copy, headed ‘On the same’, in the right column beneath John Selden's 19-line epitaph Ad ejusdem Manes (‘Æternâ requie jaces beatas’).

In: Calligraphic funerary placard for Vincent Corbett, on a membrane of vellum, c.58.5 x 54.5cm, with pin holes. Comprising three English and Latin elegies on Vincent Corbett (‘He Dyed the xxvith: of Aprill in the Yeare of our Lord 1619’), by his son Richard Corbett, John Selden, and Ben Jonson, arranged in columns under the engrossed title ‘Sacred to the Memory of Vincent Corbet’, with an unattributed four-line epitaph at the foot To the Reader (‘Reader whose life and name did ere become’), in the form of a memorial tablet, with borders decorated in colours. This is evidently the original funerary placard for Vincent Corbett hung up in St Mary's Church, Twickenham, after 26 April 1619. 1619.

This MS once owned by John Evelyn. Thomas Rodd, ‘Catalogue of a Collection of Manuscripts’ (1838), item 317. Afterwards owned by William Upcott and sold at the Duke of Berwick sale 1843. Christie's 29 May 1986, lot 199 (with facsimile example in the sale catalogue). Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1066 (Winter 1986), item 99 (with colour facsimile).

A photograph is in the British Library, RP 3523.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 230, Third verses.

Epitaph on S<alomon> P<avy> a Child of Q. El<izabeths> Chappel (‘Weepe with me all you that read’)

First published in Epigrammes (cxx) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 77.

JnB 143

Copy, headed ‘Vppon Sal: Pauye a boy of 13 years of age and on of the Companye of the Reuells to Queene Elizabeth’.

In: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 171.

JnB 144

Copy, headed ‘Epitaphium’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and some prose, in a secretary hand, largely written in oblong format, 36 pages (including blanks), in vellum wrappers (a recycled medieval religious text). Early 17th century.

Formerly among the manuscripts of the Isham family at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd report (1872), Appendix, p. 253.

Edited from this MS in The Complete Poems of Richard Barnfield, ed. A. B. Grosart (London, 1876), pp. 217-18.

Folger, MS V.a.161, pp. 20-1.

Epithalamion. or, A Song: Celebrating the Nvptials of Hierome Weston with Frances Stuart (‘Though thou hast past thy Summer standing, stay’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 252-8.

JnB 145

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, ff. 176v-9r.

Epode (‘Not to know vice at all, and keepe true state’)

First published in Diuerse Poeticall Essaies appended to Robert Chester, Loues Martyr (London, 1601). The Forrest (xi) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 109-13.

JnB 146

Copy, in a neat predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Epos’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnsonn's’.

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

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

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 5390 D, pp. 504-502 rev.

JnB 147

Copy of lines 1-4, 55-62, 65-74, 91-103, 115-16, untitled, as Nos13-17 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’.

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 34r-v .

JnB 148

Copy, headed ‘Epos’.

In: Verse, in a professional secretary hand, on three pages of two narrow ledger-size conjugate folio leaves. Early-mid-17th century.

Owned in 1921 by George Thorn-Drury, KC (1860-1931), literary scholar and editor. Colbeck, Radford & Co. [i.e. Dobell], The Ingatherer, No. 18 (September 1931), item 129. Item 21 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Formerly Folger MS 4457.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Folger, MS X.d.246, ff. 1r-2r.

JnB 149

Copy of lines 37-51, here beginning ‘The thing, they here call loue, is blind Desire’ and subscribed ‘Ben: Jo: fforrest. Epod. II.’, followed by lines 72-4, 76-82, 87-90, 113-16, 17-18.

In: the MS described under JnB 96. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, pp. [11-12].

JnB 150

Copy of the final couplet, untitled and here beginning ‘And to yor sence obiect this sentence euer’.

In: the MS described under JnB 125. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 276v rev.

Eupheme. or, The Faire Fame Left to Posteritie Of that truly noble Lady, the Lady Venetia Digby. 3. The Picture of the Body (‘Sitting, and ready to be drawne’)

First published (Nos. 3 and 4) in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and (all poems) in The Vnder-wood (lxxxiv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 272-89 (pp. 275-7).

JnB 151

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 35v.

JnB 152

Copy, headed ‘The body: B: J:’.

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

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 82-3.

JnB 153

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Geo: Ghapman’.

In: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, pp. 5-6.

JnB 154

Copy, headed ‘A Gentlewoman sitting in a chaire to have her picture drawne’.

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

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

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

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 17r.

JnB 155

Copy 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).

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 111r-v.

JnB 156

Copy, headed ‘A Sonnett’.

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 collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, pp. 73-4.

JnB 157

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Venetia Stanley her picture’, subscribed ‘B. Jonson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 61.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 16r.

JnB 158

Copy of lines 13-28, headed ‘On Mrs Venetia Stanlye to ye paynter’ and here beginning ‘Draw first a cloud all saue her neck’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in several hands, written from both ends, 84 leaves, in contemporary calf. Probably compiled principally by an Oxford University man. c.1630s-40s.

Names inscribed on rear flyleaf and paste-down ‘Elizabeth hosman’ and ‘William Blois’.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 142, f. 16v.

JnB 159

Copy, headed ‘Ben Ionson To the Painter’.

In: the MS described under JnB 64. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, ff. 110v-11r.

JnB 160

Copy, headed ‘The same Ben: Jhonsons description of mrs Venetia Stanly, since wife of Sr. kel: Digby’.

In: A folio volume of largely amatory verse, iv + 92 pages, in a recycled vellum deed between John and Thomas Godfrey relating to land in Bury St Edmunds, 1567. Possibly compiled and written in part by one ‘Alphonso Mervall’. The front cover is inscribed, however, ‘English verse by J. Cobbes’, and some notes and Latin poems are added by one James Harvey. c.1629.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 166, pp. 85-6.

JnB 161

Copy in: A folio miscellany of verse and some prose, 282 pages, in calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 34 of the Hopkinson MSS. Mid-late 17th century.

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

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 299.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 130.

JnB 162

Copy, headed ‘On a Gentlewoman Sittinge to hav hir Picktur Drawne’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and medical and household prescriptions, in several cursive secretary hands, one predominating, written from both ends, 117 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Compiled in part by Brian Fairfax (1633-1711), scholar and courtier. Mid-late 17th century.

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Bliss sale, 21 August 1858, lot 117. Item 667 in an unidentified sale catalogue.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 22582, f. 2r-v.

JnB 163

Copy, headed ‘The Body’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single neat secretary hand, the first page formally inscribed ‘To the righte honoble: the Lorde Thomas Darcy Viscount Colchester’ (c.1565-1640, Viscount Colchester from 1621 to 1626), 191 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Including 27 poems (and second copies of two poems) by Thomas Carew and three of doubtful authorship. c.1620s.

This MS largely transcribed in British Library, Add. MS 21433. The hand occurs also in British Library, Harley MS 3910, between ff. 112v and 120v, and is possibly associated with the Inns of Court.

Scribbled inscriptions including (f. 1r) ‘Mr John Bowyer’; (f. 2r) ‘Jeronomus ffox’; and (f. 3r) ‘William Ralph Baesh’.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Colchester MS’: CwT Δ 13.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 75v.

JnB 164

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 38. c.1620-50.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, ff. 152v-3r.

JnB 165

Copy, headed ‘The Picture of the body and minde of Mris: Venetia Stanley (since Lady Digby) made by Mr. Benjamin Johnson / The Body’.

In: A quarto volume of elegies on Venetia Digby, in a semi-calligraphic roman hand (but for subsequent scribbling in another hand on f. 13v and pagination from 1 to 48), 24 leaves, lacking a final leaf, in 19th-century half morocco. Evidently a formal MS made by or for Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65), natural philosopher and courtier, of the poems sent to him after the death of his wife Venetia (née Stanley) on 30 April/1 May 1633. [1633].

Purchased from J. Salkeld, 13 January 1877.

This MS (erroneously cited as ‘Add 17’) collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 30259, ff. 1r-2r.

JnB 166

Copy, headed ‘The Body. Vpon mris. Ven: S:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 67. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, f. 50r-v.

JnB 167

Copy, headed ‘[On Mrs Venetia Stanly deleted] The body’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in two styles of italic, the last poem (f. 93v) added in a later hand, 93 leaves (plus ten blanks), in modern quarter-morocco gilt. Including 14 poems by Donne, six poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Carew, ten poems by Habington and 13 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Randolph. Owned and possibly compiled by Arthur Capell (1631-83), second Earl of Essex, whose name is inscribed in red ink (1*), in a similar roman hand to that on ff. 1r-19r. He married (1653) Elizabeth Percy (1636-1718), daughter of Algernon, tenth Earl of Northumberland; she was therefore the great niece of Habington's mother-in-law, Eleanor Percy, sister of the ninth Earl of Northumberland. Mid-17th century.

Later among the collections of Robert Harley (1661-1724), first Earl of Oxford, and his son, Edward (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II, i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Capell MS’: DnJ Δ 43, CwT Δ 17, and RnT Δ 3. Discussed in Geoffrey Tillotson, ‘The Commonplace Book of Arthur Capell’, MLR, 27 (1932), 381-91.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 3511, ff. 49v-50r.

JnB 168

Copy, headed ‘Of his Mrs sitting to be drawne’, with a marginal note that this should have appeared with ‘Mynde’ on ‘p. 154’ (i.e. JnB 207).

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, f. 91r-v.

JnB 169

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 20. c.early 1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 56r-v.

JnB 170

Copy, headed ‘The boddy’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 146v-7r.

JnB 171

Copy, headed ‘His Mistresse drawne’.

In: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 14v-15r.

JnB 172

Copy, headed ‘The Bodie’.

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, pp. 8-9.

JnB 173

Copy, headed ‘The Picture of the Body’.

In: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 41r-2r.

JnB 174

Copy, headed ‘On the Lady Digby’.

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 I, f. 26r.

JnB 175

Copy, headed ‘The Body: Ben, Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 25. c.1630s[-55].

This MS probably the ‘Dobell MS II’ collated in Herford & Simpson.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 159-60.

JnB 176

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Mrs Venetia Stanley. The Body’.

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 8-9.

JnB 177

Copy, headed ‘The Picture of the Bodie’.

In: the MS described under JnB 42. c. late 1630s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, ff. 67v-8r.

JnB 178

Copy, headed in another hand ‘By Ben Johnson upon Mrs Venetia Stanley’.

In: the MS described under JnB 51. c.1624-41.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 59r-v.

JnB 179

Copy, headed ‘Of the Lady Venetia Digby The picture of her body’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 52. c.1630s.

Huntington, HM 172, ff. 26v-7r.

JnB 180

Copy, untitled, with a heading after line 12 ‘The boddye’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 206 pages (plus blanks), rebound in 1832 (by Charles Lewis) with an independent miscellany (Huntington, HM 198, Part II). Including 52 poems by Donne (many on pp. 64-109, 167-74 initialled ‘L.C.’ [? Lord Chancellor], as are some poems by others), 11 poems by Carew, ten poems by Corbett, and 11 poems by or attributed to Herrick, in a single neat hand throughout; the poems dating up to 1637. c.1637.

Later scribbling and inscriptions including the names ‘Edw Denny’ [presumably Edward Denny (1569-1637), Baron Denny of Waltham and first Earl of Norwich], ‘Charles Cocks’, ‘Edward Randolphe’ and (on p. 162) ‘Thomas Cassy’. Later owned by Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary (sold in the Haslewood sale, London, 1833, lot 1329, to Thorpe); by Edward King (1795-1837), Viscount Kingsborough, antiquary (his sale in Dublin, 1 November 1841, item 624); and by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector (his library catalogue, 1880, IV, pp. 1159-64), and sold at Sotheby's, 17 July 1917 (Huth sale), lot 5873.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Haslewood Kingsborough MS (I)’: DnJ Δ 25, CwT Δ 28, CoR Δ 10, and HeR Δ 5. A complete microfilm is at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 15). Discussed in C.M. Armitage, ‘Donne's Poems in Huntington Manuscript 198: New Light on “The Funerall”’, SP, 63 (1966), 697-707. A facsimile of part of p. 63 in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 101).

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 54-5.

JnB 180.5

Copy. headed ‘The Picture of the Body’.

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, pp. 261-2.

JnB 181

Copy, headed ‘Of his mrs sitting to haue her picture drawne / Body’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 45r.

JnB 182

Copy, untitled.

In: An oblong octavo verse miscellany, in a neat mixed hand up to p. 78, the remainder in later hands, 116 pages, in 19th-century half-leather marbled boards, with remains of crimson velvet. c.1630[-1700s].

Once owned by Elizabeth Herrick (1684-1745) and her brother William Herrick (1689-1773). Formerly among the papers of the Herrick family, of Beaumanor.

This MS discussed in J.A. Taylor, ‘Two Unpublished Poems on the Duke of Buckingham’, RES, NS 40 (May 1989), 232-40.

Leicestershire Record Office, DG. 9/2796, pp. 38-40.

JnB 182.5

Copy, headed ‘The Body. On Mris. V. S sitting to be drawne’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, in probably a single non-professional mixed hand, written from both ends, 90 leaves, in vellum (lacking spine). c.1630s.

Among papers of the Clitherow family of London, which included Sir Christopher Clitherow (1578-1642), Lord Mayor of London in 1635. Bookplate of James Clitherow Esq. of Boston House, Middlesex: i.e. either Christopher's son, James Clitherow (1618-82), merchant and banker, who purchased Boston Manor, in the parish of Hanwell, in 1670, or James Clitherow (1694-1752).

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, ff. [13v-14r rev.].

JnB 183

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, headed ‘The Bodie ://: Daniell poet:’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, iii + 286 leaves (including numerous blanks), in old brown calf gilt. c.1620s-30s.

Among the collections of Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, MP (1837-1914), Baconian scholar and book collector.

Edited from this MS in Sir John Simeon, ‘Inedited Poems of Daniel’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 2 (London, 1855-6), No. 13 (pp. 8-9).

University of London, Senate House Library, MS 304, ff. 276v-7r.

JnB 184

Copy of lines 13-28.

In: the MS described under JnB 2. Mid-17th century.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, p. 3.

JnB 185

Copy, headed ‘The Picture of the Body’.

In: the MS described under JnB 43. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, pp. 80-2.

JnB 186

Copy, headed ‘A Picture’.

In: the MS described under JnB 29. c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, pp. 124-5.

JnB 187

Copy, headed ‘The Picture’.

In: A quarto miscellany of epitaphs and poems, in several hands, the main collection of verse (ff. 46-147) in a single hand and including 54 poems by Donne (all subscribed ‘J. D.’) and fourteen poems by or attributed to Herrick, 158 pages (plus index). c.1630s.

