Anne Killigrew (1660–1685)

Verse

First Epigram. Vpon being Contented with a Little (‘We deem them moderate, but Enough implore’)

First published in Poems (London, 1686), p. 15.

KiA 1

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘1 Epigram’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

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.

First pub. in Poems (1686), p.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 130r.

The Fourth Epigram. On Galla (‘Now liquid Streams by the fierce Gold do grow’)

First published in Poems (London, 1686), p. 17.

KiA 2

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘4 Ep On Galla’, on the second page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under KiA 1.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 130v.

The Second Epigram On Billinda (‘Wanton Bellinda loudly does complain’)

First published in Poems (London, 1686), pp. 15-16.

KiA 3

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘2 Ep: / On Mamurra’ and here beginning ‘Wanton Mamurra loudly does Complaine’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under KiA 1.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 130r.

The Third Epigram. On an Atheist (‘Posthumus boasts he does not Thunder fear’)

First published in Poems (London, 1686), p. 16.

KiA 4

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘3 Ep: On a Concealed Atheist’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under KiA 1.

First pub. in Poems (1686), p.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 130r.

To the Queen (‘As those who pass the Alps do say’)

First published in Poems (London, 1686), pp. 6-10.

KiA 5

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘To the Queene’, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under KiA 1.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 128r-v.