Philip Massinger (1583–1640)

Verse

A Charme for a Libeller (‘I'me in my Circle & I haue thee here’)

First published in Peter Beal, ‘Massinger at Bay: Unpublished Verses in a War of the Theatres’, Yearbook of English Studies, 10 (1980), 190-203. The verses reprinted and discussed in Massinger: The Critical Heritage, ed. Martin Garrett (London & New York, 1991), pp. 59-68 (and see also pp. 4-7).

MsP 1

Copy of a 150-line satirical poem, in a secretary hand, subscribed ‘Phillip Massinger’.

In: A small quarto journal of proceedings in Parliament from 20 January to 2 March 1628/9, with additional verses, in three hands, ii + 87 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1629-30s.

Inscribed (f. 3r) ‘Arth: Langford his booke the first of may 1629’; (ff. 3r, 84v) ‘John Slaughter’; (f. 86r) ‘Francis Webb’ and ‘Robert Thurketil’. Subsequently in the papers of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park. Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Add 51.

Sotheby's, 14 December 1989, lot 232, and 13 December 1990, lot 11. Facsimile example in the sale catalogues. Acquired 22 March 1991.

Edited from this MS in Beal. Facsimiles of f. 68v in Sotheby's sale catalogues, 14 December 1989, lot 232, and 13 December 1990, lot 11.

British Library, Add. MS 70639, ff. 68v-70v.

The Copie of a Letter written vpon occasion to the Earle of Pembrooke Lo: Chamberlaine (‘Soe subiect to the worser fame’)

First published in Poems consisting of Epistles & Epigrams, Satyrs, Epitaphs and Elegies [chiefly by John Eliot] (London, 1658).

MsP 2

Copy, subscribed ‘Phill: Messinger’.

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.

Edited from this MS in Edwards & Gibson, IV, 389-91.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 274r-5v .

A funerall Poem Sacred to the memorie of the trewly noble and most accomplishid gentleman Sr Warham Sentliger Knight lineally descended from &c: (‘Such were his noble Ancesters, and yet’)

First published in J.H.P. Pafford, ‘A New Poem by Philip Massinger’, N&Q, 223 (December 1978), 503-5.

MsP 3

Copy of a 108-line elegy, subscribed ‘Written by his truly devoted servant Philip Massenger’.

In: A folio notebook of verse and prose, predominantly in one hand, written from both ends, 45 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Compiled by John Clavell (1601-43), writer and highwayman. c.1633-42.

Among papers of the Troyte-Bullock anf Chafyn Grove families, of Zeals House, Mere.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in John Pafford, John Clavell 1601-43 Highwayman, Author, Lawyer, Doctor (Oxford, 1993).

Edited from this MS in Pafford, pp. 209-12, and, initially in his ‘A New Poem by Philip Massinger’, N&Q, 223 (December 1978), 503-5, corrections to his transcription appearing in C.A. Gibson, ‘The New Massinger Elegy’, N&Q, 227 (December 1982), 489-90.

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, 865/502, ff. [11r-12r rev.].

Londons Lamentable Estate, in any great Visitation (‘O London. Where are now those powerfull Charmes’)

First published in H.W. Garrod, Genius Loci and other Essays (Oxford, 1950). Edwards & Gibson, IV, 399-405.

MsP 4

Copy, containing a dedication to John Piers dated 23 October 1626.

In: An octavo volume of religious works, in a single professional hand, i + 102 leaves. Compiled and transcribed by Ralph Crane (fl.1589-1632), poet and scribe. c.1626.

Edited from this MS in Edwards & Gibson, IV, 399-405.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 61, ff. 71r-6r.

MsP 5

Copy, headed ‘A trewe discription of the lamentable estate of the Cittie of London in the visitation of 1625’, subscribed ‘P Messinger’.

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 Edwards & Gibson.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 23 (James 416), ff. 26r-30r.

A Newyeares Guift presented to my Lady and M:rs the then Lady Katherine Stanhop now Countesse of Chesterfeild (‘Before I ow'd to you the name’)

First published in A.B. Grosart, ‘Literary-Finds in Trinity College, Dublin, and Elsewhere’, ES, 26 (1899), 1-19 (pp. 6-7). Edwards & Gibson, IV, 393-4.

MsP 6

Copy, as ‘By Phill: Messinger’.

