William Herbert, third Earl of Pembroke (1580–1630 )

Poems in the Supposed Pembroke and Rudyerd Canon

Verse: (1) Poems probably by Pembroke or by Pembroke and Rudyerd

‘Disdain me still, that I may ever love’

PeW 1

Copy, untitled.

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 recorded (erroneously as RP 160) in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 53v.

PeW 2

Copy, headed ‘A Sonnet’, subscribed ‘J D:’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 103v.

PeW 3

Copy, headed ‘Loues Constancie’, subscribed ‘J. D.’

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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, f. 50v.

PeW 4

Copy, in a mixed hand, with other verse on a folio leaf. Mid-17th century.

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 Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 52r.

PeW 5

Copy, headed ‘Coynesse importuned. A Song’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 91v.

PeW 6

Copy 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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 135v.

PeW 7

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 170v.

PeW 8

Copy, headed ‘A Louer yt would not be beloud againe’.

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 Krueger.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 78r.

PeW 9

Copy 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).

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 173.

PeW 10

Copy, untitled.

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).

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 42v.

PeW 11

Copy, headed ‘That hee would not bee beloued:’.

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).

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 139.

PeW 12

Copy, untitled.

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. 192v.

Epitaph on Robert, Earl of Salisbury (‘You that read in passing by’)

Krueger, p. 57, among ‘Poems Attributed to Pembroke in Manuscripts’. Also in online Early Stuart Libels.

*PeW 13

Autograph, untitled, on the first page of two small octavo conjugate leaves, endorsed Epitaph on Ld Salisbury. [1612].

Edited from this MS in Krueger and also with his diplomatic transcription (p. 72).

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 140/116.

PeW 14

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, with other verses, on one page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Early 17th century.

In: A large folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 82 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half red morocco. Volume XVIB (Series II) of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State, and his family.

Purchased from the Marquess of Lothian, of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, 14 July 1987.

British Library, Add. MS 69883B, f. 66r.

PeW 15

Copy, headed ‘In memory of the thrice noble and renowned Robert Earle of Salisburye, by the Earle of Penbrok composed’, here beginning ‘You that reade passing by’.

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).

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.15, f. 98v (p. 161).

PeW 16

Copy, headed ‘The Earle of Penbrockes Memoriall for the earle of Salsebury deceased’.

In: Copy of two poems on Sir Robert Cecil, in a neat secretary hand, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1612.

Edited from this MS in John Pitcher, Samuel Daniel: The Brotherton Manuscript (Leeds, 1981), p. 173, and in online Early Stuart Libels.

University of Nottingham, Cl LM 24, item [1].

‘Had I loved but at that rate’

Krueger, pp. 53-4, among ‘Poems Attributed to Pembroke in Manuscripts’. Edited, as a ‘Poem Possibly by William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke’, in The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Josephine A. Roberts ([revised paperback edition], Baton Rouge and London, 1983).

PeW 17

Copy, 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.

Edited from this MS in Krueger. Collated in The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Josephine A. Roberts ([revised paperback edition], Baton Rouge and London, 1983), pp. 217, 231.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 125r-v.

PeW 18

Copy, superscribed ‘E: P:’.

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 Krueger and in The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Josephine A. Roberts ([revised paperback edition], Baton Rouge and London, 1983), pp. 217, 231.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, ff. 119v-20r.

PeW 19

Copy, superscribed ‘E: P:’.

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 Krueger and in The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Josephine A. Roberts ([revised paperback edition], Baton Rouge and London, 1983), pp. 217, 231.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 130v.

PeW 20

Copy, headed ‘A Sonnet’, subscribed ‘Pembrooke’.

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 Krueger and in The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Josephine A. Roberts ([revised paperback edition], Baton Rouge and London, 1983), pp. 217, 231.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 33v-4r.

PeW 21

Copy, in Lady Mary Wroth's hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Had I loued butt at thus rate’, with one line deleted.

In: Autograph MS of the Second Part of Lady Mary Wroth's Urania, in two folio volumes. 1621.

Inscribed inside the front cover of Vol. I ‘Charles Morgan’.

Edited from this MS in Roberts's editions and in Pritchard, p. 201.

Newberry Library, Chicago, Case MS fY 1565. W95, f. [10r-v] (‘foll. 5’, pp. [3-4]).

‘Had she a glass and feared the fire’

Krueger, p. 55, among ‘Poems Attributed to Pembroke in Manuscripts’.

PeW 22

Copy, headed ‘When my Carliles Chamber was on fire’, subscribed Pembrocke.

In: the MS described under PeW 1.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 49v.

PeW 23

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘W: P:’.

In: A folio volume of 121 poems and the Paradoxes and Problems by John Donne, almost entirely in a single predominantly secretary hand, 109 leaves, in modern calf gilt. Transcribed from the ‘Puckering MS’ (DnJ Δ 13). c.1620s-30s.

Owned until 10 May 1851 by the Fielding family, Earls of Denbigh and Desmond, of Newnham Paddex, Warwickshire.

Among other connections the Fielding family was related to the Hamilton family by the marriage of Mary, daughter of William Feilding (d.1643), first Earl of Denbigh, to James, third Marquess of Hamilton (1606-49), son of the second Marquess (1589-1625) whose elegy Donne wrote (see DnJ 1587). John Donne the Younger (1604-63) was chaplain to Basil Feilding, second Earl of Denbigh (d.1674), to whom he dedicated his father's Fifty Sermons (1649). The MS was owned by the Denbigh family when recorded by Edward Bernard in Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliæ et Hiberniæ [ed. Humphrey Wanley] (Oxford, 1697). The MS was sold in 1851.

Cited in IELM, I.i as the ‘Denbigh MS’: DnJ Δ 7.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 18647, f. 109v.

PeW 24

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany comprising 56 poems, including 29 by Donne, in several hands (two predominating), 34 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern cloth. Much of the volume (including 24 poems by Donne on ff. 15r-31v) evidently transcribed from the Dalhousie MS I (Texas Tech University, PR 1171 D14) and the text of some poems (including ff. 9r-11r) corrected from that MS. c.1622-9.

Inscribed (f. 1r) with the date 28 September 1622 and, in possibly a child's hand (f. 1v), ‘Andrew Ramsey’. Formerly among the muniments of the Earl of Dalhousie (descendant of the Maule and Ramsay families), of Brechin Castle, on deposit in the Scottish Record Office (GD45/26/95/2). Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 491, and 12 December1982, lot 49.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Dalhousie MS II’: DnJ Δ 12. Complete reduced facsimile and transcription in The First and Second Dalhousie Manuscripts: Poems and Prose by John Donne and Others: A Facsimile Edition, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan, II (Columbia, 1988). Also discussed in The Donne Dalhousie Discovery, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan, II and David J. Murrah (Lubbock, TX, 1987), and in ‘The Renaissance Manuscript Verse Miscellany: Private Party, Private Text’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. W. Speed Hill (Binghamton, 1993), pp. 289-97.

Facsimiles of f. 10v in Sotheby's sale catalogue, and of ff. 20v and 26r in DLB, vol. 121, Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, First Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1992), pp. 320-1. Complete microfilms of the MS are in the National Archives of Scotland and in the Brirish Library, RP 2441.

Texas Tech University, PR 1171 S4, f. 32v.

PeW 25

Copy, untitled.

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

Formerly MS G. 2.21.

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

This MS collated in Krueger.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 189v.

I left you, and now the gain of you is to me a double Gain (‘Dear, when I think upon my first sad fall’)

Poems (1660), p. 25, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, p. 28, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 26

Copy, headed ‘On ye Losse of his mrs. and regaining her’.

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 Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 42r.

PeW 28

Copy, headed ‘I lost you & now the gaine is double to me’.

In: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 91.

PeW 29

Copy, untitled.

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].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 255.

‘If her disdain least change in you can move’

First published in 1635. Poems (1660), pp. 3-5, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, p. 2, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 30

Copy 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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 9, p. 133.

PeW 31

Copy 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 collated in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 30r.

PeW 32

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 1.

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

PeW 33

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue between Sr H Wootton and Mr Dunne’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 199v rev.

PeW 34

Copy, headed ‘Songe. Eccho’, subscribed ‘Sr H W.’

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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 147, pp. 81-2.

PeW 35

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 17. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 109v.

PeW 36

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘Verses Made by the Earle of Pembrooke’, with other verses on a folio leaf. Mid-17th century.

In: the MS described under PeW 4. Early-mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 52v.

PeW 37

Copy, headed ‘To his friend disdained by his Mris. A Song’.

In: the MS described under PeW 5. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, ff. 91v-2r.

PeW 38

Copy, headed ‘Earle of Pembroke’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, ff. 22v-3r.

PeW 39

Copy, untitled but headed ‘P’.