Once owned by the Sir Henry Spelman (1563/4-1641), historian and antiquary, and later by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 6 June 1859 (Turner sale), lot 164. Afterwards owned by Sir George Grey (1812-98), Governor of Australia, New Zealand and Cape Colony. Formerly MS Grey 2 a 11.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Grey MS’: DnJ Δ 60 and HeR Δ 6. Facsimile of p. 119r (HeR 355) in L.F. Casson, ‘The Manuscripts of the Grey Collection in Cape Town’, The Book Collector, 10 (Spring 1961), 147-55 (facing p. 153).

National Library of South Africa, Cape Town, MS Grey 7 a 29, pp. 128-9.

JnB 188

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 197v-8r.

JnB 189

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 228v-9r.

JnB 190

Copy, headed ‘The Body’.

In: the MS described under JnB 31. c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 34r-v.

JnB 191

Copy in: A small quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat italic hand, with rubrication, 144 pages (plus later index). Including twelve poems by Carew, nine poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Randolph and nineteen (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode, the miscellany associated with Oxford University and possibly related to Bodleian MS Malone 21, the latest date occuring in a poem on pp. 63-6 ‘Vpon ye great Frost 1634’. c.1635.

Inscribed inside the front cover by a later owner: ‘April 1853 Read to Lit[erary] & Philosophical] Soc[iet]y of L[iver]pool’. Acquired in 1940 by Edwin Wolf II (1911-91), Philadelphia librarian.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Wolf MS’: CwT Δ 37; RnT Δ 12; StW Δ 28.

The Family Album, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, [Wolf MS], pp. 91-2.

JnB 192

Copy, headed ‘On a gentlewoman sitting in a chaire to haue her Picture drawne’.

In: the MS described under JnB 32. c.1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, ff. 87r-8r.

JnB 192.5

Copy, headed ‘The Bodie:’, as by ‘B Johnson’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, including some thirty poems by Donne, in several hands, associated with the Inns of Court, with a 19th-century title-page, ‘A Collection of Original Poetry, written about the time of Ben: Johnson, qui ob. 1637’ and erroneously annotated ‘Chiefly in the Autograph of Dr. Donne Dean of St. Paul's’.67 pages (plus index). c.1614-25.

Later owned by Sir John Simeon, third Baronet, MP (1815-70); by Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-85), first Baron Houghton, author and politician, and by his son, Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Sotheby's, 22 July 1980, lot 585, to Quaritch.

Recorded in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Monckton Milnes MS’: DnJ Δ 63. Briefly discussed in Sir John Simeon, ‘Unpublished Poems of Donne’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 3 (London, 1856-7), No. 3, and, with selected collations, in Grierson (II, cix et passim). A complete set of photographs of the MS is in the British Library, RP 2031.

Meisei University, MR 0799, p. 61.

JnB 193

Copy in: An unbound collection of MS poems. Described by Bright in 1877 as ‘A small packet of old discoloured papers’. Early 17th century.

Once owned by Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65), natural philosopher and courtier. Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1787-1843), book collector. Bright's library was sold in five parts at Sotheby's, 3 and 18 June 1844, 3 March, 12 April and 7 July 1845.

The MS poems printed, with commentary by G.F. Warner, in Poems from Sir Kenelm Digby's Papers, in the possession of Henry A. Bright (Roxburghe Club, London, 1877).

Edited from this MS in Bright, pp. 21-2, whence collated in Herford & Simpson

Untraced Bright MSS, [Digby MSS], [unnumbered item].

Eupheme. or, The Faire Fame Left to Posteritie Of that truly noble Lady, the Lady Venetia Digby. 4. The Mind (‘Painter, yo'are come, but may be gone’)

Herford & Simpson, VIII, 277-81.

JnB 194

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, ff. 36r-7r.

JnB 195

Copy, headed ‘The minde. B: I:’.

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

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, pp. 83-5.

JnB 196

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 5.

JnB 197

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 155. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, ff. 111v-12v.

JnB 198

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 64. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, ff. 111r-12r.

JnB 199

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 160. c.1629.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 166, pp. 86-9.

JnB 200

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 161. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 130-2.

JnB 201

Copy, headed ‘The Mynde’, subscribed ‘B: J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 163. c.1620s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, ff. 76r-7r.

JnB 202

Copy, headed ‘The Minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 38. c.1620-50.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, ff. 153-4r.

JnB 203

Copy, headed ‘The Minde’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 165. [1633].

This MS (erroneously cited as ‘Add 17’), collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 30259, ff. 2r-4v.

JnB 204

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 67. c.1625-46.

British Library, Add. MS 58215, ff. 51r-3v.

JnB 205

Copy, headed ‘The mind’, subscribed ‘B. J’.

In: the MS described under JnB 167. Mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 3511, ff. 50r-1v.

JnB 206

Copy, headed ‘The Minde’, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, ff. 21v-2v.

JnB 207

Copy, headed ‘Minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 168. c.1633.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, ff. 89v-90r.

JnB 208

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 20. c.early 1630s.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 56v-8r.

JnB 209

Copy, headed ‘The minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 177v-9r.

JnB 210

Copy, headed ‘Her Mind’.

In: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 15r-16r.

JnB 211

Copy, headed ‘The Minde’, subscribed ‘Ben: Joh:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 172. c.1630s-40s.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 436, pp. 9-11.

JnB 212

Copy, headed ‘The Picture of the mynd’.

In: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 42r-4r.

JnB 213

Copy, under the running head ‘The Minde. B: J.’

In: the MS described under JnB 25. c.1630s[-55].

This MS probably the ‘Dobell MS’ collated in Herford & Simpson.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 160-3.

JnB 214

Copy, headed ‘The Mind’, subscribed ‘B: J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 9-11.

JnB 215

Copy, headed ‘The Picture of the Minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 42. c. late 1630s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, ff. 68v-9v.

JnB 216

Copy of a ten-line version, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 51. c.1624-41.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 59v.

JnB 217

Copy, headed ‘The picture of her mynde’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 52. c.1630s.

Huntington, HM 172, ff. 27r-8v.

JnB 218

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 180. c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 55-6.

JnB 218.5

Copy, headed ‘The Mind’.

In: the MS described under JnB 180.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 262-6.

JnB 219

Copy, headed ‘Minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, ff. 45v-6r.

JnB 220

Copy, headed ‘The Minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 182. c.1630[-1700s].

Leicestershire Record Office, DG. 9/2796, pp. 40-45.

JnB 220.5

Copy, headed ‘The Minde. On the same’ and subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 182.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, ff. [14r-15v rev.].

JnB 221

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, headed ‘The minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 183. c.1620s-30s.

Printed from this MS in Sir John Simeon, ‘Inedited Poems of Daniel’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 2 (London, 1855-6), No. 13 (pp. 9-12).

University of London, Senate House Library, MS 304, ff. 277v-8v.

JnB 222

Copy, headed ‘The Picture of ye Minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 43. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, pp. 82-5.

JnB 223

Copy, headed ‘The picture of the minde’, subscribed in a different ink ‘Rob: Herrick’.

In: the MS described under JnB 187. c.1630s.

National Library of South Africa, Cape Town, MS Grey 7 a 29, pp. 129-30.

JnB 224

Copy, headed ‘The Minde’.

In: the MS described under JnB 31. c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 34v-5v.

JnB 225

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 191. c.1635.

The Family Album, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, [Wolf MS], pp. 92-5.

JnB 226

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 193. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Bright (1877), pp. 23-5, whence collated in Herford & Simpson.

Untraced Bright MSS, [Digby MSS], [unnumbered item].

Eupheme. or, The Faire Fame Left to Posteritie Of that truly noble Lady, the Lady Venetia Digby. 8. To Kenelme, Iohn, George (‘Boast not these Titles of your Ancestors’)

Herford & Simpson, VIII, 281-2.

JnB 227

Copy, complete with prose introduction subscribed ‘B. I.’

In: A quarto MS of ‘A Discourse of the Pedigree of Percy's and Stanley's’, dedicated, and possibly prepared as a presentation copy, to Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65), natural philosopher and courtier, largely in a stylish italic hand, seventeen pages (plus 21 blanks), in 19th-century red morocco blind-stamped. c.1620s-30s.

Bookplate of W. W. E. Wynne.

Described erroneously, in a note by W. W. E. Wynne, as ‘in the autograph of celebrated Ben Jonson’.

National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 444 C, p. 17.

Eupheme. or, The Faire Fame Left to Posteritie Of that truly noble Lady, the Lady Venetia Digby. 9. Elegie on my Muse (‘'Twere time that I dy'd too, now shee is dead’)

Herford & Simpson, VIII, 283-9.

JnB 228

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie made by Mr: Ben: Johnson to Sr: Kenelme Digby vpon the death of his Lady. Elegie On my Muse The truly honor'd Lady, the Lady Venetia Digby, who liuing gaue me leaue to call her so’, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 165. [1633].

This MS (erroneously cited as ‘Add 17’) collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 30259, ff. 4v-10v.

JnB 229

Copy in: A miscellany of verse and prose, in a single hand, originally in two volumes, xxiii + 158 pages, in 19th-century green morocco gilt. c.1630s.

Once owned by one C. Agard and later by F.W. Cosens (1819-89), book collector. The original second volume here bought from Colbeck Radford, sale catalogue No. 24 (1932), item 157.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 37, pp. 80-6.

An Execration upon Vulcan (‘Any why to me this, thou lame Lord of fire’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (xliii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 202-12.

JnB 230

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, ff. 43r-6r.

JnB 231

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson upon the burning of his bookes’.

In: the MS described under JnB 60. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, ff. 22v-4r.

JnB 232

Copy of lines 1-10, headed ‘Johnsons invectiue against Vulcan’, deleted.

In: the MS described under JnB 60. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 78r rev.

JnB 233

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany of c.150 poems, in several hands; associated with Oxford, probably Christ Church, 279 pages (plus index and blanks). Including twelve poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 32 poems (plus four of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s-40s.

Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue (1836), item 1044. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9561. Sotheby's, 19 June 1893 (Phillipps sale), lot 628, and 21 March 1895, lot 903. Hodgson's, 23 April 1959, lot 528.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘English Poetry MS’: CoR Δ 3 and StW Δ 6.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 97, pp. 71-6.

JnB 234

Copy of lines 191-216, headed ‘Ben: Johnson against Vulcan’ and beginning ‘Pox on your flameship, Vulcan; if it be’.

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

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

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

Bradford Archives, 32D86/17, ff. 13v-14r.

JnB 235

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben Jonson’, transcribed from JnB 236.

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 collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, ff. 97r-102v.

JnB 236

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 163. c.1620s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, ff. 94r-8r.

JnB 237

Copy, in a secretary hand, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in several largely italic hands, closely written, 148 leaves (plus blanks), in modern quarter morocco gilt. Probably compiled by university or inns of court men. c.1620s-30s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, ff. 60v-4v.

JnB 238

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Jonson upon the burning of his study and bookes’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20. c.early 1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 101r-4v.

JnB 239

Copy, headed ‘An Execratione vppon Vulcan by Ben: Jonson occasioned by the burninge of his Deske of writinges’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 238r-42r.

JnB 240

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 2r-5r.

JnB 241

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson against Vulcane’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, compiled by an Oxford man, possibly a member of Christ Church, pp. 1-202 in a single minute hand, written over a period, with a few later additions (including two lines on p. 7) by other hands; pp. 202-19 containing entries in later hands up to 1789, in half-calf on marbled boards, pp. 77-84 detached in the 19th century and now separately bound as Folger MS V.a.152. Including twelve poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 30 poems by Strode (one of them in V.a.152) plus one of doubtful authorship. c.late 1630s [-1789].

Later sold by Thomas Thorpe. Afterwards owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89) (and No. 27 in his Catalogue of Shakespeare Reliques (Brixton Hill, 1852)) and subsequently in the library of Lord Warwick at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1.27.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Thorpe-Halliwell MS’: CoR Δ 7 and StW Δ 17. Complete microfilm at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 23).

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 156-61.

JnB 242

Copy, headed ‘Johnsons: Inuectiue against Vulcan’.

In: the MS described under JnB 76. c.1674-84.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, ff. 43v-4r.

JnB 243

Copy, in a small neat hand, in double columns, headed ‘An Execration on Vulcan’ and docketed ‘By Ben Johnson’, on both sides of a single folio leaf. c.1630s.

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

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

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 11, No. 51.

JnB 244

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons Verses on the burning of his Studye’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, written over a period in three hands (A, in alternating secretary and italic, written c.1638: ff. 1-59v; B, written c.1645: ff. 60r-9r; C, written c.1649, ff. 69v-70r), 70 leaves, in old calf. Including thirteen poems by Strode and three of doubtful authorship. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Later sold by Thomas Thorpe (1836). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9569. Bookplate of 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 193.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Rosenbach MS I’: CwT Δ 31 and StW Δ 23.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, ff. 39r-42v.

JnB 245

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 72. c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 17-24.

JnB 246

Copy, in two hands, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 31. c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 63r-5v.

JnB 247

Copy, headed ‘An Execration against Vulcan for burninge his Papers’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’, on folio leaves, endorsed ‘Vulcans Cursse’. c.1640.

Among the papers of the Middleton family, a Yorkshire recusant family. Formerly MD59/22/B/1.

Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, MD59/5/6/111.

An Expostulacon wth Inigo Iones (‘Mr Surueyr, you yt first begann’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, 7 vols, ed. Peter Whalley (London, 1756). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 402-6.

JnB 248

Copy, in a mixed hand.

In: MS of three poems by Jonson in a professional mixed hand, on two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves, foliated in pencil 42-45 (ff. 44v-5v blank), endorsed in two hands with a note in French and ‘Mr Ben: Johnsons Expostulatio wth Inigo Jones’, disbound. c.1631.

Among papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS erroneously described as autograph by Herford & Simpson.

Edited from this MS in Herford & Simpson.

Huntington, EL 8729, ff. 42r-3v.

JnB 249

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, ff. 174v-5v.

JnB 250

Copy, transcribed from a MS source.

In: A folio notebook, largely in a single small cursive hand, 93 leaves, in half-calf. Compiled by George Vertue (1684-1756), engraver and antiquary, constituting Volume 3 of his collections. c.1713-54.

Bought from Vertue's widow, 22 August 1758, by Horace Walpole (1717-97), fourth earl of Orford, author, politician and patron, and with his bookplate. Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue, 1842, in item 524. Afterwards owned by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary. Turner sale, 9 June 1859, lot 517.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 23070, ff. 29r-30v.

JnB 250.5

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons expostulation with Inigo Jones inuectiue against him’.

In: the MS described under JnB 74.5. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, ff. 73r-5r.

JnB 251

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 90v-3v.

JnB 252

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 11-14.

JnB 253

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben Jonson’.

In: Verse, in a professional secretary hand, on all six pages of two conjugate folio leaves and a single folio leaf, unbound. c.1630s.