In: the MS described under MsP 2. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Grosart and in Edwards & Gibson.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 275v-6v.

Prologue to ye Mayde of honour (‘To all yt are come hither, and haue brought’)

First published in Peter Beal, ‘Massinger at Bay: Unpublished Verses in a War of the Theatres’, Yearbook of English Studies, 10 (1980), 190-203. The verses reprinted and discussed in Massinger: The Critical Heritage, ed. Martin Garrett (London & New York, 1991), pp. 59-68 (and see also pp. 4-7).

MsP 7

Copy of a 32-line prologue for a performance of The Maid of Honour at the Cockpit early in c.January-April 1630, in a secretary hand.

In: the MS described under MsP 1. c.1629-30s.

Edited from this MS in Beal. See also Donald S. Lawless, ‘On the Dating of Massinger's The Maid of Honour’, N&Q, 231 (September 1986), 391-2, where this MS is used as evidence for dating the first performance of the play to 1630 rather than its then being a revival.

British Library, Add. MS 70639, f. 67r.

Serio, sed Serio. To the right ho:ble my most singular good Lord and Patron Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Montgomerye, Lord Chamberlaine of his Ma:ties Houshould &c. Vppon The deplorable and vntimely death of his late truely noble Sonne Charles Lord Herbert &c (‘T'was ffate, nott want of dutie did mee wronge’)

First published in The Dramatic Works of Mr. Philip Massinger, ed. Thomas Coxeter (London, 1759). Edwards & Gibson, IV, 418-20.

*MsP 8

Copy, in the hand of an amanuensis, with Massinger's autograph signature. January 1634/5.

Edited from this MS in Coxeter and in Edwards & Gibson.

British Library, Royal MS 18 A. XX.

To my Honorable ffreinde Sr ffrancis ffoliambe knight and Baronet (‘Sr. wth my service I praesent this booke’)

First published in The Plays of Philip Massinger, ed. William Gifford, 2nd edition (London, 1813). Edwards & Gibson, IV, 396.

*MsP 9

Autograph verses written on the flyleaf.

In: A printed exemplum of The Duke of Milan (London, 1623) presented by Massinger to Sir Francis Foljambe. c.1623.

Edited from this MS in Gifford and in Edwards & Gibson. Facsimiles in The Handbook of the Dyce and Forster Collections (London, 1880); in R. Garnett and E. Gosse, English Literature, II (London, 1903); in Greg, English Literary Autographs, plate XIV(a); and in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 175.

A transcript made by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary, is in the British Library, Add. MS 28655, ff. 194v-5r.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce 6323 (Pressmark Dyce 25.A.106), flyleaf.

The Virgins Character (‘Such as doe Trophies striue to raise’)

First published in A.K. McIlwraith, ‘The Virgins Character: A New Poem by Philip Massinger’, RES, 4 (1928), 64-8. Edwards & Gibson, IV, 409-13.

MsP 10

Copy, subscribed ‘P. M. ffinis’.

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

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

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

This MS collated in Edwards & Gibson.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, ff. 106v-8v.

MsP 11

Copy, subscribed ‘P: M:’.

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

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

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

Edited from this MS in McIlwraith and in Edwards & Gibson.

British Library, Harley MS 6918, ff. 52r-4r.

MsP 12

Copy, subscribed ‘P: M:’.

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).

This MS collated in Edwards & Gibson.

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, ff. 60r-2v.

MsP 13

Copy, subscribed ‘P: M:’.

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. 24-9.

Dramatic works

Beggars' Bush

See B&F 1-13.

Believe as You List

First published in London, 1849, ed. T.C. Croker and F.W. Fairholt, Percy Society. Edwards & Gibson, III, 303-90.

*MsP 14

Autograph fair copy, with revisions made by Edward Knight, book-keeper and prompter of the King's Company, and some further corrections in another hand; prepared for use in the theatre; 29 leaves; licensed and slightly emended by Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels. 6 May 1631.

Edited from this MS in Croker & Fairholt and in Edwards & Gibson. Reproduced in facsimile in Tudor Facsimile Texts (London, 1907).