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 Krueger.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, f. 252r-v.

PeW 40

Copy, headed ‘The Earle of Pembrocke’.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 111v-12r.

PeW 41

Copy, headed ‘of Loue W: E: of Pembroke’.

In: A verse miscellany, in long narrow format, 66 leaves (including a number of blanks), in later calf. Largely in one neat secretary hand; a second hand on ff. 58v-9r, and a third on f. 66r. Compiled chiefly by a University of Cambridge man. c.1630s.

Once owned by F. W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector. Bequeathed in 1894 by Samuel Sandars, of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Discussed in Ted-Larry Pebworth and Claude J. Summers, ‘Recovering an Important Seventeenth-Century Poetical Miscellany: Cambridge Add. MS 4138’, TCBS, 7 (1978), 156-69 (pp. 160-1). A 19th-century transcript of much of this MS is in the Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, ff. 60r-9r.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, f. 49v.

PeW 42

Copy, headed ‘A dialogue betweene Sr Henry Wotton and Mr Donne’.

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

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.125, Part I, f. 51r-v.

PeW 43

Copy, untitled.

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. 20r.

PeW 44

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘If her disdaine in yow least Change can moue’, subscribed ‘J. D.’

In: A folio volume of 69 poems by Donne, together with a few poems by others, in a single neat hand, 99 pages, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1620s-33.

Inscribed inside the rear cover ‘J. D. Dune Rainsford …Chiltearns’ probably by a member of the family of Sir Henry Goodyer's brother-in-law Sir Henry Rainsford (1575-1622), of Clifford Chambers, Stratford-upon-Avon. Later owned by J. Carnaby. Puttick and Simpson's, 25 November 1886, lot 334. Then owned by the Rev. T.R. O'Flahertie (d.1894), of Capel, near Dorking, Surrey, book collector, and by Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), American professor and art historian. Formerly MS Nor 4502.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Carnaby MS’: DnJ Δ 22. Briefly discussed in C.E. Norton, ‘The Text of Donne's Poems’, [Harvard] Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature, 5 (1896), 1-22 (pp. 10-11).

Harvard, fMS Eng 966.1, p. 82.

PeW 45

Copy, headed ‘Earle of Pembrock to Sr Benia. Ruyer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 138.

PeW 46

Copy, in a rugged secretary hand, untitled, subscribed ‘E of pembrok’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, including (ff. 3r-49v) 49 poems by Donne in a single neat secretary hand, also responsible for poems by others on ff. 83r, 88r-90r, 4r-11v rev., later notes and two poems by Donne in other hands on the remaining leaves, 124 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1620[-76].

The later material including medical notes written c.1665-76 by Sir John Wedderburn (1599-1679), royal physician.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Wedderburn MS’: DnJ Δ 55. Discussed in Alan MacColl, ‘A New Manuscript of Donne's Poems’, RES, NS 19 (1968), 293-5.

National Library of Scotland, MS 6504, f. 91r.

PeW 47

Copy, headed ‘Verses made by the Earle of Pembroke’, followed (pp. 29-30) by ‘The Answere’.

In: A quarto formal verse miscellany, in a single professional secretary hand, 83 pages, in modern quarter-calf. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Kueger.

National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 500 B, pp. 27-8.

PeW 48

Copy, headed ‘Verses made by the E: of P:’

In: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 138.

PeW 49

Copy, headed ‘To his Freind beeng disdained by his mrs By sr. hen: Wotten’.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/2, pp. 13, 15.

PeW 50

Copy, headed ‘His rivalls answer’.

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. 55.

PeW 51

Copy, headed ‘To his friend being disdayned by his Mistresse’, subscribed ‘Dr Rich: Corbet’. Followed (ff. 225v-6r) by ‘A reply in the behalf of the party disdayned’ (‘Tis love breeds loue in me, and cold disdaine’), subscribed ‘Sr Ben Ruddiard / Dr John Donne’.

In: the MS described under PeW 25. c.1630s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 225r-v.

PeW 52

Copy, untitled.

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, f. 43v.

PeW 53

Copy, headed ‘Earle of Penbrooke’.

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).

This presemably the Osborn MS recorded in Krueger.

Yale, Osborn MS b 148, p. 132.

‘It is enough, a Master you grant Love’

Poems (1660), pp. 11-13, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, pp. 9-12, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 54

Copy, headed ‘Ea: Pembrock. ansuer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 141-3.

‘Men sad and settled, love not to contend’

Poems (1660), pp. 20-1, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, pp. 19-20, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 55

Copy, headed ‘Earle Pembrock:’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 146-7.

‘Muse get thee to a Cell; and wont to sing’

Poems (1660), p. 28, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, p. 29, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 56

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Sr G.H.’

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 Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 69r.

PeW 57

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, on one page of a pair of once conjugate folio leaves of verse. Mid-17th century.

In: the MS described under PeW 4. Early-mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 54r.

PeW 58

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 54r.

PeW 59

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 59.

PeW 60

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).

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 100.

‘No praise it is that him who Python slew’

Poems (1660), pp. 7-11, superscribed ‘R.’. Krueger, pp. 5-9, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 62

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 31. c.1620s-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 31v.

PeW 63

Copy, untitled but headed ‘R’.

In: the MS described under PeW 39. c.1620-33.

This MS recorded in Krueger

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 254r-6r.

PeW 64

Copy of lines 21-64, 73-8, headed ‘ffragmet to his mrs: when shee would haue gone as his footboy’, here beginning ‘Now why should loue a footboyes place despise’.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 217r-v.

PeW 65

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Ben: Ruyers ansuer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 139-41.

PeW 66

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 8v.

PeW 67

Copy of lines 21-64.

In: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 280.

‘Nor will I now your wound exulcerate’

Poems (1660), pp. 21-2, superscribed ‘R.’. Krueger, pp. 20-1, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 68

Copy, headed ‘P Ben: Ruyer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 147.

‘Not like a skeptick equally distract’

Poems (1660), pp. 13-20, superscribed ‘R.’. Krueger, pp. 12-19, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 69

Copy, headed ‘Sr Beni: Ruyyers ansuer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 143-6.

Of Friendship (‘Friendship on Earth we may as easily find’)

Poems (1660), p. 48, but without attribution. Krueger, pp. 41-2, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 70

Copy, headed ‘On ffreindship Dr. Donne’. c.1630s.

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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 124r.

PeW 71

Copy, untitled.

In: A small quarto colume of state papers and verse, in a closely written hand, i + 170 pages, badly affected by ink seepage. c.1620s-37.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 781, p. 162.

PeW 72

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 33. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 270r rev.

PeW 73

Copy, headed ‘ffreindship's fledge, & flowne’.

In: the MS described under PeW 17. c.1630.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 110r-v.

PeW 74

Copy 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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 88v.

PeW 75

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 172r-v.

PeW 76

Copy, headed ‘Of Frendshippe’.

In: A folio volume; ff. 5r-80v constituting a collection of 97 poems by Donne, in a neat mixed hand; the text possibly derived from the same source as Leconfield MS (DnJ Δ 5); ff. 81r-7r containing poems by various writers (including three by Donne) in two other 17th-century hands, 133 leaves in all, in contemporary calf gilt. c.1620-33.

The volume later used extensively as a notebook by Dr William Balam (1651-1726), of Ely, Cambridgeshire, filling up ff. 87v-134 (and compare Balam's annotated MSS DnJ Δ 16, DnJ Δ 57, and a miscellany of Robert Stonehouse, dated 10 March 1681/2: Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 5779).

Inscribed on the cover in a 17th-century hand ‘[Thes?] for [Mr Coote?] Att his legeinge in bow street next to bull Couent garden’. Donated to the library in 1916 by Geoffrey Keynes.

Cited in IELM as ‘Cambridge Balam MS’: DnJ Δ 4. Discussed in H.J.L. Robbie, ‘An Undescribed MS of Donne's Poems’, RES, 3 (1927), 415-19.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 5778, f. 82r.

PeW 77

Copy, headed ‘Of frendship’.

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. 55r-v.

PeW 78

Copy, headed ‘Of Freindship’.

In: the MS described under PeW 47. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Krueger.

National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 500 B, p. 30.

PeW 79

Copy, untitled.

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. 47-8.

PeW 80

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 111.

PeW 81

Copy, headed ‘On friendeship’.

In: the MS described under PeW 50. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, p. 113.

PeW 82

Copy, headed ‘Frendshipp’.

In: the MS described under PeW 25. c.1630s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 164r.

PeW 83

Copy, headed ‘All loves Lost’.

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, ff. 29v-30r.