Later owned by George Thorn-Drury, KC (1860-1931), literary scholar and editor. Colbeck, Radford & Co. [i.e. Dobell], The Ingatherer, No. 18 (September 1931), item 130.

The Dobell MS collated in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile of the first page in Giles E. Dawson and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton, Elizabethan Handwriting 1500-1650 (London, 1968), plate 43.

Folger, MS X.d.245, ff. [1v-3r].

JnB 253.5

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 182.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, ff. [32r-3v rev.].

JnB 254

Copy, transcribed from an earlier MS source.

In: A pair of conjugate folio leaves of verse, in a neat italic hand, mounted in a guardbook. Mid-late 18th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw 2 V 154, pp. [1-3].

JnB 255

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 178r-80r.

A Fragment of Petronius Arbiter (‘Doing, a filthy pleasure is, and short’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxxviii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 294.

JnB 256

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 62.

A Grace by Ben: Johnson. extempore. before King James (‘Our King and Queen the Lord-God blesse’)

First published (?) in John Aubrey, Brief Lives, ed. Andrew Clark (Oxford, 1898), II, 14. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 418-19.

JnB 257

Copy of a short version beginning ‘Our Royall king & Queene, God Bless’.

In: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 117.

JnB 258

Copy, in Aubrey's hand.

In: A folio composite autograph manuscript of the third part of Brief Lives by John Aubrey (1626-97), 106 leaves of various sizes, in half-calf. 1681.

Edited from this MS in Clark and in Herford Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Aubrey 8, f. 55r.

JnB 259

Copy of a version headed ‘A Grace said before the King by a Jester’ and beginning ‘The King, the Queene, the Prince god blesse’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in three or more hands, probably compiled principally by a member of New College, Oxford, 163 pages, in calf-backed marbled boards. c.1620s-30s.

The name ‘George Brown’ inscribed on p. 14. Inscribed on p. i by Edmond Malone (1741-1812), literary scholar, biographer and book collector ‘Feb 13. 1790. I this day purchased this Manuscript Collection of Poems, at the sale of Mr Brander's books, at the exorbitant price of Ten Guineas. EMalone’.

Printed from this MS in Herford & Simpson, VIII, 419 (n).

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, p. 138.

JnB 260

Copy of a version perhaps spoken at Lady Bedford's table, headed ‘A forme of a Grace’ and beginning ‘The Kinge, ye Queene, the Prince god blesse’; dated in the margin ‘1618’.

In: the MS described under JnB 61.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 1v.

JnB 261

Copy of a version headed ‘Ben Jonsons grace’ and beginning ‘God blesse ye king, ye queene, god blesse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 64. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 175v.

JnB 262

Copy of a version headed ‘A grace said before ye king by his Jester’ and beginning ‘The Kinge and eke ye Queene God blesse’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany (originally in two separate volumes), including eleven poems by Donne, chiefly in two hands, probably associated with the University of Oxford, 98 leaves, one of the original vellum covers now incorporated in modern red morocco. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Stephen Wellden’ and ‘Abraham Bassano’ and (f. 98r) ‘Elizabeth Weldon’. Later owned by William John Thoms (1803-85), writer, antiquary and librarian. Sotheby's, 11 February 1887 (Thoms sale), lot 1092. Also owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89). Formerly Folger MS 452.4.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Welden MS’: DnJ Δ 49.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 58r.

JnB 263

Copy of an eight-line version headed ‘A grace said before the King by a Jester’ and beginning ‘The King, the Queen the Prince God bless’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, predominantly in two very small hands (A: ff. 1r-44v; B: ff. 44v-87v), with further verse and prose pieces in other hands on ff. 88r-121r, written from both ends, associated with Oxford, possibly New College, and probably afterwards with the Inns of Court, 155 leaves (including 33 blanks), in modern black morocco elaborately gilt. Including 23 poems by Strode (and second copies of two poems) and one poem of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Including (ff. 98r-100r) a letter by one ‘Pet[er] Wood’. Inscribed (ff. 90r-1r), ‘Thease verses I borroed to write out of John Sherly [d. 1666] a booke seller in litle Brittaine, 28th of March 1633’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9235. Sotheby's, 21 February 1938, lot 243.

Cited in IELM II.ii (1993), as the ‘Wood MS’: StW Δ 21. Discussed in C.F. Main, ‘New Texts of John Donne’, SB, 9 (1957), 225-33.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 38v.

JnB 263.5

Copy of a short version, here ascribed to ‘King Charles 2ds Fool’.

In: A quarto miscellany of Latin and English verse and prose, in several hands, written from both ends, 57 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1719-50.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 13, f. 42v.

JnB 264

Copy of a version headed ‘An Extemporary Grace by Ben. Iohnson before the kings’ and beginning ‘God blesse the King the Quene noe lesse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 121. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 181-2.

<Horace. Epode 2.> The praises of a Countrie life (‘Happie is he, that from all Businesse cleere’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxxv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 289-91.

JnB 265

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, ff. 37v-8v.

JnB 266

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, ff. 28r-9v.

JnB 267

Copy, headed ‘An ode in Horrace in prayse of a Countrry lief, translated’.

In: the MS described under JnB 94. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 250r-1v.

Horace his Art of Poetry (‘If to a Womans head a Painter would’)

First published in John Benson's 12mo edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 297-355.

JnB 268

Long extracts, subscribed ‘Translat Ben: Johnson’, following the Latin of ‘Horace Arte Poeticâ’ (f. 18r).

In: the MS described under JnB 123. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 18v.

JnB 268.5

Copy of lines 1-314, in the hand of Thomas Hearne.

In: An octavo volume of verse and miscellaneous collections compiled by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), Oxford antiquary, with his inscription ‘Tho. Hearne, Aug. 26, 1709’, 185 leaves. c.1709.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 261, pp. 104-15.

JnB 268.8

Copy of lines 101-4 of the 1640 duodecimo version, beginning ‘Much phrase that now is dead shall be reviv'd’.

In: A commonplace book, almost entirely in a single hand, compiled by William Stone. c.1748.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 8, f. R14r.

JnB 269

Copy of lines 229-36, headed ‘In a Translation of Hor: The Young Gentlemans Life’ and beginning ‘Th unbearded Youth, his Guardian once being gone’.

In: A quarto volume, in two hands. 274 leaves, unnumbered. 1626-96.

Comprising:

[Part I, ff. 12r-168r], five sermons, the first four by Donne, in the hand of Knightley Chetwode, son of Richard Chetwode, of Chetwode, Buckinghamshire, and Oakley, Staffordshire. 1625/6.

[Part II, ff. 1r-78r rev.], a verse miscellany, produced when the original blank pages were later filled from the reverse end, probably by one Katherine Butler. 1696.

The volume inscribed as having been given to Katherine Butler by her father in May 1693.

Described in Potter & Simpson, I, 41-2.

St Paul's Cathedral, MS 52. D. 14, Part II, [unnumbered pages] .

The Houre-glasse (‘Doe but consider this small dust’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (viii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 148-9.

*JnB 270

Autograph fair copy, headed ‘To the honoring respect / borne / to the Freindship contracted wth / the right vertuous, and learned / Mr. William Drummond: / And the perpetuating the same by all offices of Loue / herafter, / I Beniamin Jonson, / Whome he bath honord wth the leaue to be calld his, / haue, wth mine owne hand, to satisfie his request, / written this imperfect song, / On a Louers dust, made sand for an Howerglasse’.

In: Autograph fair copy of two poems, on one side of a single folio leaf, signed by Jonson and dated ‘January 19th 1619’ [i.e. 1618/19], presented to William Drummond of Hawthornden. The MS is accompanied by an 18th-century transcript on a single leaf endorsed ‘Copy of Ben Johnsone's verses of which I have the oreginal in the Charter house’. 1619.

Among papers of the Clerk family of Penicuik.

Edited from this MS in The Works of William Drummond (Edinburgh, 1711), p. 155 (see Herford & Simpson, I, 177-8): and cited (‘he sent to me this Madrigal / on a lovers dust, made sand for ane Houre Glasse...’) in Drummond's Conversations with Jonson (see Herford & Simpson, I, 150, and DrW 303). Facsimile in IELM, I.ii, Facsimile XXII. A facsimile of the MS is also among papers relating to Jonson given by Dr Percy Simpson to the Bodleian in 1952 (now MS facs. c/e 25, f. 4).

National Archives of Scotland, GD18/4312, f. [1r].

JnB 271

Copy, untitled, on one side of a half-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).

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson. The text accompanied by the original Latin version by Girolamo Amaltei.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 257r.

JnB 272

Copy, headed ‘One yt sent an hour glasse to his Mrs’.

In: the MS described under JnB 154. c.1640s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 8r.

JnB 273

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 155. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 113r.

JnB 274

Copy, here beginning ‘See this small dust here running in the glass’.

In: the MS described under JnB 14. c.1635-44.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 25, fol. 19v.

JnB 275

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, compiled by the writer Robert Codrington (1602-65) of Magdalen College, Oxford, 360 pages (including stubs of extracted leaves on pp. 297-328 and blanks, plus index), in contemporary calf. Including 16 poems by Carew and 13 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode. Written in three hands: i.e. A (Codrington's hand, including his own poems) on pp. 1-283, 349-55; B on pp. 284-9; and C on pp. 289-348, 356-60; dated (pp. 1-22) ‘Anno Dom: 1638’ and ‘The 30th of May. 1638’. c.1638.

Acquired from Blackwell's, 1962.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Codrington MS’: CwT Δ 7 and StW Δ 7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 66.

JnB 276

Copy, here beginning ‘Consider the dust moving in this glass’.

In: the MS described under JnB 156. c.1640.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, p. 51.

JnB 277

Copy, headed ‘Of the Ashes of a dead Lover put in an hower glasse’.

In: A folio composite volume of verse and some prose, in various hands, v + 179 leaves, in early 18th-century half-calf.

With a few additions in Rawlinson's hand.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 172, f. 74v.

JnB 278

Copy, headed ‘Of the sand running In an hower glasse’.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse, in several hands (the 22 or 23 poems by Carew on ff. 2r-22r in a single hand), with later additions dated 1731-3 by one ‘G. Broughton’ on ff. 1r and after 44r, a reference to St John's College, Cambridge (in 1731) on f. 83v, 93 leaves (plus blanks), in 19th-century half black morocco. c.1630s [-1733].

‘G. Broughton’ is possibly William (‘Gulielmus’) Broughton (b.1684/5), of Trinity College, Cambridge (one of whose Latin verse compilations was copied in 1704-6 by Richard Robinson in Trinity College, Cambridge, MS 0.6.1 (James 1497). Also the name ‘Jo: Tweedy’ is inscribed several times on f. 81r. Owned before 1841 by one W. Potter.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Tweedye MS’: CwT Δ 10.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 11811, f. 31r.

JnB 279

Copy, headed ‘Of Sand in an houreglasse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 8. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 96v.

JnB 280

Copy, headed ‘On an Howglasse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 18. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 19268, f. 4v.

JnB 281

Copy, headed ‘On an houre-glasse’, subscribed ‘B. J.’

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single neat predominantly italic hand, 72 leaves, in old leather. Probably compiled by one ‘H.S.’, a Cambridge man. c.1640s-50s.

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector, with his bookplate and inscription ‘1806 Purchased of Lansdown of Bristol’. Bliss sale, 21 August 1858, lot 192.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, f. 49r-v.

JnB 282

Copy, headed ‘On ye Sand in an houreglasse’ and here beginning ‘Consider this small dust here in this glasse’, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 107. c.1636.

This MS text collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 33998, f. 14r-v.

JnB 283

Copy, headed ‘A lovers ashes put into an houre glasse by his Mris’.

In: the MS described under JnB 69. c.1640s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 112v.

JnB 284

Copy in: A small folio volume of 102 poems by Donne, together with a few poems by others, in a professional predominantly italic hand, the poems often subscribed with bunch-of-grapes decorations, 114 leaves (plus blanks), with an alphabetical ‘Table’ (ff. 112v-14r), in modern half-morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1623-33.

Among the collections of Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, first Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1776-1839), of Stowe House, near Buckingham, largely derived from the collections of the antiquary Thomas Astle (1735-1803), which in turn chiefly derived from Astle's father-in-law, the Essex historian Philip Morant (1700-71). Later owned by the fourth Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878).

Cited in IELM as ‘Stowe MS I’: DnJ Δ 15.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Stowe MS 961, f. 69v.

JnB 285

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 144r.

JnB 286

Copies, in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferrabosco.

In: Two music part books compiled by Thomas Smith (1614-1701) of The Queen's College, Oxford, later Bishop of Carlisle. c.1637.

Formerly Carlisle Cathedral, Dean & Chapter of Carlisle MSS, Box B1.

These MSS discussed in John P. Cutts, Bishop Smith's Part-Song Books in Carlisle Cathedral Library (American Institute of Musicology, 1972).

Edited from this MS in Edward Doughtie, ‘Ferrabosco and Jonson's “The Houre-glasse”’, RQ, 22 (1969), 148-50.

Cumbria Archives, Carlisle, D&C Music 1, Altus, p. 8; Bassus, p. 8.

JnB 287

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a neat secretary hand, fourteen pages. c.1620s.

Among the papers of the Gell family, of Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, including those of the Parliamentary commander and MP Sir John Gell, first Baronet (1593-1671). Formerly D258/31/16.

Derbyshire Record Office, D258/10/15, p. 9.

JnB 288

Copy, headed ‘On a Gentle-Woman working by an Houre-glasse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 17v.

JnB 289

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 262. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 90r.

JnB 290

Copy, headed ‘On An Houreglasse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 25. c.1630s[-55].

This MS probably the Dobell MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Folger, MS V.a.170, p. 76.

JnB 291

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 4. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 55v.

JnB 292

Copy, headed ‘vpon an houreglasse’.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, probably associated with Oxford University, 34 leaves, in modern half-morocco marbled boards. Including 15 poems by Carew and 17 poems by King. c.1630s.

Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector. Bookplate of the Warwick Castle Library. Formerly Folger MS 1.8.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Halliwell MS’: CwT Δ 26 and KiH Δ 11. James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Some Account of the Antiquities…illustrating…Shakespeare (1852), No. 8. Facsimile example in Giles Dawson and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton, Elizabethan Handwriting 1500-1650 (London, 1968), Plate 42. Complete microfilm at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 195).

Facsimile of this MS in Giles E. Dawson and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton, Elizabethan Handwriting 1500-1650 (London, 1968), plate 42.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 9v.

JnB 293

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 42. c. late 1630s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, f. 73r.

JnB 294

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 115. [1635].

Harvard, MS Eng 966.5, p. 276.

JnB 294.5

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 115.5. 19th century.

Harvard, MS Eng 966.2, p. 6.

JnB 295

Copy, untitled.

In: A small octavo miscellany of 76 poems by Donne, together with a few poems by others dating up to 1627, in a single italic hand, occasionally marking the end of poems with one or more quatrefoils, 102 leaves (foliation jumping from 55 to 57), gilt-edged, in 19th-century dark green leather gilt. c.late 1620s.