Facsimile examples in Greg, English Literary Autographs, plate XIV (b); in Greg, Dramatic Documents, Vol. II; in A. H. Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), after p. 176; in Flower & Munby, English Poetical Autographs, p. 9; in Edwards & Gibson, III, after p. 302; in Petti, English Literary Hands, No. 56; in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 182; in DLB, vol. 62, Elizabethan Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 408; in Chris Fletcher et al., 1000 Years of English Literature: A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts (British Library, 2003), p. 67; and in Grace Ioppolo, Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood (London & New York, 2006), p. 137.

British Library, Egerton MS 2828.

The Bloody Brother

See B&F 14-26.

The Bondman

First published in London, 1624. Edwards & Gibson, I, 311-95.

*MsP 15

Numerous autograph corrections in an exemplum of the quarto edition of 1624, in half green morocco on marbled boards. Separately rebound (by Gosse), but originally bound with seven other plays of Massinger (including unmarked exempla of The Fatal Dowry (1632) and The Maid of Honour (1632), known as the ‘Harbord volume’. c.1624-33.

From the library of the Harbord family, of Gunton Park, Roughton, Norfolk, and sold in 1853. Bookplate of Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), writer.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson.

The Harbord volume variously described in: A.H. Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), pp. 215-23; W.W. Greg, ‘More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 59-91, reprinted in Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), pp. 120-48; Cruickshank, ‘Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 175-9; J.E. Gray, ‘Still More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 5th Ser. 5 (1951), 132-9; A.K. McIlwraith, ‘The Manuscript Corrections in Massinger's Plays’, The Library, 5th Ser. 6 (1952), 213-16; and Edwards & Gibson, I, xxxii-xxxiii.

Folger, STC 17632 copy 2.

MsP 16

Extracts, headed ‘The bond ma by Massengeoure’.

In: A notebook. Probably compiled by Thomas Frewen (1630-1702) of Brickwall. c.1648.

East Sussex Record Office, FRE 686, p. 23 et seq.

The City Madam

First published in London, 1659. Edwards & Gibson, IV, A1v-99.

MsP 16.5

MS of an anonymous adaptation, entitled ‘The Cure of Pride Or Every one in their Way A Comedy’ (an earlier or alternative title ‘The Whining Louers or the Different Courtships’ on the page facing the title), in a cursive hand and with various deletions and revisions, evidently an autograph working manuscript by the anonymous author, on 90 numbered quarto pages of text, preliminary pages including dramatis personae, in modern calf blind-stamped. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Later owned by Francis Godolphin Waldron (1744-1818), actor and playwright; by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector; by F. W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector; and, in 1906, by the bookdealer and literary scholar Bertram Dobell (1842-1914), who, in autograph notes added to a preliminary blank leaf in 1911, erroneously suggesting that this ‘is really the play upon which [The City Madam] was founded.’ Later offered in Dobell's sale catalogue ‘Literature of the Restoration’ (1918), item 1262, and sold by Maggs, 2 June 1926.

This MS discussed in The City Madam, ed. Rudolf Kirk (Princeton, 1934), pp. 18-27, and in Edwards & Gibson, IV, 12.

Huntington, HM 95.

The Duke of Milan

First published in London, 1623. Edwards & Gibson, I, 213-300.

*MsP 17

An exemplum of the printed edition of 1623 with about 50 autograph textual corrections.

In: the MS described under MsP 9. c.1623.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson. Discussed, with a facsimile of the first page of the text, in W.W. Greg, ‘Massinger's Autograph Corrections in The Duke of Milan, 1623’, The Library, 4th Ser. 4 (1923), 207-11. Reprinted in Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), pp. 110-19.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce 6323 (Pressmark Dyce 25.A.106).

*MsP 18

A few autograph corrections by Massinger, made chiefly to replace lines cut away by the binder, in an exemplum of the quarto edition of 1623, in half green morocco on marbled boards. Separately rebound (by Gosse), but originally bound with seven other plays of Massinger (including unmarked exempla of The Fatal Dowry (1632) and The Maid of Honour (1632), known as the ‘Harbord volume’. c.1623-33.

From the library of the Harbord family, of Gunton Park, Roughton, Norfolk, and sold in 1853. Bookplate of Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), writer.

This item recorded in Edwards & Gibson, I, 207. Facsimile of the first page of text in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 186.