On one heart made of two (‘If that you must needs go’)

A version of Michael Drayton's poem The Heart: see DrM 37. The later version first published in John Cotgrave, Wits Interpreter (London, 1655). Poems (1660), pp. 43-5, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, pp. 37-9, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’. See Richard F. Hardin, ‘A Variant Text of Drayton's “The Heart” in an “Unknown” Miscellany’, PBSA, 69 (1975), 393-4.

PeW 84

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘If thus you must needs goe’.

In: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 53r-v.

‘Shall Love that gave Latona's heir the foyle’

Poems (1660), pp. 5-7. Krueger, pp. 4-5, as ‘Verses on Reason and Love’, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 85

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 31. c.1620s-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 31r.

PeW 86

Copy, untitled but headed ‘P’.

In: the MS described under PeW 39. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 253r-4r.

PeW 87

Copy, headed ‘Earle of Pembrock to Ruy.’ and here beginning ‘Should Loue that gaue Hero the foyle’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, pp. 138-9.

PeW 88

Copy, untitled, but superscribed ‘P’.

In: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, ff. 8r-9r.

Song (‘Soul's joy when I am gone’)

Poems (1660), p. 24, headed ‘Song. P.’. Krueger, pp. 26-7, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

For Pembroke's original version and George Herbert's ‘Parodie’ of it, see (mixed together) HrG 195-197.5.

Sonnet (‘A Restless Love I espy'd’)

See GrJ 1-10.

Sonnet (‘Blind Beauty! If it be a loss’)

Sonnet (‘Can you suspect a change in me’)

Poems (1660), pp. 1-3, ascribed to ‘Earle of Pembroke, Lord Steward:’. Krueger, pp. 23-4, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

Sonnet (‘Canst thou love me, and yet doubt’)

First published, in a musical setting, in Henry Lawes, Ayres and Dialogues (1653), Part I, p. 23. John Cotgrave, Wits Interpreter (London, 1655), p. 64. Poems (1660), p. 23, headed ‘Sonnet. P.’. Krueger, p. 25, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 89

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: A large folio volume of autograph vocal music by Henry Lawes (1596-1662), ix + 184 leaves, in modern black morocco gilt. Comprising over 300 songs and musical dialogues by Lawes, probably written over an extended period (c.1626-62) in preparation for his eventual publications, including settings of 38 poems by Carew, fourteen poems by or attributed to Herrick, and fifteen by Waller. Mid-17th century.

Bookplates of William Gostling (1696-1777), antiquary and topographer; of Robert Smith, of 3 St Paul's Churchyard; and of Stephen Groombridge, FRS (1755-1832), astronomer. Later owned, until 1966, by Miss Naomi D. Church, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Formerly British Library Loan MS 35.

Recorded in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Henry Lawes MS’: CwT Δ 16; HeR Δ 3; WaE Δ 11. Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Pamela J. Willetts, The Henry Lawes Manuscript (London, 1969). Facsimiles of ff. 42r, 78r, 80r, 84r, 111r and 169r in The Poems and Masques of Aurelian Townshend, ed. Cedric C. Brown (Reading, 1983), pp. 59, 60, 62, 64, 66 and 117. Also discussed in Willa McClung Evans, Henry Lawes: Musician and Friend of Poets (New York and London, 1941), and elsewhere. A complete facsimile of the volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 3 (New York & London, 1986).

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 79v.

PeW 90

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 52. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 44v.

A Sonnet (‘Dear leave thy home and come with me’)

Poems (1660), pp. 38-9, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, p. 32, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’. Edited, and tentatively attributed to Randolph, in G.C. Moore Smith, ‘Thomas Randolph’ (Warton Lecture on English Poetry, read 18 May 1927), Proceedings of the British Academy, 13 (1927), 79-121 (pp. 115-16).

PeW 91

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in English, Latin and Greek, largely in one secretary hand, written from both ends, with indexes (ff. 2r-3r, 168r-v), 168 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. Compiled by Sir John Perceval, Bt (1629-65), probably while at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Volume CXCII of the papers of the Perceval family, Earls of Egmont, and the allied Southwell family. c.1646-9.

British Library, Add. MS 47111, f. 17v.

PeW 92

Copy, headed ‘To his mistris’.

In: the MS described under PeW 20. c.1641-9.

This MS recorded in Krueger and in Moore Smith (1927).

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 31r-v.

PeW 93

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting.

In: the MS described under PeW 89. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 36r.

PeW 94

Copy 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. 143-5.

PeW 95

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 53v.

PeW 96

Copy, headed ‘A Sonnet’.

In: the MS described under PeW 47. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Krueger.

National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 500 B, pp. 25-7.

PeW 97

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under PeW 52. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 129r.

A Sonnet (‘Doron the sad Shepherds swain’)

Poems (1660), pp. 40-2, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, pp. 34-6, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

A Sonnet (‘Saint did never yet object’)

Poems (1660), p. 49, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, p. 43, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

That he will still persevere in his Love (‘Nay, I must love thee still’)

Poems (1660), pp. 36-7, superscribed ‘P.’ Krueger, pp. 30-1, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 98

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, on one page of a pair of once conjugate folio leaves of verse, imperfect, lacking the ending. Mid-17th century.

In: the MS described under PeW 4. Early-mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 54v.

PeW 99

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 129r.

That he would not be belov'd (‘Disdain me still, that I may ever love’)

Poems (1660), pp. 5-7 (untitled), superscribed ‘P.’, and again on p. 45 (with heading), also superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, p. 40, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

See PeW 1-12.

‘'Tis Love breeds Love in me, and cold Disdain’

Poems (1660), pp. 4-5, superscribed ‘R’. Krueger, p. 3, among ‘Poems by Pembroke and Rudyerd’.

PeW 100

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 30. 1623.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 9, p. 134.

PeW 101

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 31. c.1620s-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 30v.

PeW 102

Copy, headed ‘Pemb: answerd by Sr B: R’.

In: the MS described under PeW 1.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

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

PeW 103

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 33. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 199v.

PeW 104

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 34. c.1640s-60s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 147, p. 81.

PeW 105

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 17. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, ff. 109v-10r.

PeW 106

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 4. Early-mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 52v.

PeW 107

Copy, headed ‘Answer by Ben: Rudyard’.

In: the MS described under PeW 38. c.1620s-30s.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, f. 23r-v.

PeW 108

Copy, untitled but headed ‘R’.

In: the MS described under PeW 39. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, ff. 252v-3r.

PeW 109

Copy, headed ‘Answere’.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 112r.

PeW 110

Copy, headed ‘An answer by Sr. Ben: Rudiard’.

In: the MS described under PeW 41. c.1630s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, ff. 49v-50r.

PeW 111

Copy, headed ‘Answer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 43. c.1624-41.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 20r.

PeW 112

Copy, headed ‘Sr: Beni: Ruyers answer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 9. c.1637.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 138.

PeW 113

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 128r.

PeW 114

Copy, in a rugged secretary hand, untitled, headed ‘B Redier’.

In: the MS described under PeW 46. c.1620[-76].

National Library of Scotland, MS 6504, f. 90v.

PeW 115

Copy, headed ‘The Answer’.

In: the MS described under PeW 47. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Krueger.

National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 500 B, pp 29-30.

PeW 116

Copy, headed ‘The Answeare’.

In: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 138.

PeW 117

Copy, headed ‘The Answere by Dor: Donne’.

In: the MS described under PeW 49. c.1640s.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/2, pp. 15, 17.

PeW 118

Copy, headed ‘To his coye loue’ and here beginning ‘Twas loue bred loue in mee, and colde disdaine’.

In: the MS described under PeW 50. c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, p. 54.

PeW 119

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 52. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 44r.

PeW 120

Copy, headed ‘Ben Rudiar’.

In: the MS described under PeW 53. c.1622-33.

Yale, Osborn MS b 148, pp 132-3.

To his Mistress, of his Friend's Opinion of her, and his answer to his Friend's Objections, with his constancy towards her (‘One with admiration told me’)

Poems (1660), pp. 50-2, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, pp. 44-6, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 121

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting.

In: the MS described under PeW 89. Mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 7v.

PeW 122

Copy 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, pp. 90-2.

To his Mistris on his Death (‘Oh let me groan one word into thine ear’)

First published in [John Gough], Academy of Complements (London, 1646), p. 233. Poems (1660), p. 52, superscribed ‘P.’. Krueger, p. 47, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 123

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting.

In: the MS described under PeW 89. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 10r.

PeW 124

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 132.

PeW 125

Copy, headed ‘To his Mris at his death’.

In: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 290.

‘When mine eyes, first admiring your rare beauty’

Poems (1660), pp. 54-5. Krueger, p. 48, among ‘Pembroke's Poems’.

PeW 126

Copy, headed ‘The picture of his Mistris’.

In: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 140.

PeW 127

Copy, untitled, run on directly after ShW 26.

In: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 256-7.