Inscriptions including (f. 6r) ‘Hannah Lewis Junr’; ‘Thomas Turner his Book’ (three times, ff. 8r, 14v, 48v, dated ‘1750’, ‘58’ and ‘1760’); (f. 12r) ‘Edmund Baxter att Mrs Nortons’; (ff. 20r, 59v) ‘John Jones’; (f. 40r) ‘Jon: Pryse 1729’; (f. 59v) ‘Robt. Was’[?]; and (f. 79r) ‘Edmund Baxter 1729’. Later owned by Edward Vernon Utterson (1776-1856), of Shanklin and Ryde, Isle of Wight, artist, literary antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 24 April 1852 (Utterson sale), lot 1317, sold to ‘Lelly’. Then owned by Sir John Simeon, third Baronet (1815-70), M.P. Sotheby's, 3 March 1871 (Simeon sale), lot 638, to Pickering. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 436 (1930), item 576. Formerly MS Nor 4620.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Utterson MS’: DnJ Δ 51. Discussed in Sir John Simeon, ‘Unpublished Poems of Donne’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 3 (London, 1856-7), No. 3. For an account of Utterson, see Raymond V. Turley, ‘Edward Vernon Utterson’, The Book Collector, 25 (1976), 21-44 (and plates after p. 48).

Harvard, MS Eng 966.7, f. 32r.

JnB 296

Copy, headed ‘upon an Hower Glass’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 180. c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 53.

JnB 297

Copy, headed ‘On a Gentlewoma working by an houreglass’, subscribed ‘BJ’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany, in English and Latin, in several hands, written from both ends, i + 74 leaves, in contemporary calf. Owned (inscription f.[ir]), and possibly partly compiled, by Sir Henry Rainsford (1599-1641), of Clifford Chambers, near Stratford-upon-Avon. c. late 1630s-40s.

Bookplate of Edward Greenfield Doggett and Hugh Greenfield Doggett, of Bristol, 1893. Later owned by Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, literary scholar, and book collector.

Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici (London, 1964), No. 15. Discussed in Peter Davidson, ‘The Notebook of Henry Rainsford’, N&Q, 229 (June 1984), 247-50.

Formerly owned by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici No. 15.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8447, f. [27r].

JnB 298

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 118. c.1632.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8468, f. 113r.

JnB 299

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Consider but this dust heere in this glasse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 34r.

JnB 300

Copy, headed ‘Of the Sand runinge in an hower Glass’.

In: the MS described under JnB 120. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 132.

JnB 301

Copy, headed ‘On the sand running in an Houre glasse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 121. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 291.

JnB 302

Copy, headed ‘On a faire Ladie working by an hower glasse’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single predominantly italic hand, 152 leaves (paginated 1-34, thereafter foliated 35-169), plus index, in modern red leather. Including 85 poems (and second copies of two) by Thomas Carew. c.1638-42.

Inscriptions including ‘Horatio Carey 1642 te deus pardamus’ [viz. Horatio Carey (1619-ante 1677), eldest son of Sir Richard Carey (1583-1630) and great-grandson of Sir Henry Carey (1524?-96), first Baron Hunsdon ], ‘Thomas Arding’, ‘Thomas Arden’, ‘William Harrington’, ‘Thomas John’, ‘John Anthehope’ and ‘Clement Poxall’. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 8270. Bookplates of John William Cole and of the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, 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 194.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Carey MS’: CwT Δ 34. Briefly discussed in Gary Taylor, ‘Some Manuscripts of Shakespeare's Sonnets’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 68 (1985), 210-46 (pp. 220-4). Discussed, with facsimile pages, in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 188, 191-2).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, p. 15.

JnB 303

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 135. c.1636-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 7v.

JnB 304

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 187. c.1630s.

National Library of South Africa, Cape Town, MS Grey 7 a 29, p. 75.

JnB 305

Copy, headed ‘Vpon an Howerglasse’ and subscribed ‘Ben. Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 10. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, p. 59.

JnB 306

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 32. c.1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 73v.

JnB 307

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 193. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Bright, p. 31, whence collated in Herford & Simpson.

Untraced Bright MSS, [Digby MSS], [unnumbered item].

The humble Petition of poore Ben. To th' best of Monarchs, Masters, Men, King Charles (‘That whereas your royall Father’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxvi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 259-60.

JnB 308

Copy in the hand of Elias Ashmole, headed ‘To the Kings Most Excellent Maiesty The humble Petcon of your Poet To your Maiestye dooth shew it’, here beginning ‘Whereas late your Royal father’, and subscribed ‘B. Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 271.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 48v.

JnB 309

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Johnsons peticion to ye ks: matie’ and here beginning ‘Whereas yor late roial father’.

In: A large folio miscellany of English and Welsh poems, in occasionally alternating black and red ink, 61 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Compiled by Richard Roberts, Justice of the Peace. c.1628.

Sold by P.J. Dobell in 1936.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 3v.

JnB 310

Copy, headed ‘Mr Ben: Johnsons Petition to the Kings most Excellt Matie the humble Petition of yor Poet to your Matie doth shewe it’ and here beginning ‘Whereas late your Royall Father’.

In: the MS described under JnB 43. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, pp. 201-2.

A Hymne to God the Father (‘Heare mee, O God!’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (i.2) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 129-30.

JnB 311

Copy in: A folio volume of the words of anthems used in the Chapel Royal at Whitehall, 310 leaves, in contemporary brown leather stamped with the royal arms. c.1635.

Owned in 1732 by John, Earl of Leicester, Constable of the Tower. Bought by Rawlinson at an auction in St Paul's Churchyard 15 January 1742/3.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 23, p. 158.

JnB 311.5

Copies, largely of the incipit only, MS (i) with the full text, all in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferabosco.

In: A set of six folio musical part books, namely (i) Cantus, (ii) Altus, (iii) Tenor, (iv) Bassus, (v) Quintus and (vi) Sextus, the lyrics in a neat predominantly italic hand, respectively 176, 175, 176, 176, 163 and 58 leaves (plus numerous blanks), each volume in contemporary calf elaborately gilt with the initials ‘T M’ on the covers. Each volume with an engraved title-page: ‘Tristitiæ Remedivm Cantiones selectissimæ, diuersoru tu authorum, tum argumentoru; labore G manu exaratæ THOMÆ MYRIELL. A.D. 1616.’ c.1616.

Puttick & Simpson's, 24 April 1873.

J. Reichard, N&Q, 228 (1983), 147-8.

British Library, Add. MSS 29372-7, (i-v) f. 72v.

JnB 311.8

Copy of the incipit only, in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferrabosco.

In: A tall folio part book of vocal music, for the Altus voice, the lyrics in several italic and secretary hands, one formal italic hand predominating, 78 leaves, mounted on guards, in quarter vellum boards. Early 17th century.

Puttick & Simpson's, 29 April 1873.

British Library, Add. MS 29427, f. 70v.

JnB 312

Copy, in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferrabosco, untitled.

In: A square-shaped folio songbook, largely in a single rounded secretary hand, with (ff. 1r-v, 69r-v) a table of contents, i + 69 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Mid-17th century.

Puttick & Simpson's, 2 March 1866, lot 230.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 2 (New York & London, 1986).

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Egerton MS 2013, ff. 57v-8r.

JnB 312.5

Copy of the first three lines, in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferabosco Jr.

In: A large folio music book, in a single hand, now bound in two volumes (Vol. I, ff. i-iii + 1-198; Vol. II, ff. 199-523 + iv-vi), each in modern half dark red morocco. Compiled by Francis Tregian (1574-1617), compiler of the Fitzwilliam Viginal Book. Early 17th century.

Inscribed (f.vr) ‘ffrancis Sambrooke his Book’. Later in the Hurn Court Library of the Earl of Malmesbury. Christie's, 30-1 March 1950, lot 663.

A complete facsimile in Renaissance Music in Facsimile: Volume 7a: London, British Library, MS Egerton 3665 (‘The Tregian Manuscript’), ed. Frank A.D'Accone, 2 vols (New York & London, 1988).

British Library, Egerton MS 3665, Part II, ff. 508r.

JnB 312.8

Copy of lines 1-16, in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferrabosco, headed ‘Pauan.’, in six part books of John Brown.

Christ Church, Oxford, MSS Mus. 423-28.

JnB 313

Copy, untitled, ascribed to ‘Beniamin Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 51. c.1624-41.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 63r.

JnB 314

Copy in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferrabosco.

In: A folio volume of songs, madrigals and motets, 48 leaves, the leaves now mounted with other MSS (1015-1019) in a double-folio guardbook. Early 17th century.

Formerly at St Michael's College, Tenbury Wells.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 6 (New York & London, 1987).

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Lyrics at St. Michael's College’, M&L, 37 (1956), 221-33 (pp. 225-6).

Bodleian, MS Tenbury 1018, f. 31r.

Inviting a Friend to Svpper (‘To night, graue sir, both my poore house, and I’)

First published in Epigrammes (ci) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 64-5.

JnB 315

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson's invitation of a Gentleman to Svpper’.

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 collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 84r-v.

JnB 316

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons inuitation of a Gentleman to Supper’.

In: the MS described under JnB 76. c.1674-84.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, ff. 20v-1v.

JnB 316.5

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons inuitation of a Gentleman to supper’.

In: the MS described under JnB 121.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 309-11.

JnB 316.8

Copy in the hand of Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65), on a sheet in his exemplum of Jonson's Workes.

In: Exemplum of Jonson's printed Workes (London, 1616) belonging to Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65), which was possibly made up from printing-house remnants. c.1635.

Discussed in Mark Bland, ‘William Stansby and the Production of The Workes of Beniamin Jonson, 1615-16’, The Library, 6th Ser. 20 (1998), 1-33 (pp. 20-3).

Yale, 1977 +422, sig. 3 X 4r-v.

The iust indignation the Author tooke at the vulgar censure of his Play, by some malicious Spectators begat this following Ode to himselfe (‘Come leaue the lothed stage’)

A little Shrub growing by (‘Aske not to know this Man. If fame should speake’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xxi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 172.

JnB 317

Copy, headed ‘Another by Ben:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 2. Mid-17th century.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, p. 5.

Lord Bacon's Birth-day (‘Haile, happie Genius of this antient pile!’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (li) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 225.

JnB 318

Copy, in the hand of John Aubrey.

In: A folio composite autograph manuscript of the first part of Brief Lives by John Aubrey (1626-97), 121 largely folio leaves, in vellum within modern boards. c.1679/80-1681.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Aubrey 6, f. 69.

Martial. <Epigram XLVII, Book X.> (‘The Things that make the happier life, are these’)

First published in John Payne Collier, Memoirs of Edward Alleyn (London, 1841), p. 54. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 295.

*JnB 319

Autograph, on a folio leaf also containing WoH 2.

In: A collection of papers of the actor Edward Alleyn (1566-1626).

Edited from this MS in Collier and in Herford & Simpson. Edited and discussed in Anthony Miller, ‘The Text of Ben Jonson's Translation of Martial, Epigrams, X.xlvii’, ELN, 21/2 (December 1983), 8-10. Facsimiles in The Henslowe Papers, ed. R.A. Foakes (London, 1977), II, 135, and in The Henslowe Papers Supplement: The Theatre Papers, in honour of Dr D.M. Owen, ed. Masayuki Yamagishi (Kyoto, Japan, 1992), article 35.

Dulwich College, MSS 1, article 135.

JnB 320

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and miscellaneous verse and prose, in various hands, 69 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 791, f. 59v.

JnB 321

Copy, headed ‘Translated out of Martiall by Ben: Johnson ~ libr: 10: Epi: 49’.

In: the MS described under JnB 76. c.1674-84.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, f. 42r-v.

The Musicall strife. In a Pastorall Dialogue (‘Come, with our Voyces, let us warre’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (iii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 143-4.

JnB 322

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting.

In: A folio songbook, 121 leaves (including c.20 blanks and an index), in contemporary calf (rebacked). Including ten poems by Carew and twelve poems by or attributed to Herrick, in musical settings, predominantly in a single hand (ff. 2r-63v, 92r-9r, 100r, with a change of style on ff. 64r-5v and in the index probably by the same hand), with 18th-century additions on ff. 81v-7v, 89r-v and 145v-53r, and scribbling elsewhere. c.1640s-60s.

Later owned by Colonel W.G. Probert, of Bevills, Bures, Suffolk. Sold by Quaritch in 1937.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Probert MS’: CwT Δ 4, HeR Δ 1. Discussed and analysed in John P. Cutts, ‘A Bodleian Song-Book: Don. C. 57’, M&L, 34 (1953), 192-211. Also briefly discussed in George Thewlis, ‘Some Notes on a Bodleian Manuscript’, M&L, 22 (1941) 32-5, and in Willa McClung Evans, ‘Shakespeare's “Harke Harke ye Larke”’, PMLA, 60 (1945), 95-101 (with a facsimile of f. 78r). A facsimile of the volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 6 (New York & London, 1987).

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘A Bodleian Song-Book: Don. C. 57’, M&L, 34 (1953), 192-211 (p. 204). Facsimile in Jorgens, VI.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 48v.

JnB 323

Copy, headed ‘Two Ladies invitinge each other to singe’.

In: A verse miscellany, i + 25 leaves. c.1640.

Owned before 1959 by the Lingard-Guthrie family.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 53, f. 2v.

JnB 324

Copy in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 48. c.1656.

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth Century Lyrics’, MD, 10 (1956), 142-209 (p. 176). Facsimile in Jorgens, VII.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 81r-3r.

JnB 325

Copy, in a musical setting by John Wilson, used as an Oxford Act Song, i + 32 folio leaves. c.1660s.

Bodleian, MS Mus. Sch. C. 142.

JnB 326

Copy, headed ‘Cantilena’.

In: the MS described under JnB 8. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 88v.

JnB 327

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 38. c.1620-50.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, ff. 4v-5r.

JnB 328

Copy, headed ‘Two Ladies ioyning each other to sing’.

In: A small octavo verse miscellany, written from both ends, predominantly in a single hand in variant styles (ff. 1v-79v, 80r, 88v-96v, 119r-117r rev.), with additions in later hands (ff. 97r-104v, 116v-106r rev.), 164 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Inscribed (f. 1v, in a court hand) ‘Daniell Leare his Booke’, ‘witnesse William Strode’, and (f. 164r) ‘Mr Daniell Leare eius Liber’: i.e. compiled chiefly by Daniel Leare, a distant cousin of the poet William Strode, probably at Christ Church, Oxford, before he entered the Middle Temple in 1633. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This suggestion, by Mary Hobbs, is supported by entries in the Caution Book of 1625-41 at Christ Church, where Strode is found (p. 22) paying £10 as college security for Leare and where Leare signs (p. 23) on this sum's repayment by Dr Fell on 13 May 1633. Forey suggests (p. lxxix) that he was the Daniell Leare of St Andrews, Holburne, whose will was proved in 1652; but it is more likely that he was the Daniel Leare to whom Henry King, Dean of Rochester, leased property at Chatham on 19 July 1655 (National Archives, Kew, SP 18/99/61). Daniel Leare's wife, Dorothy, was a member of the Hubert family with whom King was associated by virtue of the marriage of his sister Dorothy.