The Harbord volume variously described in: A.H. Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), pp. 215-23; W.W. Greg, ‘More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 59-91, reprinted in Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), pp. 120-48; Cruickshank, ‘Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 175-9; J.E. Gray, ‘Still More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 5th Ser. 5 (1951), 132-9; A.K. McIlwraith, ‘The Manuscript Corrections in Massinger's Plays’, The Library, 5th Ser. 6 (1952), 213-16; and Edwards & Gibson, I, xxxii-xxxiii.

Folger, STC 17634 copy 1.

MsP 19

Some 33 substantive MS corrections or emendations, in a near-contemporary italic hand, in an exemplum of the printed quarto edition of 1623, in modern red half-morocco. Mid-17th century.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson.

Library of Congress, PR2704.D8 1623 English Print.

The Elder Brother

See B&F 43-5.

The Emperor of the East

First published in London, 1632. Edwards & Gibson, III, 401-88.

*MsP 20

Over 80 autograph corrections by Massinger, in an exemplum of the quarto edition of 1632, in half green morocco on marbled boards. Separately rebound (by Gosse), but originally bound with seven other plays of Massinger (including unmarked exempla of The Fatal Dowry (1632) and The Maid of Honour (1632), known as the ‘Harbord volume’. c.1632-3.

From the library of the Harbord family, of Gunton Park, Roughton, Norfolk, and sold in 1853. Bookplate of Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), writer.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson.

The Harbord volume variously described in: A.H. Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), pp. 215-23; W.W. Greg, ‘More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 59-91, reprinted in Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), pp. 120-48; Cruickshank, ‘Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 175-9; J.E. Gray, ‘Still More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 5th Ser. 5 (1951), 132-9; A.K. McIlwraith, ‘The Manuscript Corrections in Massinger's Plays’, The Library, 5th Ser. 6 (1952), 213-16; and Edwards & Gibson, I, xxxii-xxxiii.

Folger, STC 17636 copy 1.

The False One

See B&F 56-57.

The Fatal Dowry, IV, ii, 51-8. Song (‘Courtier, if thou needs wilt wiue’)

First published, as by ‘P. M. and N[athan] F[ield]’, in London, 1632. Edwards & Gibson, I, 13-95 (p. 71).

MsP 21

Copy of a 16-line version of the Citizen's Song of the Courtier, untitled.

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).

Edited from this MS in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, p. 168; discussed in Edwards & Gibson, V, 107.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 25v.

MsP 21.2

Copy, headed ‘Choyce of a Wife’.

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. 84.

MsP 21.3

Copy, headed ‘Choyce of a Wife’.

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).

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 92v.

MsP 21.5

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, with a title-page: The Theatre of Complements erected Collectection of Songs composed and compiled by A Schollar of Oxford. Printed for S.S. 167, 80 pages. c.1670s.

The title-page inscribed ‘Nar. Lutterell: His Book 1682’, i.e. owned by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), annalist and book collector. At Yale formerly Chest II, No. 39.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 107, p. 42.

—— IV, ii 71-86. Song (‘Poore Citizen, if thou wilt be’)

Edwards & Gibson, I, 72.

MsP 22

Copy of the Courtier's Song of the Citizen, 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).

Printed from this MS and discussed in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 78-80, and in Edwards & Gibson, I, 97-103 (Appendix B); V, 107.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, ff. 96v-7r.

MsP 23

Copy in: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, i + 250 leaves. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729). Some pages in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, f. 19r.

MsP 24

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, a neat mixed hand predominating up to f. 55r, 151 leaves (including a few blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1730.

Inscribed (in another hand) on the front pastedown ‘Thomas Boydell’. Formerly Folger MS 4108.

Folger, MS V.a.308, f. 9r.

MsP 25

Copy in: the MS described under MsP 21. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Cutts, Musique de la troupe de Shakespeare, pp. 167-8.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 26r.

MsP 26

Copy in: the MS described under MsP 21.5. c.1670s.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 107, pp. 42-3.

The Great Duke of Florence

First published in London, 1636. Edwards & Gibson, III, 101-80.

MsP 27

Extracts.

In: An octavo miscellany of extracts chiefly from plays and religious works, closely written in a predominantly italic hand, 33 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half red crushed morocco on marbled boards. Lettered on the spine ‘W. How's Common-placebook’. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps and in the Warwick Castle Library.

Folger, MS V.a.87, ff. 21v-2v.

The Honest Man's Fortune

See B&F 58.