‘Why with unkindest swiftness dost thou turn’

Poems (1660), pp. 56-8, where it is divided by a rule from “Why do we love those things which we call Women” (GrJ 92) and is untitled and unattributed. Krueger, pp. 49-51.

PeW 128

Copy of lines 1-18.

In: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS collated in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 101r.

PeW 129

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

Edited from this MS in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 105r.

Verse: (2) Poems of Uncertain or Other Authorship

Amintas (‘Cloris sate, and sitting slept’)

First published in [John Gough], Academy of Complements (London, 1646), p. 170. Poems (1660), p. 104, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 130

Copy of an untitled version beginning ‘Chloris sighd & sung & wept sighing sung’, 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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 14v.

PeW 131

Copy, untitled.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 38v.

PeW 132

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, i + 141 leaves, in contemporary calf (rebacked). Compiled, and composed, in part by John Polwhele, of Polwhele and Treworgan, Cornwall, and of Lincoln's Inn, who notes (fol. 141v rev.) ‘Johes Polwheile Lincol ex dono chariss: amici Josephi Maynardi’. c.1623-32.

Given to Jessie Glubb by a descendant of John Polwhele in 1843. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue No. 97 (1947), item 185.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 16, fol. 2v.

PeW 133

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 160v rev.

PeW 134

Copy of an untitled version beginning Cloris sigh'd, & sung, & wept, in a musical setting by ‘Mr Balls’.

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

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

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

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 11608, ff. 26v-7r.

PeW 135

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Cloris sight & songe and wept’.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 172r.

PeW 136

Copy, in a musical setting.

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 recorded in Krueger.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 87, f. 1r.

PeW 137

Copy, headed ‘Amintas & Alexis’.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 147.

PeW 138

Copy, in a musical setting, here beginning ‘Cloris sighte, and sange, and wepte’.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

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

PeW 139

Copy, headed ‘Cloris’.

In: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 42.

PeW 140

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

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).

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, f. 39v.

PeW 141

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, p. 237.

Apollo's Oath (‘When Phebus first did Daphne love’)

First published, in a two-stanza version in a musical setting, in John Dowland, Third Booke of Aires (London, 1603), No. vi. A three-stanza version in John Philips, Sportive Wit (London, 1656), p. 31. A four-stanza version in Poems (1660), p. 115, unattributed. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by Charles Rives (of New College, Oxford). It is possible, however, that the poem grew by accretions in different hands, Rives perhaps being responsible for the fourth stanza.

PeW 142

Copy, headed ‘Vpon younge maides.’

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 48v.

PeW 143

Copy 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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 25, f. 63v.

PeW 144

Copy, untitled.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, pp. 86-7.

PeW 145

Copy, headed ‘Apollo's oath A Sonnet’.

In: the MS described under PeW 8. c.late 1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 74r-v.

PeW 146

Copy, headed ‘On Maidens’.

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).

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.97, p. 53.

PeW 147

Copy 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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.124, ff. 21v-2r.

PeW 148

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, 77 leaves (including blanks), in old calf gilt. c.1640.

Formerly MS 2073.3.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 18r.

PeW 149

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 94. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 34.

PeW 150

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 204r.

PeW 151

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 137. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 19.

PeW 152

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 60. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 48.

PeW 153

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 189-90.

PeW 154

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 140. c.1638-42.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, p. 23.

Benj. Rudier of Tears (‘Who would have thought there could have been’)

Poems (1660), pp. 46-7. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’. By Dr Samuel Brooke.

PeW 155

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Brookes of Teares’.

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

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, ff. 85v-6r.

PeW 156

Copy in: A composite quarto verse miscellany, 199 leaves, in calf. Compiled (and ff. 2-39 written) by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop Canterbury; the rest in other hands. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 466, f. 5v.

PeW 157

Copy, headed ‘Dr. Brookes of teares’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 94r-v.

PeW 158

Copy, headed ‘of teares by Dr Brookes’.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.276, Part II, ff. 25v-6r.

PeW 159

Copy headed ‘Dr: B. of teares’.

In: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 112-13.

Benj. Rudier To the Prince At his Return from Spain (‘Sir, such my fate was, that I had no store’)

Poems (1660), pp. 63-4. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by John Grange.

See GrJ 77-79.

B.R. his Ballet (‘Since every man I come among’)

Poems (1660), pp. 53-4. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by John Grange.

See GrJ 70-76.

A Compliment to his Mistris (‘Ask me no more whither do stray’)

Poems (1660), superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Thomas Carew.

Description of a wisht Mistris (‘Not that I wish my Mistris’)

See GrJ 45-67.

A Dialogue (‘Be not proud, 'cause fair and trim’)

First published, in a musical setting, in Henry Lawes, Second Book of Ayres and Dialogues (1655), p. 10, ascribed to John Grange. Poems (1660), pp. 59-60, where the stanzas by ‘Man’ are ascribed to ‘P.’ and those by ‘Woman’ ascribed to ‘R.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by John Grange.

A Dream (‘When as the cheerful Light was over-spread’)

Poems (1660), pp. 113-14, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 160

Copy, headed ‘A Dreame’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 206, p. 77.

The Epicures Paradox (‘No, worldling, no; 'tis not thy Gold’)

Poems (1660), p. 83, unattributed. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Thomas Carew.

Epigrames p[er] B. R. (‘Baldus did neur sweare since he was borne’)

See RuB 1.

An Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke (‘Vnderneath this sable Herse’)

Poems (1660), p. 96, unattributed. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by William Browne.

For an Ear-Ring (‘Tis vain to add a Ring or Gemm’)

Poems (1660), p. 101, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by William Strode.

See StW 73-84.

‘If shadows be the Pictures Excellence’

Poems (1660), pp. 61-2, as ‘On black Hair and Eyes’ and superscribed ‘R’.

See PoW 1-77.

In praise of his Mistris Ironice (‘My Mistris hath a precious Eye’)

Poems (1660), pp. 110-11, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 161

Copy, headed ‘In the praise of his Mris’.

In: the MS described under PeW 131. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 73r.

PeW 162

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 86v.

PeW 163

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 33.

A Lover to his Mistris (‘The purest piece of Nature is my choice’)

First published in Samuel Pick, Festum Voluptatis (1639), p. 16. John Cotgrave, Wits Interpreter (London, 1655), p. 49. Poems (1660), p. 78, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by Richard Cleark.

PeW 164

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘R: Cl:’.

In: the MS described under PeW 18. c.1620s-30s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, ff. 157v-8r.

PeW 165

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 19. c.1620s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 171v.

A Lover's Dedication of his Service to a vertuous Gentlewoman (‘What I in Woman long have wisht to see’)

Poems (1660), p. 85, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 166

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 74. c.1633.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 76r.

‘Marke how yond Eddy steales away’

Poems (1660), p. 68, superscribed ‘P’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Thomas Carew.

‘O God! my God! what shall I give’

Poems (1660), p. 47, superscribed ‘R.’. Not a separate poem but part of ‘Who would have thought there could have been’ by Dr Samuel Brooke and listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

Of a fair Gentlewoman scarce Marriageable (‘Why should Passion lead thee blind’)

First published in [John Gough], Academy of Complements (London, 1646), p. 202. Poems (1660), p. 76, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as possibly by Walton Poole.

PeW 167

Copy, headed ‘on a gentlewoman vnmarriageable’ and here beginning ‘White should thy passion lead thee blynd’.

In: the MS described under PeW 26. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 37v-8r.

PeW 168

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under PeW 130. c.1640s-60s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 19r.

PeW 169

Copy, headed ‘Cant 3.’ and here beginning ‘Why shold passion quell my mind’.

In: the MS described under PeW 142. 1647.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 22r.

PeW 170

Copy, headed ‘On a virgen not yet ripe’ and here beginning ‘O why Should passion quell my mind’.

In: the MS described under PeW 131. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 85r rev.

PeW 171

Copy of a twelve-line version headed ‘To a gtman whose Loue pu'd vnconstant being not yet marriageable’ and here beginning ‘Why should sad care possess yr minde’.

In: A duodecimo notebook of verse and prose, comprising 131 interleaves in a printed exemplum of John Sansbury's Ilium in Italiam (Oxford, 1608), in contemporary calf (rebacked), blind-stamped ‘S. S.’ on the upper cover. Owned in 1619, and probably compiled, by Simon Sloper (b.1596/7), of Magdalen Hall, Oxford. c.1620s-30s.

Bought from Parker, of Oxford, 2 April 1889, by Percy Manning and bequeathed by him in 1917.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 10, fol. 91v.

PeW 172

Copy, headed ‘On a gentlewoman vnmarriagble’.

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, pp. 128-9.