The volume includes 12 poems by Donne; 15 poems (plus a second copy of one and three of doubtful authorship) by Carew; 20 poems (plus two of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; and 84 poems (plus second copies of eight poems, four poems of doubtful authorship and some apocryphal poems) by Strode, the texts being closely related to, and in part probably transcribed from, the ‘Corpus MS’ of Strode's poems (StW Δ 1).

Inscribed also ‘John Leare’ (probably Daniel's younger brother); (f. 1r) ‘Anthony Euans his booke’ (who married Daniel Leare's niece Dorothy Leare in 1663); (f. 1v) ‘Alexander Croke his Book 1773’; and (f. 164v) ‘John Scott’ (who matriculated at Christ Church in 1632). Rimell & Son, 9 November 1878.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Leare MS’: DnJ Δ 41, CwT Δ 15, CoR Δ 4, and StW Δ 10.

Discussed in Mary Hobbs, An Edition of the Stoughton Manuscript (unpub. Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 1973), pp. 185-90; in her ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellanies and their Value for Textual Editors’, EMS, 1 (1989), 192-210 (pp. 189-90); and in her Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), passim, with facsimile examples of ff. 79-80 facing p. 87.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 37v-8r.

JnB 329

Copy, headed ‘Sonnett’, subscribed ‘B J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 168. c.1633.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 55r.

JnB 330

Copy, headed ‘The Operatione of Musicke’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 207v-8r.

JnB 331

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue in song betweene A Nimph & a Shephard’, on both sides of a single trimmed and ruled octavo leaf. c.1630s.

This leaf is folio 54 extracted from the verse miscellany now Folger MS V.a.96.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Chetham's Library, Halliwell-Phillipps No. 2217.

JnB 332

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 292. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Cutts, MD, 10 (1956), 176.

Folger, MS V.b.43, ff. 28v-9r.

JnB 333

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue in Song betweene a Nymph and a Shepheard’.

In: the MS described under JnB 42. c. late 1630s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, f. 80r-v.

JnB 334

Copy, headed ‘Too Ladyes enuiting each other to sing’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 23r.

JnB 335

Copy, headed ‘Dialogue in Songe Betweene a Nymphe & a Shepheard’.

In: the MS described under JnB 43. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, pp. 30-1.

JnB 336

Copy, headed ‘Two sheapheards inuiting each other to singe’.

In: the MS described under JnB 302. c.1638-42.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, ff. 109v-10r.

JnB 337

Copy, headed ‘A dialog betweene two Ladies. B. J.’.

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).

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), f. 53r-v.

JnB 338

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, subscribed ‘Corbett’, with a stave of music by Nicholas Lanier. c.1620s-30s.

In: A quarto composite volume of ecclesiastical tracts and sermons, in different hands, possibly associated with Lancelot Andrewes, 98 leaves, in quarter-calf marbled boards. Inscribed on the last page (f. 98v) by Andrewes's secretary ‘samMVel. WrIght of LonDon 1616’.

This MS discussed, with facsimiles of ff. 36r, 40v and 44v, in P.J. Klemp, ‘“Betwixt the Hammer and the Anvill”: Lancelot Andrewes's Revision Techniques in the Manuscript of His 1620 Easter Sermon’, PBSA, 89/2 (June 1995), 149-82.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS B. 14. 22 (James 307), f. 87r.

JnB 339

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 187v-8r.

JnB 340

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet’.

In: A folio miscellany of some 133 poems, including 55 poems by Henry King and nineteen by Thomas Carew, 247 pages. In the hands of two amanuenses associated with King: i.e. Scribe A (c.1636), pp. 1-214, that of Thomas Manne's ‘imitator’ using two styles (a: pp. 1-62, 64-6, 133-4, 147-215; and b, the earlier: pp. 63, 67-132, 135-45); and Scribe B (c.1641): pp. 217-47, that of the scribe responsible for the Phillipps MS (Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8471). c.1636-41.

The flyleaf inscribed ‘Ex dono Eugenii Stoughton Die Octobrii 23 Anno-1738-Domini’: i.e. owned before 1738 by the Stoughton family, of St John's House, Warwick.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Stoughton MS’: CwT Δ 36 and KiH Δ 6. A complete photocopy deposited by Mary Hobbs in the Bodleian (MS Facs. d. 157). Edited in Mary Hobbs, An Edition of the Stoughton Manuscript (An Early Seventeenth-Century Poetry Collection in Private Hands connected with Henry King and Oxford) seen in relation to other contemporary Poetry and Song Collections (unpub. Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 1973). Also discussed in Mary Hobbs, ‘The Poems of Henry King: Another Authoritative Manuscript’, The Library, 5th Ser. 31 (1976), 127-35. Recorded in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, A Bibliography of Henry King, D.D. Bishop of Chichester (London, 1977), p. 96. A complete facsimile edition in The Stoughton Manuscript, ed. Mary Hobbs (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1990).

Rosemary Williams, London, Stoughton MS, pp. 101-2.

My Answer. The Poet to the Painter (‘Why? though I seeme of a prodigious wast’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 226-7.

JnB 341

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 42r.

JnB 342

Copy of lines 7-24, untitled, here beginning ‘You are not tied by any painters Law’.

In: the MS described under JnB 155. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 131v.

JnB 343

Copy of lines 1-15, headed ‘B. Johnson, to Burlace the Painter’ and here beginning ‘What though I be of a prodigious wast’.

In: the MS described under JnB 158. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 142, f. 43v.

JnB 344

Copy, headed ‘Ben Ionson to ye Painter’.

In: the MS described under JnB 328. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, ff. 58v-9r.

JnB 345

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Iohnsons Reply’.

In: the MS described under JnB 315. c.1641-9.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 63r.

JnB 346

Copy in: An octavo miscellany of chiefly verse, in at least two cursive italic hands, with religious verse and prose at the reverse end in another hand, 111 leaves (plus blanks), in old calf gilt. Including nineteen poems by Corbett and 29 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, the date 1634 occurring on f. 78v. c.1635.

Inscribed on f. 111v rev. ‘Thursday next at Capricks for Mr Pitt’. Later among the collections of Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724), and his son Edward, second Earl (1689-1741).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Harley MS’: CoR Δ 5.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6931, f. 58r-v.

JnB 347

Copy, headed ‘B.I. to the paynter’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20. c.early 1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, ff. 119v-20r.

JnB 348

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 16v-17r.

JnB 349

Copy, headed ‘Ben: J: to Burlace’, following ‘Burlace the painter to Ben: J.’

In: the MS described under JnB 241. c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, p. 127.

JnB 350

Copy, following (on f. 64v) William Burlase's ‘The painter to the poett’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 64r.

JnB 351

Copy, here beginning ‘Why Wt though I be of A pdigious wast?’

In: the MS described under JnB 4.5. c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 247-8.

My Picture left in Scotland (‘I now thinke, Love is rather deafe, then blind’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (ix) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 149-50.

*JnB 352

Autograph fair copy, headed ‘Yet, that Loue when it is at full, may admit heaping, / Receiue another; and this a picture of my self’.

In: the MS described under JnB 270. 1619.

National Archives of Scotland, GD18/4312, f. [1r].

JnB 353

Copy, headed ‘Verses on his Picture’.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 47v.

JnB 354

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 155. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 118r.

JnB 355

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 17r-v.

JnB 356

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, f. 51r-v.

JnB 357

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 127-8.

JnB 358

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 42. c. late 1630s.

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, f. 78r-v.

JnB 359

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 52. c.1630s.

Huntington, HM 172, f. 32v.

JnB 360

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 43. c.1630s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, pp. 34-5.

A New-yeares-Gift sung to King Charles. 1635 (‘To day old Janus opens the new yeare’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxix) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 263-5.

JnB 361

Copy of a version of lines 56-65 (here beginning ‘Procures all Plenty & our Flocke encrease’) incorporated as lines 14-23 in a copy of Nicholas Lanier's ‘A Pastorall Song to the King on Newyeares day: Ano. Dni. 1663[/4?]’ (beginning ‘Looke shephards looke, old Janus doth vnfold’), on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1665.

In: the MS described under JnB 271.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 166r.

A Nymphs Passion (‘I love, and he loves me again’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (vii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 147-8.

JnB 362

Copy, headed ‘A Nymphes Passion in a Pastorall’.

In: A folio volume of of tracts and papers chiefly on state matters, largely in one hand, 72 leaves (plus blanks). c.1635.

Inscribed (f. 10r) with names of Stephen Foster of Wrexham, Buckinghamshire (possibly the principal compiler) and Robert Drake of Topsham, Devon. Bookplate (f. 11r) of Berkeley Seymour of Queens's College, Cambridge. Purchased from the Rev. John C. Jackson 8 December 1866.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Egerton MS 2026, f. 67v.

JnB 362.5

Copy, headed ‘A Nymph's Passion by Ben Jonson’.

In: A quarto composite verse miscellany, in one or possibly two hands, 56 pages (including blanks), in 19th-century boards. Early-mid-18th century.

Formerly among the papers of the Fairfax family, of Leeds Castle, Kent. Fairfax sale at Leeds Castle, 1843, to Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 11141. 1898 Phillipps sale, lot 479, to W. A. Lindsay. His sale London, 14 February 1927, lot 671, to Dobell. Dobell & Radford's sale catalogue The Ingatherer, No. 11 (1930), item 209.

University of Chicago, MS 554, pp. 9-10.

Ode (‘Yff Men, and tymes were nowe’)

First published in William Dinmore Briggs, ‘Did Jonson Write a Third “Ode to Himself”?’, The Athenaeum (13 June 1914), p. 828. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 419-21.

JnB 363

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94. Printed from this MS in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 8v-9r.

JnB 364

Copy, headed ‘Ode’.

In: the MS described under JnB 94. c.1620-33.

Edited from this MS in Briggs. Collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, f. 237r-v.

Ode Enthousiastike (‘Splendor! O more then mortall’)

First published in Diuerse Poeticall Essaies appended to Robert Chester, Loues Martyr (London, 1601). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 364-5.

JnB 365

Copy, headed ‘To L:C: off: B’ and here beginning ‘Beautye, more then Mortall’.

In: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, ff. 20v-1r.

An Ode, or Song, by all the Muses. In celebration of her Majesties birth-day (‘Up publike joy, remember’)

First published in Benson's 4to edition (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxvii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 239-40.

JnB 366

Copy, headed ‘To the Queen on her Birth-day’.

In: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 5v-6v.

Ode to himselfe (‘Come leaue the lothed stage’)

First published, with the heading ‘The iust indignation the Author tooke at the vulgar censure of his Play, by some malicious spectators, begat this following Ode to himselfe’, in The New Inn (London, 1631). Herford & Simpson, VI, 492-4.

JnB 367

Ode to himselfe. This is not the poem by Jonson but one by Owen Felltham: see FeO 1-6.

Deleted entry, British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 207.

JnB 368

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

Printed from this MS in The New Inn, ed. G.B. Tennant (New York, 1908); collated in Herford & Simpson, and in Tom Davis, ‘Ben Johnson's Ode to Himself: An Early Version’, PQ, 51.i (1972), 410-21.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, pp. 80-1.

JnB 369

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.

This MS recorded in Davis, p. 411.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, ff. 45v-6r.

JnB 370

Copy, headed ‘B. J: his discontented Soliloquye Vpon ye Censure of his Play called ye new inne, answered by T: R:’, here beginnning ‘Ben leaue ye stage’, and each stanza alternating with Randolph's ‘answer’.

In: the MS described under JnB 156. c.1640.

This MS collated in Davis.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, pp. 30-5.

JnB 371

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons discontented Soliloquy, vpon ye sinister Censure of his Play, call'd ye New Inne; Answerd verse for verse by Tho Randall’, here beginning ‘Ben leaue ye loathed Stage’, each stanza alternating with Randolph's answer (RnT 27).

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 62, ff. 38v-40v.

JnB 372

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 160. c.1629.

This MS collated in Davis.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 166, pp. 83-5.

JnB 373

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Johnsons Ode to his selfe’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, 49 leaves; in contemporary calf gilt. Including 14 poems by Carew; the main text (ff. 1r-27r) in a non-professional mixed hand of the 1630s (but for later scribbling); the remaining leaves filled by later hands; notes on family history from 1647 to 1664 on ff. 28r-9r. c.1630s[-75].

Inscribed on f. 29v ‘John Peverell Booke 1674’ and his name also on ff. 1r and 49r. Fol. 48v containing a receipt dated 30 June 1653 ‘by me Francis Blackitt of bro. William of Hoodcroft, Co. Durham’. Other names inside the front cover including ‘John Peves’ and ‘Railphe Hogwood’ and, inside the back cover, ‘James Portington’, ‘William Steadman 1675’, ‘Thomas Meeres’, ‘William Diton’ and ‘Ramond Swift’.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Peverell MS’: CwT Δ 9.

This MS collated in Davis.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 209, ff. 11r-12r.

JnB 374

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Johnsons discontented Soliloquy upon ye sinister Censure of his play called ye New Inne…’, alternating stanza-by-stanza with Randolph's Latin version (RnT 28) and answer (RnT 416).

In: the MS described under JnB 70. c.1653-60s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 79, ff. 28v-31r.

JnB 375

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 18r-19r.

JnB 376

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Johnsons ode to himself’.

In: Four octavo leaves removed fom the verse miscellany Folger MS V.a.97, bound in the order pp. 77-8, 83-4, 79-80 and 81-2, in modern half crushed morocco on marbled boards. c.late 1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.152, pp. 77-8.

JnB 377

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons ode to himselfe’.

In: the MS described under JnB 25. c.1630s[-55].

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 184-7.

JnB 378

Copy, headed ‘Mr Ionsons farewell to the stage’, on versos only, interspersed stanza for stanza with the answer by Randolph (RnT 23), subscribed ‘Ben: Jonson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 170-81.

JnB 379

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons Ode to himselfe’.

In: the MS described under JnB 180. c.1637.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 114-15.

JnB 379.5

Copy, together with (stanza-for-stanza) a Latin version by William Strode (StW 1413) and a Greek version by ‘Mr Maisters of New=colledge’.

In: A miscellany compiled by Vincent Sparkes, Minister of Northwood, Isle of Wight. Mid-17th century.

Formerly recorded as ‘Cromwellian commonplace book’.

Recorded in Mary Damant, ‘A Cromwellian Commonplace Book’, N&Q, 7th Ser. 10 (13 September 1890), 204-5.