Love's Cure

See B&F 65-72.

The Lover's Progress

See B&F 73-76.

The Maid of Honour

First published in London, 1632. Edwards & Gibson, I, 117-97.

MsP 28

Exemplum of the printed edition of 1632 (second issue) with the text of the missing leaves sigs I1-3 supplied in MS and with numerous MS corrections throughout. Mid-17th century.

British Library, C.142.d.16.

MsP 29

Extracts.

In: the MS described under MsP 27. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.87, ff. 24r-33r.

—— Prologue

See MsP 7.

A New Way to Pay Old Debts

First published in London, 1633. Edwards & Gibson, II, 293-377.

MsP 30

Brief extract, with comment on the play.

In: A quarto miscellany of extracts from plays and historical works, with comments on them, entitled ‘Excerpta quædam per A. W. Adolescentem’, in a single cursive predominantly italic hand, 119 leaves, in modern quarter-morocco. Entirely in the hand of the Rev. Abraham Wright (1611-90), of St John's College, Oxford, author. c.1640.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Ja: Wright’ (Abraham's son) and later ‘of Taylor, Brighton’. Bookplate of William Bromley, of Baginton, Warwickshire, 1703. Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 220.

For facsimile examples, see ShW 71 and ShW 44.

Printed from this MS in Edwards & Gibson, II, 378-9.

British Library, Add. MS 22608, f. 93v.

The Parliament of Love

First published in The Plays of Philip Massinger, ed. William Gifford (London, 1805). Edwards & Gibson, II, 107-76.

MsP 31

Copy, in a professional hand, made for use in the theatre, with corrections in the fourth and fifth acts in another hand, imperfect, probably the copy submitted to Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, for licensing in 1624. The scribe also responsible for the MS of Dekker's Welsh Embassador (DkT 46). c.1624.

Later owned by Alexander Dyce (1798-1869), literary scholar and editor.

Edited from this MS in Grosart and in Edwards & Gibson. Literal transcript and facsimile pages in Malone Society edition, ed. K.M. Lea and W.W. Greg (Oxford, 1929). Facsimile example in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 177.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 39 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.33).

The Picture

First published in London, 1630. Edwards & Gibson, III, 193-287.

*MsP 32

Nearly 60 autograph corrections by Massinger in the first two acts, in an exemplum of the quarto edition of 1630, in half green morocco on marbled boards. Separately rebound (by Gosse), but originally bound with seven other plays of Massinger (including unmarked exempla of The Fatal Dowry (1632) and The Maid of Honour (1632), known as the ‘Harbord volume’. c.1630-3.

From the library of the Harbord family, of Gunton Park, Roughton, Norfolk, and sold in 1853. Bookplate of Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), writer.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson.

The Harbord volume variously described in: A.H. Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), pp. 215-23; W.W. Greg, ‘More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 59-91, reprinted in Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), pp. 120-48; Cruickshank, ‘Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 175-9; J.E. Gray, ‘Still More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 5th Ser. 5 (1951), 132-9; A.K. McIlwraith, ‘The Manuscript Corrections in Massinger's Plays’, The Library, 5th Ser. 6 (1952), 213-16; and Edwards & Gibson, I, xxxii-xxxiii.

Folger, STC 17640.2 copy 1.

MsP 32.5

Eight pages (sigs M2r-M5v) supplied in MS, in a roman script in imitation of the printed text, at the end of an imperfect exemplum of the first printed edition (1630). c.1630s.

John Wolfson, New York, [The Picture].

—— III, v, 26-37. Song (‘The blushing rose and purple flower’)

Edwards & Gibson, III, 244.

MsP 33

Copy of the ‘song of pleasure’, in a musical setting.

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.

Edited from this MS in Edwards & Gibson, III, 288-92.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 78.

The Queen of Corinth

The Renegado

First published in London, 1630. Edwards & Gibson, II, 11-96.

*MsP 34

Numerous autograph corrections and revisions by Massinger in an exemplum of the quarto edition of 1630, in half green morocco on marbled boards. Separately rebound (by Gosse), but originally bound with seven other plays of Massinger (including unmarked exempla of The Fatal Dowry (1632) and The Maid of Honour (1632), known as the ‘Harbord volume’. c.1630-3.

From the library of the Harbord family, of Gunton Park, Roughton, Norfolk, and sold in 1853. Bookplate of Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), writer.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson.