PeW 173

Copy, headed ‘On a young Gentlewoman unmarriageable’ and here beginning ‘Why should thy passion quell thy mind’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in two or more hands, 95 leaves (plus blanks), including two ‘Indexes’, in contemporary vellum. Compiled by an Oxford University man, possibly a member of St John's College. c.1634-43.

A receipt (f. 104r) by John Weston recording payment from his ‘brother Ed: Weston’, 3 May 1714. The name ‘John Saunders’ inscribed on the final leaf.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, f. 86v.

PeW 174

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 173. c.1634-43.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, f. 86v.

PeW 175

Copy, headed ‘A Ditty’ and here beginning ‘Why should my passion lead mee blind’.

In: the MS described under PeW 160. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 206, p. 73.

PeW 176

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 17. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, ff. 95v-6r.

PeW 177

Copy, headed ‘On a maide not marriagable’ and here beginning ‘Would you haue me leade ye blind’.

In: the MS described under PeW 133. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This MS recorded in in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 19v.

PeW 178

Copy, headed ‘On a mayde manageable’ and here beginning ‘Wold you haue me lead ye blind’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in several small non-professional hands, 88 leaves, imperfect at the beginning. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, ff. 59v-60r.

PeW 179

Copy, headed ‘On a faire gentlewoman scorch [?scarce] marrigeable’ and here beginning ‘Why should passion lead the blind’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, ff. 9v-10r.

PeW 180

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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Harley MS 791, f. 54v.

PeW 181

Copy of a version headed ‘Of a Coy young Lady’ and beginning ‘Oh! why should passion quell my mind’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, the first 21 pages in a small mixed hand, the rest (including a book catalogue dated 1675) in one or two later hands, 33 pages (plus numerous blanks), in old calf. Inscribed (p. 1) ‘ffran: Wyrley’, possibly the principal compiler, whose name is also subscribed to several poems. c.1636-77.

Also inscribed (f. ii) ‘Michaell Keepis. anno Dom: 1636 ffebruarie. 13th. Me tenet’. Later Phillipps MS 9311. Bookplate of Wyrley Birch. Purchased from Peter Murray Hill, 1950. Formerly S4975M1 [1636-75] Bound.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1950. 024, p. 8.

PeW 182

Copy, headed ‘A Gentleman on his too young mrs’ and here beginning ‘O why should passion quell my mind’.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 27v.

PeW 183

Copy, headed ‘On a mayd unmarriageable’.

In: the MS described under PeW 8. c.late 1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 25r.

PeW 184

Copy, headed ‘One to his Fireinde who was a Lover and, impatient to stay till his spouse was of age’.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 33r.

PeW 185

Copy, headed ‘On a faire young gent:woman not yet marriagable’.

In: the MS described under PeW 147. c.1650s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.124, f. 19r.

PeW 186

Copy of a version headed ‘On a mayde not mariageable’ and beginning ‘Would you have mee lead thee blinde’.

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.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 68v.

PeW 187

Copy, headed ‘A Lover on his Mris’ and here beginning ‘Why should I think thee to bee blind’.

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, p. 153.

PeW 188

Copy, headed ‘Vpon a wench vnder 14’, here beginning ‘Why should passion make thee blind’.

In: the MS described under PeW 148. c.1640.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 17r.

PeW 189

Copy, headed ‘Vppon a wench vnder : 14.’, here beginning ‘Why should passion make thee blinde’.

In: the MS described under PeW 94. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 33.

PeW 190

Copy, headed ‘Vpon a Gentle=woman vnmarriageable’, here beginning ‘Why should thy Passions lead thee blind’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single, minute non-professional italic hand, probably someone associated with Oxford University, comprising 180 pages now all separated and mounted, interleaved, in 19th-century calf. c.late 1630s.

Later in the libraries (with bookplates) of the book collector Richard Heber (1774-1833); of the bibliographer and antiquary Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833); of the biographer and literary editor Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834); and of the antiquary Edward King (1795-1837), Viscount Kingsborough (his sale by Charles Sharpe in Dublin, 1 November 1842, lot 577).

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 116, p. 73.

PeW 191

Copy, headed ‘On Lidea’.

In: the MS described under PeW 77. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. [82fr].

PeW 192

Copy, in a cursive italic hand, headed ‘Patience yong Louer’ and here beginning ‘Why should passion lead yee blind’. c.1630s-40s.

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 recorded in Krueger.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 5390 D, f. 531 rev.

PeW 193

Copy, in a musical setting, untitled and here beginning ‘Why should passion leade mee blinde’.

In: the MS described under PeW 138. c.1620s-30s.

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

PeW 194

Copy, 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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 19.

PeW 195

Copy, headed ‘On a gentlewoman not marriageable’.

In: the MS described under PeW 60. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 119.

PeW 196

Copy, headed ‘On his Mistres beeing to yonge’, subscribed ‘Walton Poole’.

In: the MS described under PeW 50. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, p. 3.

PeW 197

Copy, headed ‘A gentlewoman not marriadgable’.

In: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 28.

PeW 198

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 25. c.1630s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], f. 196v-7r.

PeW 199

Copy, headed ‘One to his Friend who was a Lover and impatient to stay till his spouse were of age’.

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. 69.

PeW 200

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 52. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 35r.

PeW 201

Copy of a version headed ‘On A Mayd not mariageable’ and beginning ‘Would you haue passion lead me blind’.

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. 123.

PeW 202

Copy, headed ‘Vpon a Virgin not marriageable’ and here beginning ‘Why doth thy passion leade thee blind’.

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. 23v.

PeW 203

Copy, headed ‘To his louesicke friend’ and here beginning ‘Why should passion strike thee blind’.

In: the MS described under PeW 122. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 84.

PeW 204

Copy, headed ‘Vpon one vnmariagable’ and here beginning ‘Why should thy passions lead thee blind’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, compiled principally in the secretary hand of a University of Oxford man, with additions in one or more other hands, 150 pages, imperfect, disbound. c.1640.

Yale, Osborn MS b 62, pp. 27-8.

Of deformity in a Man (‘What if rude nature hath less care exprest’)

Poems (1660), pp. 64-5, superscribed ‘R.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by John Grange.

See GrJ 90.

Of Jealousie (‘From whence was first this Fury hurl'd’)

Poems (1660), pp. 69-70, unattributed. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Thomas Carew.

On a Fountain (‘The Dolphins trifling each on others side’)

Poems (1660), p. 107, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by William Strode.

On a Strawberry (‘How like a Virgin, white and red’)

Poems (1660), pp. 97-8.

On black Hair and Eyes (‘If shadows be the Pictures Excellence’)

Poems (1660), pp. 61-2, superscribed ‘R.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’. as by Walton Poole.

See PoW 1-77.

On his Mistress (‘Keep on your Mask, and hide your Eye’)

Poems (1660), p. 108, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by William Strode.

One that was a Suiter to a Gentlewoman more virtuous then fair, wrote these to a friend of his that disliked her (‘Why slights thou her whom I approve’)

Poems (1660), pp. 81-2, superscribed ‘R.’ Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Henry King.

On the Countess of Pembrokes Picture (‘Here (though the lustre of her youth be spent)’)

Poems (1660), p. 26, superscribed ‘R.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 205

Copy 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 recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 96r.

PeW 206

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 47. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 500 B, p. 5.

On Venus and Adonis (‘Venus that fair loving Queen’)

Poems (1660), pp. 99-100, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 207

Copy, in a secretary hand, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: A folio commonplace book, including (ff. 133r-45r) ‘Certaine pretie songes hereafter Drawn together, by Richard Shanne i6ii’, 254 leaves, in modern half brown morocco. Compiled by members of the Shann family, of Methley, Yorkshire, and mainly in the hand of Richard Shann (1561-1627). c.1611-32.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 38599, ff. 137v-8r.

PeW 208

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 60. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 111.

Opportunity neglected (‘Yet was her Beauty as the blushing Rose’)

Poems (1660), p. 84, unattributed. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 209

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 140. c.1638-42.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, f. 94v.

PeW 210

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 recorded in Krueger.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 33r.

A Paradox in praise of a painted Woman (‘Not kiss? by Love I must, and make impression’)

Poems (1660), pp. 93-5, superscribed ‘P.’. First published in Parnassus Biceps (London, 1656), p. 97. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as possibly by William Baker. The Poems of John Donne, ed Herbert J.C. Grierson, 2 vols (Oxford, 1912), I, 456-9, as ‘A Paradox of a Painted Face’, among ‘Poems attributed to Donne in MSS’. Also ascribed to James Shirley.

A shorter version, beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pew, nay faith, and will you, fie’, was first published, as ‘A Maids Denyall’, in Richard Chamberlain, The Harmony of the Muses (London, 1654) [apparently unique exemplum in the Huntington, edited in facsimile by Ernest W. Sullivan, II (Aldershot, 1990), pp. 49-50].