Isle of Wight Record Office, NWD/APR/9Z/1, ff. 137v-8v.

JnB 380

Copy, headed ‘An Ode to him selfe’.

In: the MS described under JnB 337. c.1630s-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 1r-2r.

JnB 380.5

Copy of the first stanza, untitled, followed by the first stanza of Randolph's answer (RnT 32) and two Latin versions (one StW 1414), all these verses then repeated, followed by the second stanza of Jonson's poem and the second stanza of Randolph's answer.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 269v-71v.

JnB 381

A printed exemplum of The New Inn (London, 1631) with MS annotations made by Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary, collating the text of the ‘Ode to himselfe’ with a 17th-century MS once in his possession. Early 19th century.

This item collated in Herford & Simpson.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce 5363 (Pressmark Dyce 25.A.97).

An Ode. to himselfe (‘Where do'st thou carelesse lie’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xxiii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 174-5.

JnB 382

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, ff. 7v-8v.

JnB 383

Copy, headed ‘Ode’.

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

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, ff. 19r-20r.

JnB 384

Copy, headed ‘Ode’.

In: the MS described under JnB 94. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 236r-7r.

JnB 385

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 117. c.1620-33.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, ff. 5v-6.

An Ode to Iames Earle of Desmond (‘Where art thou, Genius? I should use’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xxv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 176-80.

*JnB 386

Autograph, untitled, here beginning ‘Genius where art thou? I should vse’, subscribed ‘B. J.’.

In: A folio composite verse and heraldic miscellany, in several hands, ii + 302 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. Including much Welsh verse and coats of arms, some by or relating to Sir John Salusbury. Compiled, at least in part, by William Cynwal of Penmachno for Catherine of Berain, wife of Sir Richard Clough. c.1591-1609.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson, with a facsimile of lines 1-23 facing p. 179. Discussed, with a complete facsimile, in Mark Bland, ‘“As far from all Reuolt”: Sir John Salusbury, Christ Church MS 184 and Ben Jonson's First Ode’, EMS, 8 (2000), 43-78. Facsimile of first page also in DLB, vol. 121, Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, First Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1992), p. 189.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS 184, f. 40r-v.

Ode. To Sir William Sydney, on his Birth-Day (‘Now that the harth is crown'd with smiling fire’)

First published in The Forrest (xiiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 120-1.

JnB 387

Copy of lines 39-40, here beginning ‘They yt swell’ and subscribed ‘fforrest to S' Wil. Sydney’.

In: the MS described under JnB 96. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, p. [13].

Of Life, and Death (‘The ports of death are sinnes. of life, good deeds’)

First published in Epigrammes (lxxx) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 53-4.

JnB 388

Copy of lines 5-8, in a mixed hand, untitled and here beginning ‘This world deathes region is, ye other lifes’. c.1630s.

In: the MS described under JnB 46. c.mid 17th century.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 27406, f. 74v.

JnB 389

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph’.

In: the MS described under JnB 132.8. c.1624-1645.

Folger, MS V.a.275, p. 133.

On Banck the Vsvrer (‘Banck feeles no lamenesse of his knottie gout’)

First published in Epigrammes (xxxi) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 36.

JnB 390

Copy 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.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 45v.

JnB 391

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in two hands, one mixed hand predominating, 128 pages (plus a five-page index). Inscribed, and probably compiled, by Hugh Barrow (b.1617/18), of Brasenose College, Oxford. c.1638.

Also inscribed names of George Hope, Peter Wynne and [?]Anselm Huff. Later owned by Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia bookseller and scholar: Rosenbach MS 192.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 288 (Acc. No. 5442), p. 79.

On English Mounsievr (‘Would you beleeue, when you this Movnsievr see’)

First published in Epigrammes (lxxxviii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 56.

JnB 392

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 123. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 23r.

JnB 393

Copy of lines 7-8, headed ‘Ben: Johnson seeing a Fantasticall man new come from beyond the sea said,’ here beginning ‘Hee is French soe much’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, much relating to the Fane and Mildmay families, in a single predominantly italic hand, 130 leaves, in contemporary calf, remains of silk ties. Compiled by Sir Francis Fane (c.1612-80), of Fulbeck Hall, Northamptonshire, with his signed dedications to his son Henry (ff. 2r-v, 130r) dated respectively 1 January ‘1655’ and ‘20th. of Augt: 1663’. c.1655-63.

Folger, MS V.a.180, f. 97r.

On Giles and Ione (‘Who sayes that Giles and Ione at discord be?’)

First published in Epigrammes (xlii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 40.

JnB 394

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 390. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson. A facsimile of f. 46v in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 94).

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 46r-v.

JnB 395

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 123. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 22r.

JnB 396

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and jests, in a minute hand, compiled by a Cambridge man, 59 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt. c.1630.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1489, f. 35v.

JnB 397

Copy, untitled.

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

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

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

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 237r.

JnB 398

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single mixed hand, with additions in other hands, associated with Oxford University, possibly Christ Church, 315 pages (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. Including 11 poems by Donne, and 15 poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett. c.1630s.

Later owned by Edward Jeremiah Curteis, M.P., of Windmill Hill, Sussex. Puttick & Simpson's, 30 June 1884 (Curteis sale), lot 175, to Pearson of Pall Mall for James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89). Formerly Folger MS 452.5.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), and II.i (1987), as the ‘Curteis MS’: DnJ Δ 50 and CoR Δ 9. Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Arthur F. Marotti, ‘Folger MSS V.a.89 and V.a.345: Reading Lyric Poetry in Manuscript’, in The Reader Revealed, ed. Sabrina Alcorn Baron, et al. (Washington, DC, 2001), pp. 44-57. A facsimile of p. 36 is in Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey, Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper (Washington, DC, 2008), p. 32.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 282.

On Groyne (‘Groyne, come of age, his state sold out of hand’)

First published in Epigrammes (cxvii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 75.

JnB 399

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 119. c.1618-20s.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2060, f. 238r.

JnB 400

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 96. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, p. [10].

On Gut (‘Gvt eates all day, and lechers all the night’)

First published in Epigrammes (cxviii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 76.

JnB 401

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘B. Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 244. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, f. 25r.

JnB 402

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 180 pages, in three secretary hands, in contemporary limp vellum. Probably compiled by a member of an Inn of Court. c.1630.

Bookplate of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Formerly Rosenbach 186.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, p. 172.

JnB 403

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 96. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, p. [10].

On Margaret Ratcliffe (‘Marble, weepe, for thou dost couer’)

First published in Epigrammes (xl) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 39.

JnB 404

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 390. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 45v-6r.

On My First Sonne (‘Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and ioy’)

First published in Epigrammes (xlv) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 41.

JnB 406

Copy of lines 9-12, headed ‘Bens Epitaph on his eldest son dyinge in Infancy’ and here beginning ‘Rest in soft peace and Ask't, say heare doth lye’.

In: A small quarto miscellany of anecdotes, aphorisms, verses, etc., in two hands, compiled by Sir Francis Fane (c.1612-80), 193 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Inscribed by Fane on f. 1r ‘Aug: 24: 1629 / Franciscus Fane’ and, later, as a bequest to his three grandsons to be read by them when aged 21, dated from Fulbeck, 5 May 1672. c.1629-72.

Sold by Maggs, 29 May 1930.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 93/2, f. 157v.

On Play-wright (‘Play-wright, by chance, hearing some toyesI'had writ’)

First published in Epigrammes (c) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 64.

JnB 406.5

Copy in the hand of Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65), on a sheet in his exemplum of Jonson's Workes.

In: the MS described under JnB 316.8. c.1635.

Discussed in Mark Bland, ‘William Stansby and the Production of The Workes of Beniamin Jonson, 1615-16’, The Library, 6th Ser. 20 (1998), 1-33 (pp. 20-3).

Yale, 1977 +422, sig. 3 X 4r.

On Some-Thing, That Walkes Some-Where (‘At court I met it, in clothes braue enough’)

First published in Epigrammes (xi) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 30.

JnB 407

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 390. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 45v.

JnB 408

Copy, headed ‘Of Somewhat I mett somewhere’ and here beginning ‘In Courte I mett it in cloths braue enough’.

In: the MS described under JnB 117. c.1620-33.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 118v.

On the new Motion (‘See you yond' Motion? Not the old Fa-ding’)

First published in Epigrammes (xcvii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 62-3.

JnB 410

Copy of lines 19-20, untitled and here beginning ‘What is't soe swels each lim?’, as No. 4 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’.

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 33r.

JnB 410.5

Copy in the hand of Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65), headed ‘xcviii’, on a sheet in his exemplum of Jonson's Workes.

In: the MS described under JnB 316.8. c.1635.

Discussed in Mark Bland, ‘William Stansby and the Production of The Workes of Beniamin Jonson, 1615-16’, The Library, 6th Ser. 20 (1998), 1-33 (pp. 20-3), with a facsimile of the first four lines (p. 21).

Yale, 1977 +422, sig. 3 X 3r-v.

On the Right Honourable, and vertuous Lord Weston, L. high Treasurer of England, Vpon the Day, Hee was made Earle of Portland, To the Envious (‘Looke up, thou seed of envie, and still bring’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxiii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 250.

JnB 411

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 67.

JnB 411.5

Copy, added in a third professional cursive hand after 1633.

In: A folio volume of state letters and tracts, almost entirely in two professional secretary hands, predominantly that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, iv + 232 leaves, in reversed calf. c.1628-30s.

Once owned by ‘Ric: Tichbone’, probably Sir Richard Tichborne, second Baronet, MP (c.1578-1652). James Tregaskis, sale catalogue No. 1022 (1948), item 29. Bought from Maggs, 4 November 1948, by Annie Winifred Bryher (née Ellerman, d.1983). Afterwards owned by the Ralegh scholar Agnes Latham (1905-96), of Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Briefly described in Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 229-31 (No. 35).

British Library, Add. MS 73087, f. 231r.

On the Vnion (‘When was there contract better driuen by Fate?’)

First published in Epigrammes (v) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 28.

JnB 412

Copy, headed ‘On ye vnion betwixt scotland and England’.

In: the MS described under JnB 390. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 45r.

JnB 413

Copy, here beginning ‘Never was bargaine better driven by fate.’

In: the MS described under JnB 309. c.1628.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 3v.

JnB 414

Second copy, headed ‘Vpon the Vnion by Ben: Johnson’ and also beginning ‘Never was bargaine better driven by fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 309. c.1628.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 11r.

JnB 415

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson vppon kinge James his vnion of England and Scotland’ and here beginning ‘Never was marriage better driven by fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 125. Mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 164v rev.

JnB 416

Copy, here beginning ‘Was ever contract driven by better fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 64. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 34v.

JnB 416.5

Copy, headed ‘On ye vnion of England and Scotland’, here beginning ‘Was ever contract driven by better fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 278. c.1630s [-1733].

British Library, Add. MS 11811, f. 3v.

JnB 417

Copy, headed ‘In Vnionem Angliae & Scotiae’ and here beginning ‘Was ever Contract better drawne by fate?’.

In: the MS described under JnB 8. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 8v.

JnB 417.3

Copy, headed ‘Of the Vnion’ and here beginning ‘Neuer was Contract better driuen of fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 166r.

JnB 417.5

Copy, headed ‘On the Union of great Brittaine’ and here beginning ‘Never was Union better driven by fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 24. c.1630 [-1677].

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 77r.

JnB 417.8

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, headed ‘De vnione Brittanniæ’, here beginning ‘Was ever contract better driven by fate?’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and some prose, in several italic and mixed hands, written probably over a period from both ends, 72 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1630s-40s.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 410, f. 21r.

JnB 418

Copy, headed ‘King James his coming to the croune’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. [82dv].

JnB 419

Copy, in the hand of William Parkhurst, here beginning ‘Was ever contract better driven by fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 54.

Leicestershire Record Office, DG. 7/Lit. 2, f. 288Ar.

JnB 421

Copy, headed ‘On the Vnion of great Britaine’, here beginning ‘Never was Vnion better driven by fate’.

In: the MS described under JnB 27. c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 180.

JnB 422

Copy, headed ‘On the Vnion betweene Scotland and England by King James’, subscribed ‘James Stuart K: of England’.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 243r.

JnB 422.5

Copy, here beginning ‘Was euer contract driuen by better fate?’

In: the MS described under JnB 10. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, p. 36.

A Poême sent me by Sir William Burlase (‘To paint thy Worth, if rightly I did know it’)

The praises of a Countrie life (‘Happie is he, that from all Businesse cleere’)

Proludium (‘An elegie? no. muse. yt askes a straine’)

A version of ‘And must I sing?...’ (see JnB 1) first published in G. Thorn-Drury, A Little Ark (London, 1921), p. 1. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 108.

JnB 423

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 148. Early-mid-17th century.

Edited from this MS in Thorn-Drury, Little Ark, and in Herford & Simpson, VIII, 108.

Folger, MS X.d.246, f. 1r.

JnB 424

Copy, in a neat predominantly secretary hand. c.1620s-40s.

In: the MS described under JnB 146. Early-mid 17th century.

Edited partly from this MS in Herford & Simpson.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 5390 D, p. 504 rev.

A Satyricall Shrub (‘A Womans friendship! God whom I trust in’)

First published (in an incomplete 24-line version) in The Vnder-wood (xx) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 171-2. Complete 32-line version first published in Grace Ioppolo, ‘The Monckton-Milnes Manuscript and the “Truest” Version of Ben Jonson's “A Satyricall Shrubb”’, Ben Jonson Journal, 16 (May 2009), 117-31 (pp. 125-6). Some later texts of this poem discussed in Peter Beal, ‘Ben Jonson and “Rochester's” Rodomontade on his Cruel Mistress’, RES, NS 29 (1978), 320-4. See also Harold F. Brooks, ‘“A Satyricall Shrub”’, TLS (11 December 1969), p. 1426.

JnB 425

Copy of lines 17-24, untitled and here beginning ‘Aske not to knowe this woman, she is worse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson and in Beal.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 155.

JnB 426

Copy of a version of lines 17-24, in an unidentified hand, headed ‘Lord Buckhurst Rodomandado upon his Mistris’, here beginning ‘Seek not to know a woman’, for she's worse, and subscribed ‘Comunicat: á Mrs. Sam: Naylour Aug: 14. 1672’.

In: An octavo miscellany of English and Latin verse and some prose, largely in one mixed hand, 123 leaves, with (ff. 2r-4r) an index, in calf gilt. Compiled by John Watson (d. c.1707), of Queens' College, Cambridge, vicar of Mildenhall, Suffolk. c.1667-73.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Ex dono Drs Barb: Rhodes ...Mri Joan: Rhodes Decemb: 5 1667’; ‘Janawary ye 2 day 1726’; ‘Wm faildham London to ye Land of maderah & from thence to Jamaca’. Purchased from Lilly, 13 July 1850.

This version edited in Westminster-Drollery (London, 1671), p. 14. Edited from this MS in Brice Harris, Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset (Urbana, 1940), p. 37. Collated in Beal. Recorded in Herford & Simpson. XI, 60.

British Library, Add. MS 18220, f. 103r.

JnB 427

Copy of lines 17-24, untitled and here beginning ‘Aske not to know this woman She is worse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 174. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Beal.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part I, f. 54r.

JnB 428

Copy of lines 17-24, untitled and here beginning ‘Aske not to know this woman: shee is worse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

edited from this ms in Beal? check

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 52v.

JnB 428.2

Copy, headed ‘On a Woman’.

In: the MS described under JnB 182.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, f. [23r-v rev.].

JnB 428.5

Copy of a 32-line version (plus one deleted line), headed ‘Satyre’.

In: the MS described under JnB 192.5. c.1614-25.

Edited from this in Ioppolo.

Meisei University, MR 0799, pp. 27-8.

JnB 428.8

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson's Curse to his Perjur'd Mistrisse’.

In: An unbound collection of poems chiefly of a bawdy nature or on affairs of state (including a number in the Rochester and apocryphal Rochester canon), in a non-professional hand, possibly derived at least in part from printed sources, 29 folio leaves. c.1700.

Among the papers of the Turner family of Kirkleatham.

North Yorkshire Record Office, ZK MIC 1275/9785, f. [19r-v].

JnB 429

Copy of a version of lines 17-24, untitled, here beginning ‘Trust not yt thing call'd woman, she is worse’, and subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, closely written from both ends in several hands, 144 leaves (plus entries on inside covers), in contemporary calf. Owned (name inscribed on f. 1r), and probably compiled in part, by one Thomas Watson. c.1680s.

Formerly MS P. 3. 1.

Edited from this MS in The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ed. David M. Vieth (New Haven & London, 1968), p. 159. Collated in Beal.

Merton College, Oxford, MS D. 1. 2, f. 144.

JnB 430

Copy of lines 17-24, beginning ‘Doe not you aske to know her, she is worse’.

In: the MS described under JnB 2. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Beal.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, p. 5.

JnB 430.5

Copy of a later version of lines 17-24, untitled and here beginning ‘Seeke not to know a woman for Shee's worse’, written on the verso of a copy of Charles II's letter to James, Duke of York, dated 28 February ‘1678’. Late 17th century.

Among the papers of the Dukes of Ormonde. Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, in lot 263.

Untraced, [Ormonde MS.

Song (‘Cock-Lorell would needes haue the Diuell his guest’)

See JnB 625-53.

A Song (‘Come, let us here enjoy the shade’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (xxxvi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 189.

JnB 430.8

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue’ and ascribed to ‘Tho: fforde’.

In: Three music part books: (i), (ii), and (iii). Early-mid-17th century.

Christ Church, Oxford, MSS Mus. 736-738, (i-iii), f. 5r.

Song (‘ffrom a Gypsie in the morninge’)

Song (‘If I freely may discouer’)

Song (‘Still to be neat, still to be drest’)

Song (‘Though I am young, and cannot tell’)

A Song of the Moon (‘To the wonders of the Peake’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. William Gifford, 9 vols (London, 1816). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 416-18.

JnB 431

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

Printed from this MS in Gifford and in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 53r-v.

A Song of Welcome to King Charles (‘Fresh as the Day, and new as are the Howers’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. William Gifford, 9 vols (London, 1816). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 416.

JnB 432

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

Printed from this MS in Gifford and in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 52v.

Song. That Women are bvt Mens shaddowes (‘Follow a shaddow, it still flies you’)

First published in The Forrest (vii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 104.

JnB 433

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 60. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 75v.

JnB 434

Copy of lines 1-4, untitled.

In: A duodecimo commonplace book of extracts, in English and Latin, written from both ends, 60 leaves, disbound. Owned and probably compiled by John Abbott (b.1653/4), of St John's College, Oxford. c.1670s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 954, f. 44r.

JnB 435

Copy of lines 1-4, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 373. c.1630s[-75].

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 209, f. 34r.

JnB 436

Copy, headed ‘Women are bvt mens shadowes’.

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.

British Library, Add. MS 44963, f. 10r.

JnB 437

Copy, headed ‘Women’.

In: the MS described under JnB 167. Mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 3511, ff. 60v-1r.

JnB 438

Copy of lines 1-6, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 1. c.1628-30s.

Edinburgh University Library, MS H.-P. Coll. 401, f. 73r.

JnB 439

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 119. c.1618-20s.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2060, f. 238r.

JnB 440

Copy, headed ‘A Woman’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including ten poems by Carew and one of doubtful authorship, in a single neat non-professional hand, 72 leaves (plus a later index). c.1643-50s.

Later owned by the Newcastle antiquarian collectors John Bell (1783-1864) and Robert White (1802-74).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the Bell-White MS, CwT Δ 30. Described, with facsimiles of ff. 30r and 56v, in T.G.S. Cain, ‘The Bell/White MS: Some Unpublished Poems’, ELR, 2 (1972), 260-70.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, f. 42v.

JnB 441

Copy, headed ‘Women’.

In: the MS described under JnB 2. Mid-17th century.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, pp. 49-50.

JnB 442

Copy, headed ‘Women mens shadowes’.

In: the MS described under JnB 121. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 55-6.

Song. To Celia (‘Come my Celia let vs proue’)

First published in Volpone, III, vii, 166-83 (London, 1607). The Forrest (v) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 102. Doughtie, Lyrics from English Airs, p. 294.

JnB 443

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Come: sweete (Celia) lett vs prove’.

In: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson and in Doughtie, pp. 563-4.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 7r.

JnB 444

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 277.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson and in Doughtie, pp. 563-4.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 172, f. 2r.

JnB 445

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Come sweet Cælia let vs proue’.

In: the MS described under JnB 37. c.1630.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson and in Doughtie, pp. 563-4.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 117r.

JnB 446

Copy, in a musical setting by Alfonso Ferrabosco, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 17. c.1614-30.

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 3-5, and in Doughtie, pp. 563-4.

British Library, Add. MS 15117, f. 20v.

JnB 447

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 1. c.1628-30s.

Edinburgh University Library, MS H.-P. Coll. 401, f. 73r.

JnB 448

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

In: the MS described under JnB 140. c.1637-51.

This MS collated in Doughtie, pp. 563-4.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 101.

JnB 449

Copy, in double columns, untitled, subscribed in a later hand ‘B Jonson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 397. c.1640s.

This MS collated in Doughtie, pp. 563-4.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 197v.

JnB 450

Copy, headed ‘Another’ and here beginning ‘Come sweet Mrs lett us proue’.

In: the MS described under JnB 302. c.1638-42.

This MS collated in Doughtie, ff. 563-4.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, ff. 91v-2r.

JnB 450.5

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 121.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 231.

Song. To Celia (‘Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes’)

First published in The Forrest (ix) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 106.

JnB 451

Copy, headed ‘A health to his Mris’.

In: the MS described under JnB 60. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 21r.

JnB 451.5

Copy of the song, in a musical setting by Henry Harrington.

In: A square-shaped folio volume of vocal and instrumental music, in two or more cursive italic hands, written from both ends, with (ff. 1v-2v, 96v rev) a table of contents, 97 leaves, in modern half red morocco. c.1760s.

Bookplate of Edmund Thomas Warren Horne, publisher, and probably the compiler. Puttick & Simpson's, 24 April 1873.

British Library, Add. MS 29386, f. 12v.

JnB 452

Copy, subscribed ‘B: J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 156. c.1640.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, p. 25.

JnB 453

Copy in: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in generally small mixed hands, ii + 40 leaves, in 19th-century embossed black leather. c.1640s.

Later owned by Thomas Rodd (1796-1849), bookseller; by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector; and by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 190.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 2v.

JnB 454

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Drinke to mee Celia wth thine eye’.

In: the MS described under JnB 38. c.1620-50.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 69v.

JnB 455

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 167. Mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 3511, f. 61r.

JnB 456

Copy, headed ‘To his Mrs’, an original subscription ‘B J:’ deleted and replaced by another hand as ‘Mr Cary’.

In: the MS described under JnB 168. c.1633.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 54v.

JnB 457

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 20.5. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 235r.

JnB 458

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 1. c.1628-30s.

Edinburgh University Library, MS H.-P. Coll. 401, f. 73v.

JnB 459

Copy, headed ‘To his Mrs’, here beginning ‘Drinke to mee Cælia wth thine eye’, subscribed ‘BJ.’

In: the MS described under JnB 174. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part I, f. 43r.

JnB 460

Copy, headed ‘A louers health’.

In: the MS described under JnB 140. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 39-40.

JnB 461

Copy, headed (to the side) ‘Epigram to Celia’ and here beginning ‘Drink onely to mee with thine eyes’.

In: the MS described under JnB 132.8. c.1624-1645.

Folger, MS V.a.275, p. 156.

JnB 462

Copy, headed ‘A health to a louer’.

In: the MS described under JnB 398. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 286.

JnB 463

Copy, here beginning ‘Drinke to me Cælia wth thine eyes’, subscribed ‘B: J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 292. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 25v.

JnB 464

Copy of an eight-line version.

In: the MS described under JnB 119. c.1618-20s.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2060, f. 238r.

JnB 465

Copy, headed ‘A health to his M:ris’.

In: the MS described under JnB 121. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 56.

JnB 466

Copy, headed ‘A health to a Louer’.

In: the MS described under JnB 302. c.1638-42.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, f. 108r.

JnB 467

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Drinke to me Cælia wth thine Eye’.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 272r.

JnB 468

Copy, headed ‘To his Mistresse’ and here beginning ‘Drink to mee Caelia with thine Eye’.

In: the MS described under JnB 340. c.1636-41.

Rosemary Williams, London, Stoughton MS, p. 100.

A speech out of Lucan (‘Just and fit actions Ptolemy (he saith)’)

First published in William Dinsmore Briggs, ‘Studies in Ben Jonson. IV’, Anglia, 39 (1916), 209-51 (pp. 247-8). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 422-3.

JnB 469

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 18r-v.

JnB 470

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 94. c.1620-33.

Printed from this MS in Briggs and in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, f. 243r-v.

A speach presented vnto king James at a tylting in the behalfe of the two noble Brothers sr Robert & sr Henrye Rich, now Earles of warwick and Hollande (‘Two noble knightes, whom true desire and zeale’)

First published (?) in Herford & Simpson, VIII (1947), 382-3.

JnB 471

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

Printed from this MS in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 103.

This was Mr Ben: Johnsons Answer of the suddayne (‘Il may Ben Johnson slander so his feete’)

First published in William Dinsmore Briggs, ‘Studies in Ben Jonson’, Anglia, 37 (1913), 463-93 (p. 470). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 418.

JnB 472

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

Printed from this MS in Briggs and in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 47v.

To a Friend (‘To put out the word, whore, thou do'st me woo’)

First published in Epigrammes (lxxxiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 54.

JnB 473

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson to a frind’.

In: the MS described under JnB 123. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 22v.

To a ffreind an Epigram Of him (‘Sr Inigo doth feare it as I heare’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. Peter Whalley, 7 vols (London, 1756). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 407-8.

JnB 474

Copy, in a mixed hand, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 248. c.1631.

Edited from this MS in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile of f. 44r in Mark Bland, ‘Jonson, Biathanatos and the Interpretation of Manuscript Evidence’, SB, 51 (1998), 154-82 (p. 168).

Huntington, EL 8729, f. 44r.

JnB 475

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 176r.

JnB 476

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben. Jonson’, transcribed from a MS source.

In: the MS described under JnB 250. c.1713-54.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 23070, f. 31r.

JnB 477

Copy, headed ‘An Epigram vpon him to his freind’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 19r.

JnB 477.5

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons epigram of Inigo Jones, to a frend’, subscribed ‘Ben Jonson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 74.5. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, ff. 75v-6r.

JnB 478

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, f. 94r-v.

JnB 479

Copy, subscribed ‘B: J:’.

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 15.

JnB 480

Copy, headed ‘An Epigram vpon Inego Jones to a freind’, subscribed ‘Ben: Jonson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 253. c.1630s.

Folger, MS X.d.245, f. [1r].

JnB 480.5

Copy, headed ‘To a freind P.K.D. An Epigram of him’ and subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 182.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, f. [34r-v rev.].

JnB 481

Copy, transcribed from an earlier MS source, subscribed ‘Ben Jonson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 254. Mid-late 18th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw 2 V 154, p. [4].

JnB 482

Copy, subscribed in another hand ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 178r.

To Doctor Empirick (‘When men a dangerous disease did scape’)

First published in Epigrammes (xiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 31.

JnB 483

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including fourteen poems by Donne, almost entirely in a single hand, 33 leaves (plus six blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1630.

Possibly associated with the Inns of Court. Later used, and annotated in the margin, by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘Fulman MS’: DnJ Δ 36. Formerly Bodleian MS CCC 327.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 327, f. 32v.

JnB 484

Copy, headed ‘To Dr Emperig’.

In: the MS described under JnB 436. c.1632-40.

Edited from this MS in Poetical and Dramatic Works of Thomas Randolph, ed. W.C. Hazlitt (London, 1875), p. 655.

British Library, Add. MS 44963, f. 9v.

To Fine Lady Wovld-Bee (‘Fine madame Wovld-Bee, wherefore should you feare’)

First published in Epigrammes (lxii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 46.

JnB 485

Copy, headed ‘Ben. Johnson on the fine Lady Would-bee’.

In: the MS described under JnB 123. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 22v.

JnB 486

Copy of lines 9-12, headed ‘De abortientibus’ and here beginning ‘Why are yow barren? ô yow liue at Court’.

In: the MS described under JnB 61.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 1v.

To Foole, or Knave (‘Thy praise, or dispraise is to me alike’)

First published in Epigrammes (lxi) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 46.

JnB 487

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘ffooles praise or dispraise is to me alike’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 121. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 282.

To Francis Beaumont (‘How I doe loue thee Beaumont, and thy Muse’)

First published in Epigrammes (lv) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 44.

JnB 487.5

Copy, headed ‘To Beamt: yn living’.

In: A verse miscellany. c.1674.

Owned by Henry Bracegirdle, of Merton College, Oxford, and in 1674 by one Hugh Massey.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 13, f. [30r].

To Inigo Marquess Would be A Corollary (‘But cause thou hearst ye mighty k. of Spaine’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. Peter Whalley, 7 vols (London, 1756). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 406-7.

JnB 488

Copy, in a mixed hand.

In: the MS described under JnB 248. c.1631.

Edited from this MS in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile of f. 44r in Mark Bland, ‘Jonson, Biathanatos and the Interpretation of Manuscript Evidence’, SB, 51 (1998), 154-82 (p. 168).

Huntington, EL 8729, ff. 43v-4r.