The Harbord volume variously described in: A.H. Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), pp. 215-23; W.W. Greg, ‘More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 59-91, reprinted in Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), pp. 120-48; Cruickshank, ‘Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 175-9; J.E. Gray, ‘Still More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 5th Ser. 5 (1951), 132-9; A.K. McIlwraith, ‘The Manuscript Corrections in Massinger's Plays’, The Library, 5th Ser. 6 (1952), 213-16; and Edwards & Gibson, I, xxxii-xxxiii

Folger, STC 17641 copy 1.

MsP 35

An original proof sheet (the inner formes of sheet F) containing three MS proof corrections in an exemplum of the printed quarto edition of 1630. [1630].

British Library, C.142.b.19.

MsP 36

MS of an adaptation of the play, in a single hand, with numerous deletions and revisions, untitled, possibly written for performances by the King's Company in 1662, vi + 47 folio leaves, in vellum boards. Late 17th century.

This MS discussed in Edwards & Gibson, II, 8-9; in W.J. Lawrence, ‘The Renegado’, TLS (24 October 1929), p. 846; in James G. McManaway, ‘Philip Massinger and the Restoration Drama’, Studies in Shakespeare, Bibliography and Theater (New York, 1969), 3-30 (pp. 14-15); and in Bentley, IV, 814.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 20.

The Roman Actor

First published in London, 1629. Edwards & Gibson, III, 13-93.

MsP 37

Numerous autograph corrections by Massinger in an exemplum of the quarto edition of 1629, in half green morocco on marbled boards. Separately rebound (by Gosse), but originally bound with seven other plays of Massinger (including unmarked exempla of The Fatal Dowry (1632) and The Maid of Honour (1632), known as the ‘Harbord volume’. c.1629-33.

From the library of the Harbord family, of Gunton Park, Roughton, Norfolk, and sold in 1853. Bookplate of Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), writer. Inserted letter to Gosse by A.C. Swinburne discussing Massinger's corrections in the Harbord volume.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson. Facsimile examples in W.W. Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), facing p. 128, and in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 187.

The Harbord volume variously described in: A.H. Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), pp. 215-23; W.W. Greg, ‘More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 59-91, reprinted in Greg, Collected Papers (Oxford, 1966), pp. 120-48; Cruickshank, ‘Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 4th Ser. 5 (1925), 175-9; J.E. Gray, ‘Still More Massinger Corrections’, The Library, 5th Ser. 5 (1951), 132-9; A.K. McIlwraith, ‘The Manuscript Corrections in Massinger's Plays’, The Library, 5th Ser. 6 (1952), 213-16; and Edwards & Gibson, I, xxxii-xxxiii.

Folger, STC 17642 copy 3.

MsP 38

MS corrections in an exemplum of the printed edition of 1629. 17th century.

This item collated in Edwards & Gibson.

British Library, 162.d.8.

Sir John van Olden Barnavelt

See B&F 167.

The Spanish Curate

Documents

Document(s)

*MsP 39

Autograph additions by Massinger, and also by Robert Daborne, to a letter by Nathan Field to Philip Henslowe, probably in July 1613. 1613.

In: A collection of papers of the actor Edward Alleyn (1566-1626).

Facsimile examples in Cruickshank, Philip Massinger (Oxford, 1920), facing p. 4, in Greg, English Literary Autographs, Plate XIII(b); and in The Henslowe Papers, ed. R.A. Foakes (London, 1977), II, No. 68.

Dulwich College, MSS 1, article 68.

*MsP 40

Massinger's signature on a bond between Massinger and Daborne on the one part and Henslowe on the other, 4 July 1615. 1615.

In: the MS described under MsP 39.

Facsimiles in Irvine E. Gray, ‘Philip Massinger: An Archival Problem’, Journal of the Society of Archivists, 2 (1960-4), 319-21 (fig. b), and in The Henslowe Papers, ed. R.A. Foakes (London, 1977), II, 102.

Dulwich College, MSS 1, article 102.

*MsP 41

Three leases of Edward Alleyn signed as witnesses by Massinger and Robert Daborne. c.1615-23.

Formery Alleyn Papers, Vol. II, No. 8, ff. 114r-16r

Dulwich College, MSS 18, article 8, ff. 114r-16r.