PeW 211

Copy of a version headed ‘A Mayds Denyall’ and beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pue nay fayth, and will you fye’.

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

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

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

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 150.

PeW 212

Copy of a short version, headed ‘A mayds denyall’ and here beginning ‘nay pish nay phew...’.

In: the MS described under PeW 26. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, f. 54r-v.

PeW 213

Copy of a version headed On a gentleman and a gentlewoman and beginning ‘Nay pish, nay phew, in faith but will yow? fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 142. 1647.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 44bv.

PeW 214

Copy, headed ‘Dr Dun In praise of a panted gentlewoman’.

In: the MS described under PeW 131. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 83r-82v rev.

PeW 215

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, p. 185.

PeW 216

Copy of the short version, headed ‘A discourse of a gentlewoman to a Gentleman courting her’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay fie, in faith but will you? fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 172. c.1638.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, pp. 149-50.

PeW 217

Copy of the shorter version, untitled and here beginning ‘Nay phew, nay pish, in faith, & will yow? fflye’.

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’.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, pp. 75-6.

PeW 218

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 173. c.1634-43.

This MS recorded in Krueger. anon

Bodleian, MS Malone 21, f. 74r-5r.

PeW 219

Copy, headed ‘Mr Wm Bakers paradox in prayse of a painted face’.

In: the MS described under PeW 33. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, ff. 29v-30r.

PeW 220

Copy of a version headed ‘Deniall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pew, nay pish, in faith and will you? fly’.

In: the MS described under PeW 144. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 199, pp. 10-11.

PeW 221

Copy of an untitled twenty-nine-line version beginning ‘Naye, phewe nay pishe? nay faythe, and will ye, flye’, subscribed ‘Finis S.P.S.’[i.e. Sir Philip Sidney].

In: A quarto miscellany chiefly of verse, largely in a single secretary hand, compiled by a Cambridge student, vii + 130 leaves, in later calf. c.1586-91.

This volume is edited in Cummings, who suggests that the compiler is Sir John Finett (1571-1641), of Fordwich, Kent: hence it is often cited as ‘The John Finett miscellany’. The hands do not appear to be his, however, and this attribution is questionable.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 4r.

PeW 222

Copy, headed ‘A paradoxe in praise of a painted face’, here beginning ‘Not kisse? by Joue and make impression’, subscribed ‘Baker’.

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, pp. 63-4.

PeW 223

Copy of a short version, headed ‘A Denyall’ and here beginning ‘Nay phew, nay pish, begon & will you fye’.

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.

British Library, Add. MS 22582, f. 43v-4r.

PeW 224

Copy of a short version, headed ‘A Gentlewoman, while a Gentleman Courted her’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pew, in faith but will you? fye’.

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.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 19v.

PeW 225

Copy of the short version, headed ‘On a maides Deniall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pray, nay faith, & will yu; file’.

In: the MS described under PeW 133. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 53r.

PeW 226

Copy of a version headed ‘A Maydes deniall’ and beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pray, & will you fly’.

In: the MS described under PeW 178. c.1630s-40s.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, f. 65r-v.

PeW 227

Copy, headed ‘A paradox in prayse of a paynted face’.

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.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Egerton MS 2230, f. 24r-v.

PeW 228

Copy of a version headed ‘A Venerous discourse’ and beginning ‘Nay, pish; nay phew; In faith but will you? fie’, deleted.

In: the MS described under PeW 179. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2421, f. 21r.

PeW 229

Copy, with the first three lines anf half of line 12 deleted, headed ‘A Paradox on a painted face by my lo: of Cuntfolower Mr Baker’.

In: the MS described under PeW 38. c.1620s-30s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Harley MS 3910, ff. 20v-1v.

PeW 230

Copy of the shorter version, headed ‘A Songe’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pue, nay faith and will you fye’.

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].

British Library, Harley MS 6057, ff. 48r-v.

PeW 231

Copy of the shorter version, headed ‘A Maides Denyall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay peu, in faith, but will you fie’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in Latin and English, one cursive hand predominating, 69 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half black crushed morocco. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. 62r) ‘Nathaniel Heighmore’: i.e. presumably Nathaniel Highmore (1613-85), chemical physician and anatomist; ‘John Sacheverell his hand and pen Amen’; and ‘John Sacheverell the Author of this...’.

British Library, Sloane MS 542, f. 36r.

PeW 231.5

Copy of the short version, headed ‘A Maides Deniall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pray, nay faith’.

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. 125r-v.

PeW 232

Copy, headed ‘A Paradoxe of a painted face’, subscribed ‘Finis / A P’.

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.

British Library, Stowe MS 961, ff. 70r-1r.

PeW 233

Copy, headed ‘A paradox on a paynted face’, subscribed ‘J: D: finis’.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 49r-50r.

PeW 234

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio collection of 28 poems by Donne, together with a few poems by others, in two independent units (ff. 1-60v, 61r-78r), each in a different secretary hand, bound with a tract (MS Ee. 4. 13), in quarter-calf on boards. c.1620-33.

From the library of John Moore, Bishop of Norwich and Ely (1646-1714), which was given to the University of Cambridge by King George I.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Moore MS’: DnJ Δ 46.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Cambridge University Library, MS Ee. 4. 14, ff. 77r-8r.

PeW 235

Copy, headed ‘A Paradoxe of a Painted face’, ascribed to James Shirley.

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, ff. 15v-16v.

PeW 236

Copy, headed ‘In ye praise of a painted face’.

In: the MS described under PeW 8. c.late 1630s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, ff. 32r-3r.

PeW 237

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 8. c.late 1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 32r.

PeW 238

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 8. c.late 1630s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 87r.

PeW 239

Copy, headed ‘A Paradox on the praise of a painted face p. 97’.

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

Folger, MS W.a.118, ff. 6v-7v.

PeW 240

Copy of the short version, headed ‘A gentlewoman a gentleman courting her’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pew, in faith but will you? fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 146. c.late 1630s [-1789].

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 52-3.

PeW 241

Copy, headed ‘The praise of a paynted face’, subscribed ‘J: Sherly’.

In: the MS described under PeW 146. c.late 1630s [-1789].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 165-7.

PeW 242

Copy, headed ‘The Paradox’.

In: the MS described under PeW 186. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.245, ff. 7v-9r.

PeW 243

Copy of the shorter version, headed ‘A Maydes denyall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pue, nay fayth, and will you? fye’.

In: the MS described under PeW 187. c.1637-51.

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 74-5.

PeW 244

Copy of the shortened version, headed ‘A Maydes deniall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay peu, nay faith, & will you fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 148. c.1640.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 50r-v.

PeW 245

Copy of the short version, headed ‘A maydes deniall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay peu, nay fayth, and will you! fye’.

In: the MS described under PeW 94. c.1630s-40s.

Folger, MS V.a.322, p. 43.

PeW 246

Copy, headed ‘The Paradox’.

In: the MS described under PeW 94. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 130-4.

PeW 247

Copy of the short version, untitled but with a marginal note ‘Against Mrs Joseph’, here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pewe nay faghs & will you? fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 150. c.1640s.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 188v.

PeW 248

Copy of the short version, headed ‘A Coy mistress’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pu, In fayth but will you? fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 137. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 7-8.

PeW 249

Copy, headed ‘A Paradox of a Painted face’.

In: A quarto volume of 84 poems by Donne, plus some prose works by him, together with a few poems by others, in a single secretary hand, 343 pages, in later half purple morocco marbled boards, dated at the end (p. 343) ‘19th, Julij 1620’. 1620.

Bookplate of Thomas Stephens of the Inner Temple (perhaps the Thomas Stephens who was at the Inner Temple in 1717 or else his son, Thomas, who was there in 1725). Later owned by F.W. Cosens (1819-89), book collector; and purchased from Bernard Quaritch in 1896 by Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908), American professor and art historian. Formerly MS Nor 4500.

Cited in IELM, I.i, as the ‘Stephens MS’: DnJ Δ 23. Used extensively in The Complete Poems of John Donne, D.D., ed. Alexander B. Grosart, 2 vols (privately printed, 1872-3). Briefly discussed in C. E. Norton, ‘The Text of Donne's Poems’, [Harvard] Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature, 5 (1896), 1-22 (pp. 6-10).

Harvard, MS Eng 966.6, pp. 326-30.

PeW 250

Copy of the abridged version, untitled and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay phew, in faith & will you? flye’.

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. 35r.

PeW 251

Copy, headed ‘A maides deniall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay pue, nay faith and will you? fy’.

In: the MS described under PeW 77. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 6r.

PeW 252

Copy, headed ‘The Parradox’.

In: the MS described under PeW 77. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, ff. 57r-8r.