JnB 489

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 176r.

JnB 490

Copy, transcribed from a MS source.

In: the MS described under JnB 250. c.1713-54.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 23070, ff. 30v-1r.

JnB 491

Copy, headed ‘Mr: Johnson to Inigo Joanes Marques Wouldbe’, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, ff. 18v-19r.

JnB 491.5

Copy, as ‘by Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 74.5. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6383, f. 75r-v.

JnB 492

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 39. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.96, ff. 93v-4r.

JnB 493

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 14-15.

JnB 494

Copy, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 253. c.1630s.

Folger, MS X.d.245, f. [1r-v].

JnB 494.5

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 182.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, f. [34r rev.].

JnB 495

Copy, transcribed from an earlier MS source.

In: the MS described under JnB 254. Mid-late 18th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw 2 V 154, pp. [3-4].

JnB 496

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 58. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 180r-v.

To Iohn Donne (‘Donne, the delight of Phoebvs, and each Muse’)

First published in Epigrammes (xxiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 34.

JnB 497

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 390. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 45v.

To Iohn Donne (‘Who shall doubt, Donne, where I a Poet bee’)

First published in Epigrammes (xcvi) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 62.

JnB 498.5

Copy in the hand of Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65) on a ‘missing’ sheet in his exemplum of Jonson's Workes.

In: the MS described under JnB 316.8. c.1635.

Discussed in Mark Bland, ‘William Stansby and the Production of The Workes of Beniamin Jonson, 1615-16’, The Library, 6th Ser. 20 (1998), 1-33 (pp. 20-3), with a facsimile (p. 21).

Yale, 1977 +422, sig. 3X3r.

To Lvcy, Countesse of Bedford, with Mr. Donnes Satyres (‘Lvcy, you brightnesse of our spheare, who are’)

First published in Epigrammes (xciiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 60-1.

JnB 499

Copy of lines 13-16, untitled and here beginning ‘They, though few / Bee of the best: and 'mongst those, best are you’, as No. 1 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’.

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 33r .

To Mary Lady Wroth (‘How well, faire crowne of your faire sexe, might hee’)

First published in Epigrammes (ciii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 66-7.

JnB 499.5

Copy of the first two lines in the hand of Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65) on a sheet in his exemplum of Jonson's Workes.

In: the MS described under JnB 316.8. c.1635.

Discussed in Mark Bland, ‘William Stansby and the Production of The Workes of Beniamin Jonson, 1615-16’, The Library, 6th Ser. 20 (1998), 1-33 (pp. 20-3).

Yale, 1977 +422, sig. 3 X 4v.

To Mary Lady Wroth (‘Madame, had all antiquitie beene lost’)

First published in Epigrammes (cv) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 67-8.

JnB 500

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 123. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 23v.

To Mr Ben: Johnson in his Jorney by Mr Crauen (‘When witt, and learninge are so hardly sett’)

See JnB 472.

To my Detractor (‘My verses were commended, thou dar'st say’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 408-9.

JnB 501

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

Printed from this MS in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 173v.

JnB 502

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 82.

JnB 503

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 13r.

To my truly-belou'd Freind, Mr Browne: on his Pastorals (‘Some men, of Bookes or Freinds not speaking right’)

First published as a commendatory poem in William Browne, Britannia's Pastorals (London, 1616), sig. A5v. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 386.

JnB 503.5

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 123v.

To Robert Earle of Salisbvrie (‘What need hast thou of me? or of my Muse?’)

First published in Epigrammes (xliii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 40-1.

*JnB 504

Autograph fair copy, headed ‘To the most Worthy of his Honors. Robert, Earle of Salisbury. Epigramme’, together with JnB 505, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed on the fourth page in a contemporary hand ‘1606 Mr Johnsons Epigr’. 1606.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile in T. Bolt, ‘The Manuscripts at Hatfield House’, The Connoisseur, 8 (January-April 1904), 32-6 (p. 36).

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 144/266.

To Robert Earl of Salisbvrie (‘Who can consider thy right courses run’)

First published in Epigrammes (lxiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 47.

*JnB 505

Autograph fair copy, headed ‘Another’, following JnB 504 on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed on the fourth page in a contemporary hand ‘1606 Mr Johnsons Epigr’. 1606.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile in The Connoisseur, 8 (1904), p. 36.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 144/266.

JnB 506

Copy, as No. 3 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 33r .

To Sicknesse (‘Why, Disease, dost thou molest’)

First published in The Forrest (viii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 104-6.

JnB 507

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, ff. 12v-13r.

JnB 508

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 94. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 240v-1r.

JnB 509

Copy of lines 1-24.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 50 poems by Donne, in a single neat secretary hand except for ff. 70r-2r, which are in another secretary hand. Comprising folios 57r-137v in a quarto composite volume of MSS, in various hands, 173 leaves, in 19th-century leather gilt. c.1620s.

Later owned by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer. Among the collections of William Petty (1737-1805), first Marquess of Lansdowne, Lord Shelburne.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Lansdowne MS’: DnJ Δ 8). Recorded as item 133 among ‘Manuscripts in Quarto’ in the list at the end of Thoresby's Ducatus Leodensis, 2nd edition (Leeds, 1816), Appendix, p. 85.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 740, f. 127v.

To Sir Henrie Savile (‘If, my religion safe, I durst embrace’)

First published in Epigrammes (xcv) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 61-2.

JnB 510

Copy of lines 25-36, untitled and here beginning ‘Although to write bee lesser then to doe’, as No. 2 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’.

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 33r .

JnB 511

Copy, headed ‘To Sr Hen: sau: 95’.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, including (on pp. 1-88) 73 poems by Katherine Philips, dating as late as 1662, written in a single, neat non-professional hand, the remainder of the volume filled with other poems in several hands, viii + 140 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt, ‘A S’ in a gilt lozenge on each cover. The later additions partly compiled by George Clarke (1661-1736), politician and virtuoso (whose bookplate is inside the cover and whose family coat of arms is on f. [iv]), son of Sir William Clarke (1623?-66), Secretary of War to the Commonwealth and Charles II. c.1662[-1730s].

Inside the front cover inscribed ‘E[?] Barrow’, evidently a member of the family of Samuel Barrow (1625-82), Royal Physician and friend of John Milton, Barrow being the second husband of Sir William Clarke's widow, Dorothy (d.1695). Formerly MSS 6. 13.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Clarke MS’: PsK Δ 5. See also Elizabeth H. Hageman, ‘Treacherous Accidents, and the Abominable Printing of Katherine Philips's 1664 Poems’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004), pp. 85-95.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58, p. 5 rev.

JnB 511.5

Copy of the last twenty lines in the hand of Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65), on a sheet in his exemplum of Jonson's Workes.

In: the MS described under JnB 316.8. c.1635.

Discussed in Mark Bland, ‘William Stansby and the Production of The Workes of Beniamin Jonson, 1615-16’, The Library, 6th Ser. 20 (1998), 1-33 (pp. 20-3), with a facsimile (p. 21).

Yale, 1977 +422, sig. 3 X 3r.

To Sir Horace Vere (‘Which of thy names I take, not onely beares’)

First published in Epigrammes (xci) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 58.

*JnB 512

Autograph fair copy, untitled, on the first page of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves.

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

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

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

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 87r.

To Sir Robert Wroth (‘How blest art thou, canst loue the countrey, Wroth’)

First published in The Forrest (iii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 96-100.

JnB 513

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, ff. 34r-6r.

JnB 514

Copy, headed ‘To Sr Robt Wroth in praise of a Cuntry lief, Epode’.

In: the MS described under JnB 94. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 257r-9r.

JnB 515

Copy of a version of lines 75-6, 79-80, here beginning ‘An vniust Lawyer / Changes possessions oftner wth his breath’ and subscribed ‘Ben: Johns: fforest. 3. med to Sr Rob: Wroth.’, followed by lines 85-90, headed ‘wicked courtiers’ and subscribed ‘Ib.’

In: the MS described under JnB 96. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, p. [10].

To Sir Thomas Roe (‘Thou hast begun well, Roe, which stand well too’)

First published in Epigrammes (xcviii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 63.

JnB 516

Copy of lines 3-6, 9-12, untitled and here beginning ‘Hee that is round within himselfe, and streight’, as No. 5 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 33r.

JnB 517

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 96. Early-mid-17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58 Adjunct, p. [9].

JnB 517.5

Copy in the hand of Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland (c.1603-65), headed ‘xciii’, on a sheet in his exemplum of Jonson's Workes.

In: the MS described under JnB 316.8. c.1635.

Discussed in Mark Bland, ‘William Stansby and the Production of The Workes of Beniamin Jonson, 1615-16’, The Library, 6th Ser. 20 (1998), 1-33 (pp. 20-3).

Yale, 1977 +422, sig. 3 X 3v.

To Svsan Covntesse of Montgomery (‘Were they that nam'd you, prophets? Did they see’)

First published in Epigrammes (ciiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 67.

JnB 518

Copy of lines 1-8, as No. 7 in a series of extracts from ‘Ben: Johnson his poems’.

In: the MS described under JnB 95. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.219, f. 33r.

To the Ghost of Martial (‘Martial, thou gau'st farre nobler Epigrammes’)

First published in Epigrammes (xxxvi) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 38.

JnB 519

Copy, headed ‘Upon K. James’.

In: the MS described under JnB 2. Mid-17th century.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/18, p. 54.

To the immortall memorie, and friendship of that noble paire, Sir Lvcivs Cary, and Sir H. Morison (‘Brave infant of Saguntum, cleare’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxx) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 242-7.

JnB 520

Copy, headed ‘To Sr Lucius Carey, on the death of his Brother Morison’.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, ff. 180r-1v.

JnB 521

Copy, headed ‘Ode on the death of Sr: Henry Morison to the noble Sr: Lucius Cary’.

In: the MS described under JnB 271.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, ff. 49r-50r.

JnB 522

Copy, headed ‘Ode Pindarick to ye Noble Sir Lucius Cary’.

In: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 9v-11v.

JnB 523

Copy, headed ‘Ode Pindærick. On the death of Sr Hen: Morison’, subscribed ‘B: J.’

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 16-19.

JnB 524

Copy, headed ‘Ode Pindarique’.

In: the MS described under JnB 337. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 23r-5v.

To the King. On his Birth-day. An Epigram Anniversarie (‘This is King Charles his Day. Speake it, thou Towre’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 249.

JnB 525

Copy of lines 1-18.

In: the MS described under JnB 36. c.1638.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 74.

JnB 526

Copy, headed ‘Vpon kinge Charles his Birth daie’, sunscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 11. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 19v.

JnB 527

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 5r-v.

To ye memorye of that most honoured Ladie Jane, eldest Daughter, to Cuthbert Lord Ogle: and Countesse of Shrewsbury (‘I could begin with that graue forme, Here lies’)

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. William Gifford, 9 vols (London, 1816). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 394.

JnB 528

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

Printed from this MS in Gifford and in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 54r.

To the most noble, and aboue his Titles, Robert, Earle of Somerset (‘They are not those, are present wth theyre face’)

First published in anon., ‘Ben Jonson's Verses on the Marriage of the Earl of Somerset’, N&Q, 5 (28 February 1852), 193-4. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 384.

*JnB 529

Autograph fair copy, inserted in a printed exemplum of Jonson's folio Workes (London, 1640). With his note ‘These verses were made by the aucthor of this booke, and were deliuered to the Earle of Somersett vpon his lo:pps wedding day; they are written by his owne hand’. [1613].

Sotheby's, 9 February 1852, lot 585.

Edited from this MS in anon. article and in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile in Flower & Munby, English Poetical Autographs, p. 8.

British Library, C.28.m.11.

To the Parliament (‘There's reason good, that you good lawes should make’)

First published in Epigrammes (xxiiii) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 34.

JnB 530

Copy, headed ‘Ben: Johnson on ye Parliamt:’, in a quarto booklet of verse (ff. 159r-62v).

In: the MS described under JnB 271.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 159v.

To the Right honble Hierome, L. Weston. An Ode gratulatorie, For his Returne from his Embassie (‘Such pleasure as the teeming Earth’)

First published in Benson's 4to edition (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxxiv) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 250-1.

JnB 531

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, ff. 11v-12r.

To the right Honourable, the Lord Treasurer of England. An Epigram (‘If to my mind, great Lord, I had a state’)

First published in John Benson's 4to edition of Jonson's poems (1640) and in The Vnder-wood (lxxvii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 260-1.

JnB 532

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 173r.

JnB 533

Copy, headed ‘Benn Johnsons Newyears gift To my lord Treasurer’.

In: the MS described under JnB 155. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 58r-v.

JnB 534

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 56. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Herford & Simpson.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 7. 94, f. 12r-13r.

JnB 535

Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnsons newyeares guift to The Lord Treasurer Weston’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in two or more predominantly secretary hands, 86 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1660.

A facsimile of f. 85r is in Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey, Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, 2008), p. 33.

Folger, MS E.a.6, f. 6r-v.

JnB 536

Copy, subscribed ‘B: J.’

In: the MS described under JnB 41. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 4-5.

JnB 537

Copy, headed ‘A new yeares giuft sent to the Right Honorable’, subscribed ‘Ben Johnson’.

In: the MS described under JnB 53. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. [82fv].

JnB 537.5

Copy, headed ‘Ben. Johnson to the L. Treasorer’.

In: the MS described under JnB 182.5. c.1630s.

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, ff. [1v-2r rev.].

JnB 538

Copy, headed ‘To the Right honbl: the Lord tre: weston’.

In: the MS described under JnB 337. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 37v-8r.

JnB 539

Copy, introduced (on f. 19r) ‘Ben: Iohnsons verses to Sir Richard Weston Lord Trer Jan: 10 for wch bee gaue him 401r’; 1636-40s.

In: the MS described under JnB 135. c.1636-40s.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 19v.

To the Right Honourable, the Lord high Treasurer of England. An Epistle Mendicant (‘Poore wretched states, prest by extremities’)

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxi) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 248.

JnB 540

Copy, headed ‘To my Lord Weston, Lo: Treasurer. A Letter’.

In: the MS described under JnB 45. c.1620s-34.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 174r.

JnB 541

Copy in: the MS described under JnB 76. c.1674-84.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, f. 44v.

To the Same (‘Kisse me, sweet: The warie louer’)

Lines 19-22 first published in Volpone, III, vii, 236-9 (London, 1607). Published complete in The Forrest (vi) in Workes (London, 1616). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 103.

JnB 542

Copy, headed ‘Of kissing’.

In: the MS described under JnB 60. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 42r.

JnB 543

Copy, headed ‘Catullus ad Lesbiam’, ascribed to ‘B. J.’

In: the MS described under JnB 156. c.1640.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, pp. 71-2.

JnB 544

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under JnB 90. c.1620s-33.

This MS is in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’: see Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 257, No. 94; collated in Herford & Simpson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 7r-v.

JnB 545