PeW 252.5

Copy in: A quarto volume of poems, including 72 by Donne, arranged under genres, probably in two hands, poems by Corbett and others at the reverse end, 160 pages (not numbered consecutively, plus blanks). Owned, and possibly compiled, by John Cave, of Lincoln College, Oxford (M.A. 28 January 1618/19; d.1657). The first page of text is a poem ‘Vpon Mr Donn's Satires’ subscribed ‘Io. Ca. Jun. 3. 1620’. If John Cave was a member of the Cave family of Stanford, Northamptonshire, he would have been related (by marriage) to the Skipwith family. c.1620-5.

Also inscribed with names of Elizabeth Park [or Parker], John Nedham, and William Adams. Later owned by the Rev. T.R. O' Flahertie (d.1894), of Capel, near Dorking, Surrey, book collector; by Charles Elkin Matthews (1851-19210, bookseller; and by Richard Jennings. Sotheby's, 28 April 1952 (Jennings sale), lot 12.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘John Cave MS’, DnJ Δ 27. For a facsimile of page 3 see DnJ 793, DnJ 3858.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 191 (Acc. No. 7167), f. [16r rev.].

PeW 253

Copy, headed ‘A Paradox in praise of a painted fface:’.

In: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, pp. 43-5.

PeW 254

Copy of the short version, headed ‘A maide denyall’ and here beginning ‘nay pish, nay phue, nay faith but will you, fy’.

In: the MS described under PeW 60. c.1634.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 157.

PeW 255

Copy of the shorter version, untitled, here beginning ‘Nay pish; nay pue, nay faith [but] will you fie’.

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. 3.

PeW 256

Copy, headed ‘In praise of a Painted Woman’, here beginning ‘Not kisse? by Joue I must, & make impression’.

In: the MS described under PeW 29. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, pp. 24-7.

PeW 257

Copy of the shorter version, headed ‘ye Maids Deniall’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay phew, and will you? phie’.

In: A quarto commonplace book, c.360 pages (including numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. Inscribed (p. 99) ‘J: Alsop Darbiensem’: i.e. John Allsop (b.c.1668), Fellow of St John's Collee, Cambridge, who is probably the compiler. c.1688.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 17 (James 411), p. 117.

PeW 258

Copy, headed ‘A Paradoxe in praise of a painted face’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, containing 89 poems, including 43 by Donne, in several hands (ff. 21r-62r in a single accomplished secretary hand), 69 leaves, in paper wrappers. The text of the poems by Donne derived from the same source as the Lansdowne MS (British Library, Lansdowne MS 740) and related in part to the Haslewood-Kingsborough MS II (Huntington, HM 198, Part II). c.1620-5.

Formerly among the muniments of the Earl of Dalhousie (descendant of the Maule and Ramsay families), of Brechin Castle, on deposit in the Scottish Record Office [now National Archives of Scotland] (GD45/26/95/1). Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 490.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the the ‘Dalhousie MS I’: DnJ Δ 11. Complete reduced facsimile and transcription in The First and Second Dalhousie Manuscripts: Poems and Prose by John Donne and Others: A Facsimile Edition, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan, II (Columbia, 1988). Also discussed by Ernest W. Sullivan, II in ‘Donne Manuscripts: Dalhousie I’, John Donne Journal, 3/2 (1984), 204-19; in ‘“And, having done that, Thou hast done”: Locating, Acquiring, and Studying the Dalhousie Manuscripts’, in The Donne Dalhousie Discovery: Proceedings of a Symposium on the Acquisition and Study of the John Donne and Joseph Conrad Collections at Texas Tech University, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan II and David J. Murrah (Lubbock, TX, 1987), pp. 1-10; and in ‘The Renaissance Manuscript Verse Miscellany: Private Party, Private Text’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. W. Speed Hill (Binghamton, 1993), pp. 289-97.

Facsimiles of f. 15v in DLB, vol. 121, Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, First Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1992), p. 13, and of f. 42r in Sotheby's sale catalogue and in Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450-2000 (Oxford, 2008), p. 431, Illus. 91. A complete microfilm of the MS is in the National Archives of Scotland.

Sullivan suggests that the miscellany derives from sources preserved by members of the Earl of Essex's circle, their most likely ‘conduit’ to the Dalhousie family being John Ramsay (1580-1626), Viscount Haddington and Earl of Holderness.

Texas Tech University, PR 1171 D14, f. 28r-v.

PeW 259

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 24. c.1622-9.

Texas Tech University, PR 1171 S4, f. 12r-v.

PeW 260

Copy of a version headed ‘Of my Mrs her coynes in the Act of Loue’ and beginning ‘Nay pish, nay phew, nay faith but will you? fye’.

In: the MS described under PeW 25. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 232v-3r.

PeW 261

Copy, headed ‘To his Mrs vsing the Art of painting’, subscribed ‘Dr John Donne’.

In: the MS described under PeW 25. c.1630s.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 244r-5v.

PeW 262

Copy of the short version, headed ‘On his Mrs Coynesse in the act of love’ and here beginning ‘Nay pish, nay leave, nay faith, but will you, fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 83. c.1643-50s.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, f. 23v.

PeW 263

Copy of a version headed ‘A Maydes denyall’ and beginning ‘Nay pish, nay peu, infayth but will you fly’.

In: the MS described under PeW 201. c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 430-1.

PeW 264

Copy, headed ‘The paradox’.

In: the MS described under PeW 202. c.1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, ff. 30r-1r.

PeW 265

Copy of a version headed ‘A gentlewoman to a gentleman busy with her [ ]’ and beginning ‘Nay pish, nay phew, nay faith, but will you, fie’.

In: the MS described under PeW 204. c.1640.

Yale, Osborn MS b 62, p. 97.

A Paradox, that Beauty lyes not in womens faces, but in their Lovers Eyes (‘Why should thy look requite so ill all other Eyes’)

Poems (1660), p. 77, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 266

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Why should thy eies requite soe ill All other eyes’.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 61v.

A Pastoral (‘Shepherd, gentle Shepherd hark’)

Poems (1660), pp. 88-9, the Lover's speech attributed to ‘P.’, the Shepherd's to ‘R.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 267

Copy, headed ‘A Pastoral betweene a Louer, and a Shepheard uppon hearing a faire Nimph singe in the woods’.

In: the MS described under PeW 74. c.1633.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 47r-v.

PeW 268

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 134r.

A Posie for a Neck-Lace (‘Lo, on my Neck whilst this I bind’)

Poems (1660), p. 100, superscribed ‘R.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by William Strode.

A Prognostication upon Cards and Dice (‘Before the sixth day of the next New-year’)

Poems (1660), p. 118, unattributed. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Sir Walter Ralegh.

Song (‘Come saddest thoughts possess my heart’)

Poems (1660), pp. 102-3, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 269

Copy, headed ‘The Lovers Elegy’.

In: the MS described under PeW 147. c.1650s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.124, f. 38r-v.

PeW 270

Copy, headed ‘A louers ditty in Despaire’.

In: the MS described under PeW 137. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 70.

PeW 271

Copy, headed ‘A louers ditty in dispaire to the tune of Barlowe’.

In: the MS described under PeW 60. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, pp. 114-15.

A Song (‘Draw not too near’)

Poems (1660), pp. 116-17, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as possibly by Strode. Authorship unknown.

PeW 272

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting.

In: the MS described under PeW 130. c.1640s-60s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 33v.

PeW 273

Copy, headed ‘Cloras Epitaph’.

In: the MS described under PeW 3. c.1640s-50s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, f. 43r.

PeW 274

Copy, untitled, written across the page with the spine of the volume turned upwards

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. 41r-v.

PeW 275

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in a cursive predominantly secretary hand, i + 284 leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled by Sir John Gibson (1606-65), of Welburn, near Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, when he was a Royalist prisoner in Durham Castle. The name Penelope Gibson on f. 174r. c.1653-60.

Bookplate of William Ward Jackson.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 37719, f. 186v.

PeW 276

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 20. c.1641-9.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, ff. 60r-1r.

PeW 277

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Clora’.

In: the MS described under PeW 6. c.1637.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, ff. 141v-2v.

PeW 278

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. 64v.

PeW 279

Copy, under a running head ‘A Sonnet. W S’.

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 recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.a.170, pp. 31-2.

PeW 280

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 137. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 307-8.

PeW 281

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, headed ‘An epitaph on Queene Elizabeth’.

In: A folio miscellany of Latin and English ecclesiastical writings, in several neat secretary and italic hands, one small neat italic hand predominating, ii + 151 leaves (including blanks), in quarter-calf boards. Mid-17th century.

Ex dono bookplate of Thomas Sherlock (1678-1761), Bishop of London, 1761.

This MS recorded in Krueger. Edited in Montague Rhodes James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St Catharine's College, Cambridge (Cambridge, 1925), p. 27.

St Catharine's College, Cambridge, MS F. III. 16 (James 18), f. 120v.

PeW 282

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 141. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, p. 30.

Song (‘Say pretty wanton, tell me why’)

Poems (1660), pp. 73-4, superscribed ‘P.’.

PeW 283

Copy, here beginning ‘Come pretty wanton...’.

In: A long narrow ledger-like volume (c.40 x 15 cm) of ballads and metrical romances, in a single predominantly secretary hand, 268 leaves, all mounted on guards, in modern half-morocco. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by Thomas Percy (1768-1808), Bishop of Dromore, writer and literary editor, and bearing copious annotations in his hand throughout, with a list by him at the end dated 20 December 1757.

This volume edited as Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript, ed. John W. Hales and Frederick J. Furnivall, 4 vols (London, 1867-8). Re-edited by I. Gollancz, 4 vols (London, 1905-10). Facsimile example of f. 94r in Hilton Kelliher and Sally Brown, English Literary Manuscripts (British Library, 1986), No. 20, p. 31. Discussed, with five facsimile examples, in Joseph Donatelli, ‘The Percy Folio Manuscript: A Seventeenth-Century Context for Medieval Poetry’, EMS, 4 (1993), 114-33.

British Library, Add. MS 27879, f. 241v.

PeW 284

Copy, in a musical setting, here beginning ‘Come pretty wanton tell me why’.

In: A quarto songbook, in a secretary and italic hand, 193 leaves (including ten blanks). Compiled by Robert Taitt, schoolmaster and precenter in the Church of Lauder, Berwickshire. c.1676-90.

Later in the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist and book collector. Formerly T 135Z. B724 1677-89 Bound.

Discussed in Walter H. Rubsamen, ‘Scottish and English Music in the Renaissance in a Newly-Discovered Manuscript’, Festschrift Heinrich Besseler (Leipzig, 1961), 259-84

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1959. 003, Cantus 86: ff. 77, 88.

Sonnet (‘A Restless Lover I espy'd’)

Poems (1660), pp. 86-7, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’. First published in Playford, Select Musicall Ayres and Dialogues (1652), I, 12.

See GrJ 1-10.

Sonnet (‘Blind beauty! If it be a loss’)

Poems (1660), pp. 67-9, headed ‘Sonnet. P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by John Grange.

Sonnet (‘Fye that men should so complain’)

Poems (1660), pp. 72-3, unattributed. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

PeW 285

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 5. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 101.

PeW 286

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

In: the MS described under PeW 8. c.late 1630s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 41r-v.

Sonnet (‘Go Soul, the Bodies Guest’)

Poems (1660), pp. 104-7, ascribed to ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Sir Walter Ralegh.

A Sonnet. (‘He that his mirth hath lost’)

First published in Poems (1660), pp. 29-33, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

See DyE 15-25.

Sonnet (‘Ladies flee from Loves sweet tale’)

Poems (1660), p. 71, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Thomas Carew.

Sonnet (‘Now being caught in Cupid's Net’)

Poems (1660), pp. 96-7, superscribed ‘P.’.

No MSS recorded.

A Sonnet (‘So glides a long the wanton Brook’)

Poems (1660), p. 75, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Henry Reynolds.

PeW 287

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 recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, ff. 54v-5r.

PeW 288

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 157. c.1620-50.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 81v.

PeW 289

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet’.

In: the MS described under PeW 91. c.1646-9.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 47111, f. 21r-v.

PeW 290

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Mr Renolds:’.

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).

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Folger, MS V.b.43, f. 28v.

PeW 291

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 77. c.1630s.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 65v.

PeW 292

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 210. c.1636-40s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 16v.

PeW 293

Copy, headed ‘On Loue’ and subscribed ‘Mr. Reynalds’ [i.e. Henry Reynolds (c.1564-1635), schoolmaster and poet].

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, p. 72.

Sonnet (‘Wrong not dear Empress of my heart’)

Poems (1660), pp. 35-6, headed ‘Sonnet P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

A stragling Lover reclaim'd (‘Till now I never did believe’)

First published, in a musical setting, in Henry Lawes, Ayres and Dialogues (1653), Part I, p. 16. John Cotgrave, Wits Interpreter (London, 1655), p. 45. Poems (1660), pp. 90-1, superscribed ‘P.’ Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by Sir Thomas Neville.

PeW 294

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, ii + 318 pages (pp. 103-290 largely blank). Including many poems by Sidney Godolphin (1610-43), poet and courtier, and associated with the circle of Lucius Cary (1609/10-1643), second Viscount Falkland, politician and author, of Great Tew, Oxfordshire. c.late 1630s-early 1640s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Malone 13, p. 52.

PeW 295

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 157. c.1620-50.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, ff. 151v-2r.

PeW 296

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 5. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 108.

PeW 297

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 89. Mid-17th century.

This MS recordeded in Krueger.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 84v.

PeW 298

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 74. c.1633.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 49r-v.

PeW 299

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 83. c.1643-50s.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, MS Bell/White 25, f. 34r.

That Lust is not his Ayme (‘Oh do not tax me with a brutish Love’)

Poems (1660), pp. 33-4, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’. This poem is by Dudley North, third Baron North. First published in North's A Forest of Varieties (1645), p. 46.

PeW 300

Copy, headed ‘That lust is not his ayme’, subscribed ‘Sr. G. H’.

In: the MS described under PeW 56. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, ff. 68v-9r.

PeW 301

Copy, untitled, with an authorial revision in one line, in a series of poems by North (ff. 6r-54r) neatly written by an accomplished amanuensis with North's autograph corrections. c.1630s-40s.

In: A quarto composite volume of works, in verse and prose, by Dudley North (1582-1666), third Baron North, poet, in various hands, 235 leaves, in modern cloth.

Among papers of the North family, Barons North and Earls of Guilford, seated principally at Wroxton Abbey, Oxfordshire.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS North e. 41, f. 43v.

PeW 302

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 73r.

PeW 303

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 11. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 133.

PeW 304

Copy, with corrections in darker ink, untitled.

In: A quarto volume comprising A Forest of Varieties by Dudley North, third Baron North, in the italic hand of an amanuensis with North's autograph corrections and revisions, 85 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary limp vellum gilt. c.1640s.

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘Given to V. A. N. by her Father-in-law Lord North Aug 1932’. In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 82, p. 66.

That she is onely Fair (‘Do not reject those titles of your due’)

First published in Dudley North, A Forest of Varieties (1645). Poems (1660), pp. 26-7, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ and as by Dudley North, third Baron North.

PeW 305

Copy, untitled, in a series of poems by North (ff. 6r-54r) neatly written by an accomplished amanuensis with North's autograph corrections. c.1630s-40s.

In: the MS described under PeW 301.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Bodleian, MS North e. 41, f. 38r-v.

PeW 306

Copy in: the MS described under PeW 10. c.1620-33.

This MS recorded in Krueger.

Huntington, HM 198, Part II, f. 71v.

PeW 307

Copy, with a correction in darker ink, untitled.

In: the MS described under PeW 304. c.1640s.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 82, pp. 55-6.

To a Friend (‘Like to a hand which hath been us'd to play’)

Poems (1660), p. 108, ascribed to ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Thomas Carew or William Strode.

To a Lady residing at the Court (‘Each greedy hand doth catch and pluck the flowr’)

Poems (1660), pp. 114-15, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by Joshua Sylvester. It appears in Sylvester's Du Bartas his divine Weekes and Workes (1641), p. 651. The commonest version in MSS begins ‘Beware fair maids of musky courtiers' oaths’. There are numerous MS texts of this poem, not listed here, some of them recorded in Krueger.

PeW 308

Copy, headed ‘A caveat for maids’.

In: the MS described under PeW 131. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 35v.

PeW 309

Copy, headed ‘Good Aduice to a Gentlewoman being at Court’.

In: the MS described under PeW 137. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 313.

To a Lady weeping (‘Dry those fair, those Christal Eyes’)

Poems (1660), p. 91, superscribed ‘P.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as by Henry King.

Translated out of French (‘Love the great Workman, a new World hath made’)

Poems (1660), pp. 111-12, unattributed.

No MSS recorded.

Verses made by Sir B. R. (‘Oh faithless world, and thy most faithless part’)

Poems (1660), pp. 34-5. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’.

‘When mine eyes, first admiring your rare beauty’

Poems (1660), pp. 54, where it is divided by a rule from B.R. his Ballet (GrJ 70-76) and is untitled and unattributed.

No MSS recorded.

‘Why do we love these things which we call Women’

Poems (1660), pp. 55-6, superscribed ‘R.’. Listed in Krueger's Appendix I: ‘Spurious Poems in the 1660 Edition’ as probably by John Grange.

See GrJ 